Eggen - Ega 1120m
The town of Eggen is situated in the forest area extending east of the high-altitude plateau of Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente and covering the slopes of the Latemar.
In the summertime, Eggen is a popular starting-point for countless hikes and bicycle tours. Every week, there are three walks focusing on specific topics (the herb and flower walk, the geological walk, and the hike to the summit) and also two Nordic Walking days conducted by the tourism association. Hikers can take the extensive municipal bus system to conveniently reach the starting-points of numerous beautiful hiking routes. Biking enthusiasts can participate in guided tours (divided up according to level of fitness) conducted daily.
In the wintertime, the Latemar-Obereggen Ski Center (just 3 km away) offers well-groomed slopes and excellent conditions for skiing and snowboarding. Eggen and Obereggen are connected by shuttle busses which commute several times a day. Wintertime hikers will love the plethora of winter hiking trails in Eggen, where they can relax and marvel at the beautiful natural scenery.
Comfortable hotels offering vitality and wellness spa treatments are just as common here as small, somewhat simpler family-run bed & breakfasts or self-service rooms and apartments. The center of town offers good shopping, plenty of pubs and restaurants, as well as all the public and personal services you might require. Eggen is only 30 minutes away by car from the capital of South Tyrol, Bozen/Bolzano.