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Lake holiday in South Tyrol

Lakes Caldaro and Monticolo, just a few kilometres from our hotel.

If you want to swap your hiking gear for a bikini or a pair of trunks, the three lakes in the surrounding area are an inviting option. While you’re swimming in the blue waters, sunbathing on the green grass or sipping a leisurely aperitif on the banks, a magnificent view of the mountains will be your faithful companion. And seeing as you’re there already, we recommend a stroll through the flower-blanketed Valle della Primavera.

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The small lake of Monticolo
The small lake of Monticolo

A popular day trip destination for everybody who wants to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Ranked the cleanest lake in Italy, in addition to its water quality it also tops the list for a number of tourism factors including accommodation, historic town centres and cuisine.

The large lake of Monticolo
The large lake of Monticolo

Just a 60-minute walk will take you from the Rungghof to the large lake of Monticolo, in the heart of the Monticolo protected conservation area. Here at this clean, popular swimming lake with its neighbouring public swimming pool you can take a refreshing dip, stroll through the shady mixed woodland and listen to the songs of nature.

Valle della Primavera
Valle della Primavera

Between Lakes Monticolo and Caldaro, a hiking trail leads along the Angelbach river and through the peaceful woods, past gnarly roots, majestic alder trees and an endless variety of plants. The best time of year to take the trail is undoubtedly the springtime, when the liverworts, primroses and violets are in blossom.

Lake Caldaro
Lake Caldaro

Nestled in the sprawling vineyards, Lake Caldaro is the largest swimming lake in South Tyrol and the warmest in the Alps and offers wonderful opportunities to rent a pedal boat here, sail and surf. The biotope on the southern banks is a protected conservation area and is home to rare birds, swamp animals and reeds.