Olpers Bergwelt Sexten
Olpers Bergwelt Sexten

Olperl’s Nature Park

A 1.5 km long circular trail on the Mount Elmo offers families a unique experience amidst the alpine world of the Alta Val Pusteria valley

Olperl's Nature Park, a park for all the senses located at more than 2,000 m a.s.l., enchants kids and adults alike. The theme trail starts near the Monte Elmo mountain station. This mountain, a 2,434 m high peak in the Carnic Main Crest, is accessible by cable car from the villages of Sesto or Versciaco.

The 1.5 km long circular trail is suitable for prams and overcomes an altitude difference of only 80 metres. In a one-hour walk, the path takes you into the reign of Olperl. According to legend, it is a mysterious half-human and half-animal creature, which has been living since ancient times in the mountains of the Alta Val Pusteria valley. It scares the humans with its whistles, but is a great friend of the local wildlife.

Olperl's Nature Park starts at the Children's Hut, a wooden hut with goats, sheep, rabbits and hens. 10 stations, dedicated to local fauna species, are following. Also the highest located barefoot trail of the Dolomites at 2,150 m a.s.l. can be found here, as well as several panoramic viewpoints where you can enjoy an impressive view on the nearby Sesto Dolomites. At the end of Olperl's Nature Park you can decide if you want to take a rest at the Monte Elmo Restaurant or continue the walk for another half-hour to the Gallo Cedrone Mountain Hut (also suitable for prams).

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 29 Feb closed
  • Fri 01 Mar closed
  • Sat 02 Mar closed
  • Sun 03 Mar closed
  • Mon 04 Mar closed
  • Tue 05 Mar closed
  • Wed 06 Mar closed

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Full timetables
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Monte Elmo Cable Car - summer 2024 (30/05/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 08:30 - 17:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 08:30 - 17:30

Monte Elmo Cable Car - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 13/10/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 17:30

Monte Elmo Cable Car - late autumn 2024 (14/10/2024 - 03/11/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 16:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 16:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 16:30

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 08:30 - 16:30

Admission

adventure park freely accessible with a valid cable car ticket

ascent and descent by Monte Elmo Cable Car (online):
€ 29.50 adults
€ 29.50 young people (16-18 years)
€ 19.50 children and young people (8-15 years)

ascent and descent by Monte Elmo Cable Car (box office):
€ 32.00 adults
€ 32.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 29.00 groups (15 and more persons)
€ 21.50 children and young people (8-15 years)

free for children under 8 years

More information

There's also the Mountain Card Pustertal (3 ascents and descent by cable car in 5 days, 5 ascents and descent in 7 days, 8 ascents and descent during the summer season) available.

The Monte Elmo Cable Car starts in Sesto and in Versciaco: It operates every day from the end of May to early November, summer season start 2024 on May 30.

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