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Image: Summer in San Vigilio

Summer activities

Since 2009, the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Braies in the heart of southern Tyrol as a part of the Dolomites was entered on the UNESCO natural heritage list. This entry is the highest recognition in the world for a natural site, in other words, the "Noble Prize" for natural phenomena.

Countless walking and hiking trails and trails for mountain bikes meander through the unique landscape of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies nature park. Marmots, golden eagles, geese, foxes and rabbits feel good on the hilly Alpine meadows, in the thick forests and on the steep mountain flanks. During a foray through the nature part, you can enjoy the unique beauty of nature: luminous orange arnica and blue gentian grow on the Alpine meadows, in high layers of edelweiss, Dolomite yarrow and dracaena grow.
Image: Summer in San Vigilio
Image: Summer in San Vigilio

Freedom resides in the mountains, envy resides in the valleys

Discovery tour with the mountain bike

In total, 250 kilometres of trails meander through the region around San Vigilio di Marebbe, which makes this are a DEM bike spot of the Dolomites. A trip over the Pederü chalet into the magical world which is the stuff of legend around the Fanes Alpine pasture or would you rather complete the nature park course on a bike? On a vacation at Alpine Chalet Sauter, both beginners and pros both really get their money worth.

Depending on the conditions and individual tastes, the thick first forests around San Vigilio can be discovered or be conquered with a challenging tour course with steep inclines. A constant companion on every tour: the breath-taking view of the Dolomites which extend their summits into the sky. Considerably less sweat-inducing but still just as nice is a tour on an E-bike, which you can rent on site by request.

By the way, San Vigilio is a fixed point of the Transalp Challenge, at which 250 two-person teams cycle from Germany over the Alps to Riva del Garda on Garda Lake.

Fresh air for the lungs, new things for the eyes to see, new ideas for the mind. That is what a vacation should give to people

On a motorbike through the Dolomites

When motorbike riders talk about the Dolomites, they get a sparkle in their eyes. The well-asphalted streets over the passes and around the daring Dolomites summit are ideal for a hot tour on two wheels. The curves and turns of the mountain passes, just made for bikers, offer pure driving pleasure. You just can't miss getting refreshments in one of the rustic inns after you have completed a bike tour.

The dream path over Gardena Pass, the Sella Pass or the Campolongo-Pass can be reached directly from San Vigilio.

History, culture and traditions

Did you know that the Dolomites were the home to cave bears 40,000 years ago? Do you feel like a foray through the past and present of the Dolomite Ladins? Or just jump into the mysteries of the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Braies? The two museums Ursus Ladinicus and Ciastel de Tor as well as the nature park centre Fanes-Sennes-Braies provide exciting background information on this region which is so unique and its past.

Museum Ursus Ladinicus
Strada Micurà de Rü 26, San Cassiano
Tel. +39 0474 524020

Museum Ciastel de Tor
Strada Tor 65, San Martino in Badia
Tel. +39 0474 524020

Nature Park Center Fanes-Sennes-Braies
Strada Katharina-Lanz 69, San Vigilio di Marebbe
Tel. +39 0474 506120

On the trail of traditional Alpinism, you are travelling through the Messner Mountain Museum "Corones", which is located at 2,275 metres in elevation am Plan de Corones. In this spectacular structure, which will open in 2016, the southern Tyrol extreme athlete Reinhold Messner will present some Alpine stories which have had a decisive effect on his life. From San Vigilio, the museum can be reached by foot in about a 4-hour hike. Business hours: from the first Sunday in June until the 2nd Sunday in October and from end November to mid-April (according to the business hours of the cable railway).

Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Plan de Corones, Marebbe
Tel. +39 0474 501350

The wellness oasis "Cron4" at Riscone near Brunico ensures a relaxing wellness day with sauna and swimming fun. Travel time approx. 25 minutes.

Zona Sportiva Im Gelände 26, Riscone
Tel. +39 0474 410 473
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