All-year destination Kiens/Chienes
Autumn - Winter - Spring - Summer
Hikers in high terrain above a small hut, beautiful mountain panorama
Church St. Martin in Hofern/Corti | © TV Kiens_Fotograf Franz Gerdl
Meadow in high terrain with cloud cover in the background, autumn
Family sledding in winter | © Kronplatz

All-year destination Chienes

Chienes-Kiens in white or in green, flowering meadows or autumn-coloured hills, snow-covered mountains or warming sunrays - the choice is yours. All year round, the village attracts visitors with its impressive landscapes and various activities. All the highlights for your holiday at a glance.

Set in the heart of the lush Kronplatz region, Chienes-Kiens is an idyllic village with a picture postcard landscape of mountains, forests and meadows. On top of that, the ski paradise Plan de Corones with its perfectly prepared slopes and a breath-taking mountain panorama is just a few kilometres away. But Chienes-Kiens has much more to offer - at any time of the year.

In summer, hiking and summit tours in the fresh mountain air or a trip to the bathing lake Laghetto d’Issengo offer the perfect way to refresh yourself on warm days. In the cold season white fairy-tale landscapes and activities such as skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding or ice skating await you. Those who prefer milder temperatures can enjoy cycling through flowering meadows in spring and the many sights in Chienes-Kiens are perfectly explored in the golden autumn season.

Besides numerous activities, a wide range of events and offers ensures a unique holiday in every season.


Chienes in autumn

Landscape with beautiful mountain panorama, autumnal forests in the front
Harvest time, a spectacle of colours and the last warm sunrays - the golden season immerses Chienes-Kiens in a very special atmosphere.

As nature slowly prepares for winter, you can observe a fascinating spectacle of colourful leaves in Chienes-Kiens and its surroundings. Is there a better way to capture the mysterious autumn atmosphere than on one of the many hikes or bike tours through the idyllic landscape of the village?

But that is only one of the many ways to make your autumn holiday in Chienes-Kiens unforgettable: visit picturesque churches, enjoy autumnal delicacies in alpine cabins and restaurants, stroll in the shops of the village centre or discover castles - there is something for everyone!


Chienes in winter

Woman in the middle of a snowy landscape
Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding – Chienes-Kiens is the perfect departure point for all winter sports.

When white snowflakes fall from the sky, animals go into hibernation and the silence settles over the valley, winter has begun in Chienes-Kiens. Now things truly get going for winter sports enthusiasts! Steep slopes, perfectly prepared pistes and a stunning mountain backdrop – that is what visitors to the Kronplatz ski resort can look forward to. South Tyrol's number one wintersports area is just a 20-minute drive from Chienes-Kiens.

Ski touring enthusiasts will enjoy the freedom of being able to explore the many mountains in the region untouched by modern lifts. What could be better than walking up through a forest of pine trees covered in glistening white snow, then sitting down at a hut for a traditional meal and finally clipping back into your skis for an exhilarating powder descent?

Fans of cross country skiing should head to the Rodenecker Alm with its 20km of trails for all abilities. Moreover, Chienes-Kiens is connected to the Dolomiti Nordicski area offering a wide selection of cross country skiing trails.

With snowshoes, you yourself decide where to go during your winter holiday in Chienes-Kiens. Escape the crowds and get back to nature! This is the only way to discover the most beautiful places!

Those who like it a little calmer and more relaxing can enjoy the well-maintained hiking trails through the snow-covered landscapes. The panorama of the Alps, in fact, invites you to linger and find peace, especially in winter. One thing is for sure: The wide range of possibilities in Chienes-Kiens offers winter fun for young and old.


Our recommendations:

  • Kronplatz ski area – just a few kilometres away
  • 20km of cross-country skiing trails at the Rodenecker Alm and access to four of the13 cross country skiing areas included in the Dolomiti Nordicski network
  • Ski touring on the Hochwart, Hoher Weißzint and Magerstein
  • Wide range of snowshoe hikes and well-maintained winter hiking trails



Chienes in spring

Group of cyclists on the Pustertal cycle path next to flower meadow
A blooming oasis of peace - from leisurely hikes through the idyllic villages to adrenalin-promising activities, you will find everything for your spring holiday in Chienes-Kiens.

Warming sunrays on your skin, cool wind on your face and a fantastic view over the surrounding natural landscape. Spring in Chienes-Kiens presents itself with contrasts and bright colours: Where snow was still hiding behind the corner just a moment ago, now the first blossoms are already sprouting, and the green of the meadows is getting fresher day by day.

Get on your bike and head out into nature! The picturesque landscape around Chienes-Kiens is best explored on two wheels. For all those who are looking for pleasure tours, we recommend the 50-kilometre "sun ride". On the other hand, more courageous ciclists and downhillers will find plenty of tough descents in the surrounding mountains.

There are also endless possibilities on foot: Hikes, summit tours or themed trails for the whole family. Or what about an adventure trip to the high rope course or a tandem flight?


Chienes in summer

Grünbachsee/lago verde in summer with 4 hikers on hiking trail | © TV Kiens_Franz Gerdl
Holidays on the sunny side of the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley - Where views range from green summer meadows to majestic mountains.

Summer, sun, mountains - In the summer months, Chienes-Kiens not only enjoys wonderful temperatures, but also offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

Chienes-Kiens has a population of 2650 inhabitants and is located in the centre of the Kronplatz region, just a few kilometres from the largest town in the Pustertal Valley, Brunico-Bruneck. Its steep mountains and lush meadows make it a haven for hikers. Popular hiking trails lead up to the Putzenhöhe and Kienberg mountains. What could be better than taking a breath of fresh mountain air on a hot summer day and enjoying a stunning view? In addition, alpine meadow cabins and refuges will spoil you with local delicacies to strengthen you during your trips. And for family holidays there are exciting themed hikes, so that hiking becomes huge fun even for the very young.

If you are looking for a refreshing dive, the Laghetto d’Issengo-Issinger Weiher bathing pond or rafting in the Rienz river are the perfect places to go. Those with nerves of steel and a strong stomach can also visit the KronAction adventure park with its high rope obstacle course high above the ground. Don't look down!


Our recommendations:

  • Exciting adventures along the "Pfunderer Höhenweg" hiking trail
  • Themed hiking trails
  • 1163 km of cycle paths and MTB routes in the Kronplatz Holiday Region
  • Kron-Action adventure park and high rope obstacle course just a few kilometres away in Issingo near Falzes


two hikers with a dairyman at a fence with flowers, springtime | © TV Kiens_Franz Gerdl