Dolomiti d'estate

11 reasons to visit San Candido and the Dolomites in summer

We are in love with San Candido and the Dolomites in every season, they offer us breathtaking landscapes and plenty of activities to do. Today, we want to share with you 11 reasons to visit San Candido and its surroundings in the summer.

1. Breathtaking Landscapes

The mountains surrounding San Candido are part of the Sesto Dolomites range and are located south of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo Nature Park. These imposing peaks offer spectacular views, changing color at different times of the day depending on the light and season.

The towering mountains, lush green meadows, and blue skies create an idyllic setting, perfect for taking stunning photographs and enjoying memorable moments.

2. Hiking for Everyone

The San Candido area is a paradise for hikers: from easy trails suitable for families to more challenging routes for experienced hikers, there are options for everyone. The trails are well-marked and documented.

Recommended hikes include those around our favorite lakes and those in the Tre Cime Nature Park.

3. Cycling and Mountain Biking

If you love cycling, Innichen offers panoramic bike paths and exciting mountain bike trails. The San Candido-Lienz bike path is one of the most famous and easiest, truly suitable for everyone. You can rent bikes in San Candido, pedal through enchanting landscapes until you reach the Austrian town of Lienz, and comfortably return by train.

Vacanze coi bambini a San Candido


4. Culture and History

The town of San Candido has a rich history dating back to Roman times, having been founded in 769. In the historic center, you can admire the splendid Collegiate Church of San Candido, one of the most important Romanesque churches in the region, the Baroque gem St. Michael’s Parish Church, and the small Dolomythos Museum about local history.

5. Family-Friendly and More

San Candido is ideal for families. Besides walks and bike paths, children can have fun at the gnome village on top of Mount Baranci next to the Rifugio Gigante Baranci or race down the Fun Bob, which is also loved by adults.

6. Discover the Local Cuisine

Canederli, speck, and apple-based desserts are must-tries. San Candido is an excellent destination for food lovers, who can savor the delights of Tyrolean cuisine in our favorite restaurants.

Where to eat in San Candido

7. Relaxation and Wellness

For a day of fun and relaxation, Acquafun in San Candido is the ideal place. It is a true alpine oasis offering, besides a large pool and various saunas, a breathtaking view of Mount Baranci.

8. Events and Traditional Festivals

The event calendar during the summer is very rich. There are craft and antique markets, music band festivals, concerts, sports events, and much more. Here you can find all the activities to check out.

9. Mother Nature

The mountains in summer are an explosion of nature: flowering meadows, green pastures, and beautiful alpine lakes. And then there are the whistling marmots and the cows grazing, brightening the days with their bells. The Dolomites in summer are truly a balm for the soul.

10. Shopping and Crafts

There are many local craft shops in San Candido, as well as small boutiques and food stores where you can buy many local products. From felt to speck, from crafted wood to milk, shopping opportunities are plentiful!

Room with View in the Dolomites

11. Room with a View

To fully enjoy summer in San Candido, we recommend one of our suites with a view of Mount Baranci: it will feel like having summer in your room!