Val Pusteria – the green valley
Experiencing a unique natural landscape
From the high plateau of Maranza at 1,450 meters a.s.l. and the Hotel Sonnenberg you can enjoy not only a unique view of the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal and the impressive Dolomites, but also the beautiful landscapes of Val Pusteria/Pustertal, which extends from the chasm in Rio di Pusteria to the chasm of Lienz, in Austria.
The lower Val Pusteria is characterised by gentle meadows, forests, and sun-drenched plateaus, while the upper Puster Valley is particularly known for the rugged peaks of the Sesto Dolomites, notably the famous Three Peaks.
The Sesto Dolomites, Fanes-Sennes-Braies, the Rieserferner Group, and the Puez-Odle, Val Pusteria’s nature parks, help preserve this unparalleled natural landscape. The pearl of the Dolomites, i.e. the Lake Braies, and the Lake Anterselva also lie in the area and are ideal destinations for the whole family, especially in the summer months.
The popular bike trail of Val Pusteria begins in Rio di Pusteria and runs through Brunico and Dobbiaco to Lienz. It is a wonderful, perfectly groomed path negotiating the lush green meadows and tranquil forests of this sunny valley – a perfect tour for enjoying the beauty of nature.
The Val Pusteria is also the perfect place for those who want to experience some action during their holidays in South Tyrol! Hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, culture or just admiring the breath-taking nature? Here in Val Pusteria there is plenty to do, for every taste.