Our popular mountains
The cable cars in 3 Zinnen Dolomites take you up to the most popular mountains: Monte Elmo, Stiergarten, Croda Rossa and Monte Baranci, all of which offer hikers, bikers and families plenty of exciting attractions.
The perfect destination for families at the foot of the imposing Monte Baranci. Flowering meadows and lush green pastures provide a wonderful playground for young and old. There’s lots to enjoy up here: the "Zwergenparcours” ropes course; the barefoot lakes; a tubing course; and the Fun Bob summer toboggan run. A special highlight is the new giant’s realm with the family circular trail.Read more
Normally the great views come only at the end of a tour, but the Stiergarten gives you an early reward with a view of the Sesto sundial and the Three Peaks. The mountain is a wonderful starting point for lots of hikes and bike tours to the Sesto mountain pastures and over the Carnic Alpine ridgeway.Read morer
There’s nowhere else in the area which offers you such a far-ranging view as Monte Elmo! And the visitor experience is enhanced by Olperl's Nature Park, the Kinderalm, and a variety of walking and hiking trails from which you can marvel at the sunrise or sunset.Read more
The Dolomites are almost close enough to touch from Croda Rossa. This is a location where there were military emplacements in the First World War, and you can immerse yourself in history here, scale the most famous via ferratas in the Alps and visit the only reindeer herd in the Alps.Read more
Especially for families
Baranci is the popular mountain for family excursions. The 4-seater chair lift is situated 3 minutes from San Candido village centre and takes you quickly up to an altitude of 1,500 m. Flowering meadows and lush green pastures provide a wonderful playground for young and old: There are waiting highlights like the new world of the giant, the children’s highlight adventure trail, a tubing run and the fun bob. The mountain station is the starting point for many easy and medium hikes through spruce forests and up to the Baranci summit with stunning views of the Three Peaks.
Once upon a time, a small child drank from an enchanted spring. In no time at all, the small child grew into a giant with the strength of a bear! You can discover the home of Gigante Baranci in our new giant’s realm at the Monte Baranci. There you can follow in his footsteps by visiting various interactive stations. No matter if you are little or grown up, the realm guarantees a lot of fun!
Very close to the ‘giant’s footprint’ lakes by the Rifugio Gigante Baranci, you’ll find hidden away an alpine recreation area, a wonderful place to unwind. Right there you will also find the Dwarf Village. High up in the branches there are quaint tree houses which you can explore via ladders and rope bridges. The life of a dwarf is reflected in the nine mountain huts below.
The entertaining alpine circuit for the entire family
The entrance to the nature park is right next to the Helm-Bahnen mountain station and invites visitors to meet Olperl’s best friends – in the realm of the animals’ mountain world. The circular trail is 1.2 km long and is suitable for buggies. As you walk, you’ll come across 10 special and very exciting places - with fantastic views of the Sesto Dolomites. Olperl, the hoaxster with luminous eyes as big as saucers, keeps you company along the trail.
BAREFOOT in Olperl’s footprints
The highest barefoot trail in the Dolomites at 2,150 m above sea level is the healthy and enjoyable way to explore Olperl’s Nature Park. Soft moss, fragrant larch trees, stone slabs and shingle stimulate the foot reflex zones, before you immerse your feet in the cool spring water – so refreshing.
Reindeer? In the Alps? Who’d have thought it? But our herd of reindeer have actually made the long journey from Finland to Croda Rossa and the third generation are now living here! You can be there when the only reindeer herd in the Alps is being fed and pick up lots of interesting and curious facts about the peculiarities of this particular deer species. The friendly four-legged friends are looking forward to your visit!
From San Candido to Lienz: enjoy the landscape by bike
The most popular cycle path in South Tyrol, the cross-border Drau Cycle Path from San Candido to Lienz follows a well-marked trail and is suitable for all kinds of bikes. With a length of 44 km and an elevation loss of 500 m over the descent, the route is easily manageable by all lovers of the outdoors. When you reach Lienz, the capital of East Tyrol, you’ll find it’s a lovely place to take a stroll. And the easy way to get back is to let the train take the strain! Because it’s easy to get to by train, starting the tour in Versciaco is recommended and there’s also a large free car park there. The PUNKA Service Center is located right next to the railway station and by the cycle path. It’s a bike hire and shop with the latest bike models, as well as services with bar.
There’s a clearly laid out bicycle network with no appreciable gradients throughout Val Pusteria. The total length from Mühlbach to Lienz in East Tyrol is 105 km, and this can be covered in stages over several days.
Mountain and enduro bikers will relish the challenge posed by the holiday region Three Peaks/3 Zinnen in the Dolomites. With the new “3 Zinnen Mountain Card”, transporting bikes on the cable cars is free of charge and the card can be used with no limitations (except Monte Baranci). Five mountains each with a different character can be explored by bike. In addition to the famous Stoneman Trail, the Giro Bike Tour, the Giro Enduro Singletrail Tour and the Dolomiti Superbike course, enthusiastic enduro bikers can also enjoy the brand new single trail: the "Erla" on Stiergarten.
Our cable cars take you up to the perfect places to start numerous hikes of varying degrees of difficulty. Trails lead you through soothing forests, lush meadows and across idyllic mountain pastures to distinctive mountain peaks and magnificent views of the Dolomites. The tricky part is: you have to decide on which panoramic view you want to choose! Here you’ll find our suggested hikes.
Experience everything with a single ticket
With the (multi-)day „3 Zinnen Mountain Card you can enjoy unlimited use of all the lifts in the Three Peaks Dolomites and experience five mountains according to your own preferences. The card is also really useful for bikers as bike transportation on the cable cars is included in the price.
The 3 Zinnen Mountain Card + Bike Rent combination helps you experience the very best of the mountain plus a stunning bike tour in just 5 days - with a fantastic reward awaiting you at the finish line.
How does it work?
(1) Buy a 3 Zinnen Mountain Card and collect your free 3 Zinnen Mountain Hero wristband at the ticket office.
(2) Visit all 5 highlights and collect the stamps on your wristband as you go:
- Baranci - the giant's realm
- Olperl´'s Nature Park
- Croda Rossa
- Punka Bikecenter
(3) After collecting all the stamps, present your wristband at the cable car cash desk to receive your free gift: a cute stuffed toy and other surprises.