Do you know Val di Funes, or Villnößtal, a quiet and unspoiled corner of South Tyrol, Pearl between the Dolomites and favorite destination for hikers and mountain climbers? In this small valley, at one side of the Isarco Valley, there are the three towns of Tiso, St. Peter and St. Magdalene, surrounded by the magnificent Natural Park of Puez-Odle. Be enchanted by the landscapes and enjoy a holiday in the South Tyrolean hospitality!
1. Summer in Val di Funes
Easy walks through the woods, trekking through the magnificent surrounding peaks, climbing on the pale walls of the Dolomites, mountain biking along dirt tracks dedicated to bikes, .. if you love outdoor sports, Val di Funes will not disappoint you! But this wonderful Pearl is also ideal for relaxing holidays, far away from the traffic of the city, dozing in the sun and taking deep breaths of fresh alpine air!
2. Winter in Val di Funes
In winter the landscape of the valley is covered with snow. Be enchanted by the color contrasts, between the rock and the sky and the silence of the woods. Ideal for families with small children, is the ski area “Filler” in Santa Maddalena, while cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find the circuit around Zanseralm. Many are also toboggan slopes, to have fun with the whole family. If you prefer alpine skiing, Val di Funes offers incredible itineraries between its peaks, or with snowshoes, you can explore the hidden landscapes, following paths that goes through woods and pastures.
3. Culinary goodness and typical products
Let yourself be pampered by the taste of South Tyrolean tradition, stopping in huts with their flowered balconies that you will find along the trails. Here you will find platters of bacon and Alpine cheese can be enjoyed along with typical canederli or bread made with whole grain flours. Krapfen and apple strudel are the most popular desserts, accompanied by a glass of grappa made with mountain herbs. And then, what about a good digestive walk between green mountain pastures ?!
4. The Val di Funes for the environment
It is not only for its natural beauties that this valley is worth a visit, but also for its commitment to environmental protection. The Val di Funes is part of the Alpine Pearls network, mountain resorts that are committed to promote soft mobility holidays. Here, thanks to the Mobilcard you can travel on all public transport of the Region, for a perfect holiday without a car! Furthermore the energy used in the valley is entirely produced from local renewable resources: water, wood and sun ensure energy independence of the Val di Funes!
5. Your green stay in Val di Funes
Many accommodation in Val di Funes have chosen to follow the path of sustainability and respect for the wonderful nature that surrounds them. Each traveler becomes an important piece in this big puzzle, with its choices. Here are some ideas for an eco-friendly stay!
Proderhof: delightful family-run farm that offers comfortable wooden furnished apartments. It is the ideal place for your children as well, who will learn to take care of the animals in the farm!
Hotel Tyrol: simple and elegant, the hotel will offer everything you need for your relaxation! All rooms overlook the Odle and you can enjoy traditional dishes and a spa with sauna and jacuzzi, in Santa Maddalena, the heart of the Val di Funes!
Residence Schopplhof: a charming residence surrounded by flowered meadows at the edge of the forest. This is the ideal place from which to explore the surrounding nature! You will find bright wooden apartments with large balconies, from which to admire the beauty of the Dolomites.
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