Close to nature – Rich in tradition – Idyllic – These words perfectly describe the picturesque Valle di Casies.
Monguelfo – Tesido – Prati – Planca di Sotto – Planca di Sopra – Colle – San Martino di Casies – Santa Maddalena di Casies
Valle di Casies is a side valley of the South Tyrolean Val Pusteria, picturesquely nestled between the foothills of the Vedrette di Ries range and the Deferegg Alps. The 20 km long valley branches off at Monguelfo - Tesido to the north where a well-developed road leads through the wide and sunny valley, past the villages of Colle and San Martino, to Santa Maddalena. The municipality also includes several small village settlements and scattered hamlets, the larger of which are Colle di Fuori, Colle di Dentro, Planca di Sotto and Planca di Sopra. The slopes on both sides of the broad valley floor are covered with dense fir and spruce forests.
Above all, Valle di Casies offers rest and relaxation, plenty of nature, excellent air quality and an intact cultural landscape shaped by the hands of its hardworking farmers. The valley, which has remained rural, displays a breathtaking natural landscape throughout the year, which is wonderful for hiking, cross-country skiing and exploring.
Idyllic alpine meadows, scattered hamlets, rolling hills and surrounding peaks will inspire nature lovers, hikers and those searching for tranquillity.
Countless hiking and bike trails span green meadows and forests on cultivated pastures, where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a fantastic view of Valle di Casies and the adjacent Alps. A small insider tip: No holiday in Valle di Casies is complete without a hike across Tesido’s alpine pastures.
Every year in September, at the end of the summer, the traditional Valle di Casies “Almhüttenfest” (alpine pasture festival) takes place. Guests will find plenty of music for dancing, culinary delights and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
The holiday region isn’t just worth a visit in the warmer months. In winter, the valley is wrapped in a white blanket of snow, which gives the peaks and forests an extra touch of magic. Against this amazing natural backdrop, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, tobogganing and ski trips are all especially fun.
With over 40 km of well-groomed trails, everyone will find something to suit their tastes. Every year in February, thousands of cross-country skiers and Nordic ski enthusiasts travel to San Martino for the Valle di Casies Run, the largest cross-country ski run in South Tyrol. On this day, the otherwise peaceful valley transforms into a colourful festival venue.
Nature, relaxation, sports and fun can all be found on a holiday in Valle di Casies. The holiday area also offers various cultural attractions such as Castle Monguelfo, the Voadohuibn Farming Museum and the Waldsamerhof Dairy.
Enjoy a holiday full of variety and complete relaxation in South Tyrol.