Vineyards and chestnut groves in magnificent shades
The South Tyrolean autumn is a triumph of colour! Enjoy this marvellous display as nature puts on her warmest shades.
The vineyards around Residence Nives are dipped in crimson and golden shades and the mild temperatures will lure you out for a hike through autumnal landscapes. You could walk along the wine and apple trail that leads to Novacella/Neustift, or follow the Eisacktaler Kastanienweg, a track lined with century-old chestnut trees that winds its way on the sunny slope above Bressanone/Brixen. If you’d rather take your fill of pure mountain air on your way to an idyllic mountain pasture, you can: the Plose cable car runs until mid-October.
Törggelen – a tasty rural tradition
Over the centuries, the Törggelen has gone from rural custom to autumn must-do. Especially in the Eisacktal valley, its place of origin.
Barley soup and Schlutzkrapfen, sausage and sauerkraut, roasted chestnuts and wine: make room in your stomach for a traditional Törggelen! From late September to late November, the taverns and farm inns of the Eisacktal valley serve homemade specialities, accompanied by fresh apple juice and new wine. Many of these farms are just a stone’s throw from Residence Nives. After a hearty meal, a short walk back will do you good!
Here in sunny South Tyrol, the cycling season lasts well into autumn.
The Eisacktal valley is blessed with a sunny, mild climate that makes for an extra-long cycling season. The Brixen Bike Park on Mt. Plose is open until mid-October, as is the cable car that takes you up there. We especially recommend a ride on the Brennero-Bolzano cycle path or on the low-mountain trails. If you are visiting Bressanone in September, don’t miss the Mountain Bike Testival: try out the latest bike models, hone your skills with a technique course, explore new trails and meet scores of passionate cyclists just like you!