Spend a relaxing holiday in Laives (Leifers) on the South Tyrolean Wine Road, a lively small town 5 km south of Bolzano. Leifers and its holiday resorts of Bronzolo (Branzoll), St.Jakob, Pineta di Laives (Steinmannwald) and Vadena (Pfatten) form the gateway to the southern part of South Tyrol.

Holiday in Laives (Leifers) - South Tyrol

Spend a relaxing holiday in Laives, a vivid little city 5km south of Bolzano, along the South Tyrolean wine route. Laives and its holiday villages Bronzolo, San Giacomo, Pineta di Laives and Vadena are a veritable entrance to the South of South Tyrol. Orchards and vineyards dominate the surroundings of Laives and invite you to extensive walks and hiking tours. Enjoy peace and quiet and relax in one of the hotels in Laives where you can choose from a wide array of leisure activities, including hiking in the South Tyrolean mountains, mountain bike tours and bathing in Lake Caldaro.

Spend an exciting hiking holiday in South Tyrol

Due to its mild climate, Laives is the perfect starting point for wonderful hiking tours in the South Tyrolean mountains from March to November. The Alta Via di Laives, the high alpine route, offers a breathtaking view of the whole Val d'Adige, the Renon and the Dolomites. Let the South Tyrolean mountains with its colourful meadows, shadowy mixed forests and its unique flora and fauna cast their spell on you. The holiday villages around Laives are perfect starting points for endless hiking tours through forests, orchards, vineyards and centuries old chestnut trees or to Castle Laimburg.

Mountain bike tours, sports and bathing during your active holiday in Laives

During your active holiday in South Tyrol you will most definitely enjoy the wide sportive offer in Laives: the side roads off the beaten track and the numerous cycling paths invite you to exciting mountain bike tours to Verona in the south and Bressanone in the north. Moreover, you can rent mountain bikes, or take advantage of the numerous leisure facilities, such as tennis courts, horse riding opportunities in Laives, Bronzolo and Vadena, boccia facilities, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool and a skittle alley. We also invite you to sun bathing and swimming at the nearby Lakes Monticoli or at Lake Caldaro, the warmest bathing lake in the Alps in a beautiful forest setting.

Enjoy an interesting cultural programme during your holiday in Laives

During your holiday in South Tyrol you should set out to explore the history of Laives and visit the naval museum of Laives (Piccolo Museo Navale di Laives). The museum is home to Europe's three biggest model ships and prominent war ships and invites you to gain an insight into the times when Laives was a haven and there was shipping traffic along the River Adige. Moreover, you shouldn't miss out on a walk to the chapel of San Pietro, the symbol of Laives, which was built around 1300. If you spend your holiday in Laives at the end of August or the beginning of September, you shouldn't miss out on joining the one-week festival that offers many diverse cultural and musical events. During your holiday in the South of South Tyrol you should give in to the temptations of the hearty South Tyrolean cuisine in one of the hotels in Laives. Join a traditional Törggelen event where you will be served home-made sausages with sauerkraut, chestnuts, Krapfen (South Tyrolean doughnuts) and a glass of the famous South Tyrolean Blauburgunder, which is cultivated in the surrounding vineyards.

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