Experience the Dolomites
Hotel Corona in San Vigilio at the foot of Plan de Corones is an ideal starting point for hiking tours in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park. The Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park has been in existence since 1980 and is one of seven Nature Parks in South Tyrol. It comprises a surface of more than 60,000 acres, part of which are renowned hiking areas such as the Fanes high plateau and Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese. Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee and Lake Dobbiaco/Toblacher See can also be found in the nature reserve.
Several times a week you can participate in insightful guided hikes in the Nature Park. On such hikes, you can learn about groundhogs, herbs and the unique geology of the Dolomites.
Whether you prefer the soft, rolling hiking trails in the Plan de Corones resort or the panoramic high-altitude trails in the Dolomites – you will find what you are looking for here at Hotel Corona in South Tyrol.
Nordic Walking has a beneficial effect on body and mind and is a holistic training for the body which is suitable for all age groups. Nordic Walking is an activity that can be undertaken by people of all ages and walks of life, in a variety of territories and in all weather conditions. One of the advantages of Nordic Walking is that it generates healthy, natural movement. Thanks to the use of hiking poles, the upper body is trained as well as the back and legs.
Most of the hiking trails in San Vigilio are ideally suited to this activity. Our certified health coach Karin offers Nordic Walking lessons for beginners on a regular basis. You should definitely try this activity during your winter vacations in South Tyrol.
The Dolomites are an immensely popular climbing resort. The area’s jagged peaks and rugged rocks are ideal for mountaineering lovers. It is thanks to its unique natural beauty and fascination that the resort has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.
Its history is as fascinating as the mountains' unique size and shape. Initially the mountain range was a coral reef under an ancient sea. It turned into stone over millions of years, and the strong winds and weather created today's legendary jagged shapes. Many traditional tales and legends mention the "pale mountains" of the area.
Here you will find trails on conditions for a variety of skill levels. Not only does the resort offer many rock climbing routes, but also high-rope gardens, climbing gyms and climbing gardens, which are ideal for beginners of the sport. In summer, you can take part in one of many climbing lessons in San Vigilio. Three climbing gardens can be accessed directly in San Vigilio:
The Pederü climbing garden is located on a rock face of the Dolomites at the end of the valley, just behind San Vigilio/St. Vigil. Here you can explore 24 routes of easy and medium difficulty. The climbing area can be easily reached on a 10-minute walk.
The Vedla climbing garden offers 22 routes which are perfect for beginners and intermediates. Here you will find routes of difficulty levels 3 to 5. The climbing center is located between San Vigilio and Pederü, near Tamersc, and is easy 10 minutes' walk away from Hotel Corona.
Experts and climbing professionals come to the Dolomites because they love to take on challenging tours in the rough nature, such as the "Neunerplatten" tour at Cima Nove/Neunerkofel (3,000 m), the "Messner Direttissima" or the Southern wall at Col Bechei. Certified mountain guides will gladly accompany you on your tours:
Exciting mountain bike routes of varying degrees of difficulty attract mountain biking fans from all over the world to the Dolomites. In the area around San Vigilio you can explore a total of over 600 kilometers of mountain bike tracks. You will be delighted by the fantastic views of the Dolomites.
The Dolomites are also a stop on the famous Transalp Challenge mountain bike tour, with the route through Fanes one of its most revered stages. Plan de Corones also was the location of a stage arrival of the legendary Giro d’Italia road race in 2006 and 2010.
Many routes are available for GPS systems so that you will never get lost. Road books, GPS tracks and detailed route descriptions are available at the tourist office in San Vigilio. In San Vigilio, you can take part in guided mountain bike tours in the Dolomites. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information about the activity program.