Val Pusteria seen from San Candido

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San Candido in Alta Pusteria is a natural paradise where 3200 people live. It is located at 1113 m.s.l.m and its territory extends up to 3145 m.s.l.m .. It was the first settlement of the Celts around the fourth century BC. and it is not difficult to understand why: San Candido stands on sunny plateaus, surrounded by a crown of mountains that never tire the eye.

Alpine air and a unique natural heritage are good for the spirit and are a panacea for mountain and climbing enthusiasts, and among the regions of South Tyrol it is the ideal starting point for cycling enthusiasts.

The San Candido cycle paths wind through the valley and lead up to Brunico, with the Val Pusteria cycle path, or Lienz, in Austria, via the Drava cycle path. For the more experienced, the routes made ad hoc for mountain biking are not to be missed.

The surrounding area is full of farms that are worth visiting and enjoying a breathtaking alpine scenery while the Bagni di San Candido is the perfect place to take advantage of the healing qualities of the area's springs. The road to get there is also suitable for children, with very few points that are a bit more tiring to do with a pram, but still doable in summer. From Bagni di San Candido it is possible to continue the walk to the mountain station of the Monte Baranci ski lifts and to reach the top.

There is no shortage of distractions and adventurous moments, such as the Fun Bob toboggan run that starts from Monte Baranci. Open in summer, it was created to entertain children but adults will also benefit from it!

San Candido is also a very lively place for cultural events. A visit to the Collegiate Church takes us directly into the Romanesque style of the Eastern Alps. In the pedestrian area it will be possible to shop in the shops of local artisans, visit the typical inns of the area and participate in the traditional Marktifest party.