San Genesio

The mountain village of San Genesio Atesino is situated at 1087 m above sea level above Bolzano (Bozen) on the southern slope of Monzoccolo (Tschögglberg), a low mountain range that runs between the Adige Valley (Etschtal), Bolzano basin, Sarentino Valley (Sarntal) and the Merano 2000 ski region.

Welcome to San Genesio, a veritable haven for horse riding and hiking enthusiasts on the sunny side of Bolzano

The mountain village of San Genesio is located 1,087m above sea level on the southern hillside, above Bolzano. Monte Zoccolo, a low mountain range, is situated between Val d'Adige in the west, the bottom of the valley of Bolzano in the south, Val Sarentino in the east and the Merano 2000 ski resort in the north. There are many reasons for spending your holiday in San Genesio: the sunny village in the heart of South Tyrol, 10km from the capital of Bolzano, is a hikers' paradise and the perfect destination for those longing for peace and relaxation on the unique high plateau of Sarentino. Nature and sports enthusiasts will have their fill when they go hiking in San Genesio, where you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Bolzano and of the mountain crests of the Dolomites. Your unforgettable holiday in South Tyrol also offers a whole feast of activities and attractions such as wonderful jaunts in the saddle and horse-drawn carriage rides through the spectacular landscape. Experience the fascination of a perfect holiday in one of the hotels in San Genesio. Your holiday in San Genesio offers something to suit everyone!

San Genesio - a hikers' paradise in the heart of South Tyrol

Due to its vicinity to the capital of Bolzano, the favourable climate and its location on the unique high plateau of Sarentino with its wide pastures and meadows and the dark coniferous forests where you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the nearby mountain crests, San Genesio is a popular destination for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. San Genesio comprises the fractions of Velasio, Avigna, Cologna and Montoppio and is a popular starting point for relaxing rambling tours all year round. The region offers something to suit everyone: leisurely hiking tours for the whole family and more challenging rambling routes, such as the path to the high plateau Merano 2000 or the hiking trail to Val Sarentino past the so-called Stoarnernen Mandlen (men of stone). The sunny side of Bolzano is a veritable haven for holidaymakers and perfect for a relaxing hiking holiday in San Genesio.

Active holidays in a paradise for horse riding enthusiasts

The beautiful nature, the lush green meadows, the fresh coniferous woods and the colourful larch forests on Monte Salto are perfect to enjoy the wide array of leisure activities during your active holiday in South Tyrol. A leisurely jaunt on the back of a Haflinger horse or a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the beautiful meadows and forests is something you mustn't miss out on during your holiday in the horse village of San Genesio. The numerous forest trails can be explored on horseback, on two wheels by mountain bike or while Nordic Walking, a new trendy sport. The public outdoor pool and a sports centre with three clay tennis courts and skittle alleys offer a whole feast of sportive activities. In the winter, San Genesio offers an interesting holiday programme for your special winter holiday in South Tyrol. Romantic walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, cross-country skiing and snow shoe hiking are part and parcel of the winter sports offer in San Genesio.

Culture and tradition in San Genesio

Your holiday in San Genesio is the perfect opportunity to explore numerous sights and participate in many cultural and traditional events. Why not go for a hike to Castle Greifenstein, which was built in 1159 or visit the ruins of Castle Helfenberg, dating back to 1810, which was said to be owned by the Counts of Tyrol. The earth pyramids next to the Wieser inn, geological formations from the last ice age, are well worth a visit. The red loamy soil of the wide landslide area forms an impressive contrast to the surrounding pastures and forests.

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