Alternatively, you can descend to the glacial lake, where the water flows into the Adriatic Sea. From here, you can reach the long-distance archaeological path, which leads from the Austrian mountaineering village of Vent to Maso Corto/Kurzras. Every year, a very special event takes place along this path: transhumance, which has been included by UNESCO in the list of cultural heritage sites. Over a thousand sheep are herded across the glacier to the valley pastures in Ötztal.
On an active holiday in South Tyrol, you can cross borders on one of the many high mountain tours in the Alps; for example, on the panorama ridge of the “Grey Wall” or the Ötzi Glacier Tour. You only need 10 minutes to climb a three-thousand-metre mountain from our hotel directly on the slopes in South Tyrol – provided you are sure-footed and free of vertigo. A secured but exposed path takes you to the Grawandspitze, where you can enjoy a sensational view of the surrounding mountains.