Summer holidays characterised by movement at Hotel Heinz
Riscone and Plan de Corones await you with a rich selection of holiday activities
Plan de Corones and Val Pusteria offer a very wide range of excursion and leisure time offers. Come and discover the extraordinary world of the Dolomites, the people and the localities of sun-kissed South Tyrol. Hotel Heinz in Riscone at Plan de Corones is the ideal starting point for all of your activities.
Mountain excursions at Plan de Corones
Just outside the hotel’s doors, Plan de Corones invites you on breathtaking excursions. Sporting spirits can reach the summit along one of the many trails. Families with children and the elderly can reach the plateau via the cableway and from there walk along the scenic route. The 360° panoramic view from Plan de Corones out onto the neighbouring peaks of the Alps and of the Dolomites is truly breathtaking.
Plan de Corones as well as the entire Val Pusteria with its adjacent valleys offer myriads of excursion itineraries consisting of easy forest and theme trails, ridgeways, high altitude via ferratas and mountain farms where you can rest. The favourite tours include the excursions through the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Nature Park, around the famous Braies Lake, for example, towards the Sesto Dolomites or the Tures and Aurina valleys or along the Casies mountain farms route.
Alpine lakes in Val Pusteria
The legendary lakes of Val Pusteria with their crystal-clear waters are particularly fascinating, with the enchanting Alpine peaks mirrored in their dark blue or emerald green surfaces. A short walk, for instance, will take you to Anterselva lake at the feet of the Vedrette di Ries peaks, to the picturesque Braies Lake or to Dobbiaco Lake. On stifling summer days, it will be a pleasure to take a dip in their cool waters or go for a boat ride.
Downhill and Freeride mountain biking at Plan de Corones
At Plan de Corones, directly opposite our hotel you have over 16 km of downhill trails to choose from. Discover our beautiful mountains on your mountain bike. At an altitude of 1,200 metres a.s.l. you will find fast descents, jumps, bends, wooden bridges, forest trails with plenty of roots and speed sections. The highly varied trails guarantee great fun for both MTB beginners and experts, set against the fantastic scenario of the Alps.
The “Concordia” Peace Bell at Plan de Corones
For many years now the Concordia peace bell has dominated the summit of Plan de Corones at an altitude of 2,275 m a.s.l. and bears the inscription “Donet deus populis pacem” (May God Give Peace to the People) that is the sense of the bell itself. The installation setting of the bell, that weighs about 18 tonnes and is over 3 m high, resembles a crown. Due to its special position and its artistic foundation, that bears a bas relief depicting the surrounding scenery, it is certainly well worth visiting. Its peals can be heard every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at midday.
A panoramic trail accessible to everyone starts from the bell site and, in just one hour of easy walking, leads to a lookout point that provides a 360° panoramic view of the surrounding peaks.
Rafting on the Aurino stream and on the Rienza River
The Aurino stream and the Rienza River offer extraordinary opportunities for rafting in Val Pusteria to one and all, tours for families or for groups, for beginners or for experts. All of the descents in rafts will make for an unforgettable experience: crystal-clear waters with foamy waves, a shower under a waterfall, waves and rapids that compose a natural adventure from an absolutely different observation point.
Para-gliding at Plan de Corones
Plan de Corones offers ideal para-gliding conditions as well as a fantastic panoramic view of the Dolomites on the one side and of the main ridge of the Alps on the other. The peak is easily reached via the ski lift system. If you have never gone para-gliding before, you can book a tandem flight. It’s a unique chance to fluctuate high up in the air as you take in a bird’s eye view of the entire Val Pusteria.
The Val Pusteria Golf Club is just a short walking distance away from the Hotel. This 2,800 m², 9-hole, par 34 golf course is the first part of the future 18-hole golf link. The course, that occupies a forest clearing and also includes a wet biotope, is set in a highly beautiful mountain landscape. The Golf Club also has a driving range, a chipping-green, a practice bunker and two putting-greens. The golf school offers individual and collective lessons for beginners and experts. The Club also has a golf clubs and trolley rental. The Clubhouse naturally has an excellent restaurant with a solarium terrace from which to enjoy a beautiful view of the golf course.
Other activities within reach of Hotel Heinz:
- mountain biking or more or less demanding bike tours along the Val Pusteria cycling path that leads to Rio di Pusteria or to Lienz in Austria
- Zip-Line - High flying thrills are guaranteed at San Vigilio di Marebbe
- acrobatic park at Falzes - Kronaction
- walks to see the spectacular Riva di Tures waterfalls
- discovering the earth pyramids at Vila di Sopra near Perca
- Nordic Walking (275 km of trails); guided tours also available
- Every day, new excursion proposals and suggestions
- Guided summer excursions, included in the holiday packages
- Swimming at the Cron4 centre right next to the Hotel (every day free admission for our guests)
- Playground for our smaller guests
- Children’s program, included in the holiday packages
- Animation for children in summer months