Thanks to the sporting performances of the Clara brothers, born in Longiarù, and other top lugers/and Ladin and South Tyrol natives, a few years ago the village of San Martino in Badia equipped itself with a competitive luge track for practice on a natural track known as "Do Juvel", the jewel! Luge-ing on natural tracks is practiced under the aegis of the International Luge Federation. The Longiarù track is also approved to host the World Cup of this winter sport.
The floodlit track, to the south-west of the village, on the slopes of the hill that gave it its name, is considered a difficult track and is only recommended for experienced lugers. On the "Do Juvel" luge track in San Martino / Longiarü, it is not uncommon for luge competitions to take place at night.
Enjoy the free spectacle of athletes in the singles or doubles category whizzing down the racing track, with two rounds of competition as well as points for the championship rankings. It only takes a few sips of a nice, hot mulled wine to warm up between runs.
Also, San Martino and the Puez Odle nature parksoffer many alternatives for slower sledding tracks that are just for fun and for families with children