The holiday region of the Dolomites
is South Tyrol’s most beautiful walking area. From the Ahrntal Valley in the north to the Sextnertal Valley in the east, it extends to the Valle Isarco in the west and to Bolzano and its environs in the southwest. High Alpine peaks and picturesque valleys alternate along with high Alpine conditions and the Mediterranean influences of the southern Alps. The five nature parks of Fanes-Sennes-Prags, Puez-Geisler, Schlern-Rosengarten, Rieserferner-Ahrn and the Drei Zinnen show off nature’s wilder facets: but the Dolomites region as a whole represents a unique spectacle, ideal for walking.
Breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see: steep mountain flanks soar into the sky to form summits that become part of the fantastic panorama. There are endless variations of mountain tours, climbing routes, walks to Alpine huts, of all lengths and degrees of difficulty. The 530 kilometres of trails in the Eggental Valley
form the densest network, leading through forests, over meadows and up to the summits of the Rosengarten and Latemar massifs. For tired legs (or simply for a little relief) the lifts are open even in summer on the Rosengarten as well as on the Seiser Alm, Europe’s largest high Alpine pasture
. And of course there are also the highlights of the Dolomites themselves, where every mountain has its special qualities: the tour of King Laurin’s Rosengarten, the hike up to the Drei Zinnen Hut
and the Pragser Wildsee Lake
, considered the most beautiful among the many mountain lakes in the area. Whether you are walking with the family or alone, the Dolomites area is a paradise for walkers!
What makes walking in the Dolomites unique:
- the walking season runs from March to October, or even November (walking in winter is also possible with the right equipment)
- numerous lift systems also run in summer
- trails for all levels of fitness
- unique panoramas from all aspects and summits
- the glow of the “pale mountains” in the sunset
- almost certainly South Tyrol’s most beautiful mountain scenery
- five nature parks to walk in and discover
- numerous mountain guides offer walks in the Dolomites, ranging from informative to demanding