• "Flaggerscharten" hut
  • Mountainbike trails
  • "Latzfons" cross
  • Mike's Bike Park
  • Riding at the Garmesegghof
  • Stoney Men

Bad Schörgau - active & hiking holidays in South Tyrol.

Active summer

The Sarentino Valley is the perfect place for all who want to take outdoor exercises. No matter whether you like to discover the valley with pleasure or you seek high-performance activities.

Hiking

At the Sarentino Valley you find varied hiking trails on all levels. Unhuried walkers get their money's worth as well as ambitioned passionate hikers. Down in the valley there are easy and contemplative excursions possible for example the valley loop road. On the heights perfectly labeled hiking trails lead to rustic mountain huts, original alps or to one of the 140 peaks.

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Enclosed find a selection of the most beautiful hiking destinations:

  • Stoney Men: This legendary ridge high above Sarentino is one of the most beautiful vista points of the Sarentino Alps. In Medieval times it is said that witches' dances and devil's celebrations were held here. Around this mystic place with its over six-foot high pyramids built of piled stone sheets a lot of legends entwine. 500 years later you still can feel the magic of this place.
     
  • Latzfons Cross (2.305 m): Santa Croce di Lazfons mountain shelter is near Europe’s highest altitude pilgrimage church, in the eastern Sarentino Alps. The mountain shelter has a panoramic view of the Dolomites that makes it unique. The little church, dedicated to the Lazfons Cross, was built in 1868 on the site of an earlier chapel and is the highest altitude church of pilgrimage in Europe. In summer, the church hosts the Schwarzen Herrgott, or Black God, a highly venerated crucifix that offers protection from storms. Every year in the early summer, a solemn processi accompanies the crucifix up to the church from the village of Latzfons, and brings it back down in the fall.
     
  • Lake of Valdurna: The lake of Valdurna is a small mountain lake at the end of the Valdurna valley. It was supposedly formed by a landslide at the northwest side of the valley. The Valdurna brook was ponded by this. The picturesque village of Valdurna is directly situated at the lake and it is surrounded by the proud peaks of the Sarentino Alps. Here you can find many starting points for hiking trails.
     

For more information please visit www.sarntal.com or www.suedtirol.info


Gregor's tip: "Once a week I go on a hiking tour to my most powerful places with the guests. Besides a visit of my favourite huts I tell you insider stories about the valley."

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Mountain biking

The Sarentino Vally is the perfect place for mountain biking: Numerous trails lead through the valley to beautiful farms, alps and mountain huts. You will find easy trails as well as ambitioned trails up to 1.500 m difference in altitude.

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Part of the Bad Schörgau friends is the former MTB weltcup rider Mike Felderer. Once a week you can join him exclusively for a guided ride. Don't be afraid Mike adapts to your skills and to you fitness level for sure...

To discover the latest bike trends a visit at Mike's store "Mike's Bike Garage" at Sarentino is a must. Besides cool outifts you can shop the latest bikes and parts.

As of late there is the "Mike's Bike Park": A challenging show-jumping course where every biker can show his skills.

For more information please visit www.sarntal.com and www.mikes-bike-garage.it.


Egon's tip: "I go once a week on a ride to the Stoney Men by my MTB. A very beautiful circuit with the possibility to stop at the Sarentino skiing hut for resting a bit."

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Running / Nordic Walking

Because of the huge spillover of oxygen the Sarentino Valley is the perfect training place for runners and nordic walkers. This is primarily the result of the big forest stand. Whether you like it mountainous or plain a lot of trails invite you to a running pleasure.

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Rosi's tip: "Starting at the Bad Schörgau take a run along the "Talfer". The swoosh of the cool brook and the magnificent views over the Sarentino Alps brings you a very special experience."

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Horseback riding

If you are a Haflinger horse lover the Sarentino valley is the perfect destination for you. The Haflinger horse is even Sarentino's mascot.

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5 different stables are at your choice. Beginners can have an unhurried ride over lawns and on forest tracks on well-behaved horses. For experienced riders there are ambitious day's rides to the mountains. We're happy to organise your individual horseback riding experience.


Helene's tip: " A very intense experience is a day at the Garmesegg farm. Besides horseback riding you learn a lot about the Haflinger horses and take part in the daily routine of a stable. Especially for couples it is a delightful experience."

For more information please visit www.garmesegghof.it.

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