Insider tips at first hand

I truly appreciate when the Miribung family shares their "secret" tips about Alta Badia with me

Alta Badia offers a great variety of experiences and landscapes: on one side wide expanses of untouched meadows and on the other side rocky paths that climb up between the Dolomite landscape. I love such contrasts, which sometimes could not be more pronounced.

Historic sites, excursions amid nature and culture and unique experiences fill my days in the Dolomites and become indelible memories to look back on throughout the year.

Since it is not possible to describe everything in detail, below are some of my personal #highlights.

Snowshoeing in Alta Badia

The crisp air, the unspoilt landscape, the quietness of the Dolomites and the crunch of snow under my snowshoes: from time to time I indulge in this 'slow living' activity and savour being at one with the nature around me.

Boulder Centre in Corvara

Of course, days spent outdoors are the best, but every now and then a rainy day can happen. In this case, one of my destinations is the boulder centre in Corvara where I can practice climbing safely and sharpen my technique.

The biotope lake in Corvara

Lying on the grass, dangling my feet in the water and letting the sun gently kiss me, perhaps with a good book in my hands: The biotope lake in Corvara is a great place to relax. It is within easy walking distance from the hotel Pradat.

Shopping in Alta Badia

The shops and craftsmen's workshops in Alta Badia always hold a few surprises in store. Personally, I like to spend a few hours in the shops in Corvara when the main road is closed to traffic, or in the pedestrianised centre of San Cassiano, or even in the artisan area of Pederoa. At home, everyone is always looking forward to my little presents!

Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

This is a small but excellent museum explaining the history of the Ladin population and Alta Badia. The museum is housed in a historically important castle of Alta Badia in San Martino in Badia. The Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus (Ladin Cave Bear Museum) in the centre of San Cassiano is also worth exploring.

First word war galleries 5 Torri

The tunnels winding their way across the slopes of the Lagazuoi, the trenches of the Sass de Stria and the open-air museum called “5 Torri” – they all bear important testimonies of the battlefront where Italy and Austria combated each other during the First World War.

Christmas markets Bruneck city

The closest town to Alta Badia is Brunico, a small medieval town with a characteristic old town centre and an ancient castle housing the very interesting 'Messner Mountain Museum' dedicated to the mountain peoples. In December, the town is enlivened by the festive atmosphere of the Christmas market.

The Pralongiá plateau in the Dolomites

The broad plateau above the village of Corvara is ideal for extended walks. You can also go on fabulous tours by mountain bike here. In summer, when the meadows are covered in countless flowers, this spot is simply enchanting.

Armentara meadows in Alta Badia

The mountain Sasso Croce rises majestically over the valley of Alta Badia. Two further treasures are hidden at the foot of this mountain – the church of Santa Croce, a centre of pilgrimage which is also accessible on skis, and the Armentara meadows.

The Edelweiss Valley in Colfosco

The sunny Edelweiss valley is one of my favourite destinations in both winter and summer. In winter I can get there comfortably on skis with the Borest cable car from Corvara and in summer with a walk of just over half an hour from Pradat. From the valley I can reach the Sassongher peak or walk on one of the paths in the Puez - Odle Nature Park.

Lech Vërt in the natural park of Fanes-Senes-Braies

The Fanes nature park, with its clear waters and enchanting alpine lakes, is the park of the Ladin legends of the Fanes people. During my holiday in Alta Badia, both in summer and winter, a hike in this nature park is a must. I usually start from San Cassiano, 6 km from my hotel in Corvara.

The Valley of Mills - Val di Murins in Longiarú

The village of Longiarü is located in a side valley of Alta Badia and is home to two pearls of Ladin culture. The Val di murins (Valley of the mills) and the typical “Ladin Viles” of Seres and Misci, ancient farming settlements that bear witness to rural life in South Tyrol.

The Pütia from Passo delle Erbe/Würzjoch

'Ju de Börz', the name by which the Ladins call the alpine pass at the foot of the imposing Sass de Pütia that connects Alta Badia with the Val di Funes. The Passo delle Erbe is a destination not to be missed, whatever the time of year - for a hike, a stop at a refuge or simply for a photo to send or post.

Other activities in Corvara

Activities Corvara