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On winter's tail
 

Dare venture to Rein in Taufers, where winters are still true winters and some places can only be reached by snowshoe

The village of Rein makes people happy. When you reach the inner valley of Taufers after an adventurous journey on the winding road that leads deep into the valley, the small village of Rein will surprise you. The landscape is unexpectedly beautiful, the valley more extensive than expected. Framed by mighty three-thousanders, the valley is protected by mother nature's proud-standing soldiers. None of  them is more impressive than the Hochgall, standing 3456 metres tall, and considered one of the most beautiful peaks in the Eastern Alps. The inner valley is inhabited by people who have adapted to the environment in which they live, becoming a little like it themselves - sometimes harsh, sometimes a little uncouth, and yet so very welcoming. These people know how beautiful their little world is, they appreciate it, and love it with all their heart. It is with pride that they share their homeland with us.
è molto facile.
We meet at the Jausenstation Säge, a small restaurant. There is time for a "kleinen Schwarzen" (a "small black", meaning espresso) before we put on our snowshoes, shoulder our rucksacks and grab our walking sticks. After the first few awkward steps in your new, unusual shoes, you will soon be moving forward swiftly. After only very little practice, you will find snowshoe hiking a piece of cake! At an easy pace, we will hike up to the Furth Alm, a shepherd's hut where cattle craze in the fresh mountain air from June to September. Now, however, the tasty grass and herbs are hidden under a thick layer of white. During the winter, several metres of snow may cover up the alpine pastures, turning them into an entirely new, but beautiful word. We will make our way to the hut, where a hot drink, some tea from a vacuum flask or even a sip of  schnapps will warm our bodies. Almost above our heads, there is the cascade of the Ursprung ("origin") waterfall. During the winter months, this waterfall turns into a giant of ice, popular for ice climbing. Watching them make their way up inch by inch, using sharp pricks and other equipment, is quite impressive. Our way back is a slightly different route which will take us back to the starting point, our rucksacks full of new experiences and winter impressions.
Description:
Experience South Tyrol on an authentic snowshoe hike and see the alpine pastures in their winter dress. This technically easy and physically moderately demanding tour guarantees an adventurous half-day excursion.

Characteristics:
Moderately easy snowshoe hike in great, authentic South Tyrolean natural landscape

Requirements:
Physical condition for a hike of 3 ours

Duration:
3 hours

Meeting point:
Jausestation Säge, Riva di Tures

Time:
Thusday, 10:00a.m. (from 4 of dicember 2018 to 2 of april 2019)

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

Rental equipment:
Snowshoes, telescopic walking sticks for € 7,-

Price:
Adults € 30.-, children under 15 years € 20.-, rental equipment not incl.

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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Try out course with traditional trekking poles

Try out course with traditional trekking poles

Monday
The traditional trekking pole is a bold upright walking stick with an amazing lenght of almost two meters. For kids and children the stick is of course shorter. Walking with the trekking pole is a ancient tradition of the farmers, hunters and poachers.
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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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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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Fit for enduro Kronplatz

Fit for enduro Kronplatz

Thursday
Oh yes, the Kronplatz: In winter a magnificent ski area, in summer a playground for biker and other free spirits. The three coolest rides lead from Kronplatz-summit to St. Vigil, to Olang and Reischach. All possible in one day.
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Hike to the cabin of Mount Schwarzenstein

Hike to the cabin of Mount Schwarzenstein

Thursday
The Schwarzenstein glacier is heaven sent, for despite its height, it is relatively easy to climb, especially in comparison to most of the other glaciers in the Ahrntal valley. This tour does not only lead into perpetual ice, but also to a fantastic vantage point in the Zillertal Alps. The summit is almost at the centre of a long row of majestic mountains.

 
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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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E-Bike Tour

E-Bike Tour

Saturday
A tour for the whole family. Straddling our e-bikes at the KREAKTIV Basecamp, we will take off on a tour through a truly beautiful landscape.

 
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A snowshoe hike at Riva di Tures

A snowshoe hike at Riva di Tures

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 at Riva di Tures

Sample course on ice at Riva di Tures

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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Snowshoe hike Rio Bianco

Snowshoe hike Rio Bianco

Friday
Have you ever simply fallen over while trying a kick turn on a steep slope with snowshoes? We will show you the essential techniques to turn all your future tours into a success. We will be ascending off-slope, trying out different things on our way up, eating in a traditional chale and descending with the slage - if you like.
 
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Klausberg snowshoe hike

Klausberg snowshoe hike

Saturday
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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