Active vacationing

Active vacationing, South Tyrol, and vacationing “down on the farm” in the Vinschgau / Venosta Valley go hand in hand! Every season of the year has its special appeal. In the summertime, hikers and mountainbikers who come to us for a vacation “down on the farm” will get their money’s worth. In the wintertime, South Tyrol is transformed into an El Dorado for winter sports enthusiasts. Ski areas like the Meran 2000, the Schnals / Senales Valley Glacier, or the Ortler/Ortles Ski Arena are in the immediate vicinity of our farmstead.

VinschgauCard in South Tyrol

The Vinschgau / Venosta Valley and all of South Tyrol at your fingertips – unlimited and affordable!

In the 2017 summer season (from March till November), we will again offer the VinschgauCard.

With the VinschgauCard – with its integrated Mobilcard – you are afforded free use of the Vinschgau train and of all other public transportation services in South Tyrol. Just present your VinschgauCard, and you’ll also be eligible for price discounts for funiculars, museums, and leisure-time facilities.

One special highlight of the VinschgauCard is that you’ll be entitled to exclusive special services for twelve selected attractions throughout the Vinschgau / Venosta Valley in South Tyrol at reduced prices – services reserved exclusively for people with VinschgauCard.

The VinschgauCard includes:

Participating hotels will provide you with your VinschgauCard upon your arrival. It is valid for the entirety of your stay. The VinschgauCard is only for your personal use and is thus not transferrable.


The landscape of the Vinschgau has an unmistakable character, with a dry intra-Alpine climate, plenty of sunshine, winds, and mild temperatures. On the gently sloping sides of the Nörderberg, lush vegetation predominates, while the rugged face of the Sonnenberg is home to a unique flora. Especially in the autumn and early spring, when the opposite valley side is still blanketed in snow, you can undertake extensive hikes on the many trails and paths on the sunny side of the Sonnenberg and enjoy spectacular views. The famous “Waalwege” (picturesque paths along narrow water channels – so-called “Waale” – which were used in earlier times to irrigate agricultural fields) are open the whole year through for light and easy strolls in the Vinschgau.

Biking & more

It’s the ideal starting-point for endless biking tours and an El Dorado for cyclers. Hardly another spot in all of South Tyrol offers such a wide range of appealing options to explore the region by mountainbike or electric bicycle. You are thus promised perfect prerequisites for a cycling holiday! Less-practiced bicyclists, families with children, or simply visitors who want to take it easy can cycle along the broad, level valley floor. On the other hand, more-ambitious cyclists will discover challenging routes along pass roads and up mountain slopes suitable for sport bikes and mountainbikes which will test their mettle. The bicycle tour up the 2,760-meter-high Stilfser Pass / Passo Stelvio is one of the highest ridable Alpine crossings. With 48 hairpin bends and an altitude of 1,869 meters, the route is a highlight for every racing bicyclist.

Mountainbiking and Bicycling in the Vinschgau

In the Vinschgau, mountainbikers and freeriders will find a dense network of over 80 well-marked flowtrails. While offering various degrees of difficulty, the routes through alpine meadows as well as into regions of higher altitude are eminently rideable. Some of the single trails at the bottom of the valley and at low altitudes are suitable for beginners; others present an enticing challenge even for passionate high-altitude cyclists.

“Südtirol Rad” is a bicycle rental agency with locations at seven railway stations along the route. The rented bikes can be returned at every station marked “Südtirol Rad.” The Bikemobil Card allows you to make use of all of South Tyrol’s public transportation services at no additional cost while also offering one free use of a rented bicycle. More information here.

Bathing fun and more

No summer vacation without some fun in the water? If that’s your attitude, then there’s no problem when vacationing here!

The nearby mountain lake and the Aquaforum Latsch are great places to splash around – for children as well as for adults.

Spending your time-off with us is the more relaxing alternative to a summer vacation on the Adriatic coast. Our vacation residences nestled between the Dolomites and wine-growing regions are far less overrun than crowded Adriatic hotels while at the same time offering an authentic family-friendly setting.

And if that’s not enough, pony riding at one of our partner businesses can be a fun after-splash activity. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Forget the daily grind – It's time to unwind!

Life suspended between the top and the bottom – that’s what keeps South Tyrol in balance. Sure-footed high on the mountaintops. Relaxed down in the water. And no end to the culinary delights. It will clear your mind for fresh ideas.

Every visitor here will feel revitalized. A perfect holiday for fun and relaxation!

Vacationing in the winter

In the Vinschgau, ski-enthusiasts will find five sun-drenched family ski areas to choose from. For guests who prefer individual winter sports to mass tourism. Cross-country skiers will appreciate the proximity to the Nordic skiing centers. And there is no scarcity of routes and destinations for snowshoe hiking and those wishing to undertake extensive ski tours. Whether you prefer skating, tobogganing, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh, or such athletic challenges as ice-climbing – you can indulge in your favorite sport to your heart’s content!