Dolomites & South Tyrol

Mythical Mountains: The Peaks of Rosengarten & Latemar

Come twilight, the peaks of the Rosengarten massif glow a spectacular pink. Unsurprisingly, these stunning Dolomite peaks attract many exploring hikers! Rosengarten-Latemar: An Overview The hiking area surrounding Rosengarten and Latemar offers truly spectacular scenery. Located in the centre of Northern Italy’s Dolomites, in the Eggental Valley (Italian: Val d’Ega), the Rosengarten (‘Rose Garden’) massif and the area around Mt. …

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Cortina d’Ampezzo: A Vibrant Resort in the Dolomites

Surrounded by spectacular hiking trails and situated in the very heart of the Dolomites, vibrant Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of Europe’s best-known resorts. Cortina d’Ampezzo: An Overview The town of Cortina d’Ampezzo is located high up in the mountains in the north of the Veneto region of Northern Italy, in the eastern part of the Dolomites. The picturesque town has …

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Plan de Corones (Kronplatz): Where Austria meets Italy

Plan de Corones / Kronplatz is ideal for lovers of the outdoors. Between the Zillertal Alps (Austria) and Italy’s Dolomites, it’s mountain scenery at its best. Plan de Corones / Kronplatz: An Overview Plan de Corones (Kronplatz in German), is situated within the Pustertal Valley in South Tyrol, Northern Italy. Pustertal Valley runs from Lienz in East Tyrol (Austria), right …

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Alta Pusteria: Tre Cime / Drei Zinnen / Three Peaks

Alta Pusteria (Hochpustertal) is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. This beautiful region in the Northern Italian Dolomites, boasts three famous mountain peaks. Alta Pusteria (Hochpustertal): An Overview Alta Pusteria, or Hochpustertal, as it is known in German, is located in the eastern section of the Pustertal Valley in Northern Italy. It is situated in the midst of the Dolomites; and has the …

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Tauferer Ahrntal Valley: Exhilarating Alpine Adventures

Tauferer Ahrntal Valley: A Brief Overview The Tauferer Ahrntal Valley, homeland of the famous mountaineer, Hans Kammerlander, is unsurprisingly a terrain filled with scenery of the more dramatic kind; soaring alpine peaks, endless green meadows, glaciers and forests. It’s a landscape that is sure to appeal to the adventurous at heart, and keen hikers will no doubt be delighted by …

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Vines, Wines and Alpine Appeal: Southern South Tyrol

Southern South Tyrol: A Brief Overview The southern area of South Tyrol encompasses the very best of natural alpine scenery and Mediterranean ambiance; making it one of the most popular hiking destinations in the continent. The trails themselves offer the opportunity to wind through lush meadows, past glacial lakes and mountain ranges and through dense forests; and the cities, towns …

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Alpine Hiking for all Abilities in Passeiertal Valley

Passeiertal Valley: A Brief Overview Passeiertal Valley (Val Passiria in Italian), starting at the historic spa town of Merano and winding a trail right through the spectacular peaks of the Oetztal, Stubaier and Sarntaler Alps, is widely acknowledged to be one of the finest locations for hikers in the region. Of course, South Tyrol in general, with its verdant meadows, …

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Fresh Air, Healing Waters and Literary Lives in Merano (Meran)

Merano (Meran): A Brief Overview Often celebrated for its thermal waters, the picturesque town of Merano (Meran), which is set at the entrance to the Vinschgau Valley (Val Venosta) and the Passeiertal Valley (Val Passiria), has long been popular with travellers seeking respite, relaxation and solace in nature. Merano is the Italian name; Meran is the German name of the …

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