Mountain holiday with Indian summer in South Tyrol
When the days get shorter, the temperatures slowly shrink and the leaves turn red, yellow, orange and brown, the best time for a mountain holiday in South Tyrol has come! Since most hikers prefer summer to have their hiking holiday, the hiking paths are almost deserted in autumn – so you can enjoy nature in all it facets all by yourself. Here and there you can see a summit slightly covered with snow above the colourful autumn woods. Pleasant silence sets in.
Of course, you can explore the valley in your autumn holiday on the bike too, try canyoning or rafting in the wild streams or get to know more closely this scenic valley, its nature and inhabitants on a theme hike.
The golden autumn is also the time when the farmers drive their cows, sheep, goats and horses from their “summer holiday” on the alpine pastures down to the valley – it’s the time of the traditional alpine cattle drive. You can witness this truly special event in many villages of the Ahrntal Valley, such as in our neighbouring town Uttenheim, which celebrates this tradition at the second weekend every October with a folk festival and parade. On this occasion, especially the cows are all dressed up: with splendid flower and fir crowns, bells and banners.
Also Rein in Taufers will host a great folk festival with traditional brass music, culinary delicacies and the “Schuhplattler” group – performing a traditional folk dance! A spectacle you definitely shouldn’t miss!