at Valle Anterselva
The wind gently rustles in the highest treetops, and the timberwork of the old farmhouses quietly creaks. Otherwise, not a sound. It is tranquil in the Valle Anterselva-Antholzertal.
The unique natural landscape of the Vedrette di Ries Nature Park is alluring to all those who like to be active while discovering, with its tall peaks, waterfalls, the 44 hectare (109 acre) Lago d’Anterselva-Antholzer See lake, and an exciting backdrop of the Dolomites. In the summer, countless well-marked hiking trails of all kinds, from a stroll in the woods to a climb up the cliffs, are the perfect invitation to explore the landscape, whether on foot or with a mountain bike.
In the wintertime, it is tempting to cross the thick blanket of snow with winter boots, snowshoes, or any types of skis. Because indeed, the Valle Anterselva is above all else the valley of cross country skiing and biathlon sports. The Biathlon Center, along with the “Arena Alto Adige” in Anterselva di Sopra-Antholz Obertal, is the venue for the World Cup competition. When countries face off against each other and measure themselves in physical performance and mental concentration, the grandstands begin to rumble. And then, just once, it is no longer so quiet in the Valle Anterselva.
International railway and bus connections are offered as far as Fortezza-Franzensfeste in South Tyrol-Südtirol. Change there for the local rail line to the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley.