To travel on foot or by bicycle through the valleys is a great way to notice the many details telling the story of a place, all too often missed when travelling at speed. The distinctive local lifestyle can only be truly appreciated at a slower pace, and only a keen eye can pick up the signs of the ever-present dichotomy between human progress and nature. After all, it is no mystery, or even a coincidence, that our closeness to nature is directly proportionate to advances in modern global technology. The rhythm and solid physicality of nature lets us reconnect with our ancestral traits and instincts, despite our frenetic, highly demanding, competitive modern lifestyles. The valleys surrounding Lake Maggiore have so much to offer in this sense, and there are so many ways to enjoy them. The most intense, unbeatable way to appreciate their variety and unique nature is to immerse yourself fully, by travelling on foot. As it is only when we fully experience the mountains that we discover their strength.