The Orobie are a mountain range, eighty kilometres long, made up of peaks, ridges, valleys, fields, forests, woods and natural environments of extraordinary value, dotted with pastures, farms, villages and mountain refuges, all located between summits that touch 3,000 metres and wide undulating countryside that precedes the plain.
These mountains, a great heritage for the province of Bergamo, have always been part of the history and culture of the people. They cover half the provincial territory and constitute an area of considerable environmental and naturalistic importance, which, for the most part, is located within the Parco delle Orobie Bergamasche (Park of the Bergamask Orobie).
Regularly visited by people from Bergamo and inhabitants from most areas of Lombardy, the mountains are guardians of green and unspoilt countryside, and the perfect place for leisure, relaxation and sporting activities both summer and winter.
Today, a dense network of well-marked footpaths enables visitors to reach the peaks of the Orobie Alps – mountains that are more or less important and all with a mountaineering history. As you head deeper into the heart of the mountain chain and towards the highest peaks, the environment becomes wilder and more dramatic.
The area is populated by alpine ibexes and chamois and it’s not unusual to spot an eagle in majestic flight. The Coca, Redorta and Scais mountains in the upper Seriana Valley exceed 3,000 metres. These mountains are rather challenging and usually only reserved for expert mountain climbers; most other peaks are however accessible to anyone with a small amount of preparation.