Alta Valle Isarco
A paradise for sport enthusiasts and gourmets in every season, Alta Valle Isarco is a melting pot of different cultures, a place where you can organize you tailor-made holiday.
Alta Valle Isarco, located north of Valle Isarco, is a place with a unique landscape made of lush valleys and imposing snow covered peaks, the place where Mediterranean charm and Tyrolean tradition meet.
Such a wonderful land is certainly worth exploring, and you can do it following the miles and miles of trails winding through an unpolluted nature, on foot, by bike or on horseback. The haute route Alta Via del Tirolo and the European Path Nr.2 are two trekking trails for those who like high altitudes, but also those who like other sports (Nordic walking, paragliding, rafting) find here the perfect training ground. Many are the activities organized for children and families.
Cuisine is without a doubt one of the strongest points of Alta Valle Isarco: natural delicacies fill the tables of restaurants, while tempting fragrances fill the air during the many food and wine events, like the Gourmet Week.
In the winter season the ski centers of Alta Valle Isarco offer a lot of fun and relaxation to their visitors, whereas those who prefer cross-country skiing and winter hiking will find in the valleys of Ridanna, Fleres and Racines the perfect places to practice their favorite sports in a wonderful setting.
The Fundres Haute Route is a wonderful hiking trail running from Vipiteno to Brunico and offering a privileged view on breathtaking landscapes. Its name derives from the mountain group crossed by the trail.
On a rocky spur near Vipiteno, in Campo Trens, rises the charming Tasso Castle. From the historical point of view, this is one of the most important fortresses of South Tyrol. Still in fairly good conditions, it hosts many antiques.
Ten halls of the castle, many with their original Late Gothic furniture, are open to visitors. The thirteen century kitchen is in good conditions, and one of the most interesting attractions of the castle is its beautiful old tower.