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Tires

Tires al Catinaccio offers you the best opportunities to get to know King Laurin and his fascinating mountain world.

Surrounded by the fabulous peaks of the Catinaccio lies a small municipality, one of the three villages in the Alpe di Siusi and Sciliar area: Tires in the eponymous Val di Tires valley. The village also includes the mountain villages of Briè on the slopes above the Isarco Valley, S. Cipriano with its little church, Bagni di Lavina Bianca and the hamlets of Gemeier, Kantun and Mittelstrich. Bagni di Lavina Bianca was until recently home to the Nature Park Visitor Centre in the old Steger Sawmill, a magnificent example of a rare water-powered Venetian sawmill. Afterwards, the visitor centre moved to a new building in Siusi allo Sciliar.

Already at the Steger Sawmill, idyllically located at the entrance to the Valle Ciamin valley, the trails start that lead you to the surrounding mountain inns such as the Malga Tschaminschwaige and the Tschafonhütte refuge below Mount Balzo. The area of the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park forms a unit with the protected landscape of the nearby Alpe di Siusi here. You can experience this landscape on foot and by mountain bike, but also on horseback or by paragliding from the air. In winter, the Carezza Ski Area opens its gates on the nearby Passo di Costalunga.

The Catinaccio group seems to be made for climbers: several via ferrata routes lead through the mountain massif, including the Masaré via ferrata, one of the most varied in the Dolomites. It starts on the Passo di Costalunga. Also included are the Passo Santner via ferrata, an absolute classic, and the trail up to the almost 3,000 m high Catinaccio d’Antermoia, the highest peak of the Catinaccio. The various lifts take you up into the mountains, including the Tires convertible cable car, which opened in 2022 and is the only one in Italy. In the evening, when you return, the peaks greet you with the glow of the Dolomites in the most beautiful shades of orange and red.

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