10 things to do in Cervinia
What to do in Cervinia? What are the interesting places to visit? What to see in particular? Here are the 10 things to do in Cervinia!
Breuil is the original French name for mountain marshlands, while Cervinia is the name given during the fascist era.
The town lies at 2,050 m above sea level at the foot of Mount Cervino, famous for its majesty and varied mountaineering feats, and not far from another welcoming tourist resort, Valtournenche.
The winter offer of the valley is not only limited to alpine skiing. Let’s see in detail 10 things to do in Cervinia and its surroundings to spend a wonderful holiday!
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Discover the best 10 things to do in Cervinia:
Skiing in Cervinia
Amazing scenery, fun and slopes for all levels. The name of the area, in fact, could only be Cervino Ski Paradise.
The ski area extends up to the 3,500m of Plateau Rosà and touches the municipalities of Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt, for a truly unique day on the snow. Here snowboarders and freestyle skiers will find everything they need: wide slopes, fresh snow and the super-equipped snow park of Cervinia, with the most impressive parabolics and rails in the Alps, better known as IndianPark.
For children, the Cervino Ski Paradise offers equipped play areas and playgrounds where they can take their first steps with skis on their feet.
Be the first to track the slopes of Cervinia
It is called First Track and it is an initiative of Cervino S.p.A that offers the possibility to a maximum of 60 skiers to be the first to go down from Plan Maison to Cervinia before the official opening hours of the lifts, without queues and without crowds.
A great way to start a weekend of skiing, don’t you think? Imagine what a spectacle to be the first to leave your mark on the perfect lines crossed by snowcats.
Freeride in Cervinia
As well as being a truly perfect place to organise a satisfying ski run, the Cervinia ski area offers fresh, wild routes crowned by soft, powdery snow. Exactly, the Cervino Ski Paradise is also ideal for freeride lovers. Unique itineraries with a panorama topped by the Matterhorn. Unrivalled.
Visit the highest ice cave in Europe.
It is located at 4,000 m a.s.l. and for this reason it is the highest ice cave in Europe. Situated at the arrival of the Little Matterhorn cable car and nestled in the Klein Matterhorn glacier, it is the stopover every year for thousands of tourists. Well, when will you actually walk through a tunnel dug into the living ice and enjoy the play of light inside an all-blue cave?
Dining in a lovely cabin on the ski slopes
In all places we never want you to forget the pleasure of enjoying a dinner in a mountain hut with snowmobile or snowcat after the lifts close, and could not miss one of the best restaurants in Cervinia. Snowit organizes many evenings like these, where, in addition to the fun and pleasure of enjoying the mountain (in the heat) at dusk, you can taste the local delicacies and wines … the best way to end a day in the mountains!
Take an excursion by snowmobile or paraglider
Climbing, skiing, walking, skating… and driving a snowmobile? Why not try that too? Next to the Blue Lake (by the way, a really enchanting place) you can get on board of this vehicle as a passenger or as a driver. If you are looking for more adrenaline the experience you are looking for is tandem paragliding!
Snowshoeing in Cervinia and climbing an ice wall
If you prefer to go up the slopes with a pair of snowshoes on your feet while observing nature and without sinking into the snow, don’t worry, there is also room for you in Cervinia and Valtournenche. A scenic route, which is quite long (6 km) leads to the Cime Bianche Laghi station, at 2,812 m above sea level, where the cable car to Plateau Rosà starts. In Valtournenche, moreover, the Tour of Mande, which can also be done on foot, is very suggestive. Another activity for mountain lovers is the thrill of climbing a frozen waterfall. You can do it in total safety and accompanied step by step by the Matterhorn Guides.
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Ice skating in Cervinia
Have you ever been ice skating? Perhaps the answer of most of you will be yes. What if I ask you if you’ve ever done it in front of the Matterhorn? I bet your hands would start to sag. Well, now you can fix it! In Cervinia, near the slopes of Cretaz, the Lino’s natural ice rink is open every day. In addition to skating, you can also organise hockey matches or play curling, upon reservation.
Driving an ice kart
From December until the end of March, even at night, you can hear the engines of the Ice Kart in Cervinia. What are they? Simply Go Kart engines, but you can drive them on ice. The Cervinia Ice Kart track is located just above the tunnel that leads to the village and allows you to try this fantastic driving experience and organize fun challenges on ice with your friends. Finally, vehicles are also available for children from six years of age and up.
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Looking for alternative sightseeing tours? In Cervinia you will also find this. Think of observing nature in silence, on board a sledge, pulled by the race of splendid huskies. You will be transported with your mind directly to Canada… a must try!