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Vacation in Valli di Tures e Aurina

Valli di Tures e Aurina, a hidden paradise in South Tyrol, offers an incomparable combination of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation, both in summer and winter. Nestled on the sunny side of the Zillertal Alps, this valley presents itself as the pinnacle of enjoyment for nature and sports enthusiasts. With its spectacular mountain world, proudly encompassing over 80 peaks over three thousand meters high, it attracts countless visitors every year.

Valle Aurina is not only known for its natural beauty, but also for its cultural treasures. Just at the entrance lies Kematen. Take a walk along the contemplation path Franziskusweg, past the three Reinbach waterfalls, and let the beauty of the landscape take effect on you!

St. Johann in the Ahrntal
St. Johann in the Ahrntal
Idyll in St. Johann in the Ahrntal
Idyll in St. Johann in the Ahrntal
Castle Taufers
Castle Taufers
Reinbach Waterfall
Reinbach Waterfall
St. Jakob with Dreiherrenspitze
St. Jakob with Dreiherrenspitze
Farm in Valle Aurina
Farm in Valle Aurina
Steinhaus in Valle Aurina
Steinhaus in Valle Aurina
St. Johann in Valle Aurina with stream
St. Johann in Valle Aurina with stream
Luttach (956m)
Luttach (956m)
Klausbergbahn in summer
Klausbergbahn in summer
St. Peter with Dreiherrenspitze
St. Peter with Dreiherrenspitze
Winter in the Mühlwald valley
Winter in the Mühlwald valley
Winter in Prettau
Winter in Prettau
South Tyrol - Cross-country skiing paradise
South Tyrol - Cross-country skiing paradise
St. Peter
St. Peter
Ski area Klausberg (Steinhaus)
Ski area Klausberg (Steinhaus)

Just a few kilometers north lies the main town Sand in Taufers and leads you to the medieval Castle Taufers. This is one of the most beautiful, most powerful, and largest castles in South Tyrol, and annually delights 70,000 visitors with its former drawbridges, the charming castle garden, and 20 impressive showrooms. This market town is not only a place of well-kept tradition, but also of cultural activity: experience the concert series of the Music Summer, or enjoy the street food in July and August.

A special highlight is the climate tunnel of Prettau, unique in Italy, known for its healing effects. Embedded in the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park, surrounded by steep slopes, dense forests, lonely peaks, and wild waters, Valle Aurina offers an incomparable nature experience. The powerful mountain lakes, streams, the wild Ahr, and the roaring waterfalls testify to the untamed power of the mountains.

The mountain health resort St. Johann, the largest village in Valle Aurina, is the starting point for many stimulating mountain tours. Further into Valle Aurina, situated on a sunny hill, is the village of St. Jakob, where all those seeking peace and relaxation in untouched nature will be happy. It is also known for the annual open-air festival with rock concerts and medieval festival atmosphere. At the foot of the mighty mountains, in the head of the valley, lies the dreamy mountain village of Kasern: Here, traditional craftsmanship is still practiced and gives you an insight into the culture of these friendly people.

Tip: The Mining Museum Kornkasten in Steinhaus, once a storage for food for the miners' wages, was converted into a museum in 2000. It displays the Enzenberg collection, which includes wooden models, paintings, mine maps, documents, and finds from the copper mines in Prettau. The conversion integrated modern elements such as a pavilion, a wooden staircase, an elevator, as well as escape stairs and sanitary facilities, marking the transition from the everyday world to the world of the museum.

Summer Vacation in Valle Aurina

In summer, Valle Aurina turns into an Eldorado for all those seeking an active holiday amidst breathtaking Alpine scenery. With an impressive variety of leisure activities, ranging from relaxed family hikes to adrenaline-pumping adventures, this region offers something for every taste.

Hiking enthusiasts take note: Valle Aurina and Sand in Taufers provide access to some of the most diverse hiking trails in the Alps. Whether challenging tours that lead you to the peaks of over 80 three-thousanders, or family-friendly paths in the Riesenferner-Ahrn Nature Park – here you will find hiking trails for every level. Discover the untouched nature and enjoy breathtaking panoramas along the way, which will give you unforgettable memories.

Mountain bike adventures: For those who prefer to conquer the mountains on two wheels, Valle Aurina offers challenging trails and picturesque routes. Test your fitness and endurance on demanding trails or enjoy a leisurely ride on flat mountain paths, surrounded by the spectacular natural scenery of the valley.

Summer tobogganing and more: A special treat for families are the summer toboggan runs, such as the "Klausberg Flitzer", which guarantee a fast and cheerful descent for young and old. Get on the gondola and then experience the ride of your life on the toboggan run.

Whitewater adventures: For adrenaline seekers, Valle Aurina offers the perfect setting for canyoning and rafting adventures with its roaring waterfalls and wild streams. Discover the powerful and untamed nature of the water in the company of experienced guides and feel the thrill that comes with every rapid.

The dream of flying: Those who have always wanted to experience the dream of flying have the opportunity to do so in Valle Aurina. Whether paragliding, hang gliding, or tandem flying – let yourself be lifted into the air and enjoy the freedom and the incomparable views of the Alpine landscape from a bird's eye view.

Valle Aurina is the perfect place for an unforgettable summer holiday that harmoniously combines activity and relaxation in nature. Whether alone, with friends, or family – the beauty and diversity of this region will inspire you and surely invite you to return again and again.

Back Valle Aurina
Back Valle Aurina

Winter Vacation in Valle Aurina

Valle Aurina in the picturesque mountain world of South Tyrol is ideal for those seeking snow adventures and fun on the slopes. With its diverse landscape, ranging from gentle slopes to majestic peaks, Valle Aurina offers a wealth of winter activities that will make your holiday unforgettable.

The Skiworld Valle Aurina, which includes the ski areas Speikboden and Klausberg, is the heart of the region for winter sports enthusiasts. With a total of 86 kilometers of slopes that thrill both beginners and experienced skiers and snowboarders, the Skiworld Valle Aurinapromises pure skiing fun. For those looking for a more leisurely entry into skiing or traveling with the whole family, the smaller ski areas in Rein in Taufers and in Weissenbach offer ideal conditions.

Cross-country skiers get their money's worth in Valle Aurina. The high-altitude trails in Rein in Taufers, Kasern, Weissenbach, and Mühlwald offer 50 kilometers of varied routes, nestled in the breathtaking backdrop of 80 three-thousanders. Whether beginner or advanced, the perfectly groomed trails guarantee an incomparable cross-country skiing experience.

For those who prefer to enjoy winter off the slopes, the region offers numerous opportunities for winter and snowshoe hikes. Choose from a variety of routes with different levels of difficulty and enjoy the silence and beauty of the snowy landscape.

A paradise for sledging enthusiasts: From family-friendly toboggan runs to more challenging tracks, the region offers a wide range of options to make the toboggan run a fun experience for every age and taste.

A special highlight for adventure seekers is ice climbing. Equipped with ice axes and crampons, you can climb the vertical ice walls in Valle Aurina. This breathtaking experience, surrounded by the icy splendor of frozen waterfalls, will certainly be a memorable highlight of your winter holiday.

Valle Aurina in South Tyrol is a true winter paradise, offering a variety of winter activities. Whether on skis, cross-country skis, the toboggan, or in ice climbing shoes – Valle Aurina has the right adventure for every winter vacationer. Come to Valle Aurina and experience the magic of winter in one of the most beautiful regions of South Tyrol.

Guest opinion from Monika

As an enthusiastic cross-country skier, I find exactly what my heart desires in the Ahrntal. Twice a year, I am drawn here to glide on the beautiful trails that wind through the breathtaking landscape. The perfectly groomed tracks offer both challenges and relaxing routes that lead through the beautiful nature. It's the combination of physical activity and the tranquility of the mountains that keeps drawing me back here. Here I can switch off, enjoy the fresh air, and fully indulge in cross-country skiing.

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