Nestled in South Tyrol, Italy, Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi) is the largest high-alpine pasture in Europe, covering 56 square kilometers. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers breathtaking views, diverse flora, and endless outdoor activities.

With 300 days of sunshine and 790 plant species, Seiser Alm is a nature lover's dream. Enjoy guided hikes, traditional festivals, and stunning views of the Dolomite peaks.

<h3>Activities and Highlights</h3>

<b>1. Parco Naturale Sciliar</b>

Discover the Parco Naturale Sciliar, South Tyrol's oldest, founded in 1974. Spanning 7,288 hectares, this park is a haven for nature lovers, featuring unique flora and fauna, including 790 types of flowers and ferns.

The Schlern massif and the Rosengarten towers provide breathtaking scenery, especially during the "Enrosadira" phenomenon at sunset. Visitor centers and infopoints offer valuable information and insights into this natural wonder.

<b>Area:</b> 7,288 hectares

<b>Flora and Fauna:</b> Unique species, including 790 types of flowers and ferns

<b>Entry fee:</b> Free

<b>2. Seiser Alm Half Marathon</b>

Every July, the Seiser Alm Half Marathon invites runners to experience a unique challenge amidst stunning landscapes. The 21-kilometer race, starting and finishing in Compaccio, includes an elevation gain of 601 meters and is limited to 700 participants. This event offers a mix of asphalt, gravel, and forest roads, surrounded by the majestic Dolomites.

<b>Distance:</b> 21 kilometers

<b>Elevation Gain:</b> 601 meters

<b>Participants:</b> Limited to 700

<h3>Places to Eat</h3>

While exploring the scenic Alpe di Siusi, you'll encounter several alpine pasture huts, perfect for a lunch break or a snack. These huts, open from late May/early June to late October and early December to early April, serve delicious regional dishes. However, check their opening times before your visit as some may be closed on certain days.

<b>1. Schgaguler Schwaige</b>

Located close to the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola mountain station, Schgaguler Schwaige (1905 m) is a delightful alpine pasture hut you’ll reach by descending along trail 9 towards Saltria (10 minutes).

It’s the first hut you’ll encounter on the Alpe di Siusi Meadows Circuit Trail. Expect delicious South Tyrolean food and a friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal stop for a satisfying lunch or snack.

<b>Cost:</b> Around 10-20 euro each

<b>Open Hours:</b> From 9 AM–5 PM

<b> 2. Gostner Schwaige</b>

Gostner Schwaige (1900 m), known for its own alpine dairy products and commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients, offers a unique culinary experience. Notably, you should try their Heublütensuppe, a soup made of hay, flowers, and 15 different herbs, served in a bread bowl.

<b>Cost:</b> Around 20-30 euro each

<b>Open Hours:</b> From 7:30 AM–6 PM

<b> 3. Malga Sanon</b>

It's a perfect place for a lunch break while exploring the area. The hut is accessible via a 35-minute walk from the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola mountain station (Trail 6B) and is also a stop along the Alpe di Siusi Meadows Circuit Trail.

<b> Cost:</b> Around 20-30 euro each

<b>Open Hours:</b> From 8 AM–5 PM

A holiday on the Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi promises an unforgettable experience amidst the stunning backdrop of the Dolomites. Dear Lykkers, whether you’re hiking through flower-filled meadows, skiing down gentle slopes, or simply soaking in the breathtaking views, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers something for everyone. Plan your visit to this Alpine gem and discover the magic of Seiser Alm for yourself.