With its enviable location, San Vigilio di Marebbe is an ideal jumping-off point for recreational activities of all kinds: whether you're looking to enjoy a pleasant stroll through the woods, hike through the mountains or engage in some serious mountaineering, you'll find plenty to keep you busy, whether travelling alone, as a couple or with the whole family. The Fanes - Sennes - Braies national park, covering over 25,000 hectares, is a stone's throw from San Vigilio. Here, you can see some fascinating animals in their natural habitat, like the ibex, chamois, wood grouse or golden eagle. An easy walk suitable for the whole family is the so-called "Tru dles liondes", the legends trail covering the places mentioned in the saga of the Kingdom of Fanes. Anyone looking for something a little more demanding might want to think about a five-hour hike on Piz da Peres (2,507 m) in the Dolomites.Or are you after a bit of adventure? Then the Cima Dieci (3,026 m) will be right up your alley. Of course, if you're planning to tackle the 25 kilometre trek - climbing almost 1,800 metres in 10 hours - you'll need to be physically fit and have plenty of experience scaling mountains. For a real adrenaline rush, you could try the zip line in San Vigilio. Whiz down towards the valley floor in ten stages harnessed to a pulley. You can also rent a Segway from the same operator for a tour through San Vigilio or along the trails running through unspoilt nature. Or if you want a more sedate ride up to the highest peaks, you can simply take the gondola up to Plan de Corones, which has has a web of hiking trails heading off in all directions… or visit the Messner-Mountain-Museum (MMM Corones), which gives extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner's take on the trad adventure alpinism.