To experience this mountainous area, you only need to know in advance what to visit. In a place like the South Tyrol of Austria and Italy, you can have a whole adventure in a part of Europe, which perhaps many have been able to listen to, but not all have had the pleasure of experimenting. Therefore, in MeL we want to show you this incredible known secret, to encourage our readers to include it in their travel list.
1. General information for the South Tyrol of Austria and Italy.
- Currency in South Tyrol of Austria and Italy: Euro.
- The best time to take a trip like this is from May to October.
- If you like winter sports and you are not affected by snow or cold then come from December to February
- Typical dishes recommended to try: The most typical Austrian cuisine are the dishes that incorporate pork. Thus we find the wienerschnitznel, or the traditional goulash of Hungarian origin.
2. Walk in the Dolomites.
There is no trip to South Tyrol in Austria and Italy without walking through the Dolomites. If you like hiking and climbing, here you can find and travel with an experienced mountain guide. The trip takes you through old tunnels of the First World War and ice fields in Austria, some of which never melt, then to the top of the Paternkofel. From here you will have an amazing view of the famous Drei Zinnen. The best reward after your successful descent will be a cold beer in one of the picturesque mountain huts.
You can venture to the border with Italy and in this country and stay at the Hotel Leitlhof in San Candido. Here you can leave all your worries and dedicate yourself to rest. The beautiful Spa and the good food will make this task to be an easy one. The best thing, however, is the view of the surrounding mountains, which can be admired from any point of the hotel.
If you want to know more about the hotel and make a reservation, we leave you the following link: HOTEL LEITHOF.
3. St. Vigil and Kronplatz.
When you get to St. Vigil, you can be a child again on the sled track, even in summer. For a quieter adventure, you can take a walk or a dip in the frozen but beautiful Lake Prags.
If you want to continue experiencing adventures, go directly to kronplatz, because here begins the zip line longest and the steepest in Europe. This takes you in free flight 100 meters high to the valley. But the Kronplatz has much more to offer you, for example, a giant swing, from which you can swing 15 meters above the cliff, or an awesome bike trail.
Kronplatz is undoubtedly one of the best places to travel through the South Tyrol of Austria and Italy. If you want to do more while in your visit, head to Val Gardena. Here, another great adventure is waiting for you: paraglide! Leave your fears behind and feel that you are in a real dream as you fly over one of the best landscapes that this world has to offer.
4. Other highlights of the South Tyrol.
But there are not only thrill and mountains in South Tyrol in Austria and Italy. Also, it is worth visiting Bolzano in Italy, with its small streets and the beautiful old town. From the nearby village of Jenesien, you have a great view of Bolzano and the peaks of the Dolomites. Also, here you have the opportunity to explore the beautiful nature while horseback riding. This mounted trip will take you through the Vinschgau Valley, to the Reschensee. This artificial lake is known for its elevated tower coming out of the water; and also because it is the perfect place to learn kite-surfing.
Take some time to explore the small town of Merano also in Italy and live a little of La Dolce Vita. Tip: Do not miss the pizza in “La Smorfia”.
In the end, if you still have the adventure craves (and energy) visit the adventure park of Erwin Mairginter. There is everything you need for a final shot of adrenaline: OFFICIAL SITE
And if you like adventures in an even longer way; We invite you to read about the Pan-American Route: From Alaska to Tierra del Fuego.