Olang, Pustertal, Kronplatz…and Markushof!
Active holiday in Val Pusteria-Pustertal
The majestic peaks of the Dolomites and green mountain forests surround the fairytale village of Olang-Valdaora at Kronplatz-Plan de Corones. Its idyllic yet central location close to Bruneck-Brunico, the main town of Pustertal-Val Pusteria, is ideal for all kind of activities in the valley. Thanks to the varied natural landscape, active holidaymakers are spoiled for choice: hiking, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, Nordic walking and many other sports can be practised in Olang-Valdaora at Kronplatz-Plan de Corones.
You can also try the Valdaora experience and educational paths: the “Schornstein” nature path, the “Steinmeile” theme path that shows stone blocks from the different areas of South Tyrol, or take a hike and walk along the Olang-Valdaora valley floor.
In winter, you can look forward to some great skiing on 116 km of slopes: Kronplatz-Plan de Corones is the centre of activity and a valley station can be found directly in Olang-Valdaora. Cross-country skiers can enjoy a 4 km long trail and the town is also known as a “tobogganing stronghold”. A popular spot for families is also the Panorama winter sports zone for children to go tobogganing, skiing and ice skating.
More than sports…
The 6 m tall memorial of Tyrolean freedom fighter Peter Sigmayr, the Old Forge and the Sawmill Lipper, all landmarks of Olang-Valdaora, are definitely worth a look. The sawmill is the last remaining Venetian sawmill, a unique testimony of the historical timber industry in Pustertal-Val Pusteria.
Not just for kids
The “Valdaora Kids World” is a dream destination for children. It is a playground covering several hundred metres and is divided into three areas: forest playground, water world and climbing world with the longest dry slide in South Tyrol.