A hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal: the magic of the Dolomites and idyllic alpine pastures

A hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal is uniquely varied. Mountain fans love the stunning hiking trails that lead them to be totally on top of the world in the Dolomites, nature lovers swoon in ecstasy in the picturesque Fundres/Pfunderer mountains and ambitious summiteers are mesmerised in the Zillertal Alps. South Tyrol is THE country for a hiking holiday! In Val Pusteria/Pustertal you benefit from the incredible wealth of tours where one is more impressive and beautiful than the other.

Set off from your hotel not far from the Dolomites in South Tyrol to hike in the Gitschberg-Jochtal alpine region, on Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, in the Dolomites and to the impressive 3,000 metre peaks in northern South Tyrol. Your holiday in the Dolomites will be a fantastic highlight, we promise you!

So that you can also get conveniently from A to B during your hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal we give you the Almencard PLUS advantage card. With this you have unlimited use of all the public regional transport (bus stop in front of the hotel, train stop approx. 1 km away) and all the cable cars in the Gitschberg-Jochtal alpine region free of charge. You also get unbeatable advantages, such as participation in the region’s variety-packed weekly programme with guided hikes and much more.

Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site

The peaks of the Dolomites have been a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 2009 as a result of their scenic beauty and their geological and geomorphological importance. We also think the Dolomites, which you should definitely explore during your hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal, are totally unique in the world. The so-called pale mountains are a real treat for the eyes and you will catch yourself simply standing still in total fascination to simply let the magnificent view sink in while hiking in the Dolomites. Just as everywhere in life, it is probably also the mixture here that makes it so special: the striking rock formations together with the richly contrasting alpine pastures form a backdrop that you otherwise only ever see in a picture book.

A refreshment stop while hiking in the Gitschberg-Jochtal alpine region

What would a hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal be without a refreshment stop at the rustic mountain huts and inviting restaurants at the peak? Cosy refreshment stops await you where you are served hearty South Tyrolean food in the Gitschberg-Jochtal alpine region, but also of course throughout the rest of Val Pusteria/Pustertal. Dumplings based on grandma’s recipe, the traditional “Hirtenmaccheroni” pasta dish, Kaiserschmarren and for dessert a home-made apple strudel – what more could you want? You should not miss out on this little bit of indulgence at lofty heights during your hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal!

Tips for a hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal

Anyone who hikes a lot knows how important good preparation is. We have collected a few tips for you to ensure that your hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal is an all-round successful experience:

  • Thousands of hiking kilometres do not make choosing the right tour easy – it’s a good job that the tours have different levels of difficulty to help you narrow your selection down. Choose a tour on your hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal that suits your level of fitness.

  • Find out about the weather conditions before you start and only begin the tour if the weather is suitable. Do not take any unnecessary risks.

  • Take a backpack with you on your hike with some provisions – always pack water, a bit of chocolate or energy bar, fruit and nuts. This precaution does not rule out a well-earned refreshment stop with mountain inn treats.

  • Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate hiking clothing – you should always have rain protection and warm clothing with you even in summer.

  • Listen to yourself and your body and do not overdo it.

If you follow these tips there is nothing standing in the way of your fantastic hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal!

Host Thomas knows a few insider tips: “High up above my home village of Fundres/Pfunders with its rustic farms where the culture and tradition is still lived, is the challenging Fundres/Pfunderer high-altitude trail – a real highlight.”
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