The Valsesia (the Sesia Valley) is a unique, inviting area. Especially due to its proximity to Milan and Turin, Novara and Vercelli, it is an habitual and preferred destination for a tourism which is in constant growth with an ever increasing interest for its many distinctive environmental, cultural and social features. It comprises the catchment area of the Sesia river, originating at the foot of <strong>Monte Rosa</strong>, winding its way south to the riverbed with the town of Gattinara and the foothills of Monte Fenera to its east and westward to the confluence of the Sesia river and the Sessera torrent.
Valsesia is primarily a land for excursionists. The opportunities offered by all its valleys are infinite and summertime is the best period to enjoy mountain nature trails, even those lasting days. Valsesia is also a Freeride paradise. Among all winter sports, freeride has earned the top spot and has become a permanent feature in the white mountain setting of Valsesia as it now represents an attraction par excellence offered to tourists. The <strong>Monterosa Ski</strong> is one of the largest ski districts in Europe, start at an altitude of <strong>1200m</strong> in the town of <strong>AlagnaValsesia</strong> and reach <strong>3270m </strong>at <strong>Indren Point</strong>, in the heart of the Monte Rosa massif. Here, three valleys unite: Alagna and the Valsesia, Gressoney and Ayas, connecting the regions of Piedmont and Aosta Valley. <span lang="en-GB">The <strong>Valsesia Valley</strong>, probably the only great Italian valley to have kept its character intact, featuring unspoilt nature through which the crystalline waters of the Sesia River run, together with the Vara Valley, aptly named the “Organic Valley”, are the backdrop for</span><span lang="en-GB"> unforgettable experience in rafting, hydrospeed, canyoning and kayak.</span>