The list of famous mountaineers who conquered the peaks in the region of the Three Peaks and wrote history is endless: names like the Zsigmondy Brothers to Reinhold Messner have left their traces. The world-renowned peaks of the Dolomites are a classic for hikers and climbers. The vast hiking options and the numerous alpine huts and crystal-clear alpine lakes provide a unique offer for mountaineers and hikers.
Alta Pusteria is a great region for mountain-bike tours. With the bicycle you can discover the most beautiful spots like Prato Piazza in the Braies Valley, or the Fiscalina Valley in Sesto, or you cycle on the comfortable and rather easy cycling route from San Candido to Brunico or to Lienz in East Tyrol. Along the route you can hand back the rented bike at any train station and take the train back to your holiday village. Alta Pusteria: natural and cultural landscape.
Alta Pusteria has always been popular amongst artists. You can therefore admire many artistic sights and buildings, pre-historic sights and works of art from Romanic, gothic and late baroque or the Belle Époque. The collegiate church in San Candido is one of the most important roman constructions in the entire German speaking area. Renowned artists like Gustav Mahler, Clemens Holzmeister, Veit Königer or Rudolf Stolz have left their traces.
A highlight in the region is the yearly Dolomiti Superbike Marathon, a great cycling race leading through the unspoiled nature of Alta Pusteria. You should also visit and walk around Braies Lake. Even Terence Hill chose Alta Pusteria as setting for his new film in 2010.