The main town of the Vinschgau, situated about 30 km west of Merano at 720 m above sea level, belongs to those old South Tyrolean villages that are a hub for their environment. Due to the healthy and low precipitation climate, Schlanders is a very popular resort.
1st day arrival to Schlanders
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
The Parkhotel "Zur Linde" is situated in the middle of the most beautiful orchards of the Vinschgau. A jewel in the Parkhotel is the wellness area with indoor swimming pool with whirlpool bench, sauna landscape with Tyrolean parlour sauna, Turkish steam bath and bio sauna. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a 1000 sqm garden with cypresses and palm trees. The hotel has a lift, Tyrolean style lounge, TV corner, farmhouse parlour, hotel bar and heart parlour.
The rooms are spacious, bright and comfortably equipped with shower, WC, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV and safe. The historic town centre in the pedestrian zone with its romantic street cafés and shops can be reached in a few minutes.
2nd - 6th day at leisure in Schlanders
Excursions included in the tour price:
Day trip - small tour of the Dolomites over the Karer Pass and Sella Pass. Drive through the Eggental valley to the Karersee lake, over the Karer pass and through the picturesque Fassa valley with its idyllic houses up to the Sella pass. From the Sella Pass we continue downhill into the Val Gardena and through the beautiful villages of Selva and Ortisei. Impressive views of the bizarre rock formations of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the geologist Déodat de Dolomieu Dolomites, they were declared World Natural Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2009 because of their unique beauty. The majestic rocks of the Dolomites have always shaped the country and its people and made South Tyrol what it is today: a land of contrasts.
Day trip Bolzano and Caldaro to the world famous wine-growing region (Lake Caldaro). Trip to the South Tyrolean capital Bolzano with stay. Welcome to the city of encounters: South Tyrol's provincial capital Bolzano lies between the Dolomites and vineyards. Bolzano is 250 metres above sea level. Bolzano is the capital of South Tyrol, the country officially bears the name "Autonomous Province of Bolzano". The five districts of Bolzano present in their diversity a small, multifaceted "city of the world", manageable, with an impressively beautiful Mediterranean flair. As the "city of a thousand dialects", Bolzano offers the visitor an interesting insight into the expressions of the inhabitants of South Tyrol. The rich and eventful history of the city can also be seen in its architectural styles. Half day trip in Val Senales The memory of the past comes to life in the Schnals Valley: During the centuries-old sheep overdrive into the Austrian Ventertal in June as well as in the search for Ötzi's traces. The "Iceman" was found in 1991 at the Similaun in the Schnalstal Glacier. The Archeoparc activity museum, a show gallery, adventure weeks and an alpine marathon are dedicated to him.
Day 7: Journey home