Destinations: Gais

Holidays in Gais in Plan de Corones

About 15 km from Brunico and Campo Tures, in the heart of the Plan de Corones tourist region and at the entrance to the Valli di Tures and Aurina, is the South Tyrolean village of Gais with its hamlets of Villa Ottone, Montassilone, Riomolino and Wool of Gais.

As it often happens in the beautiful villages of South Tyrol, time seems to have stopped in Gais, where its proximity to nature and the warm hospitality of the inhabitants make it the destination par excellence for those in search of peace and tranquility immersed in the silence of the mountains.

Going on holiday to Gais is like taking a dip in history among imposing castles, such as Castello di Chela and Castello di Casanova, the unique museum of firefighters' helmets, and the parish church of Gais dating back to the 12th century, the oldest in the Tyrol.

The small hamlet of Villa Ottone offers other interesting attractions, such as the 11th century Castle of Villa Ottone and the parish church dedicated to Santa Margherita. The hamlets of Riomolino and Montassilone, with their respective churches, are also worth a visit.

An obligatory stop, 17 km away, are the famous earth pyramids of Perca, one of the most beautiful natural wonders in South Tyrol.

Surrounded by the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Natural Park, the area is a popular destination for hikers. For cyclists, the cycle path of the Tures and Aurina Valleys, which crosses the town of Gais, is a real gem. And, after a day of outdoor sports, relax in the Baggerlacke swimming lake.

In winter, the town transforms itself into a beautiful white blanket, perfect for exploring on skis or snowshoes. Not far away are the fabulous slopes of the ski area number 1 in South Tyrol, the Plan de Corones. Lovers of cross-country skiing can practice in Riscone, where there is also a free track for skating. Riscone also offers a great toboggan run.