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South Tyrol is known for first-class wine, extensive mountain panoramas and culinary delights such as speck (bacon), chestnuts and bread. Experience South Tyrol on foot during a hiking trip through this fascinating region. In the northernmost part of Italy, you can clearly see the influence of its neighbour Austria. Friendly people who like to welcome hikers own the pastures. There is a harmony between two countries, untied in the characteristics of the regions: Italian zest for life and Austrian hospitality. There is still traditional work done here, and much of it by hand. Experience it for yourself, hiking in South Tyrol is a journey for all the senses!
- In our video you can see impressions of our hiking tours in South Tyrol.
The most popular hiking tours in South Tyrol
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Useful information about your hiking tour in South Tyrol
Hiking in South Tyrol
The diversity of the country is reflected in over 16,000km of marked trails. Depending on your mood and physical condition you can either conquer challenging mountain trails, tackle climbing routes or simply hike from hut to hut. Whether on the well-tended forest paths, hiking trails or demanding summit ascents, in South Tyrol every mountain lover will find a hiking experience to suit them!
Climate in South Tyrol
South Tyrol is protected against the influences of the surrounding climatic zones because of the mountain ranges. This also reduces the amount of rain, and gives the area a Mediterranean character.
July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 29 ° C. In January the temperature can drop to -7 ° C at alpine altitudes.
With 300 sunny days a year, South Tyrol is ideal for an active holiday, and is a popular hiking destination
Rural traditions paired with Mediterranean charm are the ingredients for the hearty and unmistakable cuisine. The passion for tasty and healthy food is clear in South Tyrol.
But it’s not only the food that’s a pleasure in the region, the high quality wines are also something special. South Tyrol has one of the most northerly growing vineyards in Italy, which is why the wine is described as lively and complex, not least because of the different altitudes.
The pearls of South Tyrol
As much as you love nature – sometimes a break in Italian cities is just the answer for tired feet. The cappuccino tastes delicious here, not to mention the other South Tyrolean specialities. No wonder, you’re in Italy – where only the best coffee is good enough! Try Bolzano, Bressanone, Merano or the smaller towns and vineyards.
No matter what stage of your hiking trip, there’s always time for a break. It would be a pity not to enjoy the enchanting landscape of South Tyrol extensively.
Questions and answers about hiking holidays in South Tyrol
The ideal season for hiking in South Tyrol is from April or May to October.
The diverse regions in South Tyrol offer the best hiking conditions for all levels of hiking and target groups. Whether hiking in Vinschgau, in the wonderful wine regions or the idyllic alpine pasture- and lake regions – South Tyrol is a real paradise for active vacationers and connoisseurs.
With Eurohike you can explore the most beautiful places in South Tyrol. Here is a brief overview of our individual hiking tours in South Tyrol:
- Walking: South Tyrolean Wine & Alpine Pasture Trail, 7 days
- Mountain Hiking: From Meran to Lake Garda with Charm, 8 days
- Walking: Lake Reschensee – Lake Kalterer-See, 9 days
- Walking: Panorama Hiking in the Vinschgau, 8 days
- Walking: From Lake Garda to Venice, 8 days
Active holidays in South Tyrol are also a wonderful experience with children. The good hiking paths, idyllic rest stops and experiences along the hiking routes ensure a varied active experience. Our moderate walking holiday South Tyrol for families takes you and your family on well-paved hiking trails from Reschen to Meran. Individual sections of the route can also be easily shortened by using public transport.
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Almost all of our hiking tours in South Tyrol are also ideal for a hiking holiday with a dog. The paw-friendly hiking routes and dog-friendly hotels ensure an all-round relaxing holiday experience for two and four-legged friends.
Italy is home to a total of 58 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A special UNESCO World Heritage Site are the Dolomites, which have been a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site since 2009. The Dolomites consist of a total of nine sub-areas, which extend over four areas in South Tyrol and five other provinces in Italy: Trento, Belluno, Udine, Prodenone and Bozen.
A hiking holiday in South Tyrol not only scores with a lot of variety along the wonderful hiking paths and the characteristic irrigation channel paths, also known als ‚Waalwege‘ (former irrigation ditches). The areas in South Tyrol benefit from the mild climate and therefore provide the best conditions for being active in the open air starting from April.
Experience the picturesque natural landscapes by foot during the day, enjoy a hiking break with typical South Tyrolean specialties and relax in the accommodation in the evening. Some of our hiking tours also take you to the cities of Meran or Bolzano, to Lake Garda or to Venice – numerous sights, shopping opportunities and gourmet addresses await you there. Either way, a hiking holiday in South Tyrol will be an unforgettable experience.