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.
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.
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.
► 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.
► 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.
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:
- S. Lorenzo-St. Lorenzen
- Brunico-Bruneck - Nord
- Perca-Percha/Valley Terminal Ried Kronplatz
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
►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
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.
Please note that all transport services must be booked in advance and 48 hours before you set off at the very latest.