South Tyrol

Best of South Tyrol – A Journey Across Villages, Vineyards, & Mountains

Discover the South Tyrol's Bolzano and Merano, with their mild climate and sunny surroundings. Hike on the Renon and Salto High Plateaus, with stunning panoramas over the Dolomites and Austria. Taste delicious locally produced apple juice, and visit some of the best wineries in the area.

Trip Overview

The South Tyrol (Südtirol in German, and Alto Adige in Italian) where this itinerary will take you, is set right against the Austrian border. In fact, until the Italian Annexation in 1926, it was part of Austria. Here you’ll find the dominant language to be German, followed by Italian and Ladin (and English, of course!). And you’ll find the same mix of cultures and cultural influences in everything from the architecture to the food.

Incredible mountain landscapes, countless miles of trails that wind through the valleys and across passes, with cozy villages and beautiful towns interspersed in the most strategic positions for agriculture and trade, leading to a surprising wealth of culture to explore.

On this trip, you will discover the areas of Bolzano and Merano, their colors and flavors, vineyards and apple plantations and of course plenty of hiking and cycling!

Highlights

  • Discover the charming cities of Bolzano and Merano with their mild climates, perfect in spring & fall  
  • Explore the Renon and Salto plateaus, with their traditional Tyrolean style huts and a huge variety of trails!
  • Enjoy 4 days of hiking, e-biking and sightseeing in the area, topped up by visits to local wineries and apple plantations, with assorted tastings
  • Visit the Otzi museum in Bolzano and discover the hidden gems of this beautiful city
  • Experience the spa town of Merano, also known as the "Flower City" for its famous Flower Festival held each  April

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Bolzano

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Bolzano (B)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Merano (B)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Merano (B)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Val Sarentino (B,D)

  • Day 6

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

At Dolomite Mountains, we hand pick accommodations that best reflect the style of each region, to provide you with the most authentic experience of the unique cultures found in the different cities and towns where we travel. We work directly with the owners of each property, forging strong relationships to ensure you receive the best service and care during your stay. Regardless of whether it is a five-star luxury hotel or a cozy bed and breakfast you desire, we choose the best-in-class accommodations within each category, providing you stays at the most sought after hotels in each region. And, we always make sure you have access to inspired, regional cuisine!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Private Guided Trip: 
€3.390 per person (based on 2 participants)
€2.570 per  person (based on 4 participants) 
€2.270 per person (based on 6 participants) 

High season supplement from July 16th to August 28th 2022: 5% surcharge

Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!
Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and maps of the areas
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel in Bolzano 
  • 2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel in Merano
  • 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Val Sarentino
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinner at 2*Michelin restaurant on day 5
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide for 2 days
  • Local English speaking guide during E-Bike Wine Safari
  • Wine tastings on days 2 and 3
  • Apple Juice tasting on day 2
  • E-bike rental on day 3
  • Train and lift tickets during organized activities
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Area Map