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Holiday tips - discover South Tyrol

Numerous activities are waiting just for you in and around Sterzing / Vipiteno in the Isarco valley. We offer a variety of attractive things to do in addition to the classical South Tyrolean topics like hiking. You will meet and join the alpine pasture culture and taste some great dishes by the mountain huts. You can explore the local trails on your mountain bike.

You will find a variety of other sports activities in Sterzing and the surrounding valleys FUN is written large by us: high ropes courses, rafting, paragliding and mountaincarts awaits adventurers, sportsmen have fun on the golf course and with horse riding.

In the winter we offer first-class ski resorts, many kilometers of winter trails, the most beautiful natural toboggan runs in South Tyrol and an extensive network of cross-country tracks.

Summer activities

Via ferrata „Ölberg“

The via ferrata “Ölberg” rewards the effort of the ascent with phenomenal views.

Afens / Avenes, 2 min. by car

Hiking | Hochfeiler mountain hut

Mountain hut at 2.715m above sea level. 6.5 km long and about 3 hours.

Pfitsch / Val di Vizze, 15 min. by car | +39 340 793 1869

Hiking | Zinseler

The 2,422 m high Zinseler is an easy-to-climb panoramic mountain for the whole family and sunsets.

Sterzing / Vipiteno, 15 min. by car

Hiking | Lake Obernberg (AT)

Lake Obernberg is one of our insider tips. An attractive hiking destination due to its picturesque location in the Tyrolean Alps. Bathing possible, but very, very fresh. Hike to the lake also suitable for families, beyond that there are tours for every level of difficulty.

Obernberg, 40 min. by car

Hiking | Gilfenklamm gorge

Water cascades through a marble gorge with 15-metre-high waterfall towers.

Ratschings / Racines, 10 min. by car | +39 0472 760 608

Hiking | Braunhof ( › Saun › Weißspitze) › Prantnernalm

Beautiful farm and alpine hut with cuisine. Starting point for a variety of hikes. Our tip: try the delicious „Apfel-Mohn“ cake at the Prantneralm.

Pfitsch / Val di Vizze, 5 min. by car | +39 0472 764 695

Hiking | Burkhardklamm gorge

Hike for around 45 minutes along the panorama trail with view at two imposing waterfalls.

Ridnaun / Ridanna, 15 min. by car

Hiking | Tribulaun

At 3.097m, the Pflerscher Tribulaun is the highest mountain in the eastern main ridge of the Stubai Alps.

Pflersch / Fleres, 15 min. by car

Rafting, Paragliding & Mountaincarts

In addition to the usual outdoor activities, there is also plenty of variety, such as tandem paragliding from the Rosskopf mountain, rafting in the Eisack river and riding a mountaincart* in Ladurns.

* A three-wheeled vehicle with which you can ride down the toboggan run.

Winter activities

Cross country skiing

There are several opportunities for cross-country skiing in the surrounding area.

Pfitsch / Val di Vizze, 21 km slope

Ridnaun / Val Ridanna, 25 km slope

Ladurns, 14 km slope

Ski areas & tobogganing

There are 3 ski areas in the immediate vicinity. Suitable for professionals but also for families.

Rosskopf / Monte Cavallo, 20 km slope + 10 km toboggan run

Ratschings / Racines, 28 km slope + 5 km toboggan run

Ladurns, 18 km slope + 7 km toboggan run

Culture & recreation

Cities to discover, shop and dine in

Cities shaped by the contrast between Alpine-peak formations and Mediterranean wine country.

Sterzing / Vipiteno - Beautifull historic town centre, 5 min. by car

Brixen / Bressanone - Creative cultural scene, 25 min. by car

Klausen / Chiusa - Small-town flair in winding streets, 30 min. by car

Bolzano / Bozen - Where Mediterranean and Alpine meet, 55 min. by car

Audio guide city tour Sterzing

Discover Sterzing on a guided tour of the town and let the audio guide take you back to times long past. From the history of the town to architectural styles, from the traces of mining to the influences of different developments and eras, there are many interesting insights.

App Store | Google Play

Museum | South Tyrol Museum of Mining

A unique monument to industrial revolution and the local mininig tradition.

Ridnaun / Ridanna, 15 min. by car | +39 0472 656364

Museum | Fortress of Franzensfeste

A place where contemporary art takes over the historical spaces.

Franzensfeste / Fortezza, 10 min. by car | +39 0472 057218

Balneum - a place to relax

1.500 sq. m. of pools and four saunas: finnish-, herb- & rock sauna, such as a crystal steam room.

Sterzing / Vipiteno, 5 min. by car | +39 0472 760 107

Shopping | Outlet Center Brenner

Over 70 international brand stores. Lifestyle and fashion, sports and outdoor.

Brenner / Brennero, 15 min. by car

Monastery of Neustift / Novacella

The largest monastic complex in Tyrol offers cultural tours, art exhibitions and wine tastings.

Neustift / Novacella, 20 min. by car

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