Tip 1: Take a dip in Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See
Swimming, surfing, stand-up paddling, pedal boating – the warmest bathing lake in the Alps offers numerous water adventures, beautiful beaches, and a stunning panorama.
Tip 2: Riding on Monte Mendola/Mendel
Are you looking for a sports challenge? Then jump on your bike and conquer the Passo della Mendola/Mendelpass on your road bike. If you prefer something more leisurely, then take the Mendelbahn lift – Europe longest and steepest funicular railway. Once at the top, a wonderful view awaits you, one that has already enchanted Empress Sissi and Mahatma Gandhi.
Tip 3: Hiking around Kaltern
The impressive Rastenbach gorge between Altenburg and Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See, the mysterious ice caves with their diverse vegetation, Valle della Primavera/Frühlingstal, Castelchiaro/Leuchtenburg, Castelfelder – around Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See, there are so many idyllic hiking paths to explore.
Tip 4: Up to the mountain peaks
The Ortles/Ortler group to the east, the Dolomites to the west, Monte Mendola/Mendel to the south, the Alpi Sarentine/Sarntaler Alpen and the Gruppo di Tessa/Texelgruppe to the north – in all directions you’ll find countless high Alpine hikes and peaks to climb.
Tip 5: On your bike
Whether in the valley or high up in the mountains, around our apartments at Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See you’ll find numerous biking paths, MTB trails, and downhill tracks that lead you around Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See, up Monte di Mezzo/Mitterberg or Monte Mendola/Mendel, onto Malga Cislone/Cislomer Alm, up Monte Roen or Penegal, all the way to Bolzano, Meran, Neumarkt, and – for the most ambitious – to Lake Garda.
Tip 6: Wine tastings
Not only water flows in abundance in Kaltern, but also wine. An especially delicious one. Various wineries and cellars invite you to tastings on the shores of the lake. You’ll be sure to find your favourite wine here.
Tip 7: “Törggelen” in autumn
Speaking of wine: As the days get shorter, winegrowers invite you to their stube parlours. On the table you’ll find: the so-called “Nuien” (new wine), bacon, traditional krapfen, chestnuts, and other typical dishes of the region.
Tip 8: On the slopes
Corno del Renon/Rittner Horn, Meran 2000, Ski Center Latemar-Obereggen, Ski Area Carezza-Karersee, San Martino/Reinswald, Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm: If you stay at our Smart Suites in winter, you’ll have plenty of ski areas to choose from.
Tip 9: On silent paths
For those who prefer to take it easy in winter, Monte Mendola/Mendel is the place to be. Stunning paths lead you through this quiet winter wonderland. Another tip for those seeking quiet: Monte San Vigilio/Vigiljoch.
Tip 10: Dancing on ice
In winter, when the temperature drops below zero, Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See turns into an idyllic natural ice rink. Other skating possibilities in the surroundings: Eisarena or the large Lago di Monticolo/Montiggler See.