Hiking through hilly vineyards, cycling early in the year like nowhere else or water sports at the warmest bathing lake in the Alps – that’s what a holiday in Kaltern am See in South Tyrol, one of the most beautiful wine villages in the world, looks like. And after all that physical exertion, there is still ample opportunity to relax – we promise!
Kaltern at the lake in South Tyrol Sport between palm trees and alpine roses
Some people prefer quiet and relaxing holidays, others look forward to a few days of sports and activities. And it couldn’t be in a more beautiful location than around Lake Kaltern – surrounded by numerous vineyards, where water sports enthusiasts and connoisseurs can enjoy themselves to the fullest, even in spring thanks to the mild weather. Whether swimming, pedal boating, surfing, sailing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) in and on the water or hiking, cycling and jogging on terra firma, Lake Kaltern attracts all kinds of sports enthusiasts throughout the year.
Water has had a magical allure since time began. A unique, natural gem is the wild and romantic Rastenbach Gorge above Lake Kaltern. When hiking through, it soon becomes apparent that this is a mystical place with a special energy. Once you enter the gorge, it gets cold and dark really quickly, you tread more carefully. The landscape alternates between polished rocks, roaring waterfalls and crystal clear puddles. A stimulating environment where you can admire Mother Nature or invent fabulous stories. The observation platform at the end of the trail provides a fantastic panoramic view over Lake Kaltern and the entire southern stretch of South Tyrol.