Kronplatz - Plan De Corones
14 villages situated in the heart of the "Pustertal" provide a quiet attractive holiday arrangement. These are Brunico-Bruneck, San Vigilio-St. Vigil, Valdaora-Olang, San Lorenzo-St. Lorenzen, Val Casies-Gsies – Monguelfo-Welsberg – Tesido-Taisten, Falzes-Pfalzen, Rasun-Rasen, Anterselva-Antholz, Chienes-Kiens, Terento-Terenten, Gais-Villa Ottone-Gais-Uttenheim and San Martino in Badia- St. Martin in Thurn. In the Kronplatz area everybody can find that particular holiday atmosphere he is looking for, quiet places for those who want to be the own and get away of the venal stressing continue of city life.
Unlimited possibilities are provided to those who are looking for the unspoilt nature, those who want to get in touch with the friendly local people and who would like to collect new impressions to take home, to those who are always ready to taste and appreciate good food, to the lazy holidaymakers who are just looking for tranquillity. Also to sportsmen active holidays and adventure can be provided: even the lovers of fine arts who want to search through the milestones of history will be pleased to discover this area; the lovers of handcraft, who are looking for handmade tablecloth, pottery, wood carved figures, etc. may have a large choice and last but not least endless variety of shopping occasions are provided to those people who like to spend most of their time strolling around from shop to shop. Surely you like doing it too!
Let’s have a look at numbers. The Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley covers an area of 2,071 sq km. This is about 28% of South Tyrol. About 73,000 people live here. Only 25% of that area is at an altitude between 500 and 1,000 m. More than half of it is situated between 1,000 und 2,000 m, the rest above. That means: rarely no bottom, lots of hill-sides, lots of woods (green valley and good air), mountains and glaciers.
The highest mountain is the Hochfeiler (3,056 m) in the Zillertal valley; the most famous one is the Kronplatz. Agriculture, crafts, trade and tourism have had a great input on labour. Lots of the rural tradition has been held up. The farms of the Pustertal valley consist of a separate farmstead and a barn or have both combined within one building. Quite a few big farmhouses with traditional ovens reach out of the woods and look down the sunny sides to the valley greeting people going by. The mountains make the valley so attractive. The Dolomites on the one side, the Alps on the other. All you can see are hills, rocks and woods. Romantic and sunny plateaus, an unexpected turn within the various paths, small hamlets, picturesque castles, venerable churches and chapels and everything else modern people need surround you. Find exquisite cuisine, wellness offers, tennis courts, baths, riding stalls, walking and running paths, fitness studios, kneippism path, miniature golf, climbing parks, and lots more.
A wide variety of accommodations is available to the tourist, starting with the simple pension or a flat to rent, the middle class hotel up to the first-class hotel.
You will soon realise that in South Tyrol "hospitality" is not only a publicity slogan.
Sport and entertainment
Bicycle: wide offer from easy cycle path for the whole family to mountainbike tours, cycle paths of the Pustertal Valley, bicycle rent in every village
Bocce (bowls): Brunico San Vigilio, San Lorenzo, Monguelfo, Terento, Rasun and Chienes
Bowling : Brunico San Vigilio, Valdaora, San Lorenzo, Chienes, Falzes, San Martino
Fishing: in the Rienza and Ahr, the Gsieser river, Antermoia and Campill river, Gader river, “Vistles” lake in San Martino in Badia, “Le” lake in Antermoia, artificial lake in Valdaora, Perca and Brunico.
National licence can be obtained in the tourist office of Brunico and Valdaora.
Golf: driving range and 9 holes in Brunico/Riscone
Minigolf: Terento, Monguelfo, Rasun
Nordic walking - Nature.Fitness.Park.Dolomiti.Kronplatz:
Nordic Walking in the Nature.Fitness.Park, at the foot of the Kronplatz in the Dolomites, stretching from Falzes, Brunico, Valdaora, all the way to Rasun in the Anterselva Valley. The park offers more than 280 km of posted trails, including numerous light and medium routes.
Paragliding and hang-gliding – Brunico, Val Casies, Falzes, Chienes and Gais
Riding: Bruneck/Reischach, Olang riding hall, Pfalzen, Welsberg, Terenten and St. Martin in Thurn
in the winter horse-drawn sledging in St. Vigil and Gsieser Tal
Swimming: outdoor pools in Brunico, Valdaora, Monguelfo and two little lakes in Issengo/Falzes and in Gais, public indoor pool with wellness facilities in Brunico/Riscone www.cron4.it
Shooting: air-gun ranges at Brunico, San Lorenzo, Val Casies, shooting range in San Lorenzo and St. Vigil
archery in Brunico/Riscone
Tennis: 43 tennis courts look forward to their fans and it is possible to play indoor in Brunico
Trekking: unlimited possibilities, from the mountain climbing easiest family walk to the most adventures climbing on rock or ice. A large net of mountain restaurants. In some places guided tours are regulary organized.
in the winter season guided snowshoeing tours
Discos : Brunico; pub, wine bars and well known "patisseries" are to be founded in every villages.
in the winter season après ski in Riscone, San Vigilio, Valdaora
Shopping ... stylish shops in all villages, especially recommendable is the "Stadtgasse" of Brunico, one of the most beautiful shopping-centres of South-Tyrol
Native arts and crafts are ceramics, wonderful woven goods, woodcarvers, gold-smiths etc.