The Brunico/Bruneck and environs region is renowned for its vast forests and meadows, set against a magnificent mountain backdrop. Holidays here offer not only scenic beauty, but also plenty of activity. South Tyrol/Südtirol's No. 1 ski mountain, Plan de Corones, the lively city of Brunico/Bruneck, and idyllic tributary valleys characterise a region dubbed “The Heart of Pustertal valley”.
In the eastern part of South Tyrol, the Brunico/Bruneck and environs region extends from high green valleys to striking Dolomite peaks and from Rieserferner Ahrn and the Zillertal Alps deep into the Ladin valley of Val Badia. On holiday here, the Alpine atmosphere is sustained by more than just the views! A stroll through the city of Brunico will give you a very clear sense of a unique regional way of life. Need some fresh air? Head for a gentle hike to one of the many working Alpine farms. Not tired yet? Go mountain climbing to nearby peaks, many of which tower up to more than 3000 m. In addition to engaging in sporting activities, it is also worthwhile to explore one of the idyllic neighbouring side valleys. In the Ahrntal, Antholzer Tal and the Gsieser Tal valleys, there are traditional farming villages to be discovered and peaceful views of lush green landscapes and striking natural features to behold. Skiing at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol's No. 1 ski mountain, is a big attraction because of the perfect conditions and the modern lifts that adorn its slopes.
For those seeking an active holiday, the summer programme ranges from gentle foothills to high mountain hikes including more than 80 peaks of over 3,000 m! For bikers, there are 1,200 km of cycle trails and mountain bike routes, and you can go walking in Europe’s largest Nordic Walking Park. Rather just take it easy? Then cool off in a bathing lake, head over to the lovely hotels where you can just chill out, or take a leisurely walk round Brunico/Bruneck. There’s so much to explore in the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz holiday region.
Families can enjoy all sorts of fun whilst snowtubing and sledging on rubber tires in Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, exploring the high-ropes course in Issengo/Issing, or on the exhilarating Klausberg Flitzer, Italy’s longest Alpine roller coaster. Celebrate the great outdoors as part of the Dolomiti Ranger nature park programme, which includes hiking, outdoor play and splashing around in the Issinger Weiher natural bathing lake.
The combination of culture and attractions in Plan de Corones ensure a holiday full of adventure and variety. Why not take a stroll through Brunico/Bruneck, visit the Teodone/Dietenheim open-air museum, or explore the local way of life at the Museum Ladin? When you’ve finished showing yourself around, have a go at working with wool at Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers.
A big part of holidays in Plan de Corones is the food. Savour a first bite of the combination of light, Mediterranean cuisine with regional specialities such as Erdäpfelblattlan, Valle Aurina grey cheese and Tirtlan, and you will immediately taste the fusion of Tyrolean, Ladin and Italian life styles.
Plan de Corones/Kronplatz is the largest and most modern ski area in South Tyrol/Südtirol. Ski enthusiasts can also benefit from the Speikboden and Klausberg lifts, which are perfectly integrated with local public transport and are tailor-made for car-free winter holidays. You’ll be spoiled for choice with options like cross-country skiing in the Antholzertal valley, sledging or even ice skating.