With the camper to Törggelen to South Tyrol – hiking with pleasure
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Autumn has a very special tradition in South Tyrol: the Törggelen. From the beginning of October until the first weekend of Advent, wine taverns and farm taverns open their doors, bringing South Tyrolean delicacies to the table and donating the young wine. A tradition that can be fantastically combined with hiking. For what is better than a hearty retreat after a hike through an enchanted autumn landscape? In this collection, we have selected seven tours in South Tyrol, which unite both the beautiful landscape and the Törggelen.
The tradition of Törggelen goes back many centuries. The farmers were always visited at harvest time to taste the new wines. The culinary tradition in the wine and chestnut growing areas along the wine route has its origin. The term derives from the „Torggl“, the wine press. Today, Törggelen combines culinary delights with autumnal hikes. In good company homemade Schlutzkrapfen, dumplings, Surfleisch and sausages with sauerkraut are enjoyed and wine tasted. As a sweet ending, the innkeepers serve donuts and roasted chestnuts.
With your camper you are flexible and can choose where you want to start the next day's hike. The distances are quite short in South Tyrol, so you do not spend too much time behind the wheel between the hiking days. All hikes in this collection start either at a campsite or give you a tip where you can find a good spot for the night in the area.
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Autumn in South Tyrol is waiting for you: Let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful landscape, drive along the wine route in your camper and get to know Törggelen country and people even better.
On this 16 kilometer long hike, you will explore the limestone massif of Schlern on adventurous trails. Start of the tour is at the trail parking lot in Ums. With more than 1,500 vertical meters it has the track in it, so it's best to start early in the morning, so you have plenty of time for the pleasure stations along the way.
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In autumn, Lake Kaltern presents itself from a particularly beautiful side: it is the time of the harvest, the fruit harvest and the Törggelen. On this good 18-kilometer circular walk you come fully on the fall enjoyment. Start is at the campsite St. Josef directly on the lake. At the beginning you walk on boardwalks through the biotope and nature reserve that surrounds the lake. Keep your eyes open for the many birds that have their home here.