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Biking, hiking, sailing 
Summer hilidays in the Vinschgau Valley

In the summer the blue color of Lake Reschen competes with the blue sky, and the entire border triangle surrounding the Reschen Pass becomes the top destination for biking or hiking holidays in South Tyrol. It's no wonder, as hardly any region in South Tyrol offers such impressive scenery and so many possibilities for designing one's active holidays as the holiday destination Reschen Pass!



Hiking holidays in the Vinschgau Valley

Whether your vacation purpose is an easy hike, a challenging trek on 3000 meter summits, a daring climb of steep rock walls, a hiking holiday with your loved ones, relaxing walks with the family, or great climbing adventures with friends - the entire area around Lake Reschen offers something for every taste and demand and is a unique paradise for nature lovers and outdoor freaks! 

Furthermore, the region surrounding the Ortler Group has the lowest precipitation levels and is at the same time one of the sunniest areas in South Tyrol. In springtime the snow-free Sonnenberg attracts the first hikers, and during the hot months of the year the National Park Stilfserjoch as well as the entire Ortler Group invite to extensive mountain and hiking tours. 

Diversified routes offering 200 km of marked paths, relaxed round-trip hikes to our cultivated pastures, or simply a nice walk around the lake stand for hiking in Vinschgau.

Just get more information about the hiking possibilities on-site. We are happy to provide our guests with valuable tour tips once here!



Downhill on two wheels - biking holidays in Vinschgau

Hardly any region in the Alpine area offers such a well-developed network of biking trails as Vinschgau! A network of over 80 signposted cycling paths will make the heart of any biking fan beat faster. Experienced bikers can choose among smooth trails and trails for action-packed biking fun in the high mountains. 

Relaxed bikers will be happy during enjoyable bike rides around Lake Reschen or biking tours along the Vinschgau Basin to the spa town of Merano. 

The panoramic views along all routes as well as the numerous catering establishments along the trails and cycling paths ensure culinary enjoyment while biking through Vinschgau. The dry climate in Vinschgau makes for an above-average number of sunny days throughout the year and guarantees ultimate biking fun into the late fall season.

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Summer trend sports in Vinschgau

Mountains and lakes - a combination that offers ideal active possibilities during the summer and winter and guarantees a boredom-free time for all activity fans. All those who would also like to take some time off from hiking or biking can demonstrate their skills while kite surfing, riding horses or playing tennis, or even go paragliding and discover the beauty of the valley from a bird's eye view.

Kitesurfing on Lake Reschen

At Lake Reschen the months from May to September belong to the kite surfers! This is due to the fact that Lake Reschen guarantees wind and therefore counts as one of the top spots in the kite surfing community. Several times a year important competitions take place here. Those who have never tried kite surfing before should not miss the opportunity to participate in one of the offered kite surfing courses.

Climbing fun in Visnchgau

Visitors who like the thrill and love challenges should spend their climbing holidays in South Tyrol. Ortler & Co. make the Upper Vinschgau to a climbing paradise for beginners, advanced and experts.

Paragliding in Vinschgau

The summer in South Tyrol is ideal for paragliding! Those who would also like to explore the Vinschgau in a different way than while hiking should take the opportunity and admire our valley from unimaginable heights!


Winter holidays in the Vinschgau Valley
Infinite variety

The winter in Vinschgau is unparalleled: Crystals glittering in the sun, a thick snow blanket on meadows and pastures, an ice layer covering Lake Haider and Lake Reschen, all of it framed by impressive glaciers and majestic mountain peaks. As of December the time for skiers, tourers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers dawns in Vinschgau. And for those who are still bored by this: What about trying out the trend sports “snow kiting”? Or maybe rather taking it easy while spinning and ice-skating on Lake Reschen? 

No matter which winter activity you choose, you will always enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view of the 3000 meter high summit regions that can be reached from the Reschen Pass in a comfortable and safe way using state-of-the-art cableway and lift systems. In Reschen you will find one of the most comprehensive and well-rounded winter sports programs of the entire Alpine area! 

"Most diverse winter sports" means for you: Ice sailing, ice kiting, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, touring, snowboarding, carving, skiing, free indoor pool, etc. You will certainly find the winter sports that you will enjoy the most!

Winter sports


Flying high! Skiing at Reschen Pass

In Vinschgau, when the glittering frozen lakes compete with the snow-covered mountain peaks, the entire holiday region Reschen Pass converts into a true winter fairy tale! Everyone looking for an unforgettable skiing fun is at the right place with us. Our house offers an ideal starting point for your skiing holidays in Vinschgau. Getting to the skiing areas is easy and comfortable by a ski bus which departs directly in front of our house! 

The skiing paradise Reschen Pass in the two country skiarena with guaranteed snow and the skiing areas Schöneben, Nauders, Haideralm, Watles, Sulen am Ortler, Trafoi am Ortler offer you high-quality skiing fun with over 211 kilometers of ski runs, optimally prepared slopes, fun parks for freestylers and snowboarders and various skiing schools. Both beginners and experts will find what their hearts desire. Rustic huts and modern refuges invite to sunbathe, stop for a bite to eat and enjoy specialties from South Tyrol. 

You can look forward to winter holidays in South Tyrol away from the hectic slope activities and enjoy a total of three skiing areas in Vinschgau using only one lift pass!



Snowshoeing - walking snow slopes on quiet feet

White, white, white - wherever the eye settles: No sign of racing skiers, nature belongs to us, only us! The only sound is the crunching of the powder snow under the snowshoes, nothing else, no sound at all. A winter fairy tale that is offered to you year after year in the Upper Vinschgau and will stay in your memories for a long time. A very good signposted network of hiking trails ensures that you return to the valley safely and without any difficulty.

Winter hiking in Vinschgau - for all those who are looking for the special winter experience!


Skiing tours

Limitless adventures on skiing tours in Vinschgau

Climbing peaks through untouched snow covers that can't be reached by lift, exploring one's own physical limits while having a view over the majestic mountain world surrounding King Ortler: This is what ski touring in the Upper Vinschgau is about!  

Very few areas offer so many all-natural side valleys such as our striking valley, the Vinschgau and the whole holiday region at the Reschen Pass. The greatest diversity for tours for all levels and demands can be found here. 

During your winter holidays at the Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Reschen you receive valuable tips and suggestions about tours, weather conditions, reports on avalanches and snow conditions. For the few skilled tourers we recommend participating in guided tours led by experienced mountain guides.



Winter trend sports in Vinschgau

As colorful as the Vinschgau are also the activity opportunities in Vinschgau Valley. It doesn't always have to be about skiing or snowshoeing! Winter holidays in Vinschgau are the most fun away from slopes and cross-country ski runs: Why not try snow kiting or ice sailing!

Snow kiting on Lake Reschen

In recent times Lake Reschen has been counted as one of the top spots in the international snow kiting scene. Due to its altitude, Lake Reschen and also the smaller Lake Haider are completely frozen most of the season. Owing to the famous Vinschgau wind, once the towing kite has reached velocity, a speed of up to 100 km/h is not uncommon during snow kiting on Lake Reschen! Taking part in an introductory course is a must for all adrenaline junkies!

Ice sailing in Vinschgau

As soon as the winter finds its way into Vinschgau Valley, a true paradise opens up for enthusiastic ice sailors. The wind in Vinschgau is not just well-disposed to snow kiters, also ice sailors will get what they wish for on the frozen Lake Reschen.