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Bolzano & surroundings Towards happiness

Great! Hiking in Bolzano & surroundings

You cannot buy happiness. You can only experience it – for example while hiking with children in South Tyrol. The southern part of the country awaits you with trails towards happiness. They lead you along glittering lakes, over flowering meadows, and up to impressive mountain peaks. Discover them all on a family holiday in South Tyrol.

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Hiking in Bolzano & Environs for young and old

Hiking in the land of mountains, castles, and lakes

Do you know this feeling? This desire to visit new places? Bolzano & surroundings will quench your thirst for adventure. Unique hiking trails run between castles and mountains. Here are a few insider tips from your host families at Familienhotels Südtirol:

To the Rittnen earth pyramids

You have never seen anything like this! The Ritten earth pyramids shoot up in several places. They are the highest and most beautiful ones in all of Europe. A theme trail leads you from Oberbozen to the impressive giants of clay.

The Pyramix trail on Ritten

Lots of games, panoramic pictures, traditional farms, llamas and alpacas await you on the Pyramix trail, which leads you from Oberbozen over the Rittnen plateau to Klobenstein. The way back is on the historic Rittner Bahnl.

Peak victory at Corno del Renon/Rittner Horn

Listen up, mountaineers! You can reach Corno del Renon/Rittner Horn on several easy summit hikes. When you are at the top, you enjoy a clear view in all directions. At the "round table" you have a full view. A summit victory that inspires young and old.

Hiking with the bees on Ritten

Have you ever been in the land of milk and honey? Maybe you’ll find it on this hikes on Ritten, which leads you to the Plattnerhof apiculture museum. After you have learned everything about busy bees, you can continue to the Wolfsgrubner Lake and Mitterstieler Lake. Don't forget your swimming trunks!

Wald-Wild-Wunderweg near Oberbozen

Fiona the vixen, Ivo the hedgehog, Walter the woodpecker, and Sissi the squirrel will meet you on the Wald-Wild-Wunderweg near Oberbozen. Your little ones will be happy to learn all about the wild animals and their habitats and play to their heart’s content.

Three Castle Hike near Eppan

All good things come in threes. The exciting Three Castle Hike near Eppan takes you to three particularly impressive specimens: picturesque Korb Castle, bold Hocheppan Castle with its “Sixtine Chapel of the Alps”, and the Boymont ruin with dream view.

To the Montiggl Lakes near Eppan

No matter the season – the Montiggl Lakes near Eppan encompass everyone with their special flair. Embedded in an idyllic forest, time seems to stand still here. A wonderful hiking trail leads around the two lakes. Take a seat on the footbridges and observe the animal world.

To the natural phenomenon of the ice holes

Something mysterious lies over the Kalvarienberg in Eppan. Here you will come across the legendary "Devil's chair", the impressive porphyry glacier cut, and the extraordinary ice holes, where you can admire icicles during your family holiday in South Tyrol in summer.

On the old railway line

Eppan is only a stone’s throw away from Kaltern and Lake Kaltern. During the easy hike along the former railway line you can discover Bolzano & surroundings with all your senses. There are great playgrounds for your children along the route.

Panoramic hike on the Mendel Pass

A steep funicular railway takes you from Kaltern to the Mendel Pass. The ride alone is a unique experience for the little ones. When you arrive at the top you have two options: either you hike up the Roen or to the Penegal lookout tower. It is an unforgettable experience in any case.