• Photo: Helmuth Rier, Seiser Alm
  • Photo: Helmuth Rier, Seiser Alm

Alpe di Siusi

The Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest high alpine pasture in Europe, covering 56 square kilometres at an altitude of 1,600 to 2,958 metres. Unique views of the nearby Dolomite peaks of Sciliar, Sassolungo and Sassolungo as well as the unmistakable natural landscape make the Alpe di Siusi the perfect destination for active holidays and families. The Schlern massif (symbol of Südtirol), 300 days of sunshine, a diverse flora with around 790 different plant species make holidays on the Alpe di Siusi unique.

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Activities on the Alpe di Siusi


Attractions on the Alpe di Siusi


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Hiking trail · Alpe di Siusi
Tour of the Puflatsch
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.4 km
Duration 2:36 h
Ascent 413 m
Descent 413 m

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.6 km
Duration 7:05 h
Ascent 1,292 m
Descent 1,292 m

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 32.4 km
Duration 10:28 h
Ascent 1,794 m
Descent 1,794 m

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Mountain tour · Alpe di Siusi
To the peak of the Plattkofel
Difficulty difficult
Distance 8 km
Duration 3:01 h
Ascent 964 m
Descent 964 m

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Hiking trail · Alpe di Siusi
Saltria - Zallinger - Plattkofelhut
Difficulty difficult
Distance 6.1 km
Duration 2:21 h
Ascent 636 m
Descent 10 m

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Hiking trail · Alpe di Siusi
Tour on the Seiser Alm
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 7.4 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 43 m
Descent 43 m

The tour runs over the gentle hills of the Seiser Alm: the paradise for all nature lovers offers innumerable possibilities for hikes in the middle ...

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Hiking trail · Alpe di Siusi
Compatsch - Wiedner Eck
Difficulty easy
Distance 4 km
Duration 1:04 h
Ascent 69 m
Descent 71 m

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Hiking trail · Alpe di Siusi
Hike around the Plattkofel and Langkofel
Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 6:15 h
Ascent 749 m
Descent 749 m

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Theme trail · Alpe di Siusi
Hans and Paula Steger-Hiking trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.7 km
Duration 2:10 h
Ascent 301 m
Descent 475 m

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Hiking trail · Alpe di Siusi
Compatsch - Mahlknecht hut
Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:28 h
Ascent 408 m
Descent 408 m

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Active holiday with panoramic view

Outdoor fans can explore the Alpe di Siusi by hiking, cycling, climbing or running and enjoy the vastness of Europe's largest high alpine pasture. Active people, connoisseurs and families can explore the Alpe di Siusi on the 450 km network of hiking trails. Whether easy hikes or challenging alpine hikes, exciting themed trails or leisurely enjoyment hikes, everyone will find the right tour here. 56 rustic huts invite you to stop for a bite to eat on the Alpe di Siusi and you can hike from hut to hut. In addition, you can go on bike tours on the Alpe di Siusi, the tour network of the bike region Alpe di Siusi/Val Gardena includes 600 kilometres of bike routes at 2 altitudes. If you don't want to bring your own bike, you can rent one in the Dolomite region. Many hotels offer charging stations for e-bikes. Sports enthusiasts will find everything their heart desires on an active holiday. In the Alpe di Siusi Running Park there are around 240 km of running trails with varying degrees of difficulty, from beginners' runs to challenging mountain trails. And climbing fans can look forward to a unique climbing area for beginners and advanced climbers in the legendary massifs of Catinaccio and Sciliar.

Autumn active holiday on Europe's largest high alpine pasture

The Alpe di Siusi is the most breathtaking high alpine pasture in the world. In autumn you can experience very special moments in the tranquil nature with the series of events „Herbstgenuss am Berg“. Guided sunrise hikes followed by a breakfast in a mountain hut, culinary hikes with tastings and mountain hikes are just a few of them. Rustic huts and a wide range of activities make an autumn holiday in the Alpe di Siusi Dolomites unforgettable!


The villages of the Dolomite region Alpe di Siusi

Kastelruth, Siusi allo Sciliar, Valle di Sciliar, Tires allo Catinaccio and the Alpe di Siusi form the gateway to the Dolomites. Embedded in the unique landscape of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, the five Dolomite villages in South Tyrol offer ideal conditions for a holiday in the mountains. The five resorts are geographically close to each other and are well connected by public bus lines

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Castelrotto

Kastelruth is the largest holiday resort in the Dolomite region of the Alpe di Siusi and is a delight with its historic centre, which is one of the "Borghi più belli d'Italia", i.e. one of the most beautiful places in Italy, and is a great place to stroll and shop. The buildings with painted facades, the classicist parish church, the baroque church tower and the Kofel as a recreation area in the middle of the village are all worth seeing.

Siusi allo Sciliar

Siusi allo Sciliar lies at the foot of the Sciliar and the Alpe di Siusi and is the gateway to the Dolomites. A holiday in Siusi allo Sciliar invites you to relax in fabulous nature and entices you to take leisurely walks and varied hikes and bike tours around the village, as well as to visit the new Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park House.

Fiè allo Sciliar

The village of Vös am Schlern is a health resort with a wonderful panoramic location between vineyards at 315 m and alpine meadows at 2,564 m. The traditional Vös hay baths originated here. The traditional Völs hay bath, which has its origins here, as well as the Völs pond, which has been voted the cleanest bathing lake in Italy several times, as well as culture and culinary delights make the village a destination for holidaymakers.

Tiers on the Rose Garden

The mountain village of Tiers am Rosengarten lies at 1,028 m above sea level at the back of the Tierser Tal valley in front of the spectacular mountain backdrop of the Rosengarten. In the intact nature around the Rosengarten, hikes, alpine tours, mountaineering and climbing are exciting adventures that create unforgettable memories.


With the cable car to the Alpe di Siusi

Car traffic to the Alpe di Siusi is heavily regulated, the road is closed every day from 9:00 to 17:00. During the rest of the time the number of cars is limited. The preferred means of transport to the Alpe di Siusi is the Alpe di Siusi cable car. The valley station is in Siusi allo Sciliar. The cable car takes about 20 minutes to take you to the top station in Compatsch, which is around 1,800 metres above sea level. Thanks to the long summer operation from May to the beginning of November and long operating times, the cable car is also ideal for an active holiday in autumn.

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Public transport

The best way to reach the Alpe di Siusi is with the Alpe di Siusi cable car from Siusi allo Sciliar. The cable car is in operation in summer from mid-May to the beginning of November  At the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable car there are plenty of free parking spaces or a multi-storey car park (hourly rate: € 0.40, max. € 3.00 per day) where you can leave your car for several days.

Getting there

The road to the Alpe di Siusi nature reserve is closed to private traffic from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. During this time you can reach the Alpe di Siusi with the Alpe di Siusi cable car or by bus. The descent from Compatsch is possible at any time.
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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language