Spring and summer
In the south of South Tyrol, the sun shines on average 300 days a year, which means every season can offer a huge variety of leisure opportunities. A stay at Perwanger Hof offers you a vast choice of leisure activities, both relaxing and more active. All you have to do is choose what inspires you! There is a direct link to the vast cycle network and this allows you to jump onto the saddle of your bike and go north or south.
Enjoy the Mediterranean climate on hot summer days, the apple tree blossom on mild spring days, or breathe in the fresh mountain air on the alpine pastures. After returning from a trip in the mountains, how about giving into temptation in the shops in the centre of Bolzano and then finishing your day with dinner by the lake – one of the many possibilities awaiting you.
All kinds of excursions, idyllic lakes and bike trails for all levels and tastes will help you leave all your worries behind. The good weather will help boost your good mood. … And if it rains? There are many villages, towns and museums waiting to be discovered and visited – you really don’t have to worry about getting bored here!
A paradise for cyclists
We extend a warm welcome to cyclists! We ourselves have been keen cyclists for over 30 years and we can recommend the most interesting routes of around South Tyrol and Lake Garda. South Tyrol is a region that offers many opportunities even for the most demanding cyclist, whether you are looking for paved cycle lanes or tours on dirt paths, the choice is vast.
In our workshop you can carry out the necessary maintenance to your bike: ask for advice from the owner, who will reveal the little secrets to help you discover the best bits of South Tyrol.
If you fancy a trip outside the city, Lake Garda is only about a 1 hour drive; around it there are numerous interesting routes. Demanding mountain passes, gentle slopes and rest stops in wonderful Alpine huts invite you to get on your bike day after day. What is more, you’re guaranteed breathtaking views on each trip!
Fun for all the family
What could be better than a refreshing dip in one of the many swimming lakes on a hot summer day? The many swimming pools and swimming lakes in the area, and of course, the one we have in Auer/Ora complete the fun. Lake Caldaro is only a short drive from Perwanger Hof and is South Tyrol’s largest lake as well as being one of the most beautiful.
Recently the excellent quality of its water it was confirmed and it is close to that of drinking water. Due to its size, you can hire pedalos or enjoy windsurfing. The two lakes of Montiggl/Monticolo are nearby.
The larger of the two is characterized by particularly clear water. The nearby villages of Neumarkt/Egna and Tramin/Termeno are also equipped with public swimming pools – great opportunities if you fancy a change.
All you need is a good pair of hiking boots: South Tyrol is an ideal region for hiking, rich in pastures, picturesque villages, mountain huts and shelters, all surrounded by a wonderful landscape that will captivate you. It is normally enough to travel a few kilometers in the car from Perwanger Hof then venture on foot to explore the surroundings.
Of course you can also simply leave your car at Perwanger Hof: the Castelfeder mountain with its Roman ruins is easily walkable from Auer/Ora. We can happily recommend trips and trails for unforgettable days.
Autumn and winter
The autumn days enchant with their stunning array of colours and fun in the snow is guaranteed during the winter season.
The mild autumn can often provide cycling and hiking fans with pleasantly mild days. It is this season that sees the ripening of fruit reaching its climax; it is the most important time of the year for farmers and throughout the whole valley, you can watch the apple picking and harvesting. The autumn specialty is the chestnut; in the typical rustic inns during the traditional “Törggelen”, this fruit is served roasted and accompanied by grape must. And from December to April many famous ski resorts are just round the corner.
In the south of South Tyrol at Perwanger Hof, every season provides a new stimulus!
The apple harvest begins in mid-August and continues until the end of October. In September, when the Golden Delicious variety reaches maturity, you can take part all around Perwanger Hof.
From your balcony you can watch the harvest; the owner will be delighted to answer any questions you may have to satisfy your curiosity. The apple is a delicate fruit, and as such it should be treated with due care. Harvesting is done by hand on rubberized conveyor belts. They transport the apple directly into large crates, which are then loaded on tractor trailers and taken to warehouses for storage. We will be happy to let you have a tasting of the varieties grown.
Everyone knows that the apple is a very healthy fruit, and it’s not by chance that the saying goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
Don’t forget to bring your skis. The Skicenter Latemar is 45 minutes from Perwanger Hof and has 43 kilometers of slopes that are always perfectly groomed and prepared. Here you can even ski at night on floodlit slopes and indulge in a little “après ski”.
The area is considered to be one of the best in the Dolomites. In only 25 minutes you can also reach the area of the Alpe Cermis; don’t miss the 5 km descent on the Olympic track. Local specialties are offered in the typical mountain eating places and in addition you get a unique panorama. Many other ski areas in South Tyrol can be reached easily from Perwanger Hof.
Health and well-being
If you fancy a sauna or a Turkish bath, or if you want to pamper yourself with a massage, don’t miss a trip to the new Terme Merano – the spa complex in Meran/Merano.
After a brief stop in the picturesque town centre, soak in the hot thermal waters and treat yourself to a wide range of treatments – your body and your mind will thank you. Special spa packages are available for all the family.