Clear skies, idyllic towns and villages, traditional culture and picturesque landscapes – autumn brings a multifaceted blend to the region that gives Olang and the Pustertal Valley an extra special ambience. An ambience that above all hikers and connoisseurs take to. This is because autumn in Olang really is a delight. Colourful deciduous forests, dark green conifers and the snow-tipped mountain summits of the Dolomites and the Antholz Valley come together to create a colourful feast for the eyes. Autumn in Olang also has plenty that is pleasing and colourful on the plate too. Mountain chalets, inns and cellars serve autumnal speciality dishes, such as Tirtlan (pastry pockets), Erdäpfelblattlan (deep fried potato cakes), Schlutzkrapfen (half-moon-shaped ravioli) and Speck (traditional bacon). Perfect for hiking. Autumn is also the right time to discover Olang’s culture and customs too. Alpine cattle drives, processions and harvest festivals are all a good way to find out more about the region and its people up close and in authentic fashion.
Autumn in Olang and environs is varied and colourful. Hikers are treated to fantastic views and plenty of sunshine at this time of year. In the valley bottom, there are inviting family walks to enjoy. Gentle paths wind through red, orange and gold forests and blaze a trail through the autumnal foliage. The snow is already glittering on the summits of the Rieserferner Ahrn Nature Park’s three-thousand-metre-plus summits. By this time at the latest there’s no longer any stopping true hikers: it’s into their hiking boots and up to the alpine pastures, mountains and peaks. On foot or in more leisurely fashion with the cable car. It takes just a few minutes to reach the summit plateau of the Kronplatz – with the autumnal Olang and alpine landscape of the Pustertal Valley at your feet. Wonderful!Hiking vacation