Mountain climbing, bathing and walking
In spite of 300 days of sunshine a year, the summer months in South Tyrol are also wonderfully cool. Mountains, streams and lakes on the sunny slopes make for fresh air. Now is the ideal time to get on the bike or strike out with your walking pole. Top recommendations are the Brixener Höhenweg or the Panorama-Wanderweg to Rossalm, where children can break loose at the play area. A lake is also a perfect aim to cool off the legs after a strenuous hike. True water lovers will find rafting and canyoning alongside swimming. This is the season for mountain tours; in April, most of the huts are open for service. South Tyrolean specialities taste like nothing else with a fine panoramic view! Tip: Ask your host family for insider tips on the nicest tours and best huts to visit!
Summits, lakes and gorges…
In the heavenly summer weather of the Plose, the mountains call out even more strongly. At the high point of summer in the valley, it can get very hot. But a tour in the mountains to one of the majestic peaks in the Dolomites promises not only a chance to cool down but also outstanding views over South Tyrol’s mountain world. But caution: even if the temperature at the start of the day reads over 20 degrees, it can be dank, cold and foggy on the summits. For this reason, experienced mountaineers always take a hat and gloves with them when they intend to climb above 2,500m. If you do not want to go so high, you can cool the soul in pristine gorges and ravines, picturesque lakes, idyllic natural ponds and fun swimming pools.