It is a well-known fact that close contact with Nature is good for the body, the mind and the spirit. The rich green Val Ridanna valley is surrounded by densely-wooded slopes which lead up to the lush pastures and majestic peaks of the Alps. Here there are so many ways to spend your leisure time immersed in Nature.
Excursionism is the activity preferred by most visitors to this area which, nestling between the western Breonie Alps and Val Sarentino, offers a wide range of trails, from simple walks and medium- to high-difficulty treks to extremely complex excursions. When you reach the Alpine huts and refuges, you will be treated to a variety of delicious dishes. But for those who are quite happy without necessarily hiking up to the higher peaks, we would recommend the 'Racines malghe' track or the path which runs through the gorge of the Stanghe waterfall or the Burkhard valley. Visitors who are unable or unwilling to exert themselves too much can use the Racines-Giovo cable-car. During the "Festa delle Malghe" and the “Racines Music Festival”, visitors can combine the pleasure of walking with their love of music and conviviality.
Mountain bike enthusiasts will discover fantastic trails presenting every level of difficulty and open from the Spring until late Autumn. From the many paths beaten by soldiers and miners, bikers can admire a series of breathtaking panoramas.


The desire to fly, too, can be satisfied if you care to try paragliding. Val Ridanna offers the best possible conditions for a Hike and Fly excursion. And those who have never experienced the heady feeling of paragliding can take a two-person flight in the company of a professional paragliding expert.
A completely different way of living in contact with Nature is, of course, fishing. The mountain lakes, streams and pools to be found in this area teem with more than 30 species of fish. Each angling enthusiast can seek out his preferred position. Erwin Volgger will be delighted to show you the best spots from which to fish, or can accompany you during an excursion where you can observe the local fauna.
Val Ridanna offers many different attractions and cultural heritage sites, such as the Ridanna Monteneve World of Mines, the Miner's Chapel at Santa Maddalena, or the Wolfsthurn Castle.
The folk festivals in the Racines-Ridanna region are very popular with visitors and locals alike. These include the Miners' Festival, the Val Ridanna Patron Saint's Day and the cattle drive from the upper pastures in Val Giovo and Maiern.

Further information about summer in Val Ridanna can be found here:

Suggestions for excursions and walks
"Malghe" & mountain refuges
Mountain bikes