Distant view of hills near Falkensteiner Hotels

Holiday in South Tyrol

South Tyrol is a wonderful country that skillfully combines its many contrasts into an exciting whole. Here, different cultures, languages and scenic features meet - traditions are firmly anchored, as is the Italian dolce vita. Gourmets are in particularly good hands in South Tyrol with its Mediterranean culinary delights, and the same applies to sports enthusiasts who like to reach the summit. In summer, enjoyment and closeness to nature can be combined during a tasting in the vineyards, from where you can experience an incomparable view of the Alps. The only way to get closer to the sky here is by hiking, climbing or paragliding. All kinds of sports can be practiced in this versatile land - from A for fishing to Z for Zumba. Families enjoy lakes and amusement parks.

 



Activities

A couple trekking on a hill near Falkensteiner Hotels

South Tyrol Hiking

  • Summer
A unique alpine experience

At Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Falkensteinerhof, an exciting mountain and nature adventure awaits you in the picturesque ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal. As a South Tyrol hiking hotel we put emphasis on offering varied and spectacular excursions. We have made it our mission to provide our guests with everything they need for a perfect hiking holiday in South Tyrol: unforgettable mountain experiences and an extraordinary service quality. Certified hiking guides provide you with exclusive alpine experiences during your holiday. 

During the summer months the mountains of South Tyrol are very popular among hikers and nature lovers. Especially the mountain trails in the Dolomites attract many hikers. Well-maintained and well-marked hiking trails particularly distinguish South Tyrol as standout destination. For your hiking holiday in South Tyrol, we have the appropriate offer for all generations at the Hotel & Spa Falkensteinerhof and we’re always there to advise you on your excursions. Our hiking guide will accompany you on guided tours into the mountains. Look forward to the breath-taking hikes in the beautiful South Tyrolean countryside.
 

A family on a hike in the fields near Falkensteiner Hotels

Family Hikes To The Alms

  • Summer

The ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal offers countless hiking opportunities during the summer. Our guests can dive right into the nature of South Tyrol directly from the hotel.
The Fane Alm is one of the most beautiful mountain villages in South Tyrol and is the perfect destination for a family excursion during summer and winter alike. This quaint mountain village lies high up in the Valser Valley, surrounded by a unique mountain and natural scenery. Cottages, hay barns, a small church, and three mountain pubs form the idyllic Fane Alm. It is the departure point for many other mountain hikes and tours to the peaks of the surrounding mountains.

Girl examining a mushroom in forest near Falkensteiner Hotels

Hiking With A Pram

  • Summer

Besides the Fane Alm, we also recommend the Woody Walk adventure trail with countless attractive play and rest stations in the Plose hiking area, near Brixen. Designed for families with children and prams, even kids not so keen on hiking will enjoy and romp around during this excursion.

The Klausberg is our special tip for families in the summer. With close to 60 km of hiking trails for summiteers, it offers a Water World, a Dino-Land, and Italy’s longest Alpine roller coaster, the “Klausberg-Flitzer”.

A couple sitting by the lake near Falkensteiner Hotels

Hikes Around The Lakes

  • Summer

Lake Prags, the pearl of the lakes of the Dolomites, and Lake Antholz in the Rieserferner-Ahrn nature park are pure gifts of nature and form an incomparable panorama for your family photos.
Rein, in Taufers, offers three impressive waterfalls and awesome gorges that are easily accessible by foot via a small forest trail. The ideal alternative, especially on hot summer days.

OUR SERVICE FOR YOUR HIKING HOLIDAY
  • As a hiking hotel we offer you the best possible service for your perfect hiking holiday. 
  • Top locations: Our hotel is located in the middle of the most beautiful ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal and is an ideal starting point for your excursions.
  • Alpine expertise and experience: Your host and certified hiking guide Werner Prechtl will be available to answer all upcoming questions related to your hiking plans.
  • Guided hikes: We offer free tours led by our hiking guides several times a week, ranging from family hikes to selected summit climbs.
  • Equipment: You can rent hiking equipment like hiking sticks, hiking maps of the region and backpacks.
  • Be mobile: With the AlmencardPLUS you free access to the whole public transportation of South Tyrol and explore more than 30 different Alpine pastures, 9 cable car facilities and more than 90 museums.
  • Acquapura SPA: After an active day in the mountains, you can choose to relax in the sauna or steam room or to enjoy one of our massages or soothing baths with Alpine herbs.
  • Delicious and regional food: Enjoy the culinary delicacies of our Falkensteiner ¾ board.
A boy cycling on a mountain near Falkensteiner Hotels

Cycling In South Tyrol

  • Summer

Discover the variety of South Tyrol during exciting bike tours on the numerous bike paths and mountain bike trails. 600 km of connected bike paths and adventurous mountain bike trails in the Dolomites and on the Kronplatz are waiting for you.

A bike trip on South Tyrol's cycle network is a true holiday highlight. From demanding uphill trails to pleasant cycling routes along the Puster Valley, we can offer the right bike trip for everyone.
For Grandma and Grandpa there are modern e-bikes ready to rent at our Hotel. 

2 hikers on a mountain on a sunny day near Falkensteiner Hotels

Hiking

  • Summer

Hiking in the Dolomites means enjoying the complete package of nature: being outdoors with the sun in your heart and breathing in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy the gigantic panoramas that this sun-kissed region has to offer.
The Pustertal Valley and the Kronplatz is a hiking paradise for everyone: easy hikes along forest roads or demanding tours to the most beautiful mountain huts.

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Rock Climbing near Falkensteiner Hotel and Asia Spa Leoben

Climbing and fixed rope routes

  • Summer

The Pustertal valley around the Kronplatz is a paradise for all climbing enthusiasts: the climbing possibilities vary from fixed rope routes to open-air climbing gardens or bouldering and climbing halls. There is something for everyone. 
And in order to warm up your muscles perfectly for the upcoming climbing activities, you can climb the first routes on the hotel's own indoor climbing wall.

Alpine Climbing

There are no limits to the climbing dreams in South Tyrol. The Dolomites around the Kronplatz lure with impressive climbing routes in different degrees of difficulty and only those who reach the very top are rewarded with the most beautiful views.

Climbing recommendation nearby:

The "Loathna Kofel" in St. Lorenzen offers several routes with different degrees of difficulty: 2 routes up to 5a, 6 routes up to 6a, 10 routes up to 6c, 12 routes up to 7b, 1 route up to 8a.
Our Experience.Concierge knows the best routes for unique views and unforgettable moments on the mountain.
The nearest climbing facility for indoor rope climbing or bouldering is the Bruneck climbing centre.

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Fixed rope routes

The fixed rope routes around the holiday region at Kronplatz will bring you high up the mountains. Secured throughout, you can enjoy the best views from high above. Before you can start, there is of course a professional introduction by our Experience Concierge.

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A boy cycling on a mountain near Falkensteiner Hotels

Mountainbike – Downhill – E Mountainbike

  • Summer

Challenging trails, sunny days and a unique scenery: what more could a mountainbiker's heart wish for? 
Step by step, the best trails in South Tyrol take you up high to the mountain and down steeply again. There are tours and trails for every level of difficulty, the Puster Valley mountains provide plenty of variety. 
The bike trails on the Kronplatz can be reached by cable car: either at the valley station in Reischach - just a few meters from the hotel, Valdaora, on the Furkelpass or San Vigilio.

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Low-angle shot of 2 bikers on a road near Falkensteiner Hotels

Cycling Kronplatz

  • Summer

Those who prefer a more comfortable bike ride are in good hands in the valley. You can cycle along the beautiful landscape between Bruneck and Lienz. The route leads to various alpine hotspot towns such as Innichen or Toblach up to Lienz. And for those who find the route too long, simply change to the South Tyrol Railway, which covers exactly the same stages and brings you safely back to Bruneck.

A paraglider while Paragliding near Falkensteiner Hotels

Paragliding

  • Summer

If the breathtaking view is not enough for you and if you prefer a wider view of the mountains, then paragliding or delta gliding is the right choice. And maybe you will discover an interesting new hiking trail or a new climbing route that you would never have noticed from below. 

A man kayaking in Sea Kayak Novigrad near Falkensteiner Hotels

Canyoning

  • Summer

You can experience the wild waters of the Puster Valley by canyoning or rafting. This requires a pinch of courage, absolutely no fear of water and the desire to explore untouched places. Especially canyoning is about combining different activities: hiking, climbing, roping down and swimming. Explore shallow side rivers, narrow gorges and thunderous rapids while rafting in the waters around Kronplatz and let yourself drift along

Aerial view of a golf course near Falkensteiner Hotels

Golf

  • Summer

Small ball – big sport! Only 1.8 km from the hotel lies the Golf Club Pustertal.
Discover playful pleasure combined with technology, joie de vivre and love of nature on the picturesque 9-hole course.

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A girl engaged in high-wire course near Falkensteiner Hotels

High-wire course

  • Summer

A visit to the high-wire course is perfect for any adrenaline junkies! As well as the course, there is much more to discover.

Who is it suitable for?
Families, friends, couples, groups, singles

Getting there
Car

Other comments
The tickets are valid for 3 hours. Equipment is provided. Old clothes and hiking shoes are recommended.

Website Link: https://kronaction.com/?lang=en

Bird's-eye view of the Toboggan track at Falkensteiner Hotels

Alpine Coaster „Klausberg Flitzer“

  • Summer

Go on the longest and most spectacular Alpine roller coaster in Italy. Experience the adrenaline rush and whizz 1800 m down into the valley at up to 40 km/h. Special highlights of the “Klausbergflitzer” are the jumps and 360 degree circles.

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Golf

  • Summer

The golf courses in South Tyrol are among the most beautiful golf courses in Italy. The greens are well looked-after and meet the requirements of even the most passionate golfers.

FOREST BATHING

  • Summer

Discover the healing power of forest bathing in the breathtaking nature of South Tyrol. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and serenity of majestic forests, surrounded by gentle mountain peaks and clear streams. Leave the everyday behind and feel your senses awaken as you breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature. Forest bathing is not just a way to relax but also an opportunity to revitalize body, mind, and soul. There is a forest for forest bathing in the vicinity of the hotel.

KNEIPPING

  • Summer

Experience the refreshing tradition of Kneipping amidst the picturesque landscape of South Tyrol. Feel the invigorating effect of cool water on your skin as you wade through clear mountain streams or bathe in natural springs. Kneipp treatments not only provide a welcome cooling sensation but also promote circulation, boost the immune system, and bring body and mind into balance. There is a Kneipp facility in the vicinity of the hotel.

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Our destinations

The needs for an ideal holiday are different. That's why we present you with a wide range of destinations to fulfil all your wishes: Austria, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia - the choice is yours.