Start of the season in South Tyrol: Part 2

Active holidays at last: Verena continues to tell us about the season opening in Italy

Last week I was able to take you on a little trip to South Tyrol and tell you how we felt at our station in Bolzano this year when the season started. Today I will tell you what I have experienced on my hike on the South Tyrolean Wine & Alpine Pasture Trail, which delightful moments I had and how our Eurohike team is ensuring you can experience hiking joy this year.

In case you have missed the first part of my travel report, you can read all about the start of the season in South Tyrol Part 1 here…

Circular walk Mölten

Breathe deeply and enjoy Italy’s nature and hiking paradise

Our Eurohike hiking tours in South Tyrol, such as the route from the Lake Reschensee to Lake Kalterer-See, Panorama Hiking in the Vinschgau or the hiking trip from Merano to Lake Garda offer a diverse selection of routes and show the diversity and contrasts of the region. On the Eurohike hiking tour on the South Tyrolean Wine and Alpine Pasture Trail you are on the South Tyrolean Wine Route between Merano and Bolzano and especially here you can experience the contrasting landscape between mountains, idyllic vineyards and Italian villages. One the circular hike in Mölten, good hiking trails lead me through lush Alpine meadows through larch forests and up to the Möltner Joch on the high plateau of the Tschögglberg. But before I treat myself to a South Tyrolean alpine snack with ‘Schüttelbrot’ and a glass of Vernatsch, something mysterious awaits me on the summit – it’s best to read it for yourself.

Stone men at the high plateau of the "Tschögglberg" mountain

Hiking can be so mystical

I experience a particularly mystical hiking experience after reaching the high plateau at Tschöggleberg at an altitude of 2,000 metres. There you will be ‘greeted’ by a large number of small, stacked stone pyramids – the so-called ‘Steinernen Mandln’ (Stone Men). For some, the stone formations are a way marker and thus help with orientation, for other these stone figures represent a visual legacy from the past, when according to folklore, witches celebrated their wild festivals and influenced the weather. These rock formations are found more and more frequently in forest clearings, places of power, on lake shores or on quiet forest paths, also internationally. Whether signposts or ghost stories, one thing is certain – the cairns are something very special and are a real highlight on this trip.

Vinschgau panoramic view

Season extension for more hiking enjoyment

A hiking trip in South Tyrol is suitable in almost every season due to the Mediterranean climate and the low rainfall. The many sunny days make the region an ideal destination for a successful hiking holiday in the open air. To ensure that this active enjoyment lasts longer this year, we have extended the season to late autumn in many of the destinations on our Eurohike hiking tours. For example, you can experience the hiking trip on the South Tyrolean Wine and Alpine Pasture Trail until the end of October. Because the golden season is perfect for a successful hiking trip in Europe. Read all the details and offers for Eurohike autumn holidays here.

My conclusion

A healthy hiking trip in sunny South Tyrol is not only good for body and soul, it also creates the best conditions for consciously enjoying yourself and taking a deep breath away from daily life. This hiking destination in Italy offers the perfect combination of mountains and pleasure, because of the great Mediterranean natural landscapes, the flower paradise in Merano, the idyllic places and the excellent Italian food are a real treat for the eyes and the palate.

Verena Sonnenberg
An active holiday in South Tyrol offers the perfect combination of hiking experiences and unique moments of culinary indulgence!
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