The Alta Pusteria Valley unfolds its charming beauty in summer. The ideal place for hiking and biking: the Dolomites surrounding your holiday residence in San Candido are a true paradise for nature lovers. Let us introduce you to some highlights for relaxing summer days at the Postresidence.
1. Fascinating hiking trails and idyllic huts around Monte Elmo and Baranci
Extended walks and hikes in the mountain summer in the heart of the Dolomites, around San Candido and Versciaco. Discover the mystic mountain
world of the Dolomites with your kids, on guided tours or adventurous solo trips, a biking day or a picnic in the untouched landscape.
Starting right at the door of the Postresidence, you can go in for extended hiking tours on beautiful summit routes and relaxed walks from one typical hut to the other – with fantastic views! The wonderful hiking areas Monte Elmo and Monte Baranci are not far from the Postresidence, the view of the Sesto „sundial“, where summits indicate the time of day, casts a spell on everyone, and bike tours for sportsmen and –women offer lots of untouched places that guarantee fantastic memories of your holiday in the Dolomites!
You will find an overview of the walking
and hiking trails
around San Candido and the Monte Elmo here.
2. Biking paradise Alta Pusteria Valley
The perfect place for athletes, beginners, families, couples and loners: the Alta Pusteria Valley with its sunny alps, stunning mountain pastures, various paths and trails is one of the most versatile mountain bike areas in the Alps. Between majestic summits and perfect slopes you will find the bike route that suits you best!
3. Children’s laughter
Fun for kids in Alta Pusteria Valley: around San Candido there are plenty of adventure parks and playgrounds for the youngest guests, hiking trails for the whole family lead across the Dolomites, and all you have to know about the World Heritage of the Dolomites
will be brought to you in a playful way. There is even a climbing garden for our little visitors and their friends in Dobbiaco!
Summer for children (ca. 5 MB)
4. Country life and traditions
It is no secret that people of the Pusteria Valley love their homeland. Spring and summer offer solemn but pleasurable religious processions – the perfect chance to see the coloured costumes and listen to traditional folk music! In June, bonfires are lit all over the region to remember our ancestors who fought for South Tyrol’s freedom. In September, visitors and locals marvel at the “transumanza”, when the shepherds bring back the livestock from the pastures. Thanksgiving is a very important event as well in this fertile, genuine landscape.
5. Cultural treasures at your doorstep
San Candido’s eventful history and tradition are reflected by the village’s architecture. Since Illyrian times, the village is a true treasure chest for culture fans, who admire the monastery with its church, consecrated to St. Candidus and Korbinian. It is a magnificent Romanic building from the 13th century. For more information, please contact us and we will be glad to help you!
6. Relaxing in San Candido
Slow down. This new trend for stressed city slickers is certainly not new to us: the art of relaxing has an ancient tradition here in Alta Pusteria. No wonder – in the heart of the Dolomites, surrounded by tranquilising and inspiring nature... hiking, biking, relaxing at the Postresidence spa or running through the mystic woods, this is the perfect place for slowing down!
7. Climbing the Dolomites
A true classic: the Tre Cime
(“3 summits”) are the Alta Pusteria’s landmark.
They provide many climbing routes of various difficulties and make this site one of the most famous in the Alps. Follow the footsteps of famous alpinists around the Dreischusterspitze (Cima Tre Scarperi) or get trained indoors: at Italy’s highest climbing gym in Sesto. The climbing tower near the Grand Hotel in Dobbiaco (16 m) is not only a perfect training challenge but also fun, and at the rock climbing centre Landro near the lake of the same name everyone can give this fantastic sport a try!
8. Summer tobogganing at the Monte Baranci
Have fun on the toboggan! Even in summer, Monte Baranci offers fun sports for everyone. The Funbob Baranci
is the longest summer tobogganing track in Italy. An adventure for kids and grown-ups!
9. Culturonda Dolomythos
The culture guide Culturonda Dolomythos
shows up 12 trails that reflect the culture and lifestyle in the Dolomites. Since 2009 the Dolomites are part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage, and they are described as the “most beautiful mountains in the world” by alpinist Reinhold Messner. This culture guide makes the “pale mountains” even more accessible, preserving their unique charme and their mystic atmosphere in a sustainable way.
10. Summer panorama map
The Alta Pusteria valley is situated in the heart of the "pale mountains": the Dolomites
are an attraction for the old and the young, for first-time adventurers and professional climbers. Fascinating high trails await you, idyllic hiking and strolling paths, and astounding mountain routes. Experience pure nature in the fresh air: the UNESCO
world natural heritage is formed by unique variety and genuine wilderness.
Summer panorama map