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Hiking – Countless Hiking Trails amidst Mountains and Valleys

Discover the many panorama trails and gentle hiking routes, the trekking paths, and – for the more adventurous – exciting mountain tours. You’ll love the many serpentine paths, climbing routes with supports – or easy paths to stroll through the woods and across meadows.

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Golfing – Tee Off against a Glorious Alpine Backdrop!

Here you can indulge yourself and enjoy a superlative golfing holiday in the south of the Alps. South Tyrol’s golf courses are praised by pros and leisure golfers. Mediterranean to Alpine conditions – in perfect harmony with the landscape. The region boasts a mild climate, so the links are open from March to mid-December.
Nearby golf course: Petersberg. (18 holes)

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Biking – A Paradise for Exciting Cross-Country Style Biking

Maintenance trails, forest paths, and routes taking you through meadows and open fields. The local bicycling scene has a lot to offer. The variety of landscapes and levels of difficulty is as great as South Tyrol, itself.

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The Truden – Mühlen / Trodena – Molini Climbing Facility

“Climbing the Whole Year Around and All the Time”

Features:

Heights: up to 25 meters
Orientation of the climbing wall: To the south
Inclination of climbing wall: Vertical. The wall consists of limestone.
Level of difficulty: 60 routes, from 3 to 7a. Most are rated 5a, 6a, and 6b.

Lower Sector
From the parking lot (Hotel – Restaurant – Pizzeria Zur Mühle), you can reach the climbing facility in approx. 10 minutes (signposts mark the way).
Upper Sector
In the second tight curve of the street leading to Truden / Trodena, you can park your vehicle and proceed along Trail No. 12 until you reach the climbing facility.

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Swimming

South Tyrol and especially the renowned South Tyrolean Unterland district are famous for the great many bathing lakes and outdoor swimming pools located there. In the valley, in the communities of Auer and Neumarkt, you’ll find fabulous outdoor swimming pools with large basins and water slides and all the extras for plenty of fun. Lake Kaltern is a magnificent bathing lake. And if you think that it’s too hot there, you can always cool off in the nearby mountain lakes – like at Lake Fennberg high above the community of Kurtatsch or Lake Göller in Aldein.

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A Riot of Breathtaking Colors in the Autumn

This wonderful natural landscape with its panoply of vivid colors is waiting for you to come and explore it. And what better way to discover the autumnal landscapes of the Lowlands (“Unterland”) of South Tyrol than on a hike? Excellent hiking trails will lead you to cozy Alpine refuges and past the unique and world-famous GEOPARC Bletter Brook Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During your hike, you can stop for a hearty snack – or indulge in the quaint local custom of “Törggelen,” with New Wine and tasty specialties.

Genießen Sie nach einer Wanderung eine zünftige Brettl Jause oder verbringen Sie ihre Pause beim Törggelen

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The Custom of Törggelen

Törggelen is the South Tyrolean custom of meeting with friends in the autumn to enjoy a fine repast consisting of hearty local dishes and New Wine.

Especially along the Wine Route, where New Wine is to be found in abundance after the harvest, this custom can look back on a long and popular tradition. All of the harvest workers from far and near would meet for the “Marende,” a small festival at which New Wine and “Suser” (unfermented New Wine) were served.

A typical Törggele meal consists of “Siasser” (grape juice in the first days of fermentation) and “Nuier” (New Wine) as beverages and “Keschtn” (roasted chestnuts) as well as deep-fried pastries.

In the past, main courses included bacon and smoked meats (usually homemade) and rye bread, or simple dishes representative of South Tyrol’s rustic cuisine.

Today, hearty platters are loaded with pickled meats, sauerkraut, various kinds of sausage (blood sausage and homemade varieties), and dumplings. For dessert, jelly-filled doughnuts and roasted chestnuts are served with a typical “Siasser” (sweet grape juice before fermentation has had time to set in).

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Motorcycles

It’s the ideal starting-point for magnificent motorcycle tours in and around South Tyrol.

Three Examples for Excellent Motorcycle Tours

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Your winter holiday

Your whole family will love the wintertime fun here. You can go snowshoeing through the breathtakingly beautiful winter landscape, enjoy extensive walks through the Trudner Horn Nature Park, or ski the slopes of the Dolomites. The ice crystals sparkling in the sunshine make your winter holiday in South Tyrol a fairytale come true.

Through the Jaufen / Giovo Pass by Motorcycle
Among all of the beautiful motorcycle tours in South Tyrol, the Jaufen Pass tour stands alone. This tour offers a perfect mixture of breathtaking natural backdrops, idyllic rest-stops, and – of course – tight curves.
This route provides a lot of scenic variety. With a length of approx. 200 km, it takes you over the Jaufen Pass, which connects the Passeier / Passiria Valley with the Eisack / Isarco Valley, and is the shortest route between the cities of Sterzing / Vipiteno and Meran / Merano. We thus begin our tour near the resort town of Meran. From here, we drive into the Passeier Valley, in the direction of St. Leonhard in Passeier. At the end of the valley, in numerous curves with a total length of 31 km, we reach the Jaufen Pass. To the north, we see the impressive summits of the Ötz Valley Alps, while in the south, the pinnacles of the Sarn / Sarentino Alps rise majestically.

Upon reaching the Jaufen Pass (at an altitude of 2,099 meters above sea-level), you’ll want to first take a moment to enjoy the magnificent view. With the Jaufen / Giovo Peak (2,483 meters high) and the Saxner (2,359 meters) in view, you can enjoy a well-deserved rest before resuming your tour. The route continues to be very curvy as you proceed towards Gasteig / Casateia and on to Sterzing. The old part of this impressive medieval town is certainly worth a visit.

From Sterzing, we now proceed to the highest point of our tour: the Penser / Pennes Pass, at an altitude of 2,211 meters above sea-level (ATTENTION: The Penser Pass is open to traffic only from May till November). While driving through dark woods and across broad meadows, the tour now takes us through the Sarn Valley and, finally, to the provincial capital of Bozen / Bolzano. If time permits, we heartily recommend paying a visit to the interesting city center.

PLEASE NOTE: In the summertime, a cold wind usually blows at the Jaufen Pass. In the springtime and autumn, it is bitter cold! The pass is usually closed to traffic in the winter. However, if weather conditions permit, the pass may be open – though only during daylight hours.

Unique Panoramic View of the Dolomites at the Sella Massif.
A Tour with a Length of almost 200 km.

The village of Welschnofen / Nova Levante is our starting-point. From here, you will reach the Karer / Carezza Pass and the villages of Vigo di Fassa and Canazei. The tour now continues up to the Sella Pass. Our very first goal offers an awe-inspiring view of the Dolomites.

Right under the rocky sides of the mountain, the road continues in numerous sharp curves up to the pass. Once you arrive at the summit, continue on this road until you come to the next intersection, where you should take the right turn towards the Gröden / Gardena Pass. Here, too, you’ll take several hairpin curves as you drive to the pass. The descent from the pass to Corvara is likewise an exciting ride. From here, the tour continues to the Campolongo Pass, with a descent to Arabba. Once you’ve arrived at this village, you’ll be rewarded with a great view of the well-known Col di Lana. During World War I, this mountain was the scene of numerous bloody battles.
The tour continues through the valley to the village of Andraz, where you should take the turn to the Falzarego Pass. After a rest-stop, during which you can admire the breathtaking panoramic view of the Dolomites, the tour continues towards the Valparola Pass. From this pass, you should continue until you come to St. Kassian / Cassiano and La Villa / Stern in the Gader / Badia Valley. From there, proceed to Corvara and from there to the Campolongo Pass and Arabba.

You can now choose from two different possible return routes: You can return from the Campolongo Pass via the Gröden Pass and the Sella Massif, and then go back to your starting-point. Or you can travel directly from the Campolongo Pass via the Pordoi Pass into the Fassa Valley and back to Truden.

Motorcycle Tour around Lake Garda
Pleasant Climate, Mountains, and Water All in One Great Tour.

Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. To the north, the lake is surrounded by such mountains as Monte Baldo, while the southern shores are located in the Po River Valley. It’s relatively easy to reach Lake Garda for a motorcycle tour via the Brennero / Brenner Autobahn (A22) or the Milano-Venezia (A4). The Gardesana Motorway circles the lake, and most of the villages on the shores of the lake can be reached by it. To the southwest of Lake Garda, you’ll find the SS 572 (from Salò to Desenzano del Garda) and the SS 11 (from Desenzano to Peschiera) near the lake.