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.
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!
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.
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-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!