Hiking and skiing in Vipiteno-Racines
Active and pleasure holidays in Vipiteno and its vacation valleys
Vipiteno-Racines and its vacation valleys is composed by the main town and nearby valleys Pfitsch, Pflersch/Gossensass, Jaufental, Ratschings, Ridnaun and the community Freienfeld. Summer or winter the neighborhood is a true paradise. Discover different valleys and enjoy the diversity of a varied holiday region. The local mountains offer a magical insight into the heart of the Alps. Here you will find numerous hiking trails. Climb on beautiful mountain summits like the Gran Pilastro or the Pan di Zucchero, the highest peaks in the Isarco valley. In Ridnaun valley you can also reach the Becher mountain hut, the highest one in Europe. Alpinists are going to enjoy also the Tribulaun summit group in Pflersch valley and have a lot of climbing fun.more less
Hikers will experience the whole pleasure by the mountain pastures and restaurants and taste the flavor of the South Tyrolean kitchen which unites alpine dishes with mediterranean influences.
In winter you will find three skiing areas with almost 50 kilometers of diversified slopes. Explore the sunny slopes of the Rosskopf leisure mountain, ski on the guaranteed snow routes in Ladurns or enjoy the spaciousness of Ratschings/Jaufen. You will discover off the slopes lovely apres-ski bars as handsome toboggan runs and winter hiking trails in untouched nature. The cross-country-tracks are inviting to an active holiday in Pfitsch, Pflersch and Ridnaun valley .
Numerous attractions sweeten your stay in any season. In the summer season activities like rafting trips on the Isarco river are something you won't forget; rock and high rope climbing are right at the corner and many trails are just waiting to be explored by your mountainbike. The natural spectacle Gilfenklamm is unique in the alpine room and a must see! But you have to enjoy also our cultural side: join the Ridnaun Schneeberg Mining Museum, which shows you the local mining history. The South Tyrolean fishing and hunting museum is housed in the baroque castle Wolfsthurn in Mareit village. The Reifenstein Castle takes you to in a medieval trip. And you will know more about Henrik Ibsen, one of the greatest fans of our holiday region in the past, in the Gossensass community center.