Moena is clearly a destination for all winter sports enthusiasts: the nearby Ski Area Lusia / Passo San Pellegrino, which includes the plants of Moena-Lusia, San Pellegrino and Falcade, are a true paradise for ski and snow board lovers , extended for 100 km and equipped with modern lifts and a state-of-the-art snowmaking system. Moena is also just 7 kilometers from the ski slopes of the Sellaronda circuit .
Cross-country skiing is also very popular, a sport that is very popular in Val di Fassa and Fiemme. In fact, Moena is the headquarters of Marcialonga , the most important cross-country skiing competition of 70 km. The race takes place on the last Sunday of January with departure from Moena.
The metamorphosis of the surrounding landscape takes place in silence, with the first snowflakes Moena turns into an enchanted village, where the days flow full of activities to do in the open air. After a day spent on skis, the center will welcome you with rooms where you can sip a hot chocolate or an aperitif based on the fabulous DOC wines of the area.
During the summer the surrounding area in Moena offers numerous opportunities for lovers of trekking , cycling and horse riding . The best way to discover the Dolomites is by following the rhythm of the seasons, with a zero emission vehicle and in complete compliance with the delicate surrounding eco-system. The wholesomeness of the air and the surrounding environment is evidenced by the fact that the Fiorentina football team, for several years, has chosen Moena as a destination for the summer retreat.
The nearby lakes Lago di Soraga (reachable by bike path) and the nearby lake of San Pellegrino with the characteristic landscape of the surrounding pasture are places where you can do a "nature immersion", a forest bathing: a bath in the forest to fight the stress
The winter calendar of the events of Moena sees protagonists throughout a series of national and international events. We are of course talking about Marcialonga , Pizolada and Marcialonga Running . The Val di Fassa Bike and the Rampiloga Bike Marathon are instead the events dedicated to cycling lovers
Food and wine in Trentino
The name Moena in local dialect means "crumb", and was given to the city precisely because of the soft soil that surrounds it. This land is very generous and offers true zero-kilometer delicacies to all lovers of good food and good wine.
To taste the delicious barley soup, the ravioli stuffed with figs and potatoes, the speck dumplings, the ever-present polenta accompanied by delicious local meats, with mushrooms or with fresh and aged cheeses, such as Nostrano di Fassa, sweet and delicate, or the famous Puzzone di Moena DOC, with a washed rind and semi-hard and semi-hard dough.
The selection of typical sweets ranges from apple strudel to cakes with berries, from Fortaie to jam to Kaiserschmarren, and then even honey, hand-made jams, cinnamon biscuits. After the dessert it is almost a must to taste the distillery products of the area including the herb-flavored grappa.
Also with regard to wines, Trentino offers a wide selection of both red and white grapes, from which tasty fine wines are obtained: Muller-Thurgau, Gewurtztraminer and Sylvaner, Teroldego Rotaliano, Chardonnay al Marzemino and Teroldego and the Merlot.
Parties and Events
The Christmas holidays are another special period to spend in Moena: the New Year's Eve offers evocative torchlight processions, fireworks and parties in the square, the best way to greet the new year.
At the end of August, in the district of Moena called "dei Turchi" a very unusual event is held every year. A legend tells that on the occasion of the victory over the Turks in Vienna in 1662 a soldier, returning from the San Pellegrino Pass, fell blood on the edge of the village of Moena. The villagers rescued the soldier and fed him; just at this point now lies a fountain decorated with the sickle and the star and a face with Middle Eastern features. Every year, at the end of August, a parade is held and for the occasion the barns of the houses are also open to the public, where beautiful wooden sculptures of local artists and other handicrafts are exhibited.