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The high altitude trail of Rein offers great views, delicate flowers and filling dumplings

Missing out on this route would mean missing out on one of the finest spots in the entire Eastern Alps

Magnificently framed by mighty three-thousanders, the village of Rein in Taufers is one of the most recommendable places to visit in the Eastern Alps. Although small and remote, this place offers a variety of options to visitors. They range from easy hikes to challenging tours to the glaciers. Our tour starts at the village church of Rein and takes us up to the Sieben Hütten (Seven Huts), locally referred to as the 'Lobiser Schupfen'. The path leads on to the Durra Alm, and further on to the Knuttenalm, offerings spectacular views. For botanically and geologically interested hikers, there is a lot to discover along this trail. Hans Kammerlander, the world-famous mountaineer, once told his guests on this tour that he didn't have to know all the names of all the plants along the way in order to be able to enjoy them and see their beauty; and he was right. In any case,  there is more to savour than just pretty wildflowers. Once you reach the Durra Alm, your mouth will be watering at the sight and smell of home-made dumplings, fresh milk, local cheese specialties and, if you like, a refreshing beer. Weather and physical condition permitting, you can continue to the Knuttenalm, another place worth visiting at the foot of the three-thousanders standing like beads on a string.
Description:
This undemanding hike offers great views of the landscape and interesting insights into the life and traditions of the Ahrntal valley. Old mountain farms, mountain pastures and shepherd's huts, old paths, waterfalls, meadows and woods - on this tour, there is a lot to discover and take in, and time will fly like it always does when we're having fun.

Characteristics:
Easy hike
 
Requirements:
Physical condition for an undemanding hike, some sure-footedness required
Min. age: 12 years
 
Duration:
5 hours
 
Meeting point:
Parcing lot at the church Riva di Tures, Rein in Taufers

Time:
10:00a.m.
 
Equipment:
Sportswear suitable for a hiking tour, trekking shoes/hiking boots, rucksack with food and drink, rainwear
 
Rental equipment:
None required.
 
Price:
€19.-, children under the age of 15 pay €9.

Ahrntal Aktiv

Programms

Between the Dolomites and the glaciers of the Zillertal Alps, there is a lot of room for fun, action and adventures of all kinds - literally. This is the place where incomparable and unforgettable holidays are spent. KREAKTIV and Faszination Berg are your expert partners and the best address for planning adventurous holiday activities. Be it summer or winter, we know how to fill fans of South Tyrol with enthusiasm. The fascination and magic of the diversity South Tyrol has to offer in every respect are brought to life in our Ahrntal Aktiv programmes!
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How to bike – Technique course Basic & Advanced

How to bike – Technique course Basic & Advanced

Monday
The technical mountain bike training offered by KREAKTIV allows you to improve your biking skills within just three hours. We will show you our best tricks and techniques and give you useful tips on how to remain firmly in the saddle in our own outdoor training area. This is an afternoon full of fun awaiting you!
 
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Bike breakdown – repairs on the road

Bike breakdown – repairs on the road

Monday
Has your bike chain fallen off? A puncture on tour? Locked brakes? Does your shifting system not work properly? What do you do now? Spare yourself the necessity of an expensive visit to the LBS and repair your bike yourself. We will show you the best tricks for your DIY bike repair. You will be surprised to see how much you will be able to do yourself.

 
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MTB family tour - bike, castle and ropes

MTB family tour - bike, castle and ropes

Tuesday
Time for one of our highlights! Take a mountain bike, a medieval castle and a bold rappelling manoeuvre, stir them together et voila, you have the perfect recipe for a fun adventure for the whole family. Those who have tried it know that nothing is impossible in the Ahrntal/Valle Aurina.
 
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Cabins and glaciers – High trail of Riva

Cabins and glaciers – High trail of Riva

Tuesday
This hike offers great insights into a beautiful valley situated at considerable altitude. You are going to visit the village of Rein in Taufers, follow well-kept hiking trails, and explore the unspoilt alpine pastures with their old shepherd's huts, many of which have been turned into small gastronomies with an incomparably local flavour. After the initial ascent, this hike leads on through woods and over meadows at a fairly gentle pace, offering a spectacular view on the surrounding glaciers and majestic three-thousanders.
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Via ferrata Speikboden

Via ferrata Speikboden

Wednesday
And this is 2018’s special: We really tested the best out of it. This is brand new. It’s the via ferrata at Speikboden. Exciting, breath taking and unique.
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Panorama bike tour Speikboden

Panorama bike tour Speikboden

Wednesday
During the winter months, the Speikboden is a popular skiing area, and during the summer months it offers a variety of options for hiking. The mountain bike tour proposed here, however, offers a new vision and a new experience of this beautiful landscape. Exploring the Speikboden on two wheels will reward you with great views of a fascinating mountain world.
 
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Sellaronda by bike

Sellaronda by bike

Thursday
As a winter destination, the Sellaronda has reached international fame. We want to take you there in summer, by bike, to cycle around the most impressive massif of the Dolomites. This tour can only be made under the escort of an experienced MTB guide. On your own you will not get any tickets for the Dolomiti Superski lift, which is part of the tour, and the experience.
 
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Taster course for adults and children

Taster course for adults and children

Friday
Nature is the greatest playground. It allows us to learn in a natural way. Forget about artificial holds in stuffy climbing halls. Our taster course is the real thing. We will take you outside where you can acquire basic climbing skills on real rock, enjoying the fresh air and the sunlight. A mountain guide will teach you how to feel out small holds and grips in the roughness of the rock. You will be given numerous tips for climbing and will be shown how to properly secure yourself.
 
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Mountain bike: Super bike tour Ahrntal Ronda - Exploring the Ahrntal valley by bike

Mountain bike: Super bike tour Ahrntal Ronda - Exploring the Ahrntal valley by bike

Friday
The Ahrntal valley has recently developed into a real insider tip for ambitious mountain bikers. Our clever bike tour guides have found the perfect route at the feet of the majestic Zillertal Alps. This MTB tour will not fail to fill you with enthusiasm.
 
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To the glacier of Magerstein/Monte Magro

To the glacier of Magerstein/Monte Magro

Saturday
Extreme mountaineer Hans Kammerlander learnt how to climb and go mountain climbing in the Rieserferner/Vedrette di Ries group, opposite the Zillertal Alps. On our tour, crossing the glacier to reach the summit of the Magerstein/Monte Magro, we will be following in the footsteps of one of the greatest alpinists of our times. While not being technically demanding, the tour still rewards us with a spectacular view.
 
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A snowshoe hike between chamois and hares

A snowshoe hike between chamois and hares

Tuesday
A person, very informally, once said that the village of Rein in Taufers was "in the arse end of nowhere", jokingly adding that it was, however, the prettiest "arse end" anyone could ever see. Curious to see the place for yourself? Then follow us on this snowshoe hike to the sunny village situated at considerable altitude in the north of South Tyrol.
 
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Sample course on ice

Sample course on ice

Wednesday
Icefall climbing looks truly spectacular. Anyone can try it - absolutely anyone. You will get all the necessary tools from us: ice pick, crampons, climbing harness, and a helmet. What you need to bring: yourself and the wish to try something new. Our mountain guide will see about your safety on well-kept climbing routes.
 
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Big steps in Kasern/Casere

Big steps in Kasern/Casere

Wednesday
The small village of Kasern/Casere is the head of the Ahrntal/Valle Aurina (valley). Here, the majestic three-thousanders seem to grow out of the valley floor and  directly up into the sky. If you have experienced this scenery on a snowshoe hike once, you will definitely want to come back for more.
 
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Speikboden snowshoe hike

Speikboden snowshoe hike

Thursday
If not for any other reason, the 360-degree panoramic view of South Tyrol is worth the hike. Imagine this great view is then enhanced by the experience of reaching the Sonnklar summit by snowshoes, and an unforgettable circular walking tour to a rustic alpine chalet. By the end of the day you will know all the beauty South Tyrol has to offer you.
 
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Biathlon: How does Björndalen do it?

Biathlon: How does Björndalen do it?

Thursday
Gliding along the most beautiful cross-country course and standing at the shooting range, we will make you feel like a professional biathlete. Our biathlon taster courses in Antholz/Antelseva (in the last part of the Ahrntal/Valle Aurina) is entertaining, good for your health, and rewards you with great impressions of the South Tyrolean alpine world. Have fun, do some sport, and enjoy beautiful South Tyrol.
 
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Klausberg snowshoe hike

Klausberg snowshoe hike

Friday
Experience pleasurable snowshoe hikes at the Klausberg. A ropeway ride reduces the demands of the ascent, and only a moderate physical effort is required for being rewarded with fantastic views from panoramic viewpoints. The north of South Tyrol never fails to surprise in the most pleasant ways.
 
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