Activities Amid Overwhelming Natural Landscapes

Outdoor Highlights in Tauferer Ahrntal
Do you smell this wonderful scent? In the Tauferer Ahrntal - the small, alpine side valley of the Puster Valley - there is a scent that smells like sunshine.
In every season - spring, summer, and autumn, 80 imposing three-thousand-meter peaks fill the colorful natural landscapes with magic and invite you to take part in a wide range of activities:
Climbing, hiking, (mountain) biking, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, horseback riding, golfing, etc. And if the day had more than 24 hours, you'd probably try all of those.
To lose no time while you plan your holiday, we have created a small list of interesting activities:


Reaching New Paths and Peaks

... on the sun-kissed southern side of the Zillertal Alps. The Tauferer Ahrental offers innumerable itineraries accompanied by a fantastic view of impressive three thousand-meter mountains. A paradise for mountain lovers - for beginners and professionals, young and old mountain enthusiasts. There are many excursions where you will walk on paths admits wonderful landscapes, meadows, and forests. The exciting high trails Hartenweg, Lausitzerweg, and Kellerbauerweg will bring you to peaks where the view is simply unforgettable. Other adventurous summit tours for real mountaineers will lead you to the following peaks: Moosstock (3,059 m), Schwarzenstein (3,369 m), and Hochgall (3,436 m). There is the perfect tour for everyone!
Would you like to discover the area with a local expert? There is the possibility to book a tour with a mountain guide.


Enjoying Nature with Feet on the Pedals

Whether during a challenging MTB tour or an easy tour for beginners, who prefer flat tours. There is even the possibility to take an e-bike tour for those who like cycling while being electronically supported. There is the perfect tour for every cycling enthusiast!
A good tip for excursionists and families? The 17.5 km trail starts at the cycle path out of the valley in Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures and arrives at Brunico/Bruneck leading past the starting point of the Reinbach Waterfalls, the Gaiser bathing lake, and lush meadows - with the possibility to cool down from time to time. A more difficult trail leads into the valley along the Ahr River. Bikes can be hired and brought back to different stations along the way from Ahrntal to Puster Valley. Additionally, there is a bicycle rental service in Sand in Taufers.
Would you prefer to go on a bike tour in Austria? In that case, you can choose the cycle path of Lienz. Take the bus or the train for Innichen/San Candido, rent a bike, and then you can cycle down the valley to Lienz. You can return your bike in Lienz and take the train back to Innichen/ San Candido.
An easier bike route is the one from Sand in Taufers to Bruneck and from Bruneck either to Brixen/Bressanone or in the Upper Puster Valley to Tobalch/Dobbiaco or to Innichen/San Candido.

Adventures and Sun Salutations

Between Wild Gorges and Waters

It’s time for white water sports, dear adventure fans! A few kilometers from Villa Calluna, impetuous mountain streams, dizzying gorges, and thundering waterfalls invite you to go rafting and canyoning. A great experience with different levels of difficulty for young and adult adventure fans.
Wouldn't you like to abseil down a 48-meter-deep canyon?
To then pass over clear pools of water and rushing cascades, past smooth rock walls secured to the rope and slide down? If you like to get wet, you can also get into a rubber boat and raft through wild waters and rapids. Is this exciting enough?


Lake Braies

Those who like romantic places, cannot miss this one. Amidst the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park, you can admire Lake Braies in wild and romantic splendor, in fact it is one of the most beautiful lakes of the Dolomites as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The picturesque mountains of the area, such as the majestic 2,800 high Seekofel are reflected in the emerald, green water.
In order to admire this wonderful lake, you can take a circular walk around it (about 1.5h). Or you can rent a rowing boat for a unique boat trip on the lake.

Carmen’s Personal Summer Tips

The best tips are those that are based on personal experience. They are authentic, sincere, and incredibly precious.
Carmen is a very sunny and open-minded person and as a real explorer she likes to try many new things. In particular, she likes to go to events, where she can taste delicious foods and always have a good time.
So, having already jumped into the "deep end" herself, Carmen is happy to recommend to you what she knows from personal experience:

...feeling like a princess at the medieval festival at Taufers Castle