Snowshoe hiking in South Tyrol - quiet journeys through snowy landscapes
No other winter sport is quieter, more peaceful or more relaxing. We will show you the best routes for snowshoe hiking in South Tyrol
Snowshoe hiking in South Tyrol is an intensive experience and will allow you to see some of winter's most beautiful sides. It's like hiking, only big-footed. Snowshoes, once called 'snow tires', were developed in the north of Europe and in the forests of Canada, where hunters and trappers had to find a way of moving through the snow. They created quite adventurous constructions for obtaining a larger contact face in order to avoid sinking into the deep snow, thus proceeding more easily. These first constructions have come a long way and have developed considerably. Nowadays, snowshoes a high-tech tools and walking on snow has turned from a necessity into a leisure time activity and trend sport for aficionados and sportspeople. Snowshoe hiking is a quiet sport, free of hustle and bustle, and not at all stressful. It is a simple, down-to-earth activity and can be very relaxing - a way for active restoration and recreation. In addition to that, it is an exploration of winter; you won't experience it more directly and more consciously while doing any other winter sport (except for ski touring, perhaps). We select the best trails for snowshoe hikes and find the right offer for everyone. Respecting wildlife is important to us; deer and chamois are flight animals and causing them to escape through deep snow eats away at their reserves essential for their survival in the cold winter months. We will turn your hours spent on big feet, out in the bitterly cold winter air, into a mix of sport activity and interesting observation tour.