Hiking in the southern part of South Tyrol

Stroll or conquer a peak

In the immediate surroundings of the Hotel Markushof there can be done easy walks through orchards, vineyards and forests. You may walk through the countryside of the Adige Valley and stop at one of the many inns or taverns. Because on vacation you can take it easy.

Enthusiastic hikers and climbers start from a higher mountain village. The Monte Corno Nature Park or hiking tours in the Dolomites are particularly popular destinations.

Returning to Hotel Markushof you can relax at the swimming pool in the garden.

Hiking on the Castelfeder

A mystical experience

Castelfeder is the hill above Ora. An adventure trail leads through the biotope and for nature and plant lovers there are many things to see. Once on the hill you will have a superb view over the aera and  find traces of settlements from the Stone Age and Bronze Age.

Experience Bletterbachschlucht

just gorgeous

You should not miss  an adventure hike through the Bletterbachschlucht in Aldinounder any circumstances. The Bletterbachschlucht provides an insight into the geological bedding which dates back to times before 200 million and 300 B.C. Fossil inclusions of marine animals refer to times when the Dolomites were coral reefs. Since 2009, the Bletterbachschlucht is also a UNESCO Heritage Site. Admission to the Geopark Bletterbachschlucht is chargeable. They offer guided hikes trough the canyon.

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking - a unique and new trendy sport which's training effect on the whole body is often underestimated. Whatever age, fitness level or goal, - Nordic Walking is suitable, effective and enjoyable. It can be done anywere - no need for hills, country paths or even snow! In addition to that it is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world and very highly recommended for nature lovers.

 

 

Discover Monte Corno nature park

Monte Corno nature park is the nature park in South Tyrol with the most biodiversity in flora and fauna. This is due to its location at 2,000 m altitude and the sub-Mediterranean climate in the region. In Monte Corno nature park over 60 types of orchids, wild flower meadows, open larch woods, wetlands and moors flourish. Because of its biodiversity and special beauty Monte Corno nature park was designated a “Natura 2000” region.

Tour around the Caldaro lake

We start directly from the hotel on the sidewalk in direction of Termeno.

After crossing the bridge leading over the Adige we follow the cycle track on a rarely used street leading to Klughammer. Soon we arrive at the south end of the lake and walking sometimes on the street, sometimes on special hiking tracks, we slowly make our way towards Klughammer and the northern part of the lake.

Klughammer

Along this road, we have a panoramic view of the small villages on the wine road across the lake: Termeno, Caldaro, Cortaccia.

A small path (nr.20) leads us through the fields and orchards to the northern west of the lake.

Beach feeling at the lake

We grab ourselves an ice cream cone at the hotel Geier and continue past the baths and lidos of the lake to the south again.
Crossing the wine road, we reach the highest point of our stroll.

Here we enjoy a spectacular view over the whole lake and the distant mountains.
Illustrative charts explain the surroundings and the unique nature of the lake.

The lake’s biotope

Arrived at the southern part of the lake, we take a wooden footbridge which takes us directly through the biotope. At one point we pass a raised hide, at which’s top we discover the biotope’s flora and fauna. Only a few other passes on the footbridge and we arrived anew on the Via Klughammer, where we’ve already been before. Following the same way back that we’ve come, we reach the hotel again.

More hiking tips for hiking holidays

For hiking tips, a hiking map and popular destinations please contact us at the reception.

Tour tips for hikers

  • White Horn of Aldino
  • hill farm hike of Aldino
  • mountain of Cislon
  • Gandkofel
  • Gfrill