The toboggan runs in Terenten
Here’s a foretaste
The next time you spend a winter holiday in South Tyrol and get a sudden inspiration to sledge down a snowy slope, visit Terenten. It might be a small village, but it’s also a place where they take tobogganing very seriously. There are two different toboggan runs in Terenten – one is designed for children and beginners, while the other is the perfect way to round off a winter hike. Let’s zoom in and see what each has to offer…
The Terenten toboggan runs in detail
The 400-metre-long toboggan run for children and beginners couldn’t be better located: it’s right in the village centre. With a gentle descent of 80 metres in total it won’t have you rushing downhill at excessive speed, allowing small children to safely ride with you and enjoy the experience. The starting point of the run is just a short walk from the large car park in the centre of Terenten.
However, if you are after something a bit more thrilling, the toboggan run on the Pertinger Alp is just the thing. From the Pertinger Alp car park (1,600 metres) it takes about one hour on foot to reach the pasture, which is situated at an altitude of 1,850 metres. When you get there, you can recharge with a hearty meal or a sweet snack before tobogganing back into the valley. The toboggan run is also suitable for families, as its five hairpin bends are not particularly challenging, the gradient is moderate and the run is mostly protected on either side by high snow walls for good measure.
How to get there
The Pertinger Alp car park is located 5.5 kilometres east of the village centre. From there, follow the footpath to the Pertinger Alp for about three kilometres. You can then sledge your way back downhill