The Villnöss / Funes Valley features numerous established hiking trails and theme-based footpaths – but also challenging climbing routes and via ferrata trails taking you to the Peitlerkofel, the Geisler summits and the surrounding Dolomites. And there are plenty of beautiful Alpine meadows where you can take a pleasant stroll or enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains.
Nordic Walking in Villnöss / Funes
Anyone who wants to keep fit and active with the fashionable sport of Nordic Walking can do so on six different courses in Villnöss / Funes covering around 100 km of marked trails whilst enjoying the breathtaking views of the Geisler summits along the way. The Villnöss Valley Nordic Walking Park stretches through the wonderful mountain scenery of the Dolomites and is a highlight for all sporty and active holidaymakers visiting South Tyrol.
Mountainbiking / Bicycling
Challenging bike tours in the mountains.
Villnöss / Funes and its surrounding area offer perfect conditions for bike and mountain bike fans.
In a highly developed region like ours, mountain biking is practiced almost exclusively on already-established trails originally intended only for agricultural and forestry activities. This reliably prevents damage to the natural landscape. The Dolomites and their varied landscape allow you to choose from a wide range of mountain bike tours, including relatively moderate grades and also steeper and technically more-challenging routes.
Relax, experience, enjoy: there’s a multitude of possibilities!
Alongside the traditional activities of hiking and cycling, many other types of sport can be enjoyed in the natural surroundings of Villnöss / Funes, which, depending on your preferences and age group, are just what you need for a great holiday experience. Be it sociable bowling, breathtaking paragliding, riding in the great outdoors or adventurous climbing for parents and children on the high ropes course – the range of leisure activities at the heart of the Villnöss mountains is varied and interesting.
The Puez-Geisler Nature Park
Surrounded by the majestic Dolomites, the “Puez-Geisler” Nature Park is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in South Tyrol. The mighty Würzjoch marks its northern boundary, while it is limited in the south by the Gröden / Gardena Pass. To the east, it extends to the Gader / Badia Valley (Kampill, Untermoj) and in the west, to the Villnöss / Funes and Gröden / Gardena Valleys. The northern part of the park is dominated by the Aferer and the Villnöss Geisler and the Peitlerkofel, while the southern part includes the high-altitude plain of Gherdenacia, Sassongher, Puez (with the Langen Valley) and the Cir Group.
In the Nature Park’s visitor centre nature lovers and families with kids may discover interesting facts about the fascinating flora and fauna of the Dolomites. The visitor centre, which was opened in 2009 in St. Magdalena – Villnöss / Funes provides opportunities to better understand, appreciate and protect this natural treasure.
A large aerial photograph allows visitors to watch the park from a bird’s-eye perspective and provides an in-depth view of the various landscapes comprising it.