Travellers flock to the region of Alta Badia, known in German as Hochabtei, for its legendary mountains, world-famous ski slopes, upstanding Ladin inhabitants and gourmet South Tyrolean cuisine.
Alta Badia is defined by the Dolomites. This mountain range has not only created a spectacular landscape, but also offers countless options for enjoying a very special holiday in the great outdoors. Val Badia is not only for sports enthusiasts, though: gourmets and epicures will also be in bliss here. Alta Badia’s many award-winning gourmet restaurants and hotels, the density of which is unique in Europe, make it the premier gourmet region of South Tyrol/Südtirol. Alta Badia is the homeland of the Ladin people. One of things that set the Ladin people apart is their language: they have spoken Ladin since Roman times. Other hallmarks of Ladin culture, which is an integral part of holidays in Val Badia, include a strong sense of tradition, striking efficiency, a keen sense of community, long established and environmentally friendly architecture and delicious, hearty food.
Hiking, climbing and mountaineering are classic activities for holidays in the Dolomites. Themed trails through contemporary history, paragliding from Piz Boé or a geo-caching treasure hunt: there are so many different ways of seeing Alta Badia.
Bun dé a düć y begnodüs! – Hello and welcome! The Ladin language is not the only culturally intriguing component of holidays in Alta Badia: Other musts include the traditional Ladin settlements called les Viles, the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus and idyllically situated churches.
Born on the hearths of farmers. Over the centuries it has been refined and spiced up, ever open to new influences and ingredients: the cuisine of Alta Badia. A gourmet Mecca has come into being here, boasting a density of award-winning restaurants that is unrivalled in Europe.
Motivated skiers kick off at the Sellaronda, snowboarders take on Alta Badia Snow Park and cross-country skiers have 30 km of trails to enjoy. Rather just take it easy? Then relaxing in the spa or a winter stroll is ideal for you.
Have you ever explored a bear cave or tried trampolining at 2,000 m? Alta Badia is like a huge adventure park and playground where you’ll find an exciting range of options the whole family will love.