With a size of 56 km², the Alpe di Siusi is the largest high alpine pasture in Europe. The Alpe di Siusi has its very own charm in every season. In autumn, when its hilly landscape is bathed in golden and copper-coloured light, it is particularly beautiful there.
Great hiking trails and mountain paths on the Alpe di Siusi
Many hiking trails and mountain paths invite you to explore. Or you can stroll leisurely through the surrounding villages of Castelrotto, Siusi allo Sciliar, Fiè allo Sciliar and Tires allo Catinaccio. Or you can climb the landmark of South Tyrol. The Schlernhaus is also called the “castle in the mountains”. Since 1976, the Gasser family has been offering traditional food, warm hospitality and cosy accommodation in one of the most beautiful huts in South Tyrol. This way you can enjoy the panorama of the Dolomites even better.
Or you can follow in the footsteps of the Schlern witches: This is a relaxed circular hike around the Puflatsch, which leads you to the legendary vantage points such as the witches’ benches. Here you can take a wonderful break and let the incredible panoramic view of the Alpe di Siusi, the Dolomites and Val Gardena take effect on you.
And then there is the Hans and Paula Steger Trail: This trail is dedicated to the two mountain pioneers and skiing legends and leads from Compatsch to Saltria – through wide alpine meadows and golden-yellow larch forests in the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park. Along the way you will find many information boards that explain a lot about the unique natural landscape.
Almabtrieb on the Alpe di Siusi
A very special highlight takes place every year in October. On Rosari Saturday, the Saturday before the harvest festival, the traditional alpine pasture drive takes place on the Alpe di Siusi. After a successful summer in the alpine pastures, the animals are driven down into the valley decorated with elaborate bells and wreaths.
With Goasslschnolzern, festive music and regional specialities, the arrival of cows, sheep and goats becomes a unique celebration.