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Hiking to Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee: Summer in South Tyrol

Are you dreaming of hiking near Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee? The Bed & Breakfast Hotel Gailerhof is your ideal holiday home for an active and eventful summer in the mountains. Numerous hiking trails can be reached directly from your accommodation near Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee. The next bathing lake is only a few minutes away and also for culture lovers a summer holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal has a lot to offer. Hiking around Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee is only one of the numerous possibilities for activities.

More than hiking: Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee

During your holiday at Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee it is hard to avoid a visit to this South Tyrolean landmark. Hiking around Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee is wonderful but a summer holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal has so much more to offer. Lago di Dobbiaco/Toblacher See, an alpine lake
at 1,259m above sea level, is a beautiful, unspoilt alpine lake set against the fantastic backdrop of the Dolomites. Plus, Lago di Anterselva/Antholzer See, the third largest lake in South Tyrol, at 1,642 m above sea level, surrounded by the Riesenferner-Ahrn Nature Park, also invites you to swim, hike, and mountain bike. For those looking for an exceptional nature experience, you should head for Lago di Sorapis, one of the most spectacular lakes in the Dolomites.

The high plateau Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese, a divine high alpine meadow at 2,000 metres above sea level and surrounded by a mighty world of mountains that has preserved its unspoilt nature, promises a truly overwhelming summer’s day. A view of Picco di Vallandro/Dürrenstein, Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo/Hohe Gaisl and other imposing mountain peaks let you experience its exceptional nature at close quarters. Even in winter Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese is a popular destination for the guests of our cross-country hotel in South Tyrol. As you can see, hiking to Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee is not the only highlight here.

Cycling holiday in Val Pusteria/ Pustertal

A diverse landscape aroung the Gailerhof offers cycle routes for all levels – those looking for greater challenge can try the Val Pusteria/Pustertal Cycle Route
from Lienz to Mühlbach. After completing a 105km ride you certainly will have plenty to talk about in the evening over a glass of South Tyrolean wine at the bar. In between, the Cron4 indoor swimming pool with its large sauna landscape in Bruneck beckons you to relaxing moments of wellness.

Summer cycling holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal: experience culture

South Tyrol has a long and eventful history. The oldest castle in the upper valley of Val Pusteria/Pustertal, Schloss Welsperg is only a few minutes away from the Gailerhof. It was built by one of the most important noble families of Tyrol, the lords of Welsperg. Numerous concerts and festivals are held behind its historic walls in summer. The medieval castle in Sand in Taufers and the traditional town of Bruneck are also always worth a cultural visit. If you want to dive deeper into the alpine history of South Tyrol, the best thing to do is to visit the Messner Mountain Museum Corones or the Lumen museum of photography on Plan de Corones/Kronplatz.