The roughness of the Dolomites and the sweetness of the green meadows, plenty of chances to relax and to be active: This and much more is what the summer in South Tyrol means. We have collected some highlights from this long expected season.
Quite a lot of exalted persons already stayed on the Passo Mendola, Empress Sissi, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, several ministers of the Republic, three popes (Johannes XXIII, Paul VI and Johannes Paul I) as well as Mahatma Gandhi are among them. We walked to the place where already Archduke Franz Ferdinand watched down on the valley, accompanied by a very likeable local inhabitant. Our excursion started in the Mendola funicular, the steepest funicular railway of Europe – very exciting!
At the Lakes of Monticolo plenty of fun and action can be experienced. The lakes have very good water quality and invite to jump in. The big Monticolo Lake offers a busy lido whereas the small lake is more quiet and accessible through some small beaches. Or you prefer the romantic rocks for sunbathing. Come with us on a trip to a fantastic South Tyrolean nature paradise.
Termeno in the South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina is the home of the South Tyrolean “Gewürztraminer”. Here the so-called “Vinobarden” live the tradition of wine. We have visited the “Gewürztraminer” Wine Road Festival.
A leisure cycling tour through the landscape. The South Tyrolean Bassa Atesina area around Termeno can be discovered with great relish. Accompanied by a local guide this bicycle tour proceeds through vineyards and orchards, along little frequented cycle paths. At the same time we learn a lot about the country and its people and about typical products.
It is the warmest bathing lake of the Alps and one of the most popular destinations in South Tyrol, the Lake of Caldaro. Situated south of Caldaro in the middle of vineyards it offers many sportive, cultural and gastronomical opportunities to spend a perfect day. We captured the Lake of Caldaro from above.
The hiking trail around the Lago di Caldaro proceeds through partly virgin nature and let us delve into numerous legends which surround this area. The lake is nesting place of lots of different bird species. It offers perfect conditions for swimming and provides also a beautiful circular route – for jogging, walking or relaxing in nature.
April and May are the best months of the year. The mild sun and the south wind, the famous “Ora” that blows from Lake Garda up to Lake Kaltern, guarantee perfect kitesurfing conditions and endless fun.
It is hot and we want to jump into the water! In the swimming pool of Termeno bathers can let off steam at the diving board and swirl in the water channel. At the Lago di Caldaro lake the guests enjoy the view, the bathing jetty and the pedal boats. One way or the other – a relaxing and eventful bath day is guaranteed!
Today our three-hour hike takes us from Caldaro to Roen. Mount Roen, with an altitude of 2216m is the highest mountain in the region of Mendola, situated on the border between South Tyrol and Trentino.
Windsurfing is an attitude towards life. For some, it‘s all about the thrill and the challenge, an extreme sport with its own community. At Lake Caldaro, the largest and natural lake of its kind in South Tyrol, windsurfing professionals and amateurs meet face to face.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation, or you are into sports, or...
Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation, or you are into sports, or you are a lover of art and history - Weingarten is your perfect hotel in South Tyrol, allowing you live to the full the atmosphere of our region.