Racines, sport holidays in the Alpine Pearl
A holiday in Racines means total relax respecting nature. Forget your car and experience everything local villages and valleys can offer, with no haste, either on foot or with public transport means, according to the principles of soft mobility and eco-sustainable tourism. Racines is well-known because of ski and trekking. It boasts a unique landscape with blooming valleys surrounded by peaks and glaciers.
Val Giovo is called by its inhabitants "the valley to rest in nature": it is an unpolluted valley, far away from mass tourism, offering its guests a holiday far away from the stress and crowd of everyday life.
In Val Racines you can do many summer and winter sports: cross country skiing, trekking, mountain bike, nordic walking, horse riding. Val Ridanna is a paradise for cross-country skiing and winter hiking, but also a very beloved trekking, mountain bike and nordic walking area.
The Racines - Giovo ski center lies in one of the most snowy areas of South Tyrol: this resort is modern, boasts perfect slopes as well as a wide offer of winter sports and a fabulous landscape. If you prefer to visit Racines in summer, you can discover the area going along the high-route Alta Via di Ridanna and the path leading to the seven sees (Sette Laghi). If you prefer easier walks, suitable for the whole family, you can try the Panorama trail Val Giovo, visit the spectacular Stanghe waterfalls, in Val Racines, or the shepherd's huts in the height over the three valleys, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view over the glaciers.
If you want to merge sport and culture, we suggest you to visit the beautiful baroque castle Castel Wolfsthurn, hosting the Province Museum of Hunting and Fishing, in Mareta, as well as the Province Mining Museum in the old mine of Monteneve in Ridanna.
Racines Turismo • Via Giovo, 1 Casateia - 39040 Racines ( BZ )
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Family and Children
The valleys of Racines, Ridanna and Val Giovo are the perfect place to spend a fun and sports--filled holiday with the family. There are many activities offered throughout the year. In summer you can choose between hiking, climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, themed trails and excursions. In winter, skiing, snowshoeing, or a winter hike with alpine skis among snow-covered forests and breathtaking views will make your holidays magic. There is also room for the little ones with World Adventure Mountain (Mondo Avventura Montagna), tobogganing trails, educational paths, the walk to Stanghe Waterfalls, the Provincial Museum of Mines and Hunting and Fishing in Wolfsthurn.
Racines is the ideal place to spend time with your children and to have fun with them. In the three valleys of Racines, Ridanna and Val Giovo, families will find a wide range...
Racines is the ideal place to spend time with your children and to have fun with them. In the three valleys of Racines, Ridanna and Val Giovo, families will find a wide range of activities both in winter and in summer. During the winter season the ski area Racines-Giovo, with its 25 km of slopes, provides unforgettable moments for skiers and snowboarders. Val Ridanna and Racines Valley additionally offer 50 km of well-groomed slopes for aficionados of cross-country skiing. The high-altitude panoramic trail "Platschjoch" is among the most notable and is 16 km long and of easy - medium difficulty. You can further discover the beauty of the snowy landscape with snowshoes or alpine skis.
Children can have fun on the toboggan runs or take their first steps on skis with the help of the instructors at the school.
Special moments await you in summer. Excursions, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, and hiking are a perfect opportunity to admire the beautiful landscapes of the Dolomites while taking in a breath of fresh air.
Fun is guaranteed for the young alike. World Adventure Mountain (Mondo Avventura Montagna) is the new hiking trail with many attractions and wonders of nature: the world of ants and groundhogs, farm animals, water games, rock climbing gyms and magnificent scenic bridges. There are also several themed and educational paths suitable for children. Of particular interest is the "Pfeifer Huisele" past, a medium difficulty six hour walk there and back: from Racines di Dentro along the Kirchweg path reaching the Wizard Pfeifer Huisele’s birthplace and Lake But.
There are also all-round experiences by bike or on foot along the circular paths, three of which are recommended to families: "From Casateia to Castel Wolfsthurn Mareta", "Excursion of the seven lakes in Val Ridanna", and "Excursion to the Alpe di Telves in Val Ridanna ". Do not miss the natural spectacle of Stanghe Waterfalls, which are among the one of the most beautiful gorges in the entire Alpine region: an easy 45-minute walk to the meeting point at Stanghe, open from May to November. Finally, also worth a visit is the Provincial Museum of Hunting and Fishing in Castel Wolfsthurn and the Monteneve Mines.