As might be expected of any area in the Alps the nature offers spectacular views and walks and a wide range of different terrains from steep mountains and forests to deep ravines and mountaintop pastures. Peaks may be covered in snow even in August and winter snow, ice and glaciers can be seen and visited well into May.

Zonca is an ideal location as a base for exploring higher regions of the Alps as well as valleys. The main road towards Sempione and the Swiss border offers many interesting side roads to explore. Every valley is unique. During summer months roads are teeming with cyclists and mountain refuges may have to be booked in advance.

Due to the steep incline of mountains there are many deep ravines including some that are suitable for climbing as well as others that have well marked routes and paths. Almost every village will have a bar or restaurant and food is very cheap.