With their unique, awe-inspiring panorama the South Tyrol Dolomites have always been an absolute paradise for hiking and climbing. The Sciliar/Schlern and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten massifs offer an endless variety of tours in every level of difficulty and length, guaranteeing fun at its very best for all abilities from beginners to pros.

The village of Tires al Catinaccio, “Door to the Dolomites”, played an important role in the development of South Tyrol as a mountaineering destination. The Rifugio Bergamo/Grasleitenhütte was the first mountain refuge hut to be built in the Catinaccio area; from here, you can get to the highest summit, the Catinaccio d'Antermoia/Kesselkogel (3,004 m), in two hours.

Today, this small mountaineering village is a popular holiday destination for climbers and mountaineers as it is the perfect set-off point to explore the legendary lands of the Dolomites. Given the altitude and location of the village – right at the foot of the Catinaccio – just a short walk will take you to the beginning of the climbing routes leading up to the mythical mountain realms of King Laurino. Tires in paradise… so close to the heavens!

With its proximity to Bolzano/Bozen, its many parking spaces and a bus stop directly in the Nature Reserve below the Catinaccio, the Tires Valley is wonderfully located for adventure-packed tours in the holiday region of the Seiser Alm. In summer, guided climbing tours are on offer, providing you with the opportunity to explore the magical area together with a professional climber.