Hiking on the Alpe di Siusi during an autumn holidays
Do you want to stock up energy and soak up the sun before the beginning of the cold months? Where else would you go for an autumn holiday than in South Tyrol? The landscape presents itself in all its colourful glory when you go hiking in autumn on the Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites. While the already cold air gives clear views into the far distance, the still warm sun bathes the autumn tones in a very special light. This makes hiking on the Alpe di Siusi holiday region a particular attraction in autumn. You can start your walk just in front of our farm. Many hiking paths run by our farm and end up at Siusi allo Sciliar, Castelrotto, San Michele, Tagusa, Marinzen or Alpe di Siusi itself. Therefore, the mountain farm Ronsol is a great place for hiking on the Alpe di Siusi and around Castelrotto.
Autumn holidays in South Tyrol: events in the Alpe di Siusi holiday region
Autumn in South Tyrol is by no means a dull, but a highly varied season with many exciting events. You can expect numerous events in the Alpe di Siusi holiday region during your autumn holiday. On the first Saturday in October, there is the ceremonial transhumance of the cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley, with a folksy festival in Compatsch. All the farmers gather to drive their cows from the Alpe di Siusi. Covered in decorations, this is a proud day for the farmers, who take their animal’s home to the farm for the winter. Our grandpa Gottlieb walks on this day with his goats, and brings them back home. On the next day, the first Sunday in October, there is the harvest festival, when people of this area gather in traditional garments to thank God for the harvest with a procession in Castelrotto.
Experience the Kastelruther Spatzen Music Festival
The big Kastelruther Spatzenfest, an event featuring this famous musical group every year during the second weekend in October, has become a tradition and is an absolute must for many fans from all over Europe. The Kastelruther Spatzen love their fans and their homeland, and by way of thanks, they put on this big party each year so that they and many other artists from the area can entertain the crowds. We would suggest you combine your autumn hiking holidays in South Tyrol with a visit to a concert at the Kastelruther Spatzenfest.
Gastronomic pleasure in autumn
The Kuchlkastl Culinary Festival in Fiè allo Sciliar is a well-kept secret among gourmets and friends of “down home” cooking, alike. During these weeks of culinary pleasure, the chefs of all the hospitality businesses of the Alpe di Siusi prepare all sorts of delicacies from traditional ingredients. Do not let these South Tyrolean titbits slip through your fingers if you are in the region for your autumn holidays on our farm Ronsol.
A must during your autumn holiday in the South Tyrol – Törggelen and wine
As soon as the trees and bushes in South Tyrol turn colourful, it is time for Törggelen. The Törggele-farms (wine-growing businesses) in our area invite you to enjoy delicacies and music in a sociable setting. Young wines are enjoyed alongside a hearty cheese and meats plate, typical farmer foods and roasted chestnuts. People move from farm to farm, eating and drinking on their way. Perhaps the best known of these are the Eisacktaler Kastanien trail and the Oachner Höfe trail, which bring together gastronomy and hiking in South Tyrol and mark your holiday out in your memory forever more. There is no shortage of wine festivals in South Tyrol during the autumn. For shopping and browsing around there are markets on the Alpe di Siusi, in Val Gardena and in Val Pusteria.