Tures and Aurina Valley
Located on the sunny south side of the Zillertal Alps, the Valli di Tures e Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal in South Tyrol are one of the most beautiful natural areas in Europe. The unique landscape of the only 40 km long Valle Aurina/Ahrntal, surrounded by more than 80 impressive three-thousand-metre peaks, guarantees an unforgettable holiday for both active sportsmen and nature lovers. The most northerly valley of South Tyrol offers holiday pleasure in winter and summer, for an unforgettable holiday in the mountains.
Green holiday paradise
In the Valli di Tures e Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal, hikers and mountaineers get their money's worth. The particularly green and northernmost valley of South Tyrol is part of the international Rieserferner-Ahrn/Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park, with its beautiful traditional alpine pastures and its great variety of glaciers, flora and fauna.
Here, mountain bikers and cyclists also benefit from an excellent network of paths. The well-preserved Prettau Mine, recommended for culture lovers, is particularly worth a visit. On board a small train and equipped with a helmet, a coat and a light, you can set out to discover the mountain tunnels that wind through the mine.
The natural swimming pond in Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers provides cool refreshment after an extensive hike or a visit to the mine. Those who would rather have a wellness break can find peace and relaxation in the large pool and sauna area in the indoor swimming pool Cascade in Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers.
In autumn, shepherds and farmers bring their cattle back from the summer pastures. The traditional Transhumance is still an important event in many villages and is celebrated with a folk festival and tasty South Tyrolean specialities.
The Valli di Tures e Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal are a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. In winter, the snow-covered nature invites you to go snowshoeing and on ski tours. Ski lovers can have fun on perfectly groomed slopes in the two ski areas of Speikboden and Klausberg, while cross-country skiers can enjoy two special slopes in the valley. Families and tobogganers also have a wide range of slopes to choose from. The Valli di Tures e Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal guarantee fun for young and old!
During the season of Advent, we recommend a visit to the picturesque Christmas markets of Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers and to the smaller Christmas market in the Enchanted Forest at the Riva Waterfalls. To get even more into the Christmas mood, you can also go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride in the heart of the beautiful snowy mountain landscapes. A very romantic experience!