And we’re off: Hiking in the jewel of the south
Alpine Dolomites and Mediterranean enjoyment: in the northernmost province of Italy, also known by the Italian name of Alto Adige, quiet vineyards meet Mediterranean flair. At our Eurohike station in Bolzano we started the active season in June, somewhat later than usual but with great anticipation for our guests. As usual, we supplied our station with the new travel documents, visited our hotel partners and service providers and checked the route guidance for our trips.
The whole team prepared intensively for the new situation in terms of hygiene and safety. So that your tour is guaranteed to be a healthy and relaxing experience, we have taken clear measures to ensure your safety, because this is of course a top priority for us. You can read more about the topic of safety while travelling on our Eurohike blog. In order to give you a little taster of a wonderful Eurohike hiking tour in South Tyrol, I have brought some nice impressions.
Merano: Flowers, apple trees and grapevines
In the spa town of Merano, pure Mediterranean flair merges with the influences of the alpine and rural areas to create a wonderfully contrasting place in the north of Italy. The orchards and vineyards typical of the region surround the city and in the centre you will find a true flower paradise – simply fantastic. The lively arcades invite you to take an extensive stroll through the city. It is not only the distinctive hiking network that makes this region the ideal hiking destination. Rather, it is the enjoyable reward that hikers can expect at the end of the day: Delicious South Tyrolean specialities with a fine glass of regional wine from their own farm.
- My tip: Enjoy a great view of Merano in the Saxifraga restaurant on the Tappeinerweg. The way there is a real pleasure, because there are countless rare plant species to be found.
Bolzano: Italianità in the regional capital of South Tyrol
The scent of juicy vineyards and apple orchards takes us further into the regional capital of South Tyrol, to Bolzano. No wonder, because South Tyrol is not only the largest connected apple growing region in Europe, but the regional wines are also the best in Italy. Under a clear blue sky, I explore the lively arcades and enjoy the Mediterranean flair, because here you can really let the Italian way of life take hold.
- My tip: The perfect ‘Italianità’ can be enjoyed at Waltherplatz with an Italian cappuccino.
Kaltern: Wine village and lake idyll
The beautiful village of Kaltern is located directly on the South Tyrolean Wine Route and is embedded in the completely beautiful, Mediterranean landscape of vineyards – here everything revolves around wine. The hiking trails around Kaltern are ideal for an enjoyable hike through the beautiful nature and lean me to the warmest bathing lake in the Alps, Lake Kaltern.
- My tip: Take time for a break with an incomparable view of Lake Kaltern – the epitome of a panoramic idyll.