Summer holiday feelings in the middle of the Dolomites
The breath-taking countryside is best discovered by getting out there: Outdoor fans who want to explore the majestic mountains in summer can take their pick between numerous outdoor activities.
Have you already planned your summer holiday? 300 days of sun a year and the mild climate make South Tyrol the ideal destination for a summer holiday. Hiking with fantastic views on magnificent peaks, running along great landscapes and biking a big variety of paths, are just a few suggestions for your summer holiday in South Tyrol.
Hiking and trekking
Hiking and trekking With its spectacular scenery, relaxing quiet and unspoilt nature, the surroundings around our farm offer a very special trekking experience. Our village is the perfect starting point for both easy and more demanding hikes. The village is also known for the famous Castle Presule/Prösels and it's well preserved defence tower.
If you come to South Tyrol with hiking in mind, you will discover the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, probably the best and most traditional way. The Alpe di Siusi territory is an irresistible destination to discover by trekking, offering incredible landscapes and unforgettable views. Alongside the mountain peaks of the Sasso Lungo/Langkofel, Sasso Piatto/Plattkofel and the Sciliar/Schlern, you will find blossoming mountain meadows and 56 square kilometres of Europe’s largest mountain plateau. The Alpe di Siusi area boasts hiking trails to suit every taste: Leisure hikers can head out on a mountain huts tour, while the more ambitious hikers will be drawn to the peaks of the Dolomites.
Another popular trekking destination is the area around the Catinaccio/Rosengarten, also UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. The territory offers the densest network of hiking trails of all difficulty levels in South Tyrol so that every outdoor lover will find his route.
Coming to the Dolomites to run? Our surroundings offer everything that makes a runner’s heart beat faster. Running routes of a variety of difficulties, perfect altitudes and stunning landscapes make the running experience unforgettable. As enthusiastic and experienced runners, we are glad to share with you our favourite routes and paths. A definite must for all runners is the Alpe di Siusi Half Marathon. With a total length of 21km and 601m of elevation difference, the race combines a sporting challenge with the beauty of the Dolomite landscape.
After a long hiking day, there is nothing better than a refreshing bath in a swimming lake with a panoramic view on the mountains. The Laghetto di Fiè /VölserWeiher Lake is probably one of the cleanest swimming lakes in Italy due to its intact ecosystem and outstanding water quality. The Laghetto di Fiè is located just 10 minutes from our farm, in a Nature Reserve at the foot of the emblem mountain of the Dolomites, the Sciliar.
Suggestion for a rainy day
On a rainy day a visit of the Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano with its world famous glacier mummy Ötzi would be a good alternative. The Museum displays everything of interest about the world’s most famous iceman.