At any time of the year, the Val Pusteria valley offers walking tours which can be an adventure also for your dog
Image gallery: Hiking with dogs
To be able to spend gorgeous moments with your four-legged friend in the beautiful nature of the Val Pusteria valley on Austrian and Italian terrain, please pay attention to some points:
In Italy your dog has to be leashed everywhere, in Austria this rule is required in parks, public buildings, shops, restaurants and in the vicinity of pasture areas, depending on the single municipalities also along field and hiking paths. If you move in the vicinity of cattle herds please consider, that cows especially with calves feel threatened by dogs. Moreover it is important for the dog itself to be kept on a lead, hunters don’t show any mercy with poaching dogs. In South Tyrol you always have to carry along a muzzle, in both countries it is a must-have to be able to use public transport and cable cars.
Along field and hiking paths the excrements of your dog must be collected, in areas where this is not obligatory, it is a matter of respect to do so. In East Tyrol this is a must-do in all public spaces and agricultural areas, in Italy it is a principal requirement.
One more thing for a happy walking tour:
please inform yourself about the details of the planned hike in advance. Steep sections, rocky path surfaces, bad weather and long distances can be too heavy also for your four-legged companion.
Below you find several hiking suggestions, among them easy walks and demanding alpine tours. Take your choice!