Glamping: 3 recommendations for South Tyrol
Glamping stands for "glamourous camping" and is also becoming increasingly popular in South Tyrol. Families in particular appreciate the outdoor feeling and the relaxed atmosphere at the campsite, but at the same time don't want to do without a certain level of comfort and a good infrastructure. We present 3 camping resorts with many amenities and a high feel-good factor – ideal for a glamping holiday in South Tyrol.
Our 3 tips are located in very different corners of South Tyrol, but all of them offer pitches for purists as well as alternative accommodation such as tree houses or wooden bungalows, flats or rooms. And our favourites also all offer private bathrooms for rent as well as a wellness area with pool and sauna.
Alpine glamping: Caravan Park Sexten
At an altitude of over 1,500 metres, the Caravan Park Sexten impresses with its incomparable mountain scenery in the heart of the Dolomites, including the view to the sundial of Sexten. In addition to 268 pitches, it offers a wide variety of accommodation: roof tents in the Yakima Skyrise Village, tree houses and lodges on the one hand and rooms, suites, flats and chalets in the Hotel Mountain Resort Patzenfeld on the other.
Whether it's a romantic break for a couple newly in love or an adventurous father-son weekend – the tree houses with sauna and whirlpool combine closeness to nature with luxury and are highly sought-after.
The mountain landscape around Sexten with the Three Peaks Nature Park and the 3 Peaks Dolomites ski area is a paradise for hikers, bikers and winter sports enthusiasts. And after your sporting endeavours, the large wellness area at the Caravan Park Sexten invites you to relax: there is an indoor pool with outdoor area, 2 whirlpools and children's pool, 9 saunas, a spa with massages and beauty treatments and, in summer, a Kneipp path.
A fitness room and climbing wall as well as a children's playground, kids' club and cinema guarantee entertainment for holiday guests of all ages. Do you like to cook for yourself on holiday or do you prefer to be cooked for? Thanks to the Gams Platzl shop and 5 restaurants, you can decide spontaneously according to your mood.
Vinschgau mountain feeling: Camping Residence Sägemühle
The Camping Residence Sägemühle holiday complex is situated at an altitude of 900 m, in a quiet location close to the village centre of Prad am Stilfserjoch. 150 pitches, 3 wooden bungalows, 1 wooden chalet and 6 caravans for hire on the campsite as well as various room and flat categories in the residence – at Camping Residence Sägemühle you are sure to find the perfect place for you and your family.
1 chill room for teenagers and 3 playgrounds will keep the younger generation happy. The indoor pool with bubble bench and extra paddling pool for toddlers and the outdoor pool in Prad, just 500 metres away, with its 42-metre-long water slide will appeal to guests of all ages.
Do you want to do even more for your health and well-being? Choose from the sauna world, massage or fitness room, and fantastic hiking, biking and ski tours in the National Park Stilfserjoch are also waiting for you.
After sport and a wellness programme, dinner at the Al Bun Bacun restaurant or pizzeria tastes even better. Alternatively, you can order the dishes as takeaway food or conjure up something delicious yourself with ingredients from the mini-market.
South Tyrolean Dolce Vita: Luxury Camping Schlosshof Resort
Surrounded by orchards between Meran and Bozen, the Luxury Camping Schlosshof Resort is just a 10-minute walk from the centre of the village of Lana. You can choose between 135 spacious pitches on the campsite and 5 different types of rooms and suites in the adjoining Charme Hotel.
Fresh bread rolls and daily newspapers guarantee a good start to the day. And if you want to do more shopping: 3 supermarkets are just 300 metres from the holiday complex. The Dolce Vita restaurant with terrace serves up a delicious meal in the evening and drinks, coffee, cake, ice cream and snacks during the day.
The outdoor pool with a length of 20 metres, separate toddler pool, waterfall and whirlpool as well as the 21-metre indoor pool will delight young and old water rats alike. For a fee, there are also 2 highlights for (almost) adult guests.
The Golden Spa with Finnish sauna promises relaxing hours for guests aged 16 and over. For guests aged 18 and over, there is the new infinity pool called Piscina Blu. Kids will quickly make new friends in the playground and games room, making their camping holiday even more fun.
A tennis court and mini golf course (300 metres away) as well as a golf course (1.5 km away) are within walking distance and offer a sporty change from hiking and biking. Shopping fans and culture lovers can easily reach Meran and Bozen by public transport or by car.
Interesting for a holiday with a dog: Dogs are welcome on all 3 campsites, but must be kept on a lead. Depending on the campsite, dogs are not allowed in certain areas such as the swimming pool, restaurant or rental accommodation.
At Caravan Park Sexten and Luxury Camping Schlosshof Resort, four-legged and two-legged friends can enjoy the dog showers.
In South Tyrol you will of course find even more beautiful campsites, from simple campsites without frills for nature lovers to more luxurious camping parks.