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Ahrntal valley

Of the more than 80 mountains over 3000m in altitude dominating the Ahrntal valley, many belong to the Zillertal Alps rising to the north, west and south-west, though some lie within  the beautiful Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park. In this area there is water wherever you look. Thundering mountain streams, crystal-clear lakes and spectacular waterfalls draw hikersmountaineers and mountain bikers. In winter the frozen waterfalls and lakes can be explored on snowshoes or touring skis. Two ski resorts, Speikboden and Klausberg, are also easily accessible from this quiet corner of South Tyrol.

For many centuries the main source of income in the area was mining. Visitors today can visit the mines in Prettau where men would search underground for copper. The mine closed once the copper reserves had been exhausted, forcing the population to find other ways of earning a living. Many women turned to lace-making.

In its bars and restaurants, you can really feel the hospitality and the importance given to good food for which South Tirol is famous. But you can also discover exciting attractions, interesting museums, living crafts and the many places to shop. You’ll find moments of relaxation in wellness.

The best things to do in the Ahrntal valley

IN SUMMER

Your Ahrntal valley holiday is sure to be an active one: You’ll get up close to the power of nature when hiking, mountain climbing and biking, but also with the following sports:

IN WINTER

When the sun makes the snow sparkle in the early hours of the morning, it is high time to discover the fantastic landscape.

Go skiing or snowboarding in the Kronplatz, Speikboden or Klausberg ski areas, where you can treat yourself to South Tyrolean fare in the mountain and ski huts. If you want to explore the pristine countryside, the best way to do so is by winter hikingsnowshoeing or on ski tours. More adrenaline-charged options include ice climbing or tobogganing. Sand in Taufers is also the ideal starting point for a spot of leisurely cross-country skiing.

Mountain lake Valle Aurina Ahrntal

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Name
Length
Altitude difference
Difficulty
Town
Winter hiking: Descent to Luttach via Schöllberg Alm [alpine hut] 9389 m 65 m easy Campo Tures-Sand in Taufers
St. Johann's meditational Path 2682 m 133 m easy Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Ahrntal Sun Trails - Leonardi Trail 3688 m 245 m easy Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Ahrntal Sun Trail - Round trip to the waterfalls 3678 m 275 m medium Valle Aurina-Ahrntal
Winter hiking trail to the Locherhof 6995 m 509 m medium Valle Aurina-Ahrntal

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