Summer activitiesKaltern offers you many different activities – especially in summertime. Hikers and bikers will love the location of our home, as the »Kalterer Höhenweg« and the old path to the Mendel both are accessible right next to our house and a mountainbike trail is starting in front of the door. The owner can surely give you further insider information. The Mendola funicular railway allows all not-that-sporty-people to go to the Mendel without effort. A ride on the cable car is an adventure for both younger and older people. You can reach the valley station in a few-minutes-walk. From the summit station you have a wonderful view all the way to the Dolomites. If you want an even better viewpoint, we recommend hiking to the Penegal mountain: there you will find half of South Tyrol at your feet.
Other summer activitiesYou definitely shouldn't miss a visit to the lake, regardless of wether you prefer swimming, surfing or having a trip on a paddleboat. In spring or autumn, we recommend a hiking tour around the lake or a visit to either the habitat at the south-east of the lake with its boardwalks or the so-called »spring valley«. The lake is a 10-minutes-drive by car or with a special bus driving from the centre of Kaltern to the lake and back. If you search for something different, you might want to visit the Montiggl lakes.
Joggers will love the way to the sports centre at St. Anton. Arrived there, you can choose from a keep-fit-trail, a bowling alley, a high rope course and a beach-volleyball-pitch. You can reach the sports centre in 15-20 minutes by foot, going by car, it will take you only five minutes to get there. The centre also is a perfect place to start a trip with children: you can go to Altenburg with its amazing view over the lake or visit the fascinating gorge called Rastenbach gorge.
If the weather is bad, you can visit the South Tyrolian Wine Museum located in the centre of Kaltern or the famous Ötzi - The Iceman at Bozen. Alternatively, you can go shopping in the arcades of Bozen and Meran or simply go »Törggelen« in autumn.
The Tourist association Kaltern, located at the main square, offers different activities (e.g. guided bike or hiking tours, town visits or a trip in a carriage) on a daily basis and can provide you with tons of other exploration ideas. You may also like the new tourist's app provided by them: the Kaltern App (Android | iOS).