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Hiking holiday in South Tyrol for epicures

A hiking holiday in South Tyrol is quite popular among the regular guests of Hotel Spitaler. A lot of them cannot help to not come back to the sunny southern South Tyrol and this inviting hotel near Appiano, where the offers are convincing all along the line. Personal service, warm-hearted hosts and a courteous staff, bright and classy rooms, suites and holiday apartments, well-tended and beautifully planted gardens with pool, an indoor pool with children’s pool and whirlpool, massages and beauty treatments, fine culinary treats and a lot more are awaiting you during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol.

Explore South Tyrol during your hiking holiday

You can plan your hiking holiday in South Tyrol completely according to your expectations. There are countless routes in South Tyrol – more demanding ones and easier ones. It does not matter if you are a summiteer and want to stand at the peak with your friends, explore the nature in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dolomites together with your children or take a pleasant hike along the South Tyrolean Strada del Vino – during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol you can choose freely.

„Hiking and happiness go hand in hand.“

Diane Spicer

Why don’t you combine your next tour with a visit to a museum or a relaxing stay at the lake? The ideal route would be the hike from Hotel Spitaler to the MMM Firmian in the Castel Firmiano, where the famous extreme mountain climber Reinhold Messner wants to show the connection between mankind and mountains. Afterwards you will continue to the idyllic lakes of Monticolo, which invite you for a swim or simply to dwell and relax. For culture and history lovers, that are spending their hiking holiday in South Tyrol, the three-castle-hike of Appiano will be especially appealing. It will lead you from the Castel Corba to the Castel d’Appiano, then to the Castel Boymont and back again. You will have a good insight on the architecture of the castles – simply enchanting.

If you decide to spend your hiking holiday in South Tyrol during spring time, you should definitely consider a hike from Monticolo through the Spring Valley and on to the lake of Caldaro. Just like its name says it, during this time of the year the Spring Valley is fully blooming – a gorgeous sight for everyone who loves nature and flowers. Another trail famous for its rich vegetation is the Passeggiata Tappeiner in Merano. Plants from exotic to Mediterranean to Alpine edge this panorama trail over the rooftops of the spa city and are a feast for the eyes, especially in the warmer seasons. The Waalweg of Lagundo and Marlengo is another ideal walk with breathtaking views during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. In Bolzano there are the Guntschna and Saint Oswald promenade that invite you for an unhurried stroll.

Hiking holiday in South Tyrol – off to the Dolomites!

A special highlight during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol are with certainty the exploration tours through the Dolomites, which since 2009 are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Your hotel in southern South Tyrol is about 65 km away and thus just some steps away from impressive mountain backdrops. The tour around the Bullaccia on the Alpe di Siusi, the hike to the Rifugio delle Odle in Funes or a trip into the Val Gardena where you can take the funicular to Rasciesa, will gift you unforgettable moments during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. 

„Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.“

John Ruskin

Group hikes in Appiano and surroundings

There are also group hikes on the weekly programme of Hotel Spitaler. If you like to be in nice company during your hiking holiday in South Tyrol, then accompany Alfred Spitaler and other guests on a hike to the most beautiful spots in the surrounding area. You will get a refreshment as well as a taste of the homemade red and white wines on your way. As you see – there are possibilities to make your hiking holiday in South Tyrol to a pleasant and varied experience all around Hotel Spitaler.