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Beginners' climbing course in South Tyrol - fun for the whole family

Learn how to climb in the heart of the nature park Rieserferner-Ahrn/Ries-Aurina, following in the footsteps of Hans Kammerlander

'Kofler zwischen den Wänden' (Kofler in between the walls of rock) is a mountain farm high above the Ahrntal/Valle Aurina. The first road ever leading up there was built only a few years ago. Not far away, and today easily accessible, there is Ahornach/Acereto, which is the native village of Hans Kammerlander, the world-renowned extreme mountaineer. The village now has a climbing crag which offers over 40 short climbing routes, technically not very demanding, and all of them well-secured. An ideal place for beginners to make their first attempts on steep rock. Our mountain guide will explain important safety techniques for rock climbing, supervise the climbers, and give useful tips for this fascinating sport. You will be climbing until your arms ache and your thighs shout for a break. Our voucher allows you to enjoy that break at 'Kofler zwischen den Wänden' nearby, which is not only a mountain farm but also an inn. Here, you can enjoy a delicious small meal and a grandiose view. The Rieserferner/Vedrette di Ries group stands proudly at the opposite side of the valley, its summits majestically rising up to the sky.
 
Description:
Enjoy a few hours of fun and excitement in our nice, self-contained climbing area with plenty of challenges under the watchful eyes of the guides. Our mountain guides will teach adults and children the first steps in/on the rock and will be helping you with more challenging routes. Our guides will introduce you to modern safety techniques and will give useful tips which are of interest even for experts and can help to improve their techniques.

Characteristics:
Fun hours spent in the climbing crag, with loads of different possibilities on over 40 fairly easy climbing routes suitable for the entire family

Requirements:
No special requirements except for the courage to leave the ground vertically by climbing a wall of rock

Duration:
2 hours

Meeting point:
Family climbing crag 'Kofler zwischen den Wänden", Ahornach/Acereto, Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures, Tauferer Ahrntal/Valli di Tures ed Aurina

Time/season:
10:00a.m. and 1:00p.m., two-hour training sessions (17.05. - 11.10.)

Equipment:
Sportswear, sturdy shoes (hiking boots or trainers)

Rental equipment:
Climbing harness, helmet, karabiner, securing device, rope

Price:
€19.-, including rental equipment

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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