With immediate effect, the area around South Tyrol’s Alta Pusteria presents itself under a new name – holiday region Three Peaks/3 Zinnen in the Dolomites. The rising alpine destination, which comprises the quaint villages of Sesto/Sexten, San Candido/Innichen, Dobbiaco/Toblach, Villabassa/Niederdorf and Braies/Prags, chose that name in order to further stress the importance of the world-famous Three Peaks as the area’s landmark. Yet, the primary focus of the tourism experience remains the holiday experience for all senses. Target groups are individual travellers and families, those looking for indulgence or relaxation, and active travellers. The valley welcomes them with a truly unique mix of cultural features and laid-back lifestyle, whether it is during a break at one of the many mountain cabins, or in the cosy atmosphere of a local guest house or restaurant. Guests may choose from a wide range of exciting activities: hiking, mountain climbing and biking in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, water-based treatments in the “Kneipp für mich®” Active Park, and relaxed days on the shores of a lake.
In addition to the Alta Pusteria, the Sesto Dolomites cable cars, too, form part of the holiday region Three Peaks in the Dolomites, making it a perfect winter destination for skiers and snowboarders alike. In the Helm-Croda Rossa skiing region 32 cable cars provide access to snow-filled fun on 93 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes. Five interconnected skiing mountains between South Tyrol and the Veneto plus convenient train connections with the Ski Pustertal Express offer further options, adding up to a total of 200 kilometres of slopes. A wide network of cross-country trails, snowshoeing, winter hiking and many other experiences complement the array of winter sports activities in the holiday region Three Peaks in the Dolomites, while families will enjoy features like gigantic snowmen, Italy’s only free-range herd of reindeers, ice-skating, or tobogganing.
Another romantic affair is a sleigh ride through the snow-covered landscape. Fast at times, then slow, to the rhythmic trudging sound of hooves the horse-drawn sleigh takes passengers to the Lago di Dobbiaco or the Val Fiscalina.
Pic Credits: Ch.Tschurtschenthaler