the Dolomites, Stelvio National Park and Lake Garda
Trentino-South Tyrol is a province in the most Northern part of Italy, a nature paradise dominated by mountains and lakes. Here you find the Dolomites and the Ortler Cevedale Mountains of Stelvio National park. In the North, the nature is raw and pure, ranging from pointed mountain peaks with glaciers to raging torrents in narrow canyons. In the South, it has old forests, valleys and beautiful lakes such as Lake Garda with a Mediterranean climate.
Ideal for active holidays in nature
The regional Governments takes good care of all this natural splendor that is spread over many protected nature parks some of which belong to Unesco’s world nature heritage list. By including the Dolomites in their World Natural Heritage List, Unesco recognizes the Dolomites as belonging to the most beautiful mountain regions of the world. This area has everything to offer for those who love active holidays in nature. You can go mountain hiking, rock climbing, follow the via ferrata trails, go skiing trail-running, cycling, windsurfing, sailing, mountain biking, skiing, paragliding, base jumping, fishing, golfing and much much more.
Trento and Bolzano
The province Trentino-South Tyrol consists of two autonomous controlled regions: Trentino in the South and South Tyrol in the North with Trento and Bolzano as their corresponding Capitals. Trentino is predominantly Italian speaking with German as its second language while it is the other way around in South-Tyrol. Both Capitals, Trento and Bolzano are in the top three Italian cities for quality of life, according to an annual survey published by the Italian daily ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’.
Thousand of kilometers of mountain hiking and via ferrata trails
And where are mountains, there are also mountain trails: thousands of kilometers of hiking and via ferrata trails have been identified and equipped by the SAT and the AVS, the Alpine Associations of Trentino and Südtirol. The infrastructure in the mountains is really formidable. Along the signposted trails you will find Refuges, Bivouacs and Malgas (summer farms). In the Malgas you can eat delicious fresh self produced diary products.
HUT TO HUT TREKKING TOUR IN TRENTINO-SOUTH TYROL
Multi day hikes from mountain hut to mountain hut
Consider a hut to hut trekking tour in Trentino-South Tyrol, a multi-day hike from refuge to refuge. The refuges or mountain huts in Trentino-South Tyrol are beautiful, robust and numerous. They are situated higher in the mountains, usually above 2000 meters. Thanks to their existence and the well-maintained hiking trails, it is possible to undertake a hut to hut trekking tour without having to carry a heavy backpack. In the beautiful surroundings of the Dolomites and Stelvio National Park, a hut to hut trekking is an awesome nature experience for sportive people.
For the less trained people, there are the ski lifts that both in summer and winter help you to reach the high mountains in a comfortable way.