Ratschings / Racines with its three valleys – the Jaufen / Giovo Valley, the Ratschings / Racines and Ridnaun / Ridanna Valley – is a unique and varied hiking paradise. This region extends from the Stubai Alps with their mighty three-thousand-meter-high summits along the main Alpine ridge up to the gentle peaks of the Sarn / Sarentino Valley Alps, offering virtually endless possibilities for hiking and mountain climbing.
Hiking is healthy
Hiking and mountain climbing are among the healthiest sports. Physical exertion in the great outdoors and the fresh mountain air are a benefit for mind and body. Walking strengthens the muscles in a gentle and uniform manner, easing tensions and reducing back problems. Regular walking strengthens the joints, making them more resilient over time.
The extremely pollution-free, clear mountain air in turn stimulates your respiration and circulation. The lower oxygen content in the mountain air leads to an increased production of red blood cells which increases one's fitness and promotes faster recovery. One suddenly has a lot more energy, has significantly more stamina, and feels in the truest sense of the word "refreshed." The high altitude air thus acts almost like a Fountain of Youth, and it's not for nothing that top athletes regularly and systematically attend altitude training camps.