The 10 best tips for your autumn holiday in South Tyrol
Vibrant colours, sunny days and crystal-clear nights are the hallmarks of a holiday in the Dolomites in autumn. If you are planning an autumn holiday in South Tyrol in September or October, you will be spoilt for choice with a wide range of leisure activities. Here are our 10 best tips to make your autumn holiday in South Tyrol an unforgettable experience.
A holiday in South Tyrol in autumn is something very special, alone because the variety of leisure activities seems almost endless. And all of this with safe and beautiful weather. You benefit from the warm and pleasant late summer days, a fantastic view of the mountains and the unique impressions of this breathtaking landscape between imposing Dolomite peaks and Mediterranean luxury of life. Moreover, South Tyrol and the Dolomites are not so crowded in autumn so you can enjoy and discover to the fullest.
The 4-star Superior Hotel Ganischgerhof in Nova Ponente in the Eggental Valley is the ideal starting point and centrally located for an active – relaxed autumn holiday in South Tyrol in the Dolomites. No matter what you like to do on your holiday in September and October in South Tyrol, here you will find the right ideas for your perfect holiday.
Explore the Latemarium in Obereggen
An attraction in summer and an insider’s tip in autumn in the Eggental Valley. The Latemarium adventure world at the foot of the Latemar is a unique collection of experiences for explorers, adventurers and connoisseurs. A total of 12 different themed trails and attractions for young and old await you here in the Obereggen hiking area. Among others, the Latemar.Alp with the “Eye of the Dolomites”, the Latemar.Art or the Latemar.Meteo which invites you to research and discover meteorology and geodynamics with interactive stations. The whole project is sustainably integrated into nature and reflects the way of life of the land and people here in the Eggental Valley. The Latemarium is definitely a must-visit during your autumn holiday in South Tyrol.
Summit hike via the „Gamsstallscharte“ to the “torre di Pisa”
One of the most beautiful hikes ever is the tour via the well-secured and easily accessible trail no. 18 and no. 516 to the Pisa hut. The Latemar is considered one of the most impressive mountains in the Dolomites anyway, but on this trail it shows itself from its most stunning side with breathtaking panoramic views all the way to the Marmolada. The best way to get started here is via the Oberholz chairlift or via the trail no. 22 which starts from the “Mayrl Alm”. For many, this is probably the loveliest hike in South Tyrol ever, but in September and October it is a dream in every respect.
Visit to the provincial capital of Bolzano
Want to take it easy one day during your holidays? Here, too, autumn in South Tyrol offers a number of possibilities. A trip to Bolzano with summer temperatures invites you to stroll, shop and enjoy. Only 20 minutes from the hotel, the provincial capital Bolzano stretches out in the valley basin. Here you will find great shops in the unique setting of the arcades of Bolzano. Many gourmets and wine connoisseurs already have their fixed addresses here, but we highly recommend an aperitif on the “Obstplatz” at the fish benches. Those who would like to combine it all with a little bit of culture can have a look at the museums in Bolzano, such as the Ötzi Museum, which can be easily reached directly from the centre. At the Ganischgerhof we are always happy to provide you with an individual city map and give you the best tips for your day in the provincial capital.
Photos: IDM – Alex Filz
Autumnal round of golf at Golfclub Petersberg
The hot summer days are over, but the golf season in South Tyrol continues until November and, according to the old saying ” the one who laughs last, laughs best”, it gets especially beautiful here in autumn. At this time of year, the star and truly a dream is the golf course in Petersberg. Perfect fairways, greens, endless colours and an incredible distant view make every golf day something very special. On the terrace of the Clubhouse you can enjoy the autumnal dishes of the two culinary artists Arnold and Alfred, spoiled by the warm rays of the sun.
E-bike discovery tour through the autumnal scenery
E-bikes have become more than just a trend. Effortlessly and comfortably, you can explore exciting and eventful tours even if you are not a well-trained biker. Whether it’s a panoramic tour or a challenging adventure tour, you’ll get the necessary tips from our bike pro and certified bike guide Klaus. Professionally guided tours for all levels are offered 6 days a week. You are sure to find the right route for your biking experience. A perfectly maintained bike is available on request directly at the hotel from our partner Bike Rental Siegfried. Nothing stands in the way of an autumnal bike day in South Tyrol in September or October.
Hike around and to the GeoParc Bletterbach
For those who don’t want to climb the peaks, an autumnal hike to the Bletterbach gorge in Aldino is a must. This wonder of nature was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is definitely worth a visit. There are weekly guided tours through the “South Tyrolean Grand Canyon“, but you can also easily explore it on your own. For about 15,000 years, the Bletterbach creek has carved its way through different geological eras over a distance of about 8 kilometres and up to 400 metres deep. Layer after layer has been uncovered over the years, and on your tour through this unique area you can literally “leaf through” these layers.
Photos: Geoparc Bletterbach, IDM – oooyeah.de
Wellness and relaxation in the Ganis SPA
Autumn is the time for wellness. Take some time out, really let yourself go and relax with a mountain pine massage. A wellness day is an essential part of feel-good autumn holiday in South Tyrol. Experience the soothing mountain pine massage with Trehs mountain pine oil, extracted from original Sarner mountain pines. These have a cleansing and invigorating effect and stimulate the body’s self-regulating functions. Unwind, let your soul dangle and enjoy is the motto of an autumn holiday in South Tyrol.
Day trip to Merano and the gardens of Trauttmannsdorf Castle
Experience a total of over 80 garden landscapes on 12 hectares in Merano’s Mediterranean climate. In autumn, when the temperature drops, a trip to Merano and the gardens of Trauttmansdorf Castle is highly recommended. Directly adjacent you will also find the Touriseum where you can learn about 200 years of tourism history in Tyrol in a variety of ways. An eventful change to your autumn holiday in the Dolomites.
Photos: IDM – Tourist office Merano, IDM – Alex Filz
Hiking tour into the heart of the Rosengarten to the Vaiolon Pass
One of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the Dolomites is the Rosengarten, which has been declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Like the Latemar, the Rosengarten also has its very special side. Past picturesque places like the Carezza Lake, the best way to start the circular hike is with a ride on the Paulina chairlift. From there, take the well-known Hirzl path towards the turn-off to the Vaiolon Pass. The ascent to the pass is directly past the mighty “Rotwand”. A unique panoramic view of the Dolomites awaits you at the top. Continue to the “Rotwand” and “Pederiva” huts, which are ideal for a short rest. Strengthened and full of impressions, you walk past the “Christomannos” monument back to the top station of the Paulina chairlift. A recommendable hike, which also offers a unique Dolomite experience in September and October.
Photos: Eggental Valley Tourism office, IDM – Valentin Pardeller
“Törggelen” hike in the Eggental Valley
Autumn is the season of “Törggelen” in South Tyrol and what would an autumn holiday in South Tyrol be without a sociable and enjoyable “Törggelen” experience. A particularly beautiful route in the Dolomites can be easily reached from the Ganischgerhof. The planetary hike has its starting point in Gummer, leads past picturesque farms and offers fantastic autumnal panoramic views. On this route there are also small restaurants where you can celebrate the old South Tyrolean custom of “Törggelen” in a convivial atmosphere.
Photos: IDM – Alex Filz, IDM – Manuel Kottersteger
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