Val di Funes, in the shadow of the Odle
If you love trekking, there's no better place than Val di Funes to spend your holiday. In fact here there are endless itineraries which will satisfy all hikers for their quantity and variety. These itineraries are made special by the unique beauty of landscape: in fact, the valley is overlooked by the wonderful Odle Group, a jagged chain of rocky peaks in the Puez Odle Nature Park.
These wonderful peaks can be admired from close up going along the Adolf Munkel footpath, at the North foot of the group, whereas there are many itineraries starting from the shepherds' hut Malga Zannes and crossing the park, such as the Zannes didactical path, which is also suitable for disabled persons, and many themed paths, such as the Herrensteig Trails. There are also some itineraries which are suitable for the whole family and take to the shepherd's huts on Alpe di Funes, whereas the most skilled and trained can put themselves into the test with vie ferrate and hikes in the height.
Furthermore, Val di Funes boasts the broadest net of nordic walking paths of the whole South Tyrol with 100 km itineraries. There are many activities you can do. Some of them are specific for children: mountain bike tours, horse riding, swimming, climbing lessons.
In winter, the valley offers beautiful cross-country skiing trails, exciting ski mountaineering and snowshoeing itineraries, sledge slopes and ice rinks.
Furthermore, Val di Funes is included in the Alpine Pearls, tourist resorts promoting the idea of soft mobility, a kind of tourism in which the car is replaced by an efficient system of public means of transport, to keep intact the wonderful natural treasure of this area.
The valley also features many important places from an historical, cultural, artistic and scientific point of view, such as the Mineralogical museum in Tiso and the beautiful Church of St. John in Ranui.
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Val di Funes is the ideal destination for an active holiday any time of year. Whether you are going solo, as a couple, or with family, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of activities. During winter months, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and wonderful winter walks. In summer: excursions, mountain bike rides, climbing, iron ways, and horseback riding. There are also plenty of family oriented activities such as adventure parks, sledding, geological walks, mineral museums, and the farmstead.
Val di Funes is unique in its own way. Small yet welcoming, it resembles a picturesque Dolomites postcard, an extraordinary landscape made to be photographed. A stunning...
Val di Funes is unique in its own way. Small yet welcoming, it resembles a picturesque Dolomites postcard, an extraordinary landscape made to be photographed. A stunning visual is a view of the Odle dalla Chiesetta di S. Giovanni in Ranui, a baroque jewel in the shadow of the majestic Odle Peaks.
Fantastic experiences await you in the wonderful Val di Funes. During winter, the allure of the snow-covered landscape attracts lovers of snow and winter sports. The small ski resort of “Filler”, which is easily reached from the town center of Santa Maddalena, is perfect for families with children who are new to skiing. Even seasoned skiers and snowboarders will have a great time at the Freestyle-Park. For those who prefer to ski in all tranquility, surrounded by the silence of uncontaminated nature, cross-country skiing is the sport for you. A walk on long snowy paths or a snowshoeing excursion among snow-covered trees will let you discover the hidden beauty of this untouched valley. Let us not forget to mention sledding, a perfect activity for families with children, and those who are looking for a safe but fun activity.
Not only in winter, but also in summer, the Val di Funes will surprise you with a wide choice of activities. Hiking, relaxing walks, horse riding, mountain biking, climbing, and iron ways will make your vacation memorable. For those looking to get in touch with agricultural, there are three adventure trails for young and old: Minerals and crystals; Regional products and their creators; Rural tradition: guardian of the land. Another unforgettable experience is the Dolorama hiking trail, a scenic drive along 61 km, which through 4 stages, leads from Alpe di Rodengo/Luson, around Plose, and up to Laion.
The Val di Funes is also the perfect destination for families. In winter you can ski or sled, while in summer you can learn to bake bread with the help of local farmers, and while the dough is rising, you can explore the farm and its animals, as well as the orchard. A stop at the Mineralogical Museum of Tisio is a must. From there, three short nature trails will illustrate the geological and botanical characteristic of the area. Exciting Adventure Park, located in the Natural Park Puez-Odle. Finally, little adventurers can take their first steps climbing on the climbing wall along the Adolf Munkel path.
Experience the Mountains
The holiday region of Val di Funes, with the St. Magdalene, St. Peter, and Tisio resorts, is one of the most picturesque valleys of the Dolomites with an extraordinary landscape. The magnificent range of Odle with its remarkable rock towers is the crown symbol of the valley. Sports, nature, relaxation, and family activities are the ideal for an unforgettable holiday. In winter there are different offerings: from alpine and cross-country skiing to sledding and snowshoeing. In summer, hiking, horseback riding or biking, or climbing an iron way are the perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of this unspoiled valley. Family fun is enhanced with adventure parks, geological paths, a visit to the Mineralogical Museum, and exploring life on a farm.