Summer holidays in South Tyrol:
hiking in Racines
With its mantle of idyllic mountain pastures, the Racines-Giovo area is a land of plenty for hiking enthusiasts. From the punchy climb to the Becherhaus – South Tyrol’s highest mountain refuge at 3,184 m – to family-friendly pasture tours, there are options to suit all tastes! If you favour leisurely strolls, you can let the Racines cable car take you to lofty heights and make your way on the Ratschinger Almenweg: this panoramic path connects all the local mountain huts and is the ideal choice if you fancy the idea of taking a break along the way and treating yourself to a tasty South Tyrolean snack. Those who are looking for a proper challenge can tackle the local mountains and reach the summits of Mt Wetterspitze, Mt Seebergspitze and Mt Ratschinger Weiße. Alternatively, you can take a stroll along the shady path following the mountain brook that starts right by the Jaufensteg. A visit to the spectacular Gilfenklamm gorge and waterfall is also in order, of course!
Explore nature at MountainAdventureWorl
Located by the Racines-Giovo cable car terminal, MountainAdventureWorld is a family-tailored ring trail with lots of attractions for young and old, including a petting zoo, climbing and water features, a giant slide, wooden instruments and much more. Educational panels along the way provide interesting information on the local flora and fauna to help children discover the surrounding territory in an entertaining way. The path itself is relatively flat, pushchair-friendly and easy to reach at 1,800 m thanks to the cable car. The perfect outdoor experience for the whole family!
Cycling through green meadows
Cyclists and mountain bikers spending their summer holidays in Racines are spoilt for choice with a vast network of forest paths and cycle trails running the gamut from leisurely valley cycleways to more challenging uphill pasture tours and mountain pass trails. If you are happy to accept a little help, you can hire an E-bike at one of the local docking stations and enjoy your tours without having to put too much effort into the experience.