The wine village Kurtinig in South Tyrol

Active and pleasure vacation in the idyllic Kurtinig on the Wine Road

If you want to spend your vacation amidst magnificent nature, Kurtinig on the Wine Road is the perfect place. Nestled in orchards and surrounded by vineyards, this place reveals a successful combination of Mediterranean and Alpine influences.

The small community is particularly suitable for a vacation of peace and relaxation, but active vacationers will also get their money's worth: The flat surroundings and the nearby bike path along the Etsch river invite you to extensive bike tours and leisurely hikes. Right next door are the fascinating mountain worlds of the Dolomites and the Brenta.

Our hotel is ideally suited as a base for excursions in the surrounding area. For example, for a shopping trip to Bolzano (13 km) and Meran (30 km) or a nice family trip to Lake Kalterer See.

Or how about a trip to Lake Garda? You can reach it in just under an hour by car, and Verona in a good hour, and Venice is only 210 km away.

Tip: Explore South Tyrol with the South Tyrol Guest Pass, your advantage card for public transport, over 80 museums, and cable cars in South Tyrol. Included in the room price and valid during your stay at the Kurtinigerhof.

Our most beautiful excursion tips

  • BOZEN: Is about 30 km away from here. In the old town, right in the heart of Bolzano, you will find the arcades, with their shops inviting you to stroll. Right in the center is the Natural History Museum and also the Ötzi Museum. The Bolzano Cathedral, the bishop's church of the Roman Catholic Diocese, is also worth seeing. The Talferpromenade along the Talfer invites you to take a walk. Right behind the Talfer meadows is Victory Square, with the Victory Monument, a remnant from World War II. 
  • BRIXEN: is also called the bishop's city. It is about 70 km away. With its beautiful old town, Brixen invites you to stroll. Sights: the Brixen Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace with the Diocesan Museum, and the Parish Church of St. Michael, the Herren Garden…
  • MERAN: Is about 56 km away. With its beautiful old town, Meran, also known as a spa town, is one of the most beautiful cities in South Tyrol. Sights in Meran: The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the Tappeinerweg Path, Kurhaus Meran, the therme Meran, Tyrol Castle, Meran 2000, etc. 
  • TRIENT: Is about 31 km away. Its old town is rich in monuments, palaces, and castles. Among others, the Castello del Buonconsiglio, famous for its late medieval frescoes. Furthermore, Trento is home to the MUSE, a science and natural history museum with high-tech exhibitions. 
  • VENEDIG: Also known as the lagoon city, it is one of the most visited cities in the world. Best reached by train. From here you travel to Verona and from there directly to Venice. Sights: St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, the Grand Canal, the small neighboring island of Murano with its glassblowing workshop, Rialto Bridge, and much more…
  • FENNBERG LAKE: Fennberg Lake is located in a small depression at the beginning of a terrace on the Fenner plateau. The district of Fennberg is part of the municipality of Margreid in the Unterland of South Tyrol. The lake attracts many visitors as a popular excursion destination and is also a protected biotope where swimming is allowed during the summer months. Since 1977, Fennberg Lake, also known as Fenner Lake, has been under nature protection due to its significant botanical and faunal value.
  • LAKE GARDA: is about 1 ½ hours away. Accessible via the motorway entrance San Michele below Salurn, drive to Affi. From there, follow the signs to Lake Garda. Lake Garda invites you to stroll and linger. In the summer months, the water temperature reaches up to about 25° Celsius, offering a wonderful refreshment:
  • LAKE KALTERER SEE: is about 15 km away, along the wine road to Kaltern you will find a wonderful view of South Tyrol's vineyards. In the summer months, you can swim, boat, or even surf in Lake Kalterer See. 
  • LAKE MONTIGGL: is about 30 km away. The small and large Montiggler lakes are nestled in a forest and hilly landscape and invite you to a beautiful circular walk. From the lakes, a hiking trail leads to the Spring Valley, which invites you to hike not only in spring. 
  • DOLOMITES TOUR: Brief description of a small tour through the Dolomites, starting in Brixen
    Starting from Brixen, take the route towards Plose and drive through St. Andrä and Afers, surrounded by beautiful scenery, up to Würzjoch at the foot of Peitlerkofel. The route continues over Untermoi and then downhill to St. Martin in the Gadertal. Via Stern and Corvara, you reach the pass road to Grödner Joch, where the impressive Sassongher and the Sella massif are striking. With the Langkofel in view, the journey continues into the Grödner Valley. Wolkenstein, St. Christina, and St. Ulrich, the well-known winter sports resorts of the Grödner Valley, are on the way. From St. Ulrich, the route goes up to Lajen and further to Gufidaun, from where it finally leads back to Brixen via Klausen.
    There is also the option of a guided Dolomites tour; if you do not want to drive your own car, you can contact a local travel agency during the summer months.
  • FENNBERG VIA FERRATA: The Fennberg via ferrata starts in the Salurner Klaus and leads up to Fennberg. From the village of Margreid, follow the road downhill towards Rovere della Luna until you see the sign „Provincial border Bolzano/Trentino“. There, a sign on the right indicates the way to the start of the Fennberg via ferrata. In the surrounding area, there are other worthwhile via ferratas, including the Via Ferrata Rio Secco and the Via Ferrata Burrone near Mezzocorona.
Theme Trails
  • BLETTERBACH: Also known as the "Grand Canyon of South Tyrol", the Bletterbach Gorge is located at the foot of the Weisshorn near Radein. By car, you can reach the GEOPARC Bletterbach visitor center by turning 1 km after Aldein towards Lerch and following the signs. A large parking lot is located just below the visitor center. From there, the path continues on foot. We begin our descent into the gorge on path No. 3, follow the stream upwards to the Butterloch waterfall, and then return a bit to take the Jagersteig out of the stream bed to the viewing platform. From there, you can either continue up to the "Görz" (1,650 m above sea level) or follow the GEO path to the Lahner Alm. We choose the second option. After a short break at the Lahner Alm, a forest path takes us back to the parking lot at the visitor center. The Bletterbach Gorge is open from early May to autumn and is accessible from both Aldein (parking lot at the GEOPARC visitor center) and Radein (parking lot in front of the Peter-Rosegger-Haus, hiking trail No. 3). Good footwear and surefootedness are required. A small entrance fee is charged at the visitor center, and a rental helmet is included.
  • WINE EDUCATIONAL TRAIL IN KURTATSCH: The 4 km long wine educational trail in Kurtatsch winds through the picturesque vineyards of the region and offers insights at many information stations into the growth of the vines, their needs, and protective measures necessary to achieve the quality standards for high-quality South Tyrolean wine. Visitors can admire various vine training systems, including the traditional pergola with wooden stakes and a leafy canopy, as well as more modern trellis systems. The wine educational trail begins at the main square in Kurtatsch, where it is well signposted: just follow the "Saltner Pratze", a large wooden hand, leading to a man-sized grape, the entrance to the theme trail. The path leads through the wine landscape past scent and information stations. Here, visitors can "sniff" the wine at amphoras, with scents of strawberries, almonds, and roses. After the hike towards Margreid, the wine educational trail leads back to the village center of Kurtatsch. The total walking time is about one hour.
  • For more hiking suggestions click here.

Discover the South Tyrolean Wine Road by bicycle. Leisurely ride along the bike path, through apple orchards and past Lake Kaltern. Mountain biking enthusiasts will find a wide selection of panoramic tours or challenging routes to Grauner and Fenner Joch. With a racing bike, you can ride the surrounding passes or train by riding from Lake Kalterer See to Bolzano. Pure nature and ever-new challenges await you. Find tour tips here.

Bring your bike from home or rent one conveniently on-site.

Bike rental in Kurtinig & surroundings

Weekly Markets in our surroundings
  • MONDAY: St. Pauls (Eppan), Brixen, Terlan
  • TUESDAY: Haslach (Bolzano), St. Michael (Eppan), Neumarkt
  • WEDNESDAY: Kaltern, St. Jakob (Leifers) - Farmers' Market, Salurn
  • THURSDAY: Girlan, Bolzano, Leifers, Branzoll
  • FRIDAY: Bolzano – Farmers' Market, Neumarkt – Farmers' Market
  • SATURDAY: Bolzano (Victory Square), Kaltern – Farmers' Market, Leifers – Farmers' Market