The Alta Val Pusteria is a rather large tourist area with many things to see and do. The valley itself is pristine and unspoilt and that is the very reason why it is worth a visit.
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If you come to Alta Pusteria, we recommend visiting some of the local towns. It is worth the time to spend an afternoon strolling through the historic centre, discovering traditional local products and the most distinctive spots in the area.
- San Candido is a small town surrounded by the Dolomites. Visit Dolomythos, the museum dedicated to the Dolomites, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site or, if you are interested in sacred art or would like to know more about the culture and customs of South Tyrol, visit the Museum of the Collegiata.
If you prefer the outdoors, San Candido offers numerous paths for walking and hiking or simply the opportunity to taste a slice of strudel while sitting in the historic centre.
- Dobbiaco, which is considered the "Gate to the Dolomites", borders the Natural Park of the Sesto Dolomites and the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park. For this reason, Dobbiaco is a paradise for hikers and those who love nature and the mountains. If you visit Dobbiaco, take a stroll at the beautiful Dobbiaco Lake or along the walls of Castel Herbstenburg, which is private property but is worth seeing even if only from the outside.
Alta Val Pusteria is an ideal place for hikes and walks of all difficulties. Every spot is the perfect starting point to venture out in the nature of the Dolomites. If you holiday in a camper, tent or caravan at one of the Val Pusteria campsites, here are a few recommendations of things to do:
- Tour of Braies Lake or Dobbiaco Lake, a perfect adventure for families or those who are looking for some peace and quiet
- Tour of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three Peaks of Lavaredo) in the Sesto Dolomites. You have always heard about it, but now is the chance to see this natural wonder with your own eyes!
- A ride along the bicycle path that crosses the entire Val Pusteria and takes you all the way to Lienz while discovering the diverse landscapes.
Val Pusteria and its surroundings have many ski areas with different characteristics that are suited to every need. You will find toboggan runs, cross-country skiing, snow parks for snowboarders and cabins for enjoying yourself after your sports activities. Here is a list of the primary ski areas:
- Speikboden at Campo Tures offers 20 km of slopes. It is a medium sized ski area but offers everything you need to have fun in the snow
- Monte Elmo and Croda Rossa are two small ski areas (each with about 20 km of slopes) that are close to each other and are part of the Sesto Dolomites.