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At our bike hotel in South Tyrol at Lake Caldaro/Kaltern

Active in nature: hiking and cycling in South Tyrol’s south

Are you looking for a romantic hike and bike hotel in South Tyrol at Lake Caldaro/Kaltern for your time out as a couple? Nestled in the green vineyards of Caldaro/Kaltern, slightly above the village centre in the Pozzo/Pfuß district and just a five-minute walk from the Mendola/Mendel funicular, “Das Badl” is the ideal starting point for numerous hikes and cycle tours. From here, you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Mendola/Mendel, Penegal, Catinaccio/Rosengarten, Latemar, Corno Bianco/Weißhorn and Corno Nero/Schwarzhorn. But during your holidays, you should not only enjoy the view, but also experience the mountain – whether on foot or on two wheels!

 

On guided hikes with Ilse, your hostess at the four-star bike hotel in South Tyrol at Lake Caldaro/Kaltern, you will discover the diversity of the South Tyrolean mountains. We will be happy to give you individual tour suggestions and advise you on hiking and cycling in South Tyrol, from the special hiking and biking service in our hotel to the tours in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs!

Tip: The hire of mountain bikes, breathable touring rucksacks, hiking poles, rain protection, and water bottles are included for our guests! You can get an e-mountain bike for €25.00 per day. If you bring your own bike, you will find a lockable bike room, a washing area for your bikes, and a free laundry service for your biking attire.

A selection of hiking tips in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs

Lake Caldaro/Kaltern and environs

On 200 well-marked hiking kilometres, you can hike in the surroundings of Lake Caldaro/Kaltern. Level of difficulty: easy to medium. In spring and autumn, hike mainly in the bottom of the valley – a classic is the circumnavigation of the lake, in high summer, easily accessible mountain peaks are a refreshing alternative. Head up to the Mendola/Mendel, the Penegal, Roen, or the Monte Macaion/Gantkofel.

Up onto the Mendola/Mendel

Although the Mendola/Mendel is already part of the neighbouring region of Trentino, it is still seen by the Caldaro/Kaltern locals as their mountain. The easiest way up to Mendola/Mendel mountain is via the Mendola/Mendel funicular railway, which can be reached on foot from “Das Badl”. The Mendola/Mendel funicular railway takes you within a few minutes up to the Mendola/Mendel Pass, where numerous hikes on Roen and Penegal mountain can be enjoyed.

To the ice holes – a natural phenomenon

A “natural phenomenon”: a constant temperature of 4° C prevails in the ice holes throughout the entire year! This natural wonder can be explained by the physical principle of the wind tube. The mountain air at the Penegal flows downward through a complicated system of gaps between the porphyry blocks and cools along the way. The heavy cold air stays as a pool of cold air in a sort of trough. At an altitude of approximately 500 metres, plant life that can otherwise only be found in higher Alpine regions, thrives. 

A walk through Spring Valley

A hike through the Spring Valley from Caldaro/Kaltern to the Monticolo/Montiggler lakes is rewarding. The climatically advantageous location allows flowers to bloom earlier in spring than in the surrounding areas.

Bike tips from our bike hotel in South Tyrol at Lake Caldaro/Kaltern

Gewürztraminer tour

From Castelvecchio/Altenburg to Sella/Söll and further to Termeno/Tramin to visit a winery. After enjoying some Gewürztraminer, return to Lake Caldaro/Kaltern and Caldaro/Kaltern.

Kaiserberg circuit

On the bike trail along the Adige River to Firmiano/Sigmundskron to the Messner Mountain Museum, where a guided tour and visit are part of the programme. From Appiano/Eppan, return through vineyards and orchards back to Caldaro/Kaltern.

Bike – wine – fun

From Caldaro/Kaltern to “Ziegelstadel” and on to the Gummerer Farm near Sella/Söll, back to Castelvecchio/Altenburg and to a winery in Caldaro/Kaltern, where we will take part in a guided tour with wine tasting.

King’s tour

Good cycling technique and stamina are required. Includes: exhausting climbs, difficult trail passages, and fast descents of 65 km and 2,000 metres of altitude.

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