The Maira valley is quiet and reserved by tradition, offering ideas for totally unspoilt Alpine tourism. It is crossed by the Maira river: the first part of the valley is rather narrow with a series of narrow gorges and sections, the upper part is wider, opening out into vast basins. From there one can enjoy wonderful views over the highest peaks of the Cottian Alps.
There are also a lot of sporting facilities and opportunities like: horse-riding, archery, fishing, hang gliding, mountaineering, mountain biking, trekking, rock climbing, canoeing. The Maira valley is among the most fascinating destinations in the western Alps for those who love cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and snowshoeing.