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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Val di Funes - Italy

If you love trekking, there�s no better place than Val di Funes to spend your holiday. In fact here there are endless itineraries which will satisfy all hikers for their quantity and variety. These itineraries are made special by the unique beauty of landscape: in fact, the valley is overlooked by the wonderful Odle Group, a jagged chain of rocky peaks in the Puez Odle Nature Park.

These wonderful peaks can be admired from close up going along the Adolf Munkel footpath, at the North foot of the group, whereas there are many itineraries starting from the shepherds� hut Malga Zannes and crossing the park, such as the Zannes didactical path, which is also suitable for disabled persons, and many themed paths, such as the Herrensteig Trails. There are also some itineraries which are suitable for the whole family and take to the shepherd�s huts on Alpe di Funes, whereas the most skilled and trained can put themselves into the test with vie ferrate and hikes in the height.
Furthermore, Val di Funes boasts the broadest net of nordic walking paths of the whole South Tyrol, the Nordic Fitness Sport Park, with 100 km itineraries. Here there are many activities you can do. Some of them are specific for children: mountain bike tours, horse riding, swimming, climbing lessons.

In winter, the valley offers beautiful cross-country skiing trails, exciting ski mountaineering and snowshoeing itineraries, sledge slopes and ice rinks.
Furthermore, Val di Funes is included in the Alpine Pearls, tourist resorts promoting the idea of soft mobility, a kind of tourism in which the car is replaced by an efficient system of public means of transport, to keep intact the wonderful natural treasure of this area.

The valley also features many important places from an historical, cultural, artistic and scientific point of view, such as the Mineralogical museum in Tiso and the beautiful Church of St. John in Ranui.