Where to go on a family holiday in South Tyrol with children?Many times we were in South Tyrol for a family holiday. And these were our great experiences in South Tyrol with children: The fabulous Dolomites fascinated us while hiking with children, the large impressive area of the Alpe di Siusi – the largest alpine pasture in Europe – just for walking and enjoying. The great alpine village of the Fane Alm near Vals with the great family hotel. In the Pustertal valley, the Pragser Wildsee is an experience of nature. In contrast, the large fruit-growing areas with apples. Alpine and at the same time urban places like Sterzing, Brixen and Bozen make strolling and shopping possible. So many beautiful experiences.
Our recommendations for a family holiday in South Tyrol
Tips, excursion destinations and family hotels in South Tyrol Does that sound interesting to you? Then read our experiences here and you will surely find some tips for your family holiday in South Tyrol. We write here about excursion destinations, leisure activities and recommendable family hotels. Everything that is beautiful in South Tyrol with children!
Family Holidays South Tyrol: Tips for a South Tyrol Excursion with Children
Which excursion destinations are worthwhile in South Tyrol with children? What should you have seen with children on a family holiday in South Tyrol? – First of all, you won’t be able to do everything on a holiday. The offer is too large and extensive. Right behind the border from Tyrol to South Tyrol there is the mine in Sterzing. Our children loved it. Children who like to see castles should go to Hocheppan with their parents. There were some castles to hike through. For fans of gorges and gorges, there is the Bletterbach gorge or the beautiful GIlfen gorge. We show you with many pictures, where we were and what is worth it. These are the details:
Family holiday South Tyrol: Nature experience with guide or hiking with children?
Nature experience for children on holiday in South TyrolIn South Tyrol, the focus is on the natural landscape. This can be experienced with children in a variety of ways. In the “Nature Detective Camp” children can explore South Tyrol’s nature up close. Within the framework of the camps, the pedagogically trained employees of the South Tyrolean nature parks teach many interesting facts about South Tyrolean nature during five consecutive days of joint excursions. The little researchers get up close and personal with the forest and water – like Lake Montiggler, they encounter nocturnal animals under the starry sky.
Also a view of a farm belongs to it. After the five days at the Nature Detective Camp, the children will be familiar with the diversity of alpine and Mediterranean vegetation and many other aspects of nature. The camp is crowned with a joint “final examination” after which the “Nature Detective Diploma” is awarded. Parents and children are amazed!
. we prefer hiking in South Tyrol with the children
Great hiking with children in South TyrolZig walks with children we have made in South Tyrol. We were on summits, at beautiful huts, on alpine pastures and also in the South Tyrolean gorges. We took a cable car up the mountain or directly from the family hotel. We found many beautiful places, waterfalls and vantage points. We also have tips for hiking with prams in South Tyrol.
Family holiday South Tyrol: Cycling with children
What cycling tours with children in South Tyrol? Families can also experience nature in South Tyrol on a bike. The bike tours along the rivers are not too strenuous: Families can cycle from the beautiful historic town of Merano to Bolzano along the Etsch Valley cycle path. The cycle path passes apple trees, some asparagus fields and many vineyards without any steep inclines. The cycle path from Merano to Vinschgau is similarly enjoyable. If the way back to Meran is too far for you, take the bikes with you on the train.
Mountain biking with children in South TyrolSporting families with older children use the South Tyrolean mountain landscape for a mountain bike ride. The Alpe di Siusi with its great alpine landscape is perfect for this, even if the lift ride up is very expensive. The best time for a family holiday in South TyrolAbout all of April to November, South Tyrol has something for families to offer. South Tyrol lies south of the Alps and the climate is milder here. The further you get to the south of South Tyrol, the more Mediterranean the climate becomes. Around Bolzano it is pleasantly warm in spring, while in the northern part of South Tyrol or in the high-altitude ski regions of South Tyrol the last skiers are still generally on the slopes and the children learn to ski in a ski course.
Which regions are suitable for family holidays in South Tyrol? If you cross the Brenner Pass by car, you will reach Sterzing first. From here the Pfitschertal branches off to the northeast and the Passeiertal to the southwest. It continues through the Eisacktal via Brixen and Klausen to Bozen. Shortly before Brixen the well-known Pustertal branches off to the east. Parallel to this, the original Lüsner valley runs to Lüsen. Again parallel to it the Villnösser valley and south of it the Grödner valley. To the south it is dominated by the Alpe di Siusi, to which the Latemar area adjoins to the south. Following the Val Passiria one reaches Merano, the Mediterranean town from which the Vinschgau with the villages of Algund, Naturns and Latsch stretches towards the Reschen Pass.
Family holiday South Tyrol: A good family hotel
We recommend these family hotels in South TyrolThe range of holiday apartments and hotels in South Tyrol is very large. There are hundreds of mountain farms, holiday apartments, guesthouses and hotels for family holidays. Ten years ago, 24 hotels in South Tyrol joined together to form the specialised group of family hotels in South Tyrol, in order to offer an annually independently audited special offer for an attractive family holiday.
In many cases the houses offer an all-inclusive family holiday, which simplifies the holiday calculation. In addition, there are many other beautiful hotels that are ideal for a family holiday in South Tyrol. There are also offers for farm holidays in South Tyrol. A family holiday on a farm usually offers less luxury, but more direct contact to nature. Apartments with comfort, farm holidays with animals and good family hotels. All this stands for the South Tyrol region and is one reason why many parents with children go to South Tyrol for a family holiday.
We looked at some family hotels for children and were there ourselves. We enjoyed traditional dishes like dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn and spaghetti. And with 300 sunny days a year, the probability of good weather is good.
Luxury family hotel in South Tyrol
Luxury family holidays in the DolomitesWe have also visited the only Grand Hotel for families in South Tyrol, the Cavallino Bianco. It is situated in the fantastic mountain world in the Val Gardena between the famous Dolomites – peaks of the Geisler peaks and the Sassolungo. Ideal for a hiking holiday with lots of wellness: family hotel with pool, family hotel with water slide, lots of good food – and that as an all inclusive family hotel!
–> here are our experiences at Cavallino Bianco
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