Sunny skies and shady woods
walking holidays in South Tyrol
There’s more to a summer break in South Tyrol than the gorgeous natural surroundings our land is renowned for. Besides the obvious merits of its landscape, the Eisacktal valley offers plenty of sunshine, finger-licking cuisine, a rich cultural heritage and a friendly atmosphere.
Hiking holidayIf you are looking for a memorable hiking holiday, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you are after leisurely walks, challenging hikes or thrilling via ferratas, you will soon realise that you can’t tick off all the items on your bucket list in just one holiday. All paths and routes are well signposted, which makes it nearly impossible to lose your way even if you get distracted by the beauty of the surroundings.
Chiusa - Eisacktal valleyA tip just for starters? Try the beautiful walk from Gudon/Gufidaun to the Fonteklaus inn – a former manor house tucked away in the forest and affording a spectacular view over the Eisacktal valley. You can get there on path No. 4 (and later paths 4a and 4b), which leads through fragrant woods and flower-dotted meadows. The walk is family-friendly and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
MountainbikeThe medieval town of Chiusa/Klausen is also a good place to be on a summer day. You can take a refreshing dip at the local open-air swimming pool or explore the cycle path heading north towards Bressanone/Brixen or south towards Bolzano/Bozen. There are plenty of options for mountain bikers, too.
CultureThe town also offers an interesting art scene and cultural landscape, and its summer calendar is packed with events and festivals. These include, to name a few, the Gasslfieber festival on Fridays, with live music and street food, and the long Thursdays in July and August, when shops are open until 10 p.m. and the town’s brightly lit alleys invite you to take a pleasurable stroll.
Next summer, make plans to visit us in South Tyrol – you are in for so much more than just a walking holiday!