Valdaora di Sopra

South Tyrol’s largest equestrian farm with riding school is located in Valdaora di Sopra and invites you to take a ride on a Haflinger

On the eastern edge of the municipality of Valdaora lies Valdaora di Sopra. Right nearby stretches the Valdaora Reservoir, which is well-known among fishermen who fish on the lakeshore where the hiking trails pass. With a licence, this is possible in the summer months. The lake itself dams the water of the Rienza, which is then used by the Brunico-Valdaora hydroelectric power station to generate energy. The houses of Valdaora di Sopra (Oberolang) are grouped around the late Gothic Assumption of the Virgin Mary Parish Church. However, the history of the village goes back many centuries further, as a monolith tells of a road that passed through here already in 201 AD.

Today, Valdaora di Sopra is popular among families, who will find a tubing park and an air cushion in the Kids Area Panorama, on the sledging meadow between Valdaora di Sopra and Valdaora di Mezzo. In the forest above you can hunt 3D objects with bow and arrow in the Kron Arc Adventure. If you want to be active, Valdaora di Sopra welcomes you with an interesting variety that includes the hiking trails to the Angerer and Brusada Mountain Huts as well as the cosy village circuit in Valdaora di Sopra itself. In addition, there is South Tyrol's largest equestrian farm with its warmblood horses and Haflingers: the Tolderhof, one of the riding stables in the Val Pusteria.

In winter, you can easily reach the valley station of the cable car to the legendary Plan de Corones Skiing Area, called Kronplatz in German, by shuttle service. The toboggan runs that lead from the above-mentioned mountain huts - Angerer and Brusada - down to Valdaora provide variety. The one at the Brusada Mountain Hut is 6 km long, making it the longest natural sledge run in the area.

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