The sky over the Val Gardena Dolomites is clear and bright blue - typical for the stable, beautiful weather in autumn. At the same time, the deep sunlight makes the legendary "Pale Mountains", the Dolomites, part of the Unesco World Heritage, glow in a wonderful red. The edges, peaks and towers seem to be literally glowing. Hikers can experience this color spectacle every Thursday from 9 September to 4 November on a guided five-kilometer tour that starts from the "Sëurasas" viewing terrace.
One of the oldest and most spectacular sheep drives in the entire Alpine region can be admired between the Ötztal and the Schnalstal. Thousands of sheep are then directed from the summer pastures in Austria over the main Alpine ridge back to South Tyrol. This archaic custom, also known as transhumance, is part of the intangible cultural heritage of Unesco and is celebrated with numerous shepherd festivals.
Action is hot in the Kronplatz holiday region: from a breathtaking ride on the zip line in St. Vigil am Enneberg to a Nordic walking hike followed by biathlon shooting in the Anterselva Valley to a ride on the Alpine Coaster on the Klausberg in the Ahrntal Valley, the longest and most most spectacular alpine roller coaster in Italy. With a stay of at least five nights, guests can take part in up to three selected activities around the Kronplatz free of charge.
When the scent of roasted chestnuts wafts through the dining room, the time of culinary delights begins in South Tyrol, which is celebrated in compliance with the safety rules. The best known is the Törggelen: Speck, chestnuts and other simple dishes from the farmer's kitchen are served with the young wine. 19 wine taverns on the Eisack Valley Keschtnweg and in the classic wine-growing regions of South Tyrol have committed themselves to the "Törggelen at the beginning" initiative and celebrate this cultural asset in an original way.