Skiing, cycling, hiking and spas
At the foot of the Rondoi-Baranci mountain group in the Dolomites, in a place of indescribable beauty, lies San Candido. Dotted with snow-covered slopes, it is the starting point for the ski lifts to Monte Elmo and Prato alla Drava, on the border with East Tyrol in Austria.
As you stroll through the pedestrian area in the old town, you will come across the Collegiate Church, which is one of the most important Romanesque-style sacred buildings in the Eastern Alps and is inextricably linked to the area’s long history. Then there is the Collegiate Museum, which holds countless opulent ancient treasures. Don’t miss the San Candido Cathedral, the most famous Romanesque-style building in Tyrol, to admire Michael Pacher’s frescoes and a carved crucifixion. Finally, we also recommend visiting the Dolomythos Museum, dedicated to the history and legends of these extraordinary mountains.
Travelling towards Sesto, about 1.5 km along the forest road, you will find yourself at the Bagni di San Candido thermal baths, which boast five thermal springs and the historic San Salvatore Chapel. They are popular all year round for trekking, snowshoeing and sledging.
Do you love cycling? Hop on your saddle and venture along the Drava cycle path in Alta Pusteria to Lienz, Austria, or the Val Pusteria cycle path to Brunico. Both will take up to three hours, but they are easy-going routes that are suitable for families with children.