Plenty of sunshine and the spectacular Dolomites draw visitors to South Tyrol/Südtirol's Val d'Ega/Eggental region, nestled between the Rosengarten and Latemar massifs. A vast network of hiking trails, beautiful natural features such as the Karer See lake and the Obereggen and Carezza ski areas make holidays here truly enchanting.
Holidaymakers will find 600 km of mountain biking routes and 530 km of hiking trails in what is South Tyrol's densest network of trails. Val d'Ega also boasts 90 km of ski slopes, at Obereggen and Carezza, in addition to 100 km of cross-country skiing trails. Above and beyond the wide array of recreational options, the valley offers dreamlike mountain panoramas between the Rosengarten and Latemar massifs: ever-present splendour whether hiking, cycling or playing golf. Val d'Ega has two golf courses situated at an elevation of more than 1,200 m: Carezza and Monte San Pietro/Petersberg. Down in the valley, meanwhile, visitors stroll around idyllic mountain villages enjoying the authentic feel, ancient rustic farms and quaint inns. The proximity of South Tyrol's capital city, Bolzano/Bozen, makes even a day trip worthwhile. Val d'Ega is also home to one of South Tyrol's cultural highlights: The Maria Weißenstein monastery is South Tyrol's most important pilgrimage site.
Spectacular vistas of the Dolomites make summer holidays in Val d'Ega unique. Simply seeing these mountains will inspire you to climb one of the nearby peaks or go mountain biking on one of the valley's countless trails. This backdrop is ever present, whether golfing at an elevation of more than 1,200 m or enjoying the rustic atmosphere of local mountain huts and Alpine farms.
In Val d'Ega, families with children can look forward to adventures on the Obereggen high-ropes course, a thrilling toboggan ride on the Alpine Coaster, intriguing legends such as King Laurin and the Water Nymph of the Karersee lake, as well as unforgettable experiences on a farm and skiing fun for everyone at the valley's family-friendly ski areas.
Val d'Ega offers unique attractions ranging from the best known pilgrimage site, Maria Weißenstein monastery, to South Tyrol/Südtirol's only astronomical observatory. Many churches, chapels, castles and other fortifications adorn the countryside, enhancing its natural beauty.
Try out classic South Tyrolean cuisine such as goulash with dumplings, polenta and Strauben funnel cake during your holiday, at the inns and restaurants of Val d'Ega. Alpine farms and mountain huts await hungry hikers and skiers with a tempting array of dishes: The Petersberger Leger Alm Alpine farm offers something for everyone, from traditional cuisine to vegetarian and vegan options.
Both ski areas in Val d'Ega, Obereggen and Carezza, form part of the consolidated Dolomiti Superski area and offer family-friendly facilities, perfectly groomed slopes and spectacular views of the Dolomites. Cross-country skiing, moonlit sledging and snowshoe hikes: winter holidays in Val d'Ega always offer something new to try.