Conquering the mountains

Summer activities in and around the Dolomites of Sesto in South Tyrol
In the golden glow of the sun - this is how the Dolomites in San Candido greet you in the morning, accompanied by the sweet, gentle chirping of birds. Ready to explore the surrounding area? Just a few steps away from the Hotel Villa Waldheim you can undertake many sporting and cultural activities in the midst of nature and in the Upper Pusteria valley.

Fancy a boat trip or a nice walk around the emerald waters of the Lake Braies? Or would you prefer a climbing tour to the Cima Grande - top view included? In the meantime, cycling enthusiasts can set off on an adrenalin-packed MTB tourin the heart of rugged Dolomite peaks …

Between hiking trails & climbing walls

Leisurely hikes, challenging mountain tours, spectacular climbing - the Pustertal Valley has a lot to offer! Unique flora and fauna, lush green meadows and impressive mountain landscapes can be explored in several nature parks, such as the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park or the Three Peaks Nature Park.

Cycling beyond the borders

· ... following the Drau Cycle Path from Dobbiaco or San Candido to Lienz (first stage) - a real must-bike for young and old! Bright green meadows, extraordinary mountains and, as “musical background“, the soothing water sound of the river.

Holiday on two wheels

On the saddle, ready, go ... high up to the winding passes of the Pustertal Valley - the best way to explore them is by motorbike.
  • Motorbike tour tip: 2,052 metres of adrenalin-pumping riding fun on the nearby Passo Stalle.

Clear the way for the Funbob

Unlimited fun at high speed. Where? · On South Tyrol‘s longest summer toboggan run on Mount Baranci! An exciting ride for the whole family and a fun, alternative way to get down into the valley.

On the trail of the Giant Baranci

Who will find the sleeping giant? On this 2 km circular trail which starts at the Baranci mountain station, young & old can go in search of the legendary Giant Baranci and explore his fascinating world - a great adventure for the whole family!

Olperl's Mountain Adventure World

An impressive circular hike for families on the Monte Elmo, along which you can see many wild animals, magnificent natural landscapes and, with a bit of luck, also the Olperl. Don’t know who he is? The good, little spirit of the Dolomites of Sesto 😊

City flair in San Candido & Brunico

Shopping stronghold, cultural and culinary destination: welcome to the picturesque small town of San Candido in Alta Pusteria. Here, amidst enchanting mountains, you can enjoy Italian Dolce Vita flair, sipping a delicious Aperitivo in the colourful pedestrian zone! Even more city flair? That's what you get in the medieval town of Brunico a 30-minute drive from the Hotel Villa Waldheim. Some good reasons to visit: beautiful hotspots, idyllic alleyways and late baroque façades, a wide range of cultural activities, culinary delights and unmissable events.