Holidays in Alta Pusteria: Welcome to the land of the Three Peaks
In the eastern part of South Tyrol, the Pusteria Valley moves across great altitudes, which are enclosed by the Dolomites of Braies and Sesto. In the north, the massif Defregger Mountains rise, which like the region of Alta Pusteria also extend to East Tyrol. During your vacation in Alta Pusteria, you will continuously encounter the appellation “Land of the Three Peaks” – for a good reason: Southeast of Dobbiaco, this spectacular tricuspid symbol of South Tyrol reaches into the sky and its highest pinnacle is at 2,999 m above sea level. We highly recommend the Three Peaks as a hiking destination!
Natural spectacles throughout the valley
Dobbiaco, Braies, San Candido, Sesto and our holiday resort Villabassa are the communities in the Land of the Three Peaks. They offer varied holiday activities throughout the year, each village with its peculiarities. Dobbiaco, for example, has a beautiful deer park, while the Dobbiaco Lake is a splendid destination for a unique hike through the Landro Valley. Braies is located in the heart of the Nature Park Fanes-Sennes-Braies, where you may spend many exciting days during your vacation in Alta Pusteria. While the Braies Valley and the Landro Valley branch off south, the Casies Valley meanders through the mountains towards north. It starts in Monguelfo at the beginning of the region Alta Pusteria and invites hikers and mountain bikers for many varied tours.
Fabulous ski slopes and classic music
The region of Alta Pusteria also offers ski slopes of all difficulty levels and excellent trails for cross-country skiing. The Sesto Ski Carousel is world-famous. And yet another celebrity has shaped our region: The great composer Gustav Mahler had a small “musician house” in Dobbiaco and created his great symphonies with Dolomite views. You could, for example, spend your holidays in Alta Pusteria during the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks, which attract an international audience to the Dolomites.