Holiday in April – holiday in spring in South Tyrol: first blossom and snow tain air
If you spend a spring holiday in South Tyrol, you will experience two worlds. The ski area on the Alpe di Siusi and in Val Gardena is open until the middle of April. In the mountains, its still winter, and the slopes are still good for a run. Ski tourists embark at this time on their finest trips through the snow. The apple blossom in the valleys has already kicked off spring. It is a sea of white, bright pink and red blooms, and fills the air with a fresh scent. Up there winter sports, down here walking and bike riding. That is a spring holiday in South Tyrol.
Spring holiday on the mountain farm Ronsol, Alpe di Siusi, near Castelrotto
The mountain farm Ronsol lies at 1280 metres above sea level. In May you can admire the lion’s tooth blossom in the meadows and around the farm. Most of the hiking paths around Castelrotto are free of snow in April. As nature wakes, wonderful walks to the tune of the first cuckoos’ calls and the special scent of spring can be enjoyed. We would recommend walks to San Osvaldo and to the “Pflegerhof”, a well-known herb farm in Castelrotto. For paragliders, our mountain farm Ronsol is a perfect base – as it is for all horse-riding lovers.
If the weather is bad on the mountain farm Ronsol
On average South Tyrol enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. However, sometimes it rains here too. There is no need to fear a rainy day here though. There are many things for children to do in the playroom. Football, reading or board games make time fly. You can also take part in a course, where our grandma Margareth will introduce you to the preparation of fresh cheese and yoghurt.
Culture, spa and sport – things to do in South Tyrol apart from walking
An alternative to walking is a visit to the Prösels Castle, the Farmer’s Museum at the farm Tschötscherhof, the School Museum at Tagusa or to any of the 60 other museums in South Tyrol. On dank days, an adventure to the secret labyrinth, the Villandro mine, is a great experience. Not far from our farm, there is an indoor climbing centre with 1500 grips, 80 walls and bowling alleys. Moreover, what about a day at a spa for a change? The thermal baths in Merano, the Mar Dolomit in Ortisei or the Acquarena in Bressanone have large swimming baths and the finest selection of spa facilities.