As soon as the last snow has disappeared from Defereggen Valley, countless hiking tours around St. Veit can be undertaken. A prime example for these varied hiking trails are the tours up to Speikboden and the Gritzer Lakes, proceeding along the sunny side of the mountains. The cross-border 2-Valley-Trail into South Tirolean Antholzer Valley impresses with beautiful scenic features and great mountain experiences. Where alpine farmers, miners, worshippers and smugglers fared since time immemorial, you can now hike into neighbouring Italy on six daily stages. Located at lofty heights and amidst slow-paced nature, the comfortable alpine huts around St. Veit such as the Leppetal Alm and the Speikbodenhütte also beckon to linger. But the valley also features many rewarding destinations. A walk through the picturesque "Alley"-settlement features an educational trail telling visitors more about life on the sunny hillsides. Those who want to boost their day with some adrenaline, can try out archery on an archery course. Golfing fans will find a beautiful nine-hole course in St. Veit.