Be sure to pack the swimsuit… but seriously, there is really going to be plenty of room for it in a hiking backpack like that, and after all, what could be finer than to top off a hike on a sunny day with a plunge in the cool water? And on top of that, at the foot of the Plan de Corones-Kronplatz, there are several opportunities, such as the Brunico-Bruneck outdoor swimming center with a lap pool and a kiddie pool and an extra-large sunbathing lawn. Friends of natural waters will be most pleased to pull their bathing suits out of their backpacks at the Lago di Gais-Baggalocke lake in Gais or at the idyllic Laghetto d’Issengo-Issinger Weiher, which the locals like to cheer as the Puschtra Meer [the Val Pusteria sea].
If for some reason, the weather is not showing its best side, then the Cron4 adventure pool is the best place to go. In addition to the indoor and outdoor swimming areas – which offer some extras such as a fun pool with a current channel, outdoor massage areas, waterfalls and fountains, waterslides, or beginner’s swimming pools with underwater music – there is also a broad array of health spa facilities from which to select.