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ANTHOLZ VALLEY

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Skier in the mountains | © Marco Felgenhauer
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ANTHOLZ VALLEY

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Biathlon rifle closeup | © Manuel Kottersteger
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WELCOME TO THE ANTHOLZ VALLEY

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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 Antholz valley.

The wild woods slowly beguile the meadows with bittersweet fragrance. Moors, riparian forests, and landscapes such as the biotope "Rasner Möser" lovingly mark the area. And further up, at the limits of the timberline, is the beginning of the alpine landscape in its wonderful wildness.  “The boundaries of nature and the boundaries of people”– that is the theme of the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park.

And that is indeed the case: the Antholz valley is a boundary habitat. In another sense of the term, too: in the north, the Staller Saddle forms the pass crossing point into the Defereggen valley in Austria. 

Experience diversity

The village of Rasen at the entrance to the Antholz valley, with its three fractions Niederrasen, Oberrasen and Neunhäusern, impresses above all with its fascinating natural landscape. In summer and winter, varied sports and leisure activities combined with recreational holidays are offered here.
Further into the valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, lies Antholz Niedertal. From here you have a magnificent view of the mighty three-thousand-metre peaks of the Rieserfernergruppe.
The road along the Antholz Valley leads via the villages of Antholz Mittertal and Antholz Obertal to the emerald-green Antholz Lake situated at the foot of the Rieserferner Group.

the locations in the Antholz Valley

In summer, countless well-signposted hiking trails of all kinds, from forest-soft to rocky, invite you to explore the landscape, whether on foot or by mountain bike. In winter, thick blankets of snow entice you to tread the white in winter shoes, snowshoes or on skis.

But the Antholz valley is above all the valley of cross-country skiing and biathlon. The biathlon centre with the Südtirol Arena stadium in Antholz Obertal is the venue for the World Cup races. When the nations compete against each other in physical performance and mental concentration, the stands shake. Then, for once, it's no longer so quiet in the Antholz valley.

 

Cross-country skiers in winter landscape | © Manuel Kottersteger
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Arriving

by car

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► Arriving from Bolzano-Bozen and points south:

Take the A22 Brennero Autostrada to the Bressanone/Val Pusteria-Brixen/Pustertal exit for state route SS49-E66 (30 km/19 miles from the highway exit to Brunico-Bruneck, 42 km/26 miles to Valdaora-Olang, and 43 km/27 miles to San Vigilio-St. Vigil). 

► Arriving from Venice and points beyond:

Take the A27 Alemagna Autostrada and continue past Treviso until it ends, then continue on state route SS51 Alemagna toward Tai di Cadore.  Continue on the SS51 to Cortina and then to Dobbiaco-Toblach, then take route SS49-E68 to Brunico-Bruneck (63 km/39 miles from Cortina to Brunico).

► Arrival from the Brenner Pass, Innsbruck, Austria, and points north:
Take the Autostrada Brennero-Brennerautobahn (A22) to the Bressanone/Val Pusteria-Brixen/Pustertal exit, then continue along the main highway (SS49-E66) into the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley.  The western gateway to the Kronplatz region is located in S. Sigismondo-St. Sigmund near Chienes-Kiens.

► Arrival from Lienz, Austria and points east:
You can also reach us from Lienz, Austria and points beyond.  You will cross the Austrian-Italian border between Arnbach, Austria and Prato alla Drava-Winnebach, Italy (route B100-E66 in Austria ) and continue on route SS49-E66 in Italy into the Val Pusteria.  The eastern gateway to the Kronplatz region is located in Monguelfo-Welsberg.

 

Important notes:
► In Italy, the autostrada motorway is a toll road.

► Every year from November 15 to April 15, cars and trucks traveling during snowfall, over snow-covered roads, or when there is ice on the roadway are required to use winter tires or snow chains.

 

Route planner
Traffic information center Bozen

Arriving

by train

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Positioned in the heart of Europe, South Tyrol has a good train network, with connecting trains from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Italian Trenitalia, as well as Deutsche Bahn (DB).
Once in South Tyrol, DB/ÖBB train travelers can use the ‘Anschlussticket Südtirol’, a ticket that allows travelling with public transportation to get from the train station to their accommodation and vice versa on their day of arrival/departure. 

 

Train connections to South Tyrol

International railway 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.

 

Trains stations are located in​:

- Vandoies-Vintl

- Chienes/Casteldarne-Kiens/Ehrenburg
- S. Lorenzo-St. Lorenzen
- Brunico-Bruneck
- Brunico-Bruneck - Nord
- Perca-Percha/Valley Terminal Ried Kronplatz
- Valdaora-Olang
- Monguelfo-Welsberg

Arriving

by bus

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With Flixbus you can reach South Tyrol via Munich, Innsbruck or Verona several times a day. 

Luggage service and bike transport
You want to travel without a suitcase or transport your bike safely? Bring your luggage or bike to South Tyrol with Insam Express. Luggage and bikes will be picked up by a courier company at your home and trans-ported to the accommodation of your choice.

 

Luggage storage in Bolzano/Bozen
You make a stopover in Bolzano? At the Basecamp Dolomites at Bolzano train station, you can store your luggage for hours or days or have it brought to your accommodation.

 

"Südtirol Transfer" – comfortably to your holiday accommodation
If you arrive by train or bus in South Tyrol you can use the "Südtirol Transfer”, a region-wide connection shuttle for the last few kilometres to your accommodation. You can get to your holiday accommodation from the train stations in Bolzano/Bozen, Meran/Merano, Mals/Malles, Brixen/Bressanone, Bruneck/Brunico or Innichen/San Candido, as well as from the ‘Flixbus’ bus stops in Bolzano, Meran or Klausen/Chiusa and after your holiday you will be brought back to the de-sired stop. The group transfer to the South Tyrolean accommodations can be booked online.

Available from 1 October
http://www.suedtiroltransfer.com/en/
 

Book your shuttle
Travellers who are interested in using an individual shuttle service or airport transfer, have the possibility to make a reservation via the new booking platform "Book your shuttle". This way the individual transfer from and to, as well as in South Tyrol, can be booked online easily and quickly.

 

South Tyrol Guest Pass HOLIDAYPASS PREMIUM

Unlimited use of all public transportation (including regional rail travel) in all of South Tyrol-Südtirol throughout the entire year.

With the Mobilcard Südtirol (7, 3 or 1 day) all public transport can be used as often as you like. The mu-seumobil Card (7 or 3 days) also allows you to visit more than 90 participating museums in South Tyrol. With the bikemobil Card (7, 3 or 1 day), you can rent additionally a bike or e-bike from Südtirol Bike or Pa-pinSport for one day. All Mobilcards are available at the Tourist Office.

Mobilcard, museumobil Card and bikemobil Card
Schedules, tickets and Information
Transportation of prams, bike, animals and luggage
App with Schedules Südtirol2GO 

Arriving

by plane

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South Tyrol’s only airport is located in the southern outskirts of Bolzano-Bozen. Beyond South Tyrol the nearest international airports are in Innsbruck (Austria) and Munich (Germany) in the north and Venice, Treviso, Verona and Bergamo in the south.

► Driving distances from and to Brunico-Bruneck in kilometres/miles:

Airport Innsbruck - INN    105 km    65 mi
Airport Munic - MUC        302 km    188 mi
Airport Verona - VRN       223 km    139 mi
Airport Bergamo - BGY    326 km    203 mi
Airport Venice - VCE*       205 km    127 mi
Airport Treviso - TSF*       195 km    121 mi

 

Different shuttle services guarantee the connection from these airports to the respective train stations. From there you can travel to South Tyrol with the trains of Italian Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn DB as well as Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB.
From the airports of Innsbruck, Munich, Verona and Bergamo Alto Adige Bus offers a shuttle service for the onward journey to South Tyrol. This airport shuttle to South Tyrol includes a large number of stops throughout South Tyrol.

more information

Please note that all transport services must be booked in advance and 48 hours before you set off at the very latest.

 

Südtirol Bus
Book your shuttle

 

  • * There are currently no transfer services offered by these airports.

Holiday offers

FIND THE RIGHT OFFER FOR YOUR HOLIDAY IN THE ANTHOLZ VALLEY
Holiday offers
  • DOLOMITI SUPER PREMIÈRE
  • DOLOMITI SUPER SUN
  • BIATHLON EXPERIENCE WEEK
  • CROSS-COUNTRY ENJOY WEEK

DOLOMITI SUPER PREMIÈRE

27.11.2021 -22.12.2021

Carve the very first snow oft he year.

 

4=3: 4 days‘ accommodation and 4 days‘ ski pass fort he price of 3 plus special offers on equipment rental and skiing lessons. Choose between ski passes for Kronplatz or Dolomiti Superski. The offer is available only at partecipating accommodations, ski schools and rentals.

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DOLOMITI SUPER SUN

20.03.2022 -24.04.2022

For spring-time sun worshippers!

 

1 night’s accommodation and 1 day’s ski pass free (minimum stay: 7 days) plus special offers on equipment rental and skiing lessons. Choose between ski passes for Kronplatz or Dolomiti Superski. This offer is available only at partecipating accommodations, ski schools and rentals.

 

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BIATHLON EXPERIENCE WEEK

For beginners and advanced skiers, classic and skating

Spend a breathtaking winter holiday around the theme of biathlon and cross-country skiing in the Antholz valley. In various cross-country courses, refine your classic or skating technique on the World Cup and World Championships tracks. In the biathlon courses organized by the ski school Antholz valley you will learn how to handle the biathlon weapon and learn different shooting techniques. Become a guest in one of our cross-country specialized accommodations in the Antholz valley.

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CROSS-COUNTRY ENJOY WEEK

For beginners and advanced skiers, classic and skating

In Biathlon World Cup valley cross-country guests are in good hands. Whether learning or refining the classic technique or the skating style, whether you are a beginner or an advanced cross-country skier, with us you are in good hands. The cross-country ski instructors of the ski school Antholz valley work in the cross-country enjoyment week specifically on your skills and your existing knowledge. Spend an unforgettable winter holiday in one of our cross-country-friendly accommodation establishments in breathtaking natural scenery at Lake Antholz

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