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Summer Holidays in Pfitschtal

... at the foot of the 3,000ers

In summer, the entire area around Sterzing become a unique hiking paradise. The Pfitschtal Valley, this pristine natural setting at the foot of 3,000-metre peaks, entices you to experience breathtaking hiking adventures.
Pfitschtal is one of the most original and pristine valleys in South Tyrol. Just 10 minutes’ drive from Sterzing, you will come to the small village of Afens at the entrance to a high valley. Just beyond there, you will discover an idyllic mountain world with astonishing panoramic views. The towering peaks of the Zillertal Alps, including the majestic Hochfeiler (3510 meters), captivate alpinists and hikers alike.
Wide range of hiking opportunities: from Nordic walking along valley- and alpine paths, to challenging tours of the summits, mountain fans always find “just what the doctor ordered”.

Other beautifully situated hiking areas can be found in the neighboring valleys of Ridnaun-, Ratschings- and Pflerschtal (all within a radius of 20 km).

Summer program at the Leitenhof:

  • weekly guided hikes
  • (Gorge hike, assault on the high peaks, hut tours overnight stays possible)
  • hiking tips, info material, maps
  • hill-farm hike with opportunity to sample butter and cheese
  • nature hikes
  • hiking bus
  • nordic walking
  • picnic
  • guided half- and all-day trail rides  
  • convivial Grill Nights with fellow guests  
  • farm tours, visits to our stables, return of sheep from summer grazing
  • we will also visit a herb farm

Hikes are planned and discussed together with our guests, and we personally accompany you on your expedition. We have our own in-house hiking guide and instructor in the basics of Nordic Walking. Your hostess, Maria, is a certified nature guide.

Equipment to borrow:
Here with us, you can borrow rucksacks and hiking poles for free.

Hikers’ Info Corner:
In our Hikers’ Info Corner, you will find hiking maps, nature-, plant- and cultural guides for your hiking holidays.

Hiking Bus:
Our hiker-friendly farm also has a minibus, which we use to transport you out to some of the most beautiful hikes (seating is limited).

Active Outdoor Recreation in Sterzing in Summer:

  • Skytrek high-ropes center
  • Rafting tours on the Eisack
  • Paragliding and tandem flights
  • Balneum in- and outdoor pool
  • Many marked bike tours and an excellent network of bike paths
  • (bike rentals possible in Sterzing)

Further information:

Alpine flowers
Guided hikes near Sterzing, South Tyrol
Nordic walking
Rafting tour on the Eisack
Hiking with children
Mountain-bike tour
Valley bike path - Reifenstein
Hikes in the Pfitschtal
Leitenhof - Farm Holidays
Matthias & Fam. Hofer
Afens 279/A - 39049 Pfitsch near Sterzing
Tel. & Fax: (+39) 0472 646057


Bacher Farm with riding stables in Pfitsch The Bacherhof
Gasthaus Pretzhof - Sterzing The Pretzhof


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