Hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs: a holiday highlight
Hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs is one of the most relaxing and soothing activities when at our spa hotel in South Tyrol. No matter in spring, summer or autumn, the mild climate in South Tyrol’s South makes of hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern the ideal pastime with plenty of highlights all year round.
Hiking in and around Caldaro/Kaltern: fascinating diversity
Hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs can be easy or challenging, leisurely or thrilling. The incredible diversity of hiking routes in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs make it possible. Across the valley or high up to the peaks, around the lake or across the vineyards: Hiking near Caldaro/Kaltern is an experience to remember each time, fascinating and rewarding with spectacular panoramic views.
Our experienced guide will be accompanying you on several guided hikes a week to show you the most charming spots in the surroundings. From a lakeside loop trail, to a hike to the lakes of Monticolo/Montiggl or a tour to the 2,116 m high Roen Mountain, to Mendola/Mendel or the Gantkofel mountain – hiking near Caldaro/Kaltern offers everything one could wish for during a holiday at Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See. The highlight when hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs is the great view every time: Gaze over the extensive vineyards and orchards, the lake of Caldaro/Kaltern, the lakes of Monticolo/Montiggl or the South Tyrolean Wine Road. Take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air and enjoy – can you imagine something better?
The four seasons in Caldaro/Kaltern
In spring, when nature awakens, you gaze upon a spectacular sea of flowers while hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern. Everything blossoms, thrives and grows to yield ripe fruit in summer. The wine grapes and various plants mature and bear rich harvest in late summer and autumn. In the kitchen of our Wellness Hotel Seeleiten, we use mainly regional produce for our refined gourmet creations, prepared with lots of love for detail. After an extensive hiking tour in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs, the food served here tastes exceptionally good!
Here are our top three hiking tips to give you a first taste of hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs. Other hiking tips are available in our weekly programme or directly at our reception, where we will answer all your questions concerning hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs and give your helpful tips for your individual tours.
Lakeside loop trail
This hike starts at the car park at the lido. From there, go direction north until you reach Gasthaus Geier inn. Behind the inn, follow the small hiking trail. Take the road to the left and continue until you reach the vineyards. Turn right, continue and pass the lake hotel on the left until you reach Klughammer Straße. At the Southern end of the road, a hiking trail leads to the Southern end of the lake. Cross the road and you will find the nature adventure trail. At the end of it, turn into Kuchlweg trail and continue until you almost reach the wine road. Take the farm trail and at the right bend, cross the wine road. Follow the country trail and the small path until you reach St. Josef chapel. Then turn right into the narrow road until you get back to your departure point.
The Rastenbach gorge is one of the most known hiking destinations in Caldaro. The hike starts directly at Hotel Seeleiten. From here, you walk over Sonnleiten and then past the Vogelmaierhof right into the wild gorge, where you can follow the stairs, bridges and small paths until you reach the church in Altenburg. On the Altenburg hiking trail 11 you can walk back to the starting point, Hotel Seeleiten.
The Caldaro/Kaltern Peace Trail leads from the car park of the St. Anton sport center through cultivated and natural landscapes through the Kardatsch valley and Rastenbach ravine all the way to San Pietro/St. Peter in Atenburg.
Seven pilgrimage points invite hikers to stop and reflect. The five main topics of the trail, Moderation, Wisdom, Justice, Faith and Hope have been depicted by local artists, in perfect harmony with the surroundings. The sixth stop is Rastenbach ravine, and symbolizes Courage. The seventh pilgrimage point, Love, can be found at the early Christian Atenburg castle ruins of San Pietro/St. Peter, the oldest of their kind in all of South Tyrol.
Solid shoes are required for this hike. Surefootedness is required in a number of places.
Always remember to wear sturdy footwear and bring along a change of clothes and snacks for the way. Finally, there is nothing left to say but – enjoy hiking in Caldaro/Kaltern and environs!