Val d'Ega

Family programme in the Dolomites

The family programme in South Tyrol’s Val d'Ega

Like kids in the mountains

As the summer sun shines down from the sky over the Val d'Ega, kids will be itching to get outdoors! Both they and their parents will feel the need to get moving…

A gigantic playground

The Val d'Ega in South Tyrol can open its invisible doors to a host of adventures and legendary figures. Life on the farm makes the kids light up with curiosity, while the forests of the Dolomites are there to be explored! There are tricky mini-golf courses and horseback riding, high-ropes courses and walks by torchlight: the family programme in the Val d'Ega offers all kinds of activities!

The family programme:

The magical Dolomite legends

A creative journey in the footsteps of dwarves, nymphs and other fabulous beings from 23 June 2018 to 8 September 2018: “The Magic of the Dolomites” packages include 7 nights’ accommodation with half board, and a three-day programme for families. Large and small alike can investigate the fascinating world of the Dolomite legends between the Catinaccio and Latemar massifs. A whole new experience in the Val d'Ega: the discovery of the Latemarium in Obereggen, the search for the vanished lake by torchlight and, accompanied by the “Wild Man”, a chance to learn about the treasures of nature.

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The Family programme 

23.06.2018 - 08.09.2018

At home in the forest – the wondrous world of the Saligen and the Wild Man

Baking flat bread round the campfire and learning the secrets of nature: on a hike with the Saligen and the Wild Man, adults and children can learn how to survive in nature and what treasures it holds. The Saligen are extremely helpful women, pleased to offer advice and assist, while the Wild Man is at home in the woods and knows the great outdoors, its laws and the beasts of the forest like the back of his hairy hand!

Length: 5 km
164 metres ascent/descent

When: Tuesdays from 09:45 to 16:00
Meeting place: Laab Alm

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children. Booking: up until 17:00 on the previous day from tourist offices.

The Latemarium and its dolls

Interactive stations along this leisurely walk offer useful information about animals and plants. The Latemar massif also conceals special dolls - who can see them and how many are there? Excitement, fun and surprises let children discover the fantastical world of the Dolomites. As a souvenir of this lively walk participants will receive a “Marmottix” box, a low-packaging, environmentally-friendly snack. Boxes can be collected before the hike at the Obereggen Tourist Office.

When: Wednesdays from 10:00 to 15:00
Meeting place: Obereggen Tourist Office

The Oberholz chairlift is not included in the price!

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children. Booking: up until 17:00 on the previous day from tourist offices.

Exciting walk by torchlight to the vanished 

Not far from the Lago di Carezza is supposedly a meadow that, according to season, fills with water. Legend has it that a local farmer's wife would collect leaves for her cows and was overwhelmed by the water at this place. Who can find the vanished lake? We go in search of this special place with torches, also learning much about the special lakes of the region and the legends that surround them.
Torch required.

Length: 2.8 km
72 metres descent
60 metres ascent

When: Thursdays from 20:00 to 22:30
Meeting place: bus stop by Lago di Carezza Visitor Centre

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children. Booking: up until 17:00 on the previous day from tourist offices.

Horses under the Rosengarten
Riding instruction under the Latemar
Nature ride under the Rosengarten and Latemar
Riding under the Latemar

Children on horseback

Every Monday the little ones can enjoy a fun-packed afternoon with the horses, getting to know the animals at various stations. What are the different horse breeds? What are horse care and horse styling? How do you shoe horses with hooves? How do you understand and deal with horses? And the introductory riding course also offers plenty of riding tips!

When: Mondays from 16:00 to 18:00
Where: Angerle Alm riding centre
Price: €12.00 per child
Booking: up until 12:00 noon in the Tourist Office

Petting zoo with horses for kids
Kids discover farmlife in the Eggental

Life on the farm

Farm visit

The owners of the Spörlhof in Nova Ponente recount the farm’s history and give an insight into everyday life with a tour of the farm and its fields.
When: every Wednesday from 16:30 to 18:30 from 23.06.18 to 08.09.18.
Where: Spörlhof, Nova Ponente
Price: €7.00 / adult, €5.00 / child
Followed by juice made on the farm.
Booking: up until 17:00 on the previous day from tourist offices!

Farmhouse bread baked according to the old tradition

Every first and third Friday of the month, bread is baked according to the old tradition in the wood-fired oven at the Unteregger inn in San Valentino di Sopra.
When: 11:30 to 13:30 on 18.05., 01.06., 15.06., 06.07., 20.07., 03.08., 17.08., 07.09., 21.09. and 05.10.2018.
Where: Gasthof Unteregger, San Valentino di Sopra
Price: free / booking not required

Unteregger farm day

A fun day on the farm with music, strauben (sweet fritters) and games, especially suitable for families and children.
Farm tour with Gottfried, approx. 1 hour playing in the hay barn, food available (typical peasant dishes and strauben), painting competition and various games for children...
When: from 11.00 on 13.07., 27.07., 10.08. and 24.08.2018
Where: Gasthof Unteregger, San Valentino di Sopra
Price: free / booking not required

Climbing Val d'Ega
Alpine climbing in the Dolomites
Alpine roses in a via ferrata
Climbing Wall "Kaisterstein"

Climbing for beginners

Every week, newcomers large and small can try out climbing for the first with the guides at the Catinaccio Alpin Centre: basic safety techniques are taught on the climbing wall in Carezza, with rope games for kids also on the programme.

N.B.: bring sneakers, comfortable clothing and food. Gear is provided by the Alpin Centre. Participation at your own risk. Come by car!

When: every Wednesday from end-June to mid-September
Duration: 09.00 to approx. 15.00
Price: with Guest Card: €21.00 for kids, €26.00 for adults; without Guest Card €23.00 for kids, €28.00 for adults.
Booking: no later than 18.00 on the previous Monday at the local information office.
Minimum number of participants: 4 persons