With its idyllic and contrasting landscape, Castelbello (Kastelbell) forms the entrance to Val Venosta (Vinschgau) and is the ideal place for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. The variety of natural scenery along the Adige and the fascinating landscapes are a perfect draw for hiking and relaxation.

Holiday in Castelbello - South Tyrol

With its idyllic and diverse scenery, Castelbello, situated at the entrance of Val Venosta, is the perfect destination for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. The diverse landscape along the River Adige and the fascinating setting invite you to a relaxing holiday with wonderful hiking tours. Spend an unforgettable and stress-free holiday surrounded by two mighty castles, Castelbello Castle and Juval Castle, and in the heart of numerous apple orchards and vineyards. We invite you to experience the hospitality of one of the many comfortable hotels in Castelbello near the health resort of Merano, where you will feel at home from the moment you arrive.

Exciting and impressive hiking holidays

The hiking area around Castelbello is very sunny and offers numerous hiking trails. Surrounded by the Gruppo del Tesso Nature Park and the Stelvio National Park, the region offers a unique scenery for your hiking holiday in Castelbello. Every season, the landscape changes and takes on a totally new character. In the spring, the orchards become a wonderland of millions of apple blooms. In the summer, you can smell the seductive fragrance of hay which in the autumn will be replaced by the smell of fresh apples while in the winter you will enjoy the hearty scent of roasted chestnuts.

Your holiday in Castelbello offers a wide array of hiking possibilities. Go for a walk through the orchards, vineyards and hamlets along the River Adige and ramble along 50 km of signposted hiking trails. We also invite you to walk along the so-called Waal paths (paths along the water irrigation channels) up the sunny Monte Sole or hike along mountain paths to mountain farms, through mountain pastures, past ponds and high up to the crosses on the top of the mountains.

If you fancy a special thrill during your hiking holiday in Castelbello, you should take advantage of the diverse leisure offer. Discover Val Venosta by bike or mountain bike on a network of 150 km of well-signposted cycling paths or simply ride with the new, idyllic Val Venosta train. Other adventurous activities are rafting, climbing in the Juval climbing garden, swimming, tennis, fishing or shooting.

Skiing holidays in the Ortles area

The Ortles ski arena covers a total of 16 sun-blessed skiing regions in South Tyrol and offers fun in the snow for holidaymakers who spend their winter holiday in Castelbello. The mild winter invites you enjoy a whole feast of sportive activities such as ice skating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing and snow shoe hiking. You can even go skiing in the summer: the nearby glacier of Val Senales (3,200m above sea level) invites you to skiing all year round. After a strenuous day in the mountains you can let yourself be pampered from top to toe in one of the wellness hotels in Castelbello.

Sightseeing in Castelbello

The landmark of Castelbello, the mighty Castelbello Castle is situated above the bottom of the valley on a huge rock. Another cultural highlight which you should visit during your family holiday in Castelbello in South Tyrol is Juval Castle. Since 1983, this castle has been the residence of the extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who turned it into an alpine museum. Daily guiding tours will help you gain exciting insights.

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