Walking holiday in the Dolomites: natural pleasure in front of an impressive mountain background
The imposing limestone peaks of the Dolomites have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage – natural site since 2009. In front of this impressive Alpine panorama view, characterized by spiky pinnacles and steep rock walls, you will spend an adventurous walking holiday in the Dolomites at the Mutzhof farm. Various trips lead to the Natural Park Sciliar-Catinaccio, which includes also the green high alpine areas and rocky mountain regions of the Siusi Alp. On the widest high plateau in Europe you will find more than 350 km of marked hiking trails and primordial landscapes. You will cross tumultuous mountain rivers, flower studded alpine meadows and thick woods. 33 various tracks wait at the Siusi Alp for mountain bike fans, while climb sports fans will find challenging routes on the Sciliar massif and on the Catinaccio, that will lead you till the peaks of these impressive mountains.
Mountain holiday in the winter paradise of Siusi Alp
Various family hiking tracks, thematic and challenging climbing paths turn the Siusi Alp in a paradise for walkers and nature lovers. The whole region is full with myths and legends. The didactic path “witch sources” reminds to the ancient legends, that have been transmitted from generation to generation. A mystic charm surrounds every single place that you will cross during your walking holiday in the Dolomites.
For climbing lovers the Santner peak is the best experience ever in this sport discipline. The highest peak of Sciliar can be reached along the memory path Pepi Schmuck, the Santner-Bauch or the Northern wall. Already in the primitive time on the top of the mountain there was a pagan cult place.
Attractive excursion destinations in the Natural Park Sciliar-Catinaccio
A lot of historical residences and medieval castles are fascinating excursion destinations during your winter holiday in the Dolomites. At Castel Vecchio the medieval minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein had once his own residence. With the traditional Oswald von Wolkenstein ride the artist is honoured during the most important riding event in South Tyrol. Moreover wonderful walks lead you to Castle of Presule at Fiè allo Sciliar and to the impressive Trostburg Castle, that stands on a rock shelter and is one of the most impressive, medieval castles in South Tyrol. Event highlights, which you cannot miss during your holiday at the farm, are the Castelrotto Spatzenfest in October and the Castelrotto Spatzen Open Air in spring.