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South Tyrol

Discover South Tyrol far away from popular routes. Looking for some travel tips? This individual travel guide allows you to comfortably plan your perfect journey. Get handy info on tracks and trails throughout the region, events, the most notable places to see as well as accomodation. Here is a brief summary of the highlights in South Tyrol:
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Attractions in South Tyrol


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Long Distance Hiking · Dolomites
Rund um die Drei Zinnen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Multi-stage route
Distance 26.1 km
Duration 11:00 h
Ascent 1,550 m
Descent 1,550 m

Die Drei Zinnen: Fantastische Rundtour um die wohl bekanntesten Dolomitgipfel – 4 -Tagestour für Kinder ab ca. 10 Jahren.

from Birgit Eder,
Mountain Bike · Val Gardena Dolomites
Dream tour over the Seceda Trails
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 42.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 1,600 m
Descent 2,122 m

Fantastic but demanding tour with a magnificent panorama and flowing, partly challenging trails high above the Val Gardena valley.

from Monika Heindl,   Outdooractive Editors
Mountain Hike · Val di Fassa
Southern Rosengarten Circumnavigation
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 624 m
Descent 624 m

Medium-difficulty half-day hike around the southern Catinaccio massif with impressive views of the Latemar group, as far as the Ortles and Brenta ...

from Svenja Trachte,   Outdooractive Premium
Ski Touring · Zillertal Alps
Wildseespitze (2.733m) aus dem Pfitschertal
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 1,290 m
Descent 1,290 m

Eine der wenigen einfacheren Touren im Pfitschertal.

from Eduard Gruber,
Mountain Bike · Vinschgau
Goldsee Trail at the Stelvio Pass
Premium content Difficulty difficult
Distance 47.6 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 2,286 m
Descent 2,286 m

One of the top tours in the Alps with an unforgettable panorama. At an altitude of almost 3000 m, you are on a par with the Ortler glacier and can ...

from Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Premium
Bicycle Rides · Sesvenna Group
Vom Reschenpass zum Gardasee, Etappe 1
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 56.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 147 m
Descent 795 m

Von Nauders über den Reschenpass und weiter auf dem Etsch-Radweg bis Schlanders.

from Juergen Hilgenberg,
Via Ferrata · Val di Fassa
The Rotwand via ferrata
Premium content Difficulty B moderate
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 920 m
Descent 920 m

Fantastic via ferrata with summit ascent of the Rotwand in the south of the Rosengarten massif.

from Patrick Schmidt,   Outdooractive Premium
Backcountry Skiing · Val di Fassa
Mittagstal - ski freeride across the Sella massif
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 100 m
Descent 1,357 m

The Mittagstal valley is one of the legendary off-piste runs in the Dolomites. The valley crosses the entire Sella massif in a south-north direction.

from Hartmut Wimmer,   Outdooractive Premium
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The breathtaking natural landscape and the immense cultural heritage of South Tyrol have always enchanted travelers.

The south side of the Alps is climatically favored by almost 300 days of sunshine a year. Even in the cold season this leads to pleasant sunny conditions on the mountain slopes and valleys. Towards the south of the region, temperatures are already pleasantly warm in the spring months, while further north there is still a cool winter atmosphere. Summer and autumn offer the best conditions for cycling, hiking and mountaineering, in a landscape between vineyards and the Dolomites that has no equal in terms of possibilities and beauty.

Nature in South Tyrol is as unique as it deserves to be protected. Seven natural parks - from the Stelvio Pass in Val Venosta to the Tre Cime in Alta Pusteria - and a national park make a valuable contribution to the conservation and research of the natural and cultural landscape. The value of this magnificent nature can be discovered through visitor centers, sports tours, as well as explorations.

Explore South Tyrol in a sporty way

On a network of 16,000 km of hiking trails, nothing is left to be desired. Whether you take a leisurely walk in the valley or climb on a mountain tour, you will always enjoy the magnificent view of the rugged peaks of the Dolomites.

South Tyrol also has a rich program for its cycling enthusiasts. Racing cyclists make their way up the winding roads along the mountain passes, mountain bikers tackle dirt paths, and the cycle paths of the valley are suitable for bike touring and families.

In the cold season, skiers and hikers can appreciate snow and ice. Many other options and activities are available for families and couples: from fun toboggan runs, ice skating rinks to romantic carriage rides in the woods, not forgetting saunas and spas to relax and take care of yourself.

A gastronomic offer that will not disappoint you

Südtirol am Gaumen spüren
Südtirol am Gaumen spüren
Photo: Alex Filz, Eisacktal Marketing
At the end of each tour in South Tyrol there is an alpine hut, a Schützhaus or a restaurant.

South Tyrolean cuisine is a unique fusion of traditional Alpine dishes and Mediterranean culinary culture. Numerous starred restaurants show off their skills, and excellent wines and spirits are skilfully paired with first, second and desserts. A special sense of quality and regionality can be appreciated everywhere.

Noteworthy are the South Tyrolean snack with speck and cheese or one of the many types of gnocchi. And as a conclusion? An apple strudel made with shortcrust pastry or the classic tiramisu`.

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