Val Pusteria

Pusteria valley in South Tyrol

Hiking in the Dolomites and cycling tours along the cycle pathway in summer. Pusteria valley is often said to be clearly recognisable from the air by its features which give it the name "green valley".

Pusteria valley
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Impressive mountain peaks, forests, lakes, streams, ponds, bulwarks chaples, farmsteads, tidy countryside - one is overcome by a longing for sun, water, cool, clean woodland air, hiking and mountain biking in summer and skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and other snow sports in winter.

Situated on a four-hectare piece of open ground, visitors to the South Tyrol Museum of Ethnography in Dietenheim near Brunico can explore the old, original farmhouses, craft workshops and farm gardens representative of various South Tyrolean valleys.

The Tures castle in Campo Tures is impregnable and inaccessible surmounting a sheer rock, with battlements, a drawbridge, boiling oil chutes, an armoury and a grim, deep dungeon full of torture instruments.

Cycle pathway

Without frontiers, along the Drau cycle pathway. This supra-national bicycle path begins at the source of the river Drau and extends into Austria as far as the Slovenian border. Riders can decide for themselves the length of the tour.

Nature parks

The Nature park Vedrette di Ries-Aurina - Rieserferner-Ahrn is the second-largest nature park in South Tyrol, and is famed for its extraordinarily contrastive scenery and variety.

The Nature park Tre Cime - Drei Zinnen comprises the villages of Dobbiaco, Sesto and San Candido in the area of the Dolomiti di Sesto.

The nature park Fanes-Senes-Braies - Fanes-Sennes-Prags is composed of thick forests, large pastures, and colorful mountain prairies.

Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike

It is the marathon's legendary fame that brings athletes and mountain bike fans together in Alta Pusteria. The first Dolomiti Superbike took place in 1995 being one of the first mountain bike marathons in Europe, which is also one of the main reasons for its popularity and the increasing number of participants.


The ski areas in Pusteria valley are located in Aurina valley, in Badia valley, in Braies valley, Brunico, San Vigilio di Marebbe, Dobbiaco and Sesto.


Pusteria valley is the founding member of DolomitiNordicski and is committed to optimising the cross-country ski offering. The key characteristic of the DolomitiNordicski areas is their excellent cross-country skiing organisation. They have all applied the same standard cross-country ski piste measures and the pistes are prepared daily so as to meet all levels of skier demands. 1,000 km of pistes.

Biathlon World Cup

The Biathlon World Cup takes place in the biathlon centre in the Antholzer valley. Marvellous and thrilling races, enthusiastic fans, world-mastership-atmosphere and the biathlon village.

How to get to Pusteria valley

By car: take the Brennero motorway A22, motorway exit Bressanone - Brixen / Val Pusteria - Pustertal, follow the Pustertal state road for your final destination, or else take the state road from Lienz - East Tirol (Austria).

By train: take the IC or EC train to Fortezza - Franzensfeste, change for Brunico - Bruneck to your final destination.

By plane: flight to Innsbruck (Austria, 120 km) Verona Villafranca (200 km) or else Bolzano - Bozen (80 km). From the airport take the train to your final destination.

The Dolomites

Climbing in the best known and spectacular mountains in the Alps

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Sciliar plateau
Sciliar plateau

The highest plateau in Europe, situated in the middle of the Dolomites

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Lake Monticolo
Bolzano surroundings

Cycle paths, lake Caldaro and lake Monticolo, the castles

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Merano's Alta Via
Merano's Alta Via

The path 24 encompasses the reserve of the Tessa mountains

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