Val Sarentino in summer
La Val Sarentino is an enchanting place north of Bolzano, still unspoiled and off the beaten track It is a naturalistic jewel, the skyline of Sarntal extends as far as the eye can see with more than 140 imposing peaks that rise in the austere and silent sky. The valley is literally embraced by the Alpine mountain range, between Monte zoccolo, Corno Renon, Corno bianco, Cima San Cassiano and Corno di Tramin.
The maximum altitudes are around 2700 meters above sea level with Punta Cervinia. The Dolomite chain seems ideally divided into two sections thanks to the Passo di Pennes which is the gateway to the first signs of civilization.
What to do, what to see in Val Sarentino
At the entrance of the Val Sarentino you will find Castel Roncolo, a sensational manor house frescoed with images dating back to the Middle Ages. The Castel Regino built in the 1.100th century, the Church of San Cipriano and the minor church dedicated to San Valentino dating back to XNUMX, are the historical monuments most fascinating of the valley.
Among the austere bell towers and the flowered garni 'stands the oldest farm, the Rohrehaus, a jewel of South Tyrolean architecture. The importance that craftsmanship still has in local society explodes among the narrow streets and shops full of wonderful manufactures. Carved pipes, original processes with decorated leathers, typical hand-sewn boiled wool garments are the added value of an Alpine community that deeply believes in its roots.
The typical costumes worn by adults and children help to give an aura of magic to the enchanted villages of the most pristine valley of South Tyrol.
Summer holidays in Val Sarentino allow many unforgettable excursions. Don't miss the Tour of the Seven Huts, the demanding Alta Via of Valdurna and the path towards Spielet. The Stone men they are an immense pebble made up of suggestive constructions of stacked stones. The evocative power of this unlikely folk art brings back to scenes of witches and evil spirits from which passersby had to protect themselves. The pebbles in the balance were used to signal the way and not to get lost in the mountains on the way back.
Go hiking in the wonderful trails of the Val Sarentino in summer it is the best way to experience the sensational views that the Alps can offer up close. There are treks of every difficulty and duration among splendid traditional shelters and silent prairies. For families with children, the ideal is to choose itineraries that are not too long, such as the marked path towards Malga Auner: an hour and a half walk with a pleasant difference in height to be tackled without stress.
Val Sarentino in summer: hiking, mountain biking, horse riding for all ages
The most spectacular excursions not to be missed during a summer stay in Sarntal are divided by difficulty, height difference and duration.
THEGetrum Alm itinerary - Latzfonser Kreuz, from Reinswald to San Martino is perhaps the most demanding circuit in terms of running time and slope. It is 6 and a half hours of walking which therefore requires some training.
Auener Alm at 1798 meters above sea level Stoanerne Mandln starts from Sarentino: it is an intermediate trek that can be tackled by everyone with a little effort.
Stoanerne Mandln - Moltner Kaser - more than 3 hours of walking between the enchanting spiers of the Alps and the clear and unlikely skies of Sarntal.
Getrum Alm da Reinswald - San Martino: the arrival at the refuge alone is worth the grandiose hike lasting 5 hours.
Durnholzer lake is the walk suitable for the whole family which in just over an hour offers a breathtaking view of the lake nestled between the green walls of the Val Sarentino.
Taking a deep breath of clean and oxygenated air is the first physical advantage that the body overloaded by the city benefits from in Val Sarentino.
Farms, pastures as far as the eye can see, wild animals evoke an ancient serenity to be savored slowly. The attention of the inhabitants of Sarntal for the preservation of nature is the fundamental value of eco-sustainable tourism that is carried out in the small mountain community. Environmental education and symbiosis with wild animals are taught early on to children. In this regard, the Urlesteig route has been set up to allow children to discover the secrets and wonders of the local flora and fauna.
Val Sarentino holidays: eco-sustainable and unforgettable
Summer holidays in Val Sarentino are a panacea for families, children and otherwise young people who love the simple life, body care and the well-being of a zero-impact life surrounded by greenery.
Family-run hotels and boarding houses are often located in idyllic landscape views, with 360 degree views of the horseshoe of the The Dolomites.
Very nice apartments and holiday residences equally offer excellent accommodations for those who want more freedom and privacy during their stay. A holiday in Val Sarentino is ideal for families who like to extend their stay for a few weeks, in the comfort of the services offered. It is possible to book short rentals in apartments, b & bs and farmhouses for tourists who prefer quick holidays during the weekends.
The eco-friendly tourism that characterizes the lifestyle of the Val Sarentino finds its maximum expression in stays on the farm and in the riding schools, with the possibility of interacting with the farmer and with the riding school. The sensory experiences and the vital charge that derives from them will be the indelible memory of the emotions that only a green holiday has to offer.
Val Sarentino holidays: eco, adventurous, family and gourmet
For the most demanding and refined tourists there are luxury solutions to combine the therapy of nature with the detox action of high altitude wellness centers. Outdoor heated pools play with perspective making guests seem suspended in the water between the walls of the Dolomites. Panoramic terraces as far as the eye can see allow for absolute relaxation after massages, saunas and hay baths.
Boutique hotel enchanting among the peaks they offer sublime environments respecting the environment, with eco-compatible raw materials, zero-kilometer products, transposed into gourmet menus with impeccable attention to detail. A perfect stay for couples looking for complicity, and why not also for singles who love to pamper themselves with the best of the luxury offer in Val Sarentino.
La holiday in Sarntal the most popular is always that of eclectic sportsmen who every day unload the adrenaline accumulated through different activities. There are walls of Climbing indoor sports and 64 routes on the walls of increasing difficulty depending on the Johanneskofel sectors.
For the diehards of the bicycle marked trails are available for trials, Downhill and mountain bikes that start from the Sarentino Refuge up to the Ottenbacher hut. The most trained will be able to try their hand uphill to the Mittager refuge rewarded by an incomparable panoramic view. Do not miss a freeride among the stone men to reach the suggestive Croce di Pozza.
The perfect holiday in Val Sarentino for families with children is perfected thanks to baby park, allowing sharing and happiness between parents and children.
Near the sports field there are play structures of all kinds, slides, ropes, and all that is needed to entertain the little ones in safety. Educational trails and visits to Lake Valdurna they should be more than enough to awaken a sense of respect for nature in both children and parents.
A holiday in Sarntal is a must for tourists discovering theSouth Tyrolean food and wine. The continuity of the ancient crafts of the community allows to obtain still genuine and healthy dairy products and sausages as in the past.
There are Garnis that offer workshops for learn the original recipes of the most famous preparations: dumplings, soups, turnip and cabbage salads, strudel and sublime local hazelnut cakes. It is now a confirmed trend that the best starred restaurants in Italy have been found for years in the Dolomites. They interpret regional cuisine with flair and creativity aided by organic raw materials of excellent quality from the luxuriant highlands of Val Sarentino. Terra, Alpes and Braunwirt are the three best gourmet experiences not to be missed during a stay in the Sarntal Alps.
Summer holidays in Val Sarentino
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