Hiking in South Tyrol - between the Tauferer Ahrntal/Valli di Tures ed Aurina and the Dolomites
So many three-thousanders, such steep rock faces, and opportunities hardly found anywhere else
Put on your hiking boots and don't miss a single part of it! South Tyrol is a place for hikers and you cannot visit this amazing speck of land without getting a taste of the best it has to offer - the beauty of its alpine world. In the Tauferer Ahrntal/Valli di Tures ed Aurina alone, 84 three-thousanders line the largest nature reserve on a stretch in Europe. 850 kilometres of hiking paths cover the valley and its mountains like a spider's web. Between the town of Bruneck/Brunico and the farthest end of the Ahrntal valley, there are more than 70 farmed alpine pastures with chalets that welcome hikers, and 7 high alpine mountain shelters. Furthermore, the valley has 120 sources of drinking water, 35 mountain lakes and innumerable perkily burbling mountain streams and brooks. The Ahrntal is the most northern valley in South Tyrol, the pleasant country right after the Brenner pass, on the borderline between Austria and Italy. The valley is inhabited by approximately 150,000 South Tyroleans (which tend to seem a lot grumpier and more reserved than they actually are), 10,000 cows, and a few oxen. If you want to get an authentic taste of this place, you have to do it in the right pace, and that is by foot. Only the slowest type of travelling - walking - will allow you to take it all in and understand it. All our tours, including the ones in the Dolomites (e.g. UNESCO world natural heritage sites such as the Drei Zinnen/Tre Cime di Lavaredo ("three merlons/peaks of Lavaredo") and Lake Prags (Pragser Wildsee/Lago di Braies), an impressive mountain lake), are oriented towards the capabilities of our guests and can be adapted in length and level of difficulty. Our tours offer a lot of different experiences. Join us on a hike through the fantastic landscape of a beautiful county to experience nature in a way you never have before.