The South Tyrolean wine village of Caldaro is located in the oldest wine-growing region in the German-speaking area. Situated in a deep dip between the Mendel mountain range in the West and the Mitterberg in the East, Caldaro is ready to provide you with a holiday full of highlights.

Holiday in Caldaro (Kaltern) - South Tyrol

The South Tyrolean wine village of Caldaro is located in one of the oldest wine-growing areas of the German speaking area. Situated in a deep dip between the Mendola Mountains in the west and Monte di Mezzo in the east, Caldaro invites you to an eventful holiday in South Tyrol. The region has something to suit everyone: walks through the vineyards, hikes through mixed forests up to the Mendola Mountains as well as a warm sun bath at Lake Caldaro and a wine tasting of the excellent South Tyrolean wines. Enjoy the cordiality and hospitality of your hosts in one of the numerous hotels in Caldaro.

A true hikers' paradise around the Mendola Mountains

Spend a relaxing hiking holiday in Caldaro and take advantage of the network of more than 200km of signposted hiking trails at all altitudes, leading through mixed forests, orchards and vineyards. The area around the Mendola Mountain has been a prominent health resort for more than 100 years. We invite you to go for a ride in one of Europe's steepest and longest cable cars to Mendola Mountain. There you will enjoy a unique hikers' paradise amidst steep forests and cliffs and relish a breathtaking view of Oltradige and Bassa Atesina.

Lake Caldaro

Lake Caldaro is located in a beautiful setting, surrounded by lush green vineyards and an incomparable wood and reed area, and it is the warmest mountain lake in the Alpine region. This biotope is a nature reserve and home to marsh birds, migratory birds and water birds, which use the extensive reed banks to rest or overwinter. From May to September, Lake Caldaro is a popular destination in the South of South Tyrol. Enjoy the mild, sun-blessed climate and a whole feast of sportive activities for your active holiday in Caldaro: swimming, sun-bathing, surfing in a surfing school, sailing, fishing, going by pedal boat and rowing - Lake Caldaro has something to suit everyone. Moreover, you are invited to take advantage of Caldaro's extensive leisure offer, including tennis courts in the Castelvecchio forest, miniature golf courses, playgrounds for kids and ample opportunity to set out for wonderful cycling tours.

Culture in the surroundings of Caldaro

The centre of Caldaro with its historical residences built in the Oltradige architectural style invites you to relaxing strolls. Set out for a hiking tour to the ruins of the Basilica di San Pietro in Caldaro/Castelvecchio or to Castle Castelchiaro, which was built in 1250 and is located above Lake Caldaro. In the South Tyrolean wine museum (Museo Altoatesino del Vino) in Caldaro you will gain an insight into the development and history of wine-growing in the South of South Tyrol. Make the most of the diverse cultural programme including organ concerts, open-air concerts, performances and guided tours through wine cellars.

The famous wine of Caldaro

The wines of Caldaro are known all over the world. Take the opportunity to join a professional wine tasting, which is held every Wednesday and during which you will taste a selection of wines with the vintner before participating in a guided tour through the Caldaro vineyards. In September, the Days of Wine are held at the market place and invite you to taste new wines.

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