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Get a taste of South Tyrol: On this snowshoe hike we will take you to try a local specialty, our dumplings

Peaceful quiet in a popular skiing area, does that even exist? We can make it possible. In an effortless elevation gain, a ropeway ride (Bergbahn Klausberg) from Steinhaus in the Ahrntal valley will comfortably take you up to the lonely heights of the Klausberg. Once you step out of the cable car, the surrounding mountain world will leave you speechless for a moment. The view is breathtaking, and while it overwhelms first-time visitors, it also never fails to bewitch  people who have seen it many times before. The impressive mountains and glaciers of the Zillertal Alps line up like beads on a string, a majestic parade of some of the finest mountain scenery the Alps have to offer. Because of their outstanding beauty, these mighty three-thousanders are appreciated by locals just as much as by tourists.
Do not forget your hike over admiring the mighty peaks, though. Our meeting point is the mountain station of the ropeway (Klausberg). As soon as you step off the cable car, we will see to fitting your snowshoes and get you ready for the hike. Then we hike to the mountain station of the Sonnenlift, another ropeway. From the station, a short but steep ascent will take us to a viewpoint called Breite Rast ("broad rest"). Here, the views of the surrounding Alpine world are even more stunning. It takes a moment to take it all in. Then our rumbling stomachs will lead the way. Swiftly, and with a lot of fun, we will descend to the Baurschaftalm, an alpine hut where Franzl is already waiting for us with a very special dish, the Pressknödel, which are called "Pressa" in the local dialect. Here, these flattened ("pressed") dumplings are still made following the traditional recipes. That tradition, as well as the authenticity of the place, can be savoured with every bite. Franzl will also explain different ways of preparing dumpling dishes. Of course, a proper meal will have to be accompanied by some tasty red wine of South Tyrolean produce. Finally, the meals ends with a "Schnapsl" (schnapps) for good digestion. After one last glance at the beauty of the surrounding alpine world, we will descend to the mountain station, from where we will take the ropeway down into the valley, all sated, satisfied, and also a little tired.
 
Description:
In terms of landscape views and adventure, this is a spectacular snowshoe hike, an authentic experience of South Tyrol.

Characteristics:
Physically moderately to difficult demanding tour, technically easy, stepy downhill trails

Requirements:
Physical condition for a hike of 3 ours

Duration:
3-4 hours

Meeting point:
Base station Klausberg, Steinhaus/Cadipietra

Time:
Friday, 10:00a.m. (from 5 of dicember 2017 to 6 of april 2018)

Equipment:
Winter clothes, hiking or snowboarding boots, gloves, warm headwear, sunglasses

Rental equipment:
Snowshoes, telescopic walking sticks

Price:
Adults €29.-, children under 15 years €19.-, rental equipment
Without cable ticke

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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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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From water to cheese – hike along the sun path

From water to cheese – hike along the sun path

Thursday
All the good children live on the sunny side, they say. On this hike, we will explore the world of Heidi, Peter and Schnucki, the goat, three cartoon characters living in the Alps. The hike crosses the sunny southern slopes of the Ahrntal valley, taking us past wild water on a beautiful trail leading to an old mountain farm, where cheese is produced. One cheese is called Heidi, the other Schnucki; and there is a good reason for these names. Just wait for the story!
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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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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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Enjoyable bike tour along the Ahr/Aurino

Enjoyable bike tour along the Ahr/Aurino

Sunday
A tour for the whole family. Straddling our bikes at the KREAKTIV Basecamp, we will take off on a tour through a truly beautiful landscape. Following the course of the river Ahr/Aurino, we will be cycling through fields, meadows and different recreation areas. On our way, we will get to many nice spots and places for a break, amongst them a lake (an artificial one formed in a gravel pit), a fishing pond, the Rein Waterfalls, and the charming town of Bruneck/Brunico. 
 
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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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