Alta Badia in the Italian Dolomites is rightly famous as a ski resort, but when it comes to summer holidays this little slice of the South Tyrol is less well-known. It’s something of a hidden gem however, offering an incredible array of activities for adventure enthusiasts – as these ten unique experiences show. Here’s Mpora’s pick of the best things to do in Alta Badia this summer.
1) See the mountains that moved Messner to poetry
The scenery in Alta Badia is some of the most stunning in the world. Don’t just take our word for it though. Legendary climber Reinhold Messner, a man who’s seen more than his fair share of mountains, reckons the Dolomites are the most beautiful range on the planet.
The celebrated architect Le Corbusier famously called these peaks “the most impressive buildings in the world”, and humanity as a whole has deemed them so stunning that they’ve been awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
“Reinhold Messner, a man who’s seen more than his fair share of mountains, reckons the Dolomites are the most beautiful range on the planet.”
Nestled in steep-sided valleys, the various villages of the Alta Badia area afford some of the most stunning views the South Tyrol region has to offer – and that’s before you’ve even left your hotel room.