Hiking in Vipiteno and environs
Hiking in Vipiteno and environs is one of the most popular pastimes in summer. Visit our hotel in Vipiteno/Sterzing in summer and explore the wonderful mountain world by foot. Hiking is not the only possibility during summer holidays in South Tyrol. Try also MTB, rafting or paragliding – the possibilities are plenty.
Hiking in Vipiteno & more
Hiking tours from Vipiteno/Sterzing take you to a great many interesting places. The extensive hiking network offers the right tour for everyone and every taste. Whether you are planning a leisurely walk to a mountain hut, a high-mountain tour or a pleasant walk in the valley, the possibilities are endless. To easen up your excursion take the gondola lift and start your hiking tour right on the mountaintop. If you are traveling with kids, visit the themed walks; here, families learn a great deal about the nature of Vipiteno/Sterzing and South Tyrol.
A very special hiking experience in Vipiteno and environs is the Seven-Lake tour in Ridanna/Ridnaun, a side valley of Vipiteno/Sterzing. The tour starts at the mining museum, taking you across the Lazzacher valley to the Poschhouse and further up to Lake Massaro/Egetsee. Walk past the anterior and posterior of Lake Massaro/Egetsee until you reach Lake Trübe See, the largest of the seven lakes. Continue along the Fernerbach river until you reach the Grohmannhütte, Aglsbodenalm (trail no. 9) and the starting point. This hiking tour in Vipiteno/Sterzing takes approximately eight hours.
Mountain biking & cycling
Vipiteno/Sterzing and environs are not only ideal for hiking, but also for mountain biking. Ancient roads, sunny mountain trails and extensive forest tracks offer countless possibilities for mountain biking fans. The nearby valleys are also great for MTB tours. Take a mountain-biking tour to Passo di Funders/Pfunders, to Monte Neve/Schneeberg or to Passo della Chiave/Schlüsseljoch mountain ridge!
Or pedal high up to a mountain hut and stop for a well-deserved rest and take in the fantastic panoramic views. Vipiteno is located right on the biking route Brennero-Bolzano, part of the Munich-Venice route. Thanks to the extensive biking network, biking fans are truly in their element here.
Rafting: thrilling water adventures
Another summer activity besides hiking is rafting. Vipiteno is also known for the Tiger Rafting Club founded in 1995 and one of the leading rafting association in Italy. The perfectly trained Tiger boat guides are known in many countries across the world. All guides have followed an extensive training in Italy and Austria and freshen up their knowhow once a year, making for the highest level of safety. The rafting tours take place in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, Val Pusteria/Pustertal, Val Passiria/Passeiertal and Val Venosta/Vinschgau.
Above the clouds...
Hiking in Vipiteno/Sterzing takes you to the heart of the South Tyrolean mountains. But have you ever experienced this spectacular nature paradise from far above? If not, then a holiday in South Tyrol offers the ideal opportunity for it. In the nearby Ridanna valley, the paragliding association Jochropp’n offers tandem flights accompanied by an experienced pilot. Brace yourself for some incredible views and seize this unique feeling of freedom!