Are you looking for a holiday in the warm South Tyrolean hospitality? Imagine to be surrounded by the warmth of a wood stove or from the steam of a sauna after a day spent outdoors, skiing on white slopes or walking towards lovely tops! Are you looking for a cozy nest, scenting wood, from which to admire breathtaking landscapes? Then the Racines Valley is the perfect place for you!
1. Winter in Racines Valley
If you like skiing, Racines Valley certainly will not disappoint you! The ski area Racines-Giovo is one of the most equipped area in South Tyrol, with 25km of slopes and lifts reaching 2000m high, with the possibility to use the ski bus for free. 50 km of trails through the woods, but also at high altitudes, are waiting for cross-country skiers … The snow is guaranteed!
2. Summer in Racines Valley
The beautiful Alpine valleys dotted by mountain huts with their flowered balconies, are the stage of many excursions, from challenging treks on the peaks, to quiet trips, suitable also for your children, to discover the natural beauties of this Alpine Pearl. The Falls of Stanghe, for example, offer a truly unforgettable spectacle: the deep gorge, already known in 1800, can easily be explored thanks to a system of ladders and walkways. Even mountain bikers can discover the valley, cycling along paths specially dedicated to them!
3. Sustainable mobility in Racines Valley
Racines Valley has joined the network of the Alpine Pearls, affirming its commitment to the respect for the environment and sustainability of tourism-related activities. Thanks to the efficient integrated public transport network, you will enjoy a perfect holiday without a car! With the Mobilcard, you can easily travel everywhere with trains and buses and your children travel for free! Val Racines are also available e-bikes, electric bikes with pedal assistance which you can rent and use to go up hills!
4. Discover the World of Ridanna Monteneve Mine
A few kilometers from the Racines Valley, opens Ridanna Valley, land of miners. I recommend you a visit to the open-air museum on the Schneeberg: here the entire production chain of the mine has remained intact, and can be seen and touched ! For about 800 years, thousands of miners have extracted precious minerals such as silver, lead and zinc from the mine that stretched across more than 1,000 galleries that today can be partially visited with a guide: a real underground journey!
5. Your green-stay in Racines Valley
Here are some wonderful and comfortably places where you can stay, in harmony with nature!
Natur und Wanderhotel Rainer: wellness hotel where you will find beautiful rooms in scented larch wood, equipped with every comfort. It is the ideal place to relax and recharge your energies!
Alphotel Tyrol: a 4-star superior hotel where you will feel at home! Pampered in a homely atmosphere you will enjoy beautiful rooms, a spa with pool and great traditional dishes to be enjoyed in the stube. Even your children will find the right distractions, thanks to activities organized especially for them!
Erlebnishotel Gassnhof: This 4-star hotel welcomes you to the nearby Val Ridanna, with all its amenities! You will not have to think about anything, just relax in the tastefully decorated rooms or spa and sample the finest traditional dishes! It ‘a great place to start for hiking and trekking!
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