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Kastelruth Italy

We are a family of 8 adults and a 12 year old and have rented a house in Kastelruth for 3 days in the beginning of June. We would appreciate any suggestions for hiking, horseback riding, restaurants, etc. We are coming from Garmisch and heading to Salzburg.
Thank You

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Kastelruth (or Caselrotto) is a beautiful little town. Above the main church there is a hill that is a nice walk. The cemetery behind the church is interesting. Also there is a ski lift that goes up the mountain to great walking trails and a delightful place for a drink and lunch. The goats think they own the whole area but they are willing to share, if you are nice! Food in town, as I remember (it's been over a decade) is wonderful and very German. Definitely go to Alpi de Suisee for some great hiking and views of the Dolomites!

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My husband and I stayed there about 4 years ago in late September. We did not have a car. We followed all of RS advice from his guide book, including how to get to around. We stayed in town but as I recall, there were only 2 restaurants open and in walking distance. A day hiking in the Dolomites was a highlight!

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What a gorgeous area! I agree with the short walk above town along the Stations of the cross. Interesting.

I'll just add that when I was there on a Rick Steves tour we had difficulty finding places open for dinner on Sunday. If you are planning to eat out instead of cooking and are there over a Sunday evening, I'd check ahead to see who's open and make a reservation. I was there at the end of the season in early October but I got the feeling that many restaurants take Sunday night off. Just a head's up to do some research.

I loved the Compatsch area as a starting point for hikes. Wow....jaw droppingly gorgeous even for someone who lives in the Intermountain West! There is a gondola up to the top in the summer although on the RS tour we were late enough in the year they allowed our tour bus to drive us up. There is apparently a lot of traffic going up in the summer so they limit car access.

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Thank you very much for all the suggestions and highlites of the Kastelruth area, much appreciated.