Fantastic summer in South Tyrol Sleep under the stars and enjoy wild water tours
A summer vacation in South Tyrol promises wonderful experiences far off heat waves and dusty roads. A farm holiday in the summer is characterized by a time of plenty. Everything is green and blooming, on the fields and in the gardens ripe fruits and berries abound, and the long days are ideal for extensive walks and evenings in the open air. During a summer holiday on the farm, children will enjoy great fun in the hay and exciting evenings around the campfire.
Culinary delights and fantastic outdoor activities
At the South Tyrolean farm, summer is the perfect time to enjoy the first fruits of the year and the stunning surroundings of the Pusteria Valley. Hiking and mountain bike excursions or tours on the idyllic Val Pusteria Bike Path can be enjoyed until late evening; take trekking tours to the highest peaks of the Dolomites, and spend warm nights in a tent under the magnificent starry sky. How about a hike to the nearby Castle Casteldarne, which towers above the village, or take a climb to the peak Putzenhöhe north of Chienes? As soon as you visit the mountains of the Pusteria Valley, the magnificent scenery literally lies at your feet and offers spectacular views that you will never forget.
Holiday fun in woods and water
Those who on hot days do not want to flee into the high mountains may find great refreshment alternatives also in the valley around the farm Unterplunerhof. The nearby Issengo Lake is only a stone’s throw away from the farm – It is a child-friendly lake offering great water fun and a boat rental. Close by, there is an adventurous high ropes course for plenty of action and excitement for the entire family. Even more action awaits you during rafting adventures in South Tyrol – On professional rafts and accompanied by experienced rafting guides you may speed down the local rivers. Not only will you discover the foaming river landscapes but also the untouched nature from a completely new perspective!
Experience the nature awakening in the beautiful Pusteria Valley
South Tyrol is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world to welcome the yearly awakening of nature. In March and April, the nature in Val Pusteria shows its most colourful side. The farm Unterplunerhof overlooks a gorgeous valley that literally disappears under a carpet of blooming cherry trees and alpine meadows. If you choose to spend your holiday in the Pusteria Valley in March or April, you may combine the joys of the cold and the warm seasons. The high mountains are still covered in deep snow, while in the valley the first warm rays of sunshine bring fresh green to the surface. On the farm, it is time to prepare our fields and gardens or – in late spring – to already harvest the first carrots, radishes and strawberries and simply enjoy. Upon request, you may pick fresh aromatic herbs from our garden. Spring is the season of new life in the animal kingdom. Chicks hatch from their eggs, foals neigh in the barn and the calves take their first wobbly steps on pasture.
Spring awakening in the mountains and on the pastures
In March and April, it is probably too early for challenging mountain tours, but the surrounding meadows covered with colourful flowers and fragrant aromatic herbs invite you for long walks. Especially early in the morning, when the entire world is still wonderfully quiet, on isolated hiking trails you may spot chamois and deer in the woods, while foxes and squirrels scurry through the undergrowth. Spring is also the best time to explore the surrounding area and to visit the most interesting places near the village of Chienes. The main attractions include, for example, the lovingly restored Castle Schöneck in Chienes, the impressive Castle Casteldarne in the neighbouring village or the Episcopal city of Bressanone with its historic town centre.
Autumn farm holidays in South Tyrol – A feast for all senses
The autumn in South Tyrol is devoted to the very popular tradition of “Törggelen“. During this ancient custom, the farms and taverns in South Tyrol create the finest culinary specialties from local ingredients. These are then served accompanied by young wine and delicious apple juice for the kids, produced in the autumn from the fruits of the beautiful orchards. The tradition of Törggelen also invites you to take Törggelen hikes. Locals and tourists walk from farm to farm and from host to host, and enjoy hearty dishes, fresh donuts and roasted chestnuts. The autumn forests shine in many colours, transforming these walks into not only a culinary delight, but also an unforgettable feast for the eyes.
Sports activities in stunning mountain landscapes
On the farm, autumn is also the time of harvest. The last fruits need to be reaped, and the fields and gardens are prepared for the winter. The days are getting shorter and the nights are cool, but now the weather conditions in the mountains are simply perfect for wonderful hiking tours! The air is very clear and the views are unspoiled on autumn days. The summer storms are over and the last warm days can be enjoyed until well into October, thanks to the Mediterranean climate in South Tyrol. The cooler autumn days are the ideal time for cyclists and mountain bikers to fully enjoy the more than 1,000 kilometres of bicycle and mountain biking trails in the holiday region Plan de Corones. Leisurely bike paths and challenging mountain trails await you near the farm Unterplunerhof.