Summer holidays in Luson: excursions on the Alpe di Luson
The territory of the South Tyrolean village of Luson extends into a side valley of the Isarco Valley. The Luson Valley starts close to the medieval town of Bressanone and extends to the mighty peaks of the Sas de Putia. Like a grand guard, the 2,875 meters high summit rises above the valley. The Sas de Putia is part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites and is the dominant peak in the Luson Valley. High above the town area there is the natural Alpe di Luson. The region is crossed by an extensive network of hiking trails and a paradise for nature lovers and active holidaymakers. The fantastic mountain world opens up to you during the Dolomites hike, which includes parts of the Alpe di Luson.
Water fun during your summer holidays in Luson
Directly in the village there is the natural swimming pond Luson with crystal-clear waters, offering welcome refreshment on hot summer days. During the summer months, the natural swimming pond is open until 8 pm and the water reaches temperatures of more than 20 degrees. In the immediate vicinity of the pond there is a tennis court that invites you to exciting tennis matches in alpine scenery. After short drive you may reach the lakes of Monticolo and Lake Caldaro – gorgeous mountain lakes, ideal for a refreshing dip. Furthermore, during your vacation in Alpe di Luson you may visit the swimming pool in Velturno and Lake Varna for bathing.
In the footsteps of the middle ages:
churches and castles in the area of Luson
An exciting excursion into the Middle Ages – visit the Rodengo Castle. The historic fortification is located on a promontory above the Rienza Gorge. The foundations of the castle date from the 12th century. You can visit the Rodengo Castle during a hike. Featured destinations are the parish church of St. Nicholas in Luson and the Stricker Mill. The interiors of the old mill can be visited today. With the farm Mairhof there is another historic building with centuries of history at the entrance of Luson. Your holiday destination is located in close proximity to the South Tyrolean Ladin world, which begins beyond the Sas de Putia. In the village of San Martino in Badia there is the Ladin Museum, where you will get a comprehensive insight into the history and customs of this ancient Romansh ethnic group. The museum is housed in the medieval Castle Thurn.