Alpine Action: Hikes & Bikes in Valle Isarco (Eisacktal Valley)

Valle Isarco Eisacktal

Valle Isarco / Eisack Valley: A Brief Overview The Northern Italian Eisack Valley (Valle Isarco) has, over the years, developed a formidable reputation as being one of Europe’s prime locations for activity-based holidays. The mountain valleys and peaks provide the perfect environment for magnificent mountain hiking in the warmer months, and with its numerous challenging … Read more

Family Fun, Action Adventures & Walking in Bressanone (Brixen)

Brixen Bressanone South Tyrol

Bressanone (Brixen): A Brief Overview As with many other cities and towns in the region, the ancient city of Bressanone (Brixen in German) is predominantly German speaking; with a personality that is quintessentially Alpine in essence, with a sprinkling of Mediterranean thrown in for good measure. The city is officially South Tyrol’s oldest, and has … Read more

Bozen (Bolzano): A Baroque City Beside the Scenic Dolomites

Bolzano Bozen Town

Bozen (Bolzano): A Brief Overview The mostly German speaking city of Bolzano (Italian), or Bozen (German) as it is more commonly called by the locals, is nestled within the glorious mountain backdrop of northern Italy. Flanked by the dramatic Dolomites and the vineyards and woodlands of verdant South Tyrol, it’s often recognised as the ‘capital … Read more

Dolomites, Italy; the stunning wildflowers of Seiser Alm and Schlern

bluebells wild flowers dolomites

Hardly the last patches of snow on the Italian Dolomites Seiser Alm are melted away, when the great flowering begins. The grass still pale and straggly is transformed into a glimmering sea of purple hue by countless spring crocusses, and the violet tinted spring anemones, still wrapped in their silky little pelts, stretch in between … Read more

Autumn in South Tyrol: A Time to Walk, Taste and Experience

Wine in South Tyrol

South Tyrol is a heralded walkers’ destination any time of year. But it’s an extra special experience during the autumn when the air is refreshingly crisp and the foliage takes on an attractive golden hue. It’s the time of Törggelen, a centuries-old festival that celebrates the region’s bountiful harvests and warm hospitality. It takes place … Read more

Hiking from Lake Karersee to the Latemar Rock Labyrinth

A wonderful, extended hike from Lake Karersee to the Latemar rock labyrinth with glorious views of the Rosengarten (another Dolomite massif). This walk is particularly recommended during early summer when the snows have melted and the Karersee’s water has been sufficiently replenished to reflect the unique beauty of the Latemar. The magical Rosengarten Mountain, once … Read more