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A fantastic programme of explorations

Your holiday on the go in San Paolo

With us in San Paolo - between the city and the countryside, the mountains and the valley - you will spend a holiday in movement that combines nature, pleasure and culture. Your apartment, strategically located in the centre of South Tyrol, is the ideal starting point for various activities such as hiking, climbing, cycling and even swimming and golf.

Hiking & Climbing
Cycling
Swimming
Golf

Peak moments

Your hiking holiday

The Alpine-Mediterranean landscape of Appiano is an invitation to explore: in any direction you walk, excitement is assured! Our tip: immerse yourself in nature, discover crystalline lakes and explore the historic residences of the Oltradige. Embark on a via ferrata in the Dolomites or conquer the Merano peaks...

360° exploration
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Your apartment is the ideal starting point for hiking and climbing all over South Tyrol. Within a maximum of 2 hours by car, you can reach every corner of the region.

 

Tours nearby

  • Tour of Lake Caldaro or the Valle della Primavera
  • "Off trail": on Mount Macaion
  • Rastenbach gorge with views of Lake Caldaro

 

Other suggestions

  • Hike to the Rifugio Bolzano on the Sciliar (mountain symbol of South Tyrol)
  • Hike to the Rifugio Bergamo or Rifugio Re Alberto I on the Catinaccio Group
  • Hike on the Sentiero della Roggia di Marlengo (irrigation canal path)
  • Hike on the Alta Via di Merano

 

Dolomite tours

In just 45 minutes you can reach the beautiful village of Tires al Catinaccio or the Costalunga Pass, considered as the gateway to the Dolomites. In just half an hour by car you can reach the Alpe di Siusi gondola lift, which brings you to the largest alpine plateau in Europe.

Castle walk
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This hike in the hilly areas starts directly from your apartment and takes you to Castel Corba in Missiano. When you arrive, you can decide whether to visit the ruins of the Castel Boymont first and then the Castel d'Appiano or vice versa. The ruins of Boymont, with the tower still accessible, offer an amazing view of Bolzano, the Sciliar massif, the Catinaccio Group, the Adige Valley and the Oltradige. By far the most impressive is the Castel d'Appiano, home of the ancient counts. A special feature is the chapel with its Romanesque frescoes, also known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Alps". There is also a cosy inn offering traditional cuisine.

Via ferrata
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With wire ropes towards the summit: numerous routes of varying degrees of difficulty can be found in the South Tyrolean mountains. Simply pack your harness, helmet and carabiner in the backpack to prepare for special adventures.

 

Our recommendations:

  • Roen via ferrata (Mendola Range)
  • Via ferrata Favogna (Lower Adige)
  • Passo Santner via ferrata (Catinaccio Range)
  • Roda di Vael & Masaré via ferrata (Catinaccio Range)
  • Catinaccio d'Antermoia via ferrata (Catinaccio Range
  • Via ferrata Maximilian & Laurenzi (Sciliar and the Catinaccio Range)
  • Oskar Schuster via ferrata (Sasso Piatto)
  • Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina (Sella Group)
  • Piccola Punta Cir via ferrata (Puez Group)
"Salewa Cube" climbing gym
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In Bolzano, just a 10-minute drive from your holiday home, there is the indoor and outdoor gym "Salewa Cube", a good alternative in case of bad weather!

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Advice for excursions from a professional

As a certified hiking guide, Daniela knows the most beautiful destinations to explore, and she likes to share this knowledge with her guests. Upon request, she will put you in touch with a mountain guide who will accompany you on climbing and glacier tours. In this way, you can explore every wonderful corner of South Tyrol!

Two-wheeled adventures

Your cycling holiday

Numerous and extensive cycling paths (about 500 km) cross South Tyrol through charming apple orchards and historical hamlets. Suitable for easy and comfortable rides on your bike. The most demanding tours, passing through forest roads, lead into the mountains, to the mountain pastures and mountain huts. These paths are also used by hikers: mutual respect is the top priority!

The Oltradige cycling path
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40 km

The cycling path of the old railway line connects the city of Bolzano to Appiano and Caldaro.
The tour can also be ridden as a circular one (San Paolo-Laives-Vadena-Lake Caldaro-Appiano-San Paolo) and runs along the river Adige, among vineyards and apple orchards: the characteristic landscape of southern South Tyrol.

The cycling path of the Adige Valley
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30 km

The route starts from San Paolo, arrives at Castel Firmiano and then goes along the Adige up to Merano. Once you arrive in the spa town, you can load your bike on the train to return or continue towards Silandro (Val Venosta).

The cycling path from Bolzano to the Isarco Valley
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40 km

You cycle to Bolzano, the provincial capital and then, following along the cycle path, continue in the Valle Isarco towards Chiusa and Bressanone. The itinerary can continue to Vipiteno or Val Pusteria. In addition, you can cover a piece of the journey by train.

Via Claudia Augusta by bike
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700 km

The Via Claudia Augusta is a 700 km long cycle path which leads from the Bavarian town of Donauwörth through the Alps to the Adriatic. Cycling along the imposing mountain range takes place mainly on the Via Claudia Augusta, the ancient Roman road built by Emperor Augustus around 15 BC. In South Tyrol, the route starts from the Resia Pass and, through the Val Venosta, continues to Merano, touches Bolzano and, through the plain, arrives at the border with Salorno. A little tip: with the Val Venosta railway you can go from Castel Firmiano (a few km from San Paolo) to Malles in Val Venosta, and then return by bike.

Mountain bike path "The ancient railway line of the Val di Fiemme"
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21 km

The ancient railway led from Ora to Predazzo in Val di Fiemme. Today the gravel road is a wonderful mountain bike path (height difference of about 900 m), which carries on through old tunnels and railway viaducts. The first part of the itinerary (Egna-Molina) is quite demanding, the second (Molina-Predazzo) is more accessible and with a minimum slope. If desired, you can continue until Val di Fassa, as far as Canazei, on the foot of the Sella Group. A little tip: in the summer from Molina to Canazei and back, there is a shuttle service with bike transport.

Free e-bike rental

Do you want to explore the surroundings effortlessly? Easily hire an e-bike and reach the most beautiful tourist destinations with very little effort! We'll give you the bike for free.

 

Secure parking for your bike

Bringing your bike with you? Good idea! In fact, during your stay, we provide you with a locked parking so you can be worry-free.

The pleasure of an alpine swim…

Your holiday at the lake

In South Tyrol, there are some of the most beautiful lakes in the Alps. Three of these are right next to your apartment: the Monticolo Lakes and Lake Caldaro. Our tip: take a pedal boat and cross them! Then, you can sprawl out on the grass and meditate on the clouds above.

Lake Caldaro is about 9 km from your apartment
The large Lake of Monticolo is about 3 km from your apartment

A break for a "drive"

Your holiday on the golf course

Sensitivity and strength, precision and vigor. Not to mention concentration. Characteristics of a fascinating sport: golf. If you want to work on your drive and putt while on holiday, we have the perfect spot: the Appiano Golf Club, also known as “Blue Monster”. Just 5 minutes from your apartment!

Appiano Golf Club
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3.7 km away

Course with numerous water hazards

  • 9-hole course
  • Par 70
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San Vigilio Siusi Golf Club
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33.6 km away

Golf at the foot of the Alpe di Siusi

  • 18-hole course
  • Par 71
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Carezza Golf Club
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41.8 km away

Golfer’s paradise overlooking the Catinaccio Range

  • 9-hole course
  • Par 69
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Lana Golf Club
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20 km away

Golf among vineyards and apple orchards

  • 9-hole course
  • Par 70
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Appiano Golf Club
The Blue Monster - Course with numerous water hazards

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