Keep heading upwards and keep your eyes on the prize – the mountain range on the horizon, and the valley below, across the green forests and meadows. Just follow the call of the wild into the Dolomites, on foot or on two wheels. In Obereggen you can’t help but feel the value and the beauty of nature. That’s why people here care a lot about sustainability and protecting the environment. The Latemar practically radiates a sense of adventure all year round!
This place used to be just a dozen farms, but today Predazzo is the biggest village in Val di Fiemme. Predazzo is also known for being a geological garden and has the highest concentration of geological variety in the world! On the Doss Capèl geological trail you can discover ancient beaches and seabeds, shells and starfish, or even lava and ash from the ancient volcano in Predazzo.
The Alpe di Pampeago has been a stage goal for the Giro d’Italia five times and is the only Dolomites pass closed to motor vehicles, so it’s no wonder cyclists love it. Don’t miss the world’s highest art park, the RespirArt, where open air concerts are held in the “Latemar theatre” and where you can enjoy a land art walk.
Once you know the Schlern, Rosengarten, Latemar, Zanggen, Schwarzhorn and Weisshorn are near Deutschofen, it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the town is one of the most beautiful (and popular!) summer hiking and climbing destinations in South Tyrol. The plateau is the perfect place for mountain lovers and hiking enthusiasts to enjoy a break.
Petersberg is a classic mountain village, home to 700 people living at an altitude of 1,380 metres. It may be small, but it has plenty of attractions on offer! The first and most famous can be found in an area known as Maria Weissenstein, where the impressive pilgrimage church of the same name has been attracting visitors both religious and cultural for longer than anyone can remember. Even Pope John Paul II visited the site!
Nestled in the middle of the dense forests of the Latemar slopes lies the idyllic mountain village of Eggen. It includes the areas of Birchabruck, Obereggen, and Rauth. Sitting at an altitude of 1,120 metres, you’re guaranteed adventure here! If you’re a culture vulture, you’ll love the local Church of St. Nicholas and its gothic bell tower. Bolzano-Bozen, the regional capital, is just a 25-minute drive away.