My active hotel in southern South Tyrol
Here I like wearing my sportswear!
In general, I am a very active person, but when on holiday, I would like to have some time to do nothing, right? Well, when I arrive at the lake, at my Seehotel Sparer, my opinion changes immediately. Because: the natural paradise is waiting directly in front of my room! It starts to tingle already when I enter the balcony or the terrace… and I can’t wait to pack my backpack, put on my yoga clothes, get my bike from the garage, put on my bikini, or play some golf or tennis. Where do you have these many possibilities?
Hiking, Nordic walking, and jogging
In the Monticolo forest (and in its surroundings), there are many forest paths, running and fitness trails, and signed Nordic walking parcours, where I can challenge myself. My favourite destinations around the Seehotel Sparer are the following:
- Tour around the Monticolo Lakes
- The spring valley and Lake Caldaro
- The Nature and Wine Trail in Girlan
- The Ice Holes in Eppan
- The Castle Hike in Eppan
- The High Route of Eppan
PUT ON YOUR HIKING SHOES AND GET STARTED!
During spring and autumn, the area around the Monticolo Lakes is particularly beautiful. Directly in front of the hotel, there starts the trail to the SpringValley, which, as the name tells us, is particularly beautiful in the first months of the year. From there, you can hike all the way to Lake Caldaro or explore other paths.
My advice: THE CASTLE HIKE
An art-historical hike through the “medieval South Tyrol”Passing by the Chalk Tower, up to Castle Hocheppan with the romantic chapel and the vast view of the Etschtal Valley to the Dolomites. Let’s go on through the wood on secured steps to Boymont Castle and return to the starting point Castle Korb.
Cycling and mountain biking
In the Monticolo forest, great single trails, some difficult ascents, and technically difficult parts are waiting for me, which means, that it is the perfect terrain for beginners as well as for experts. In Eppan and along the South Tyrolean Wine Street, there are also many cycling paths, which are known for their beautiful landscapes and natural beauty, and which are accessible also for e-bikes. If I have questions, my bike guide Patrick Pramstrahler is the perfect person to ask: he knows the area like nobody else.
In spring and autumn, it’s great to bike in the forest of Monticolo. The temperatures are pleasant, there aren’t too many people, and nature shows itself from its best side. Here, I can go for a beautiful ride while exploring the surroundings, enjoying alpine-Mediterranean delicacies, and clearing my mind for everything that’s still to come this year.
… the classic by bike
On forest roads through the Monticolo forest, passing by the Monticolo Lakes and Lake Caldaro: The three lakes tour can be adapted to your own condition and mood. And it offers a very special highlight in every season: white flowers in spring, jumping into fresh water in summer, and strong colours in autumn. On request, our bike guide Patrick comes with you.
Who doesn’t know this feeling? You are going up a hill by bike and your legs start burning! With the e-bike, you don’t need any more breaks! I simply rent it online or reserve it in my Seehotel already in advance and start going up the hill without getting out of breath. And e-bikes are even sustainable. This way, I can fully enjoy my bike tour in the Monticolo forest or in the sunny Überetsch. It’s best to book my “Seehotel bike package” because there, the e-bike for my tour is included!
It’s nothing new that South Tyrol is a paradise for golfers (and tennis players). The pleasantly mild temperatures allow a long season from March to November and great golf and tennis matches in a varied landscape. We are an official partner of the Golf clubs Eppan, Freudenstein, and Carezza and therefore offer special prices on the green fee.
Only a few minutes away from my Seehotel, there are two clay courts for my tennis holiday in South Tyrol, which I can easily book online.
There is also the tennis and paddle club in the near sports area Rungg, which is one of the best tennis clubs in South Tyrol. Well: Game, set, and match!
At the Monticolo Lakes, everybody will find the perfect workout for them! In the morning, I like enjoying the peace at the lake during a private yoga session or I get a Stand-Up-Paddle – which I get for free at the Seehotel – and enjoy the first sun rays on the lake.
There is plenty of choice – but whatever you choose: the perfect alternative to stressful everyday life is guaranteed.