Alta Badia – autumn outdoors

Alta Badia_autunno_by Freddy Planinschek

In Alta Badia, the final weeks of summer are centered around open-air sports and activities. The ski lifts are open until 24th September: Explore your way!

The months of September and October, with their incredibly intense and clear colours, represent a unique opportunity to experience the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The peacefulness of the mountain trails, at a time when the tourist season is coming to an end, is an incomparable experience for you to enjoy intensely.

VIRE LES DOLOMITES: A rich program dedicated to the Dolomites in the month of september 

On 26th June 2009, the Dolomites became a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are two locations in Alta Badia included on the UNESCO list: the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park and the Puez-Odle National Park. Once again this year we have chosen to dedicate the month of September to the Dolomites, the most beautiful natural architecture in the world, as once referred to by Le Corbusier, one of the most important contemporary architects. The “Vire les Dolomites – Experience the Dolomites” exhibition presents a series of activities, conferences and concerts throughout the month of September.

New to 2017: E-BIKE way: How to enjoy nature on two wheels at no effort 

Three different trails to try on Saturday, 23rd September on the occasion of the first “E-Bike Ways”, a day dedicated to electric mountain bikes which can be hired at 2000m at the Piz La Ila. Upon departure, participants will be provided with maps which point out the easy, medium and difficult trails. Traditional dishes and healthy meals will be available to cyclists on this occasion at the Bioch, Tablá, Pralongiá, La Marmotta, La Para, Saraghes and La Tambra mountain huts. 

The San leonardo horse ride: Exploring Ladin culture and tradition 

The San Leonardo horse ride has reached its 19th edition and has a program full of events and initiatives lined up over the autumn months in Alta Badia.  The stars of the event taking place on Sunday 5th November in the town of Badia are the Noriker and Haflinger horses. The day begins with the Holy Mass celebrated in the parish church of San Leonardo. At 10:45, the parade begins led by the float dedicated to the patron saint, followed by the dean on horseback, the crown of flowers, the music band and the float carrying the products of the harvest to be sold at the end of the parade. Local bands will also play during the parade. You will also get to see the traditional costumes of Alta Badia and the surrounding valleys which are worn only on very special occasions, and several carriages and floats representing different alliances. Then, there is the most highly-awaited moment of the day: the blessing of the animals, the farmers and breeders.

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