Asiago: the altopiano
The Altopiano of Asiago 7 Comuni is a happy place which, with its millenary tradition of the “Cimbri” people, promises entertainment, rest, cultural enrichment, and the possibility to rediscover the joy of living.
On the border of the Po Valley, it is easily accessible by highway and an efficient state and provincial road network.
The Altopiano of Asiago is also easily accessible from the North and is the best place to stay if you want to visit the whole of the “Veneto” region. Here you can find all that Italy offers: hills, mountains, seaside and lakes together with art, culture and history. The “Altopiano of Asiago 7 Comuni” daily has an everage of 9 hours of sunshine : this makes the people of the “Altopiano” more active and more serene.
The serenity is also felt by the many guests who come back year after year and who often choose this land as a “second home”. Each season offers you both tranquility and vivacity.
The land of the “Cimbri” is certainly the Mountain resort closest to your home.
The conformation of the Altopiano of Asiago enabled the development of more than 300 km of cross-country ski runs. Many international athletes train here for the competitions, on that same snow that, in 1996, housed the Jr. Northern Skiing World Championship for the second time.
While on one side of the mountain the territory spontaneously offers its landscape for cross-country skiing, on the other side of it downhill skiing is possible. Here, the local operators of Asiago were able to create other opportunities such as wonderful ski runs with different levels of difficulty.
All of this is obviously matched by marvelous extensive panoramas where the ski-lifts fit in perfectly.
The covering of artificial snow guarantees a white mantle in case of poor snowfalls.
Ski instructors are at your disposal and the bars and restaurants of the refuges are always ready to give refreshment and are situated next to the ski runs.
Horse riding on the snow, sledge-dog sleighing competitions and ice skating are just some of the winter activities that, along with skiing, accompany our guests throughout a really exciting holiday!
Ice skating is another traditional sport of the winter season and on the Altopiano of Asiago, it finds many different opportunities to be practiced : in Asiago there is a covered ice-rink.
This structure is open for 10 months a year and, as long as you are willing to stand on sharp blades, it enables you to have fun even when the winter season is finished.
In the winter season where many natural rinks are formed it is possible to skate just for the fun of it.
What can be better than just to skate in the open air and enjoy the sunshine that only the Altopiano of Asiago can offer? In Busa Fonda, in the commune of Gallio, there is a rink with an olympic ring for long-blade speeding competitions.
Ice hockey is probably the national sport of the inhabitants of the Sette Comuni. A harsh but loyal sport, extremely fast and with incredible front overturnings. Hockey can kindle the flame of passion and arise that excitement that only few other team sports do. The team of Asiago is definitely a very important name in national hockey. For years the team has been at the top of the list in this discipline and was on the verge of winning the championship more than once by getting a second place twice after two magic seasons (in 1985-86 and in 1990-91) which concluded with the final for the title.
Very important goals have been reached not only by the primary team but also in the sector of young players, now one of the best teams of all of the national hockey scene.
And if all of this does not satisfy you, the Altopiano of Asiago offers other exciting alternatives on the snow : horse riding along the ‘malgas’, or the thrill of following a sledge pulled by dogs in order to enjoy the typical atmospheres of the deep North.
Mountain biking, horse riding.
For the unbearable stuffiness of the cities the “Altopiano” offers fresh mountain breezes with a myriad of activities and pleasures. Summer trekking, mountain-biking or horse-riding excursions are activities which will bring you closer to Nature and to Freedom.
You could even find yourselves immersed in a dreamlike landscape playing golf at the Asiago Golf Club that offers you a wonderful 18-hole green. But you may prefer gliding, para-gliding, archery, indoor and outdoor free-climbing, ice-skating, grass-skiing, martial arts, swimming, tennis and any other traditional sports in a gym or the outdoors.
Leave your worries and stress behind by enjoying all that the “Altopiano of Asiago” offers, and dance away the nights at our nights-clubs or discos, and also enjoy our shows, concerts, or debates.
Courtesy of the Asiago Official Tourist Board
Where to stay in Asiago
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