The Renon, the sunny mountain above Bolzano
Enjoy the fresh mountain air and the tranquil paradise of the countryside
When you stay at Chalet Grumer, you can leave the car with us because the Ritten Card, which we hand to you upon arrival, gives you free access to public transport in South Tyrol.
Constructed in 1907, the Renon train is a great way to explore the bright Renon mountain. Historically significant, it was once used by merchants and tradesmen from the city. They originally travelled from the Renon straight to Piazza Walther in Bolzano. Today, however, the little train simply takes you along the narrow-gauge railway over the magnificent landscape of the Renon plateau.
This is perfect for visiting villages like Maria Assunta and Collalbo. Travelling at around 30km/h, the train has a laid-back feel, providing for wonderfully nostalgic moments amidst the beautiful mountains. A little trip to the dreamy village of Maria Assunta gives you the opportunity to enjoy a cappuccino while feeling at one with nature. You can also admire the lovely picturesque church there.
Did you know that the Renon is also home to animals from the Andes?
You can visit the Kaser family and meet nice, friendly animals like alpacas and llamas. Also, you can join them for a leisurely walk or ride on horseback to see a true spectacle of nature.
The Renon earth pyramids are a natural geological phenomenon. Over centuries, artistic structures have been formed through sandstone erosion caused by a variety of weather conditions. Quite unusually, they grew from top to bottom. You can pause next to the tallest and probably the most beautiful earth pyramids in Europe, treat yourself to a little snack break and enjoy the magnificent views of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, the Dolomites.
Then, you can continue along the old Roman road, taking a little hike over the hills and dales of the beautiful South Tyrol landscape. On the Renon, there are over 300 km of hiking trails. These meet every expectation, from leisurely walks to more challenging mountain hikes. The pioneering thinker and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, strolled here along the magnificent pathways when he stayed on several occasions. This is why, today, one of the beautiful trails, the Freud-Promenade with stunning views, stretching from Soprabolzano to Collalbo, is named after him.
In addition to the panoramic paths and hikes, you’ll also benefit from awe-inspiring views. Let your gaze wander from the high Alpe di Siusi plateau across to the 3,687 metre-high Sassolungo and on to the Sassopiatto, then all the way to the South Tyrolean landmark, the Sciliar mountain. Amidst this mountain panorama, extending to the south, you’ll see the amazing Catinaccio (rose garden) and enchanting Latemar mountain range.
Next, take a little break at the Costalovara Lake and marvel at the dreamlike turquoise-blue shimmering water reflections as you sip an aperitif. After this, visit the beekeeping museum on the Bienenhof plateau and discover how our busy bees live and work. This is the ideal place to find a little, or even a large, holiday souvenir to take away.
Finally, slowly make your way back home to Chalet Grumer Suites & Spa.
After a long and full day in the fresh air, you can expect delicious food from our creative kitchen. Sample local South Tyrolean special dishes or let our chef’s international cuisine totally inspire you. After a delicious meal in our gourmet restaurant, you can experience warmth and wellbeing as you sit by the crackling fire of our tiled stove.
You can also enjoy our chalet’s rustic wellness area or get cosy in the comfortable bed in your private suite.
Close your eyes and let the beautiful images of our landscape wash over you. Tomorrow, you’ll discover new marvels of our fabulous countryside all over again.