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!

Farm experience 

21.06.2020 - 05.09.2020

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

Guided hike on the instructional adventure bee-trail & guided tour trough the instructional apiary

A total of five hives are maintained at the Karneid instructional apiary. In the summer, guided tours are conducted every Tuesday in German and Italian, led by the forest expert Georg Kirchmaier.

When: every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Where: Eggermoos parking lot
Duration: about 2.5 to 3 hours.
Price: €5.00/adult - €3.00/children

Registration is at the tourism agency in Steinegg under telephone number 0471 619560 or by e-mail: info@sternendorf.it
You can also request to have individual tours at different times by special arrangement.

Cheese making: guided tour of the farm

(01.06.-02.08.2020 & 01.09.-30.09.2020) 

Guided tour of the farm – introduction to how cheese is made and tasting session

When: every Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Lehrnerhof Nova Ponente

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children.
Booking: up until 5:00 pm on the previous day from tourist offices.

A different kind of farm – llamas, alpacas, parrots, etc.

Introduction of the farm, the animals, getting to know the animals, life, activities and everyday life on the farm....

When: every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Prennergut Nova Levante 

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children.
Booking: up until 5:00 pm on the previous day from tourist offices.

Eggs: guided tour of the farm 

(01.06.-30.09.2020) 

Guided tour of the farm – introduction to how eggs are laid and how they end up on the shelves

When: every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Badstuber Hof Nova Ponente 

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children.
Booking: up until 5:00 pm on the previous day from tourist offices.

Butter making: guided tour of the farm

(01.06.-30.09.2020) 

guided tour of the farm – introduction to how butter is made – opportunity for guests to have a go at making butter themselves – short walk around the farm and buttertasting session

When: every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pmr
Where: Badstuber Hof Nova Ponente

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children.
Booking: up until 5:00 pm 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 15.05., 05.06., 19.06., 03.07., 17.07., 07.08., 21.08., 04.09., 18.09. & 02.10.2020
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 10.07., 24.07., 14.08. and 28.08.2020
Where: Gasthof Unteregger, San Valentino di Sopra
Price: free / booking not required

The Family programme 

29.06.2020 - 30.08.2020

Treasure hunt: Following in the footsteps of the "Robbers of Deutschnofen"

My grandmother Anne was always an adventurous person. She was always very busy, what with looking after her children, the chickens, the house, and the farmstead, but she had a passion for investigating mysteries and solving riddles. One day, she heard that many, many years ago a band of robbers had set up camp in the forests of Deutschnofen. The story was told that they had established their hide-out in abandoned corn mills. A long time ago, a rich Venetian merchant who dealt in gold and gems is believed to have lived not far from there. Was that maybe a coincidence?
In every spare moment – and Grandmother Anne didn't have much of that – she tried to find out more, and to discover the location of the aforementioned corn mills. That's because no one knew exactly where these mills were – and the forest of Deutschnofen was a wild and uncharted place. Tragically, Grandmother Anne died under mysterious circumstances right in the midst of her investigation. No one knows for sure what really had happened. Maybe she knew too much? The adventurer Grandmother Anne was sadly unable to complete her mission, and the mystery of the mills and the robbers in Deutschnofen is still unsolved. But only recently, I stumbled upon a map in my grandmother's attic – a map that she must have drawn up only a short time before she died.
So, are you brave enough to come with me on a journey of discovery, and find the robbers' hide-out? Who knows what treasures we'll find there?!

Length: 4-5 km
Difference in altitude: 200 meters
When: Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm
Meeting place: Oberkofl Parking Lot - Nova Ponente

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children. Booking: up until 5:00 pm 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
Difference in altitude: 72 metres descent | 60 metres ascent
When: Thursdays from 08:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Meeting place: bus stop by Lago di Carezza Visitor Centre

Price: €7.00 for adults, €5.00 for children. Booking: up until 5:00 pm on the previous day from tourist offices.

HOW NOW BROWN COW?

01.06. – 02.08.2020

Today, many of the mountain farms in Nova Ponente
are still family-run businesses which sell their own produce. We
invite visitors to find out more about traditional farming techniques in Val d’Ega.

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