Tures and Aurina valleys
The wonderful valleys of Tures and Aurina are a haven of wellness, sport and culture, in a pristine nature and fairytale landscapes.
The valleys of Tures and Aurina are located north of Val Pusteria and Brunico. Surrounded by mountain peaks rising above 3000 meters, the two valleys offer a quiet stay in a peaceful nature, for a holiday full of relaxation, sport and culture.
You can explore these mountains through haute routes, tours organized with the mountain guides, or pleasant trekking tours in summer for the whole family, with starting points in the ski centers of Klausberg and Speikboden. The nature reserve Parco Naturale di Ries features many theme routes, like the nature trail in Campo Tures or the path Strength of water in Selva dei Molini. In the valleys of Tures and Aurina you can practice many other activities, like sport fishing in the artificial lakes of Neves and Caminata, Nordic walking and mountain biking on 26 trails of different levels.
In winter the charming snow-covered landscape is an irresistible call for all skiers, who meet on the slopes of Klausberg, Speikboden and Riva di Tures, but also for those who love ice climbing, ice skating and ski mountaineering.
Children will find wonderful playgrounds in the Mini Ski Club and in the Juniorclub, whereas the Tamarix Family Park features the longest conveyor belt in the world, to help children and disabled to fully enjoy winter sports.
The valleys of Tures and Aurina have an interesting historical and cultural heritage hidden in its many museums, like the mineral museum and the nativity scenes museum, but also in the Predoi Mine and in the Taufers Castle.
Wellness is another key word in these valleys: a gallery for asthmatics in Predoi, health paths in Rio Bianco, specialized beauty salons… for moments of pure relaxation, to revitalize body and mind.
Wonderful snowshoeing tour leading you through the most beautiful spots of the Val di Tures valley and to the charming Kofler Lakes.
Tures Castle, one of the biggest and best preserved of the whole region, is an important tourist and cultural attraction. It overlooks the entrance to the Valle Aurina valley.
Thanks to the massif restoration that the castle underwent during the 20 century, about two thirds of the stronghold is now open to visitors, but the most interesting section is the library, still considered one of the most beautiful Middle Age hall of the whole region.