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Rasun Anterselva

The deep-green Lake Anterselva, next to the Südtirol Arena Biathlon Centre, is framed by the peaks of the Vedrette di Ries Group

It is the valley of the wonderful Lake Anterselva, which belongs to the municipality of Rasun-Anterselva in the upper part of the Val Pusteria. Nove Case, one of the six districts, comprises a few houses along the Val Pusteria state road. Then the route branches off to the left to Rasun di Sotto and Rasun di Sopra, two holiday villages between the sights of the Val Pusteria and the natural beauty of the Valle di Anterselva. At the leisure park of Rasun di Sotto you can find the popular "Wasserwaldile", a biotope and water adventure hike for families in summer, which combines relaxation and possibilities to play.

The journey into the Anterselva Valley leads past ancient residences and the Castelvecchio Rasun ruin, also known as Castel Altrasen. It is lined by the alpine meadows along the Rio Anterselva and framed by the craggy rocks of the Rieserferner Group. Three villages can be found here: Anterselva di Sotto (Lower Anterselva) with its healing Solomon's Fountain, then there is Anterselva di Mezzo (Middle Anterselva), the largest village directly on the cycle path, and Anterselva di Sopra (Upper Anterselva) near the fantastic deep-green Lake Anterselva. You can walk around the mountain lake in the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park on the nature trail: It is significantly situated higher than the nearby Lake Braies. In between, beautiful spots invite you to take a break - swimming is not the order of the day here.

From here, well-trained mountain bikers set off for the Klammlrunde tour, mountaineers conquer the Collalto, the "high shining mountain" and highest peak in the Vedrette di Ries Group. In winter, this route becomes a ski tour. Next to the lake, on the other hand, is the Biathlon Centre, venue of the Biathlon World Championships. Something very special is the mountain road that leads from Lake Anterselva over the Passo Stalle into the Defereggental valley in East Tyrol: In winter, it becomes a sledge run on which you can whizz down from the top of the pass down to the lake.

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