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from 94 €
Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose
Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
4 = 3
Wanderhotel Jaufentalerhof
Mountain feeling | Ratschings in Eisacktal
from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 185 €
Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Sport & wellness resort | Passeiertal
from 174 €
Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 158 €
Viktoria Alpine Spa Resort
Wellnesshotel | Hafling near Meran
from 132 €
Hotel Edelweiss
ski week special | Meransen in Eisacktal
from 105 €
Naturhotel Die Waldruhe
Nature holiday | Kiens at Mt. Kronplatz
from 131 €
SONNENHOF Sun/Spa/Panorama
Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 110 €
Hotel & Spa Falkensteinerhof
Wellness hotel | Vals in Eisacktal
from 201 €
Alpenpalace Luxury Hideaway & Spa Retreat
Exclusive well-being oasis | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 142 €
LANERHOF Active/Spa/Balance
Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz

Horse riding in South Tyrol

Riding holidays in a luxurious hotel resort or on an idyllic horse farm, hiking excursions with overnight stays in a mountain hut or qualified riding lessons for those who would like to improve their skills – in all regions in South Tyrol, beginners as well as experienced riders will feel like in paradise.

Whereas some vacationers in South Tyrol are offered a whole holiday package with accommodation and daily riding lessons or excursions, others would just like to test whether riding is a wonderful leisure activity. Kids always love a guided round on a pony, and experienced adults enjoy galloping on Haflinger horses over wide pastures.

Here, we offer some general information for riding fans. In order to give a better overview, you will find more about the offer of riding hotels, riding farms and horse farm in the texts divided by regions – from the Dolomites to Vinschgau.

Riding holidays in South Tyrol

Family-friendly apartment on a farm, comfortable suite in a riding and wellness hotel, riding weeks for beginners or experts: South Tyrol has the perfect offer for all tastes. Riding holidays in South Tyrol are a very special experience for small and big horse freaks, for beginners as well as for experienced riders.

During some riding holidays the guests are assigned their own horse to look after, allowing them to improve their riding skills also by taking care of a horse themselves. This is a good option particularly for kids from a certain age. Great for all those who would like to spend their holidays with their own horse: Many providers of riding holidays offer boxes for the horses of their guests.

Farms for riders

Many farms in South Tyrol also offer the possibility for riding and there are specialised farms for riders too. A South Tyrolean riding farm must fulfil certain criteria. For instance, there must be 5 available riding horses in the stable the whole year round. Also, the farms must offer guided rides with a certified trekking guide, horse riding guide or training guide.

Trail riding, excursions & riding lessons

From soft vineyards to high-alpine pastures, the varied landscape in South Tyrol can best be discovered on the back of a horse. Many riding stable and riding farms assume that everyone who chooses an excursion has good riding skills, others also offer guided excursions with a rider on a second horse. Trekking tours on the horse for several days are an unforgettable adventure for experienced riders.

If you do not have enough riding experience, you should have several riding lessons first. However, not only riding fans can learn something new: Be it seat training on the lunge or tölt, reining schooling or driving with horse-drawn vehicles – specialized riding lessons are offered in South Tyrol too.

Horse races & riding tournaments

The horse racing course in Meran was opened in 1935. Here, thoroughbred horses from the best middle European race stables are fighting for the win in obstacle and gallop races. Haflinger horses are competing here too. Traditionally on Easter Monday, there is the Haflinger horse race. The Grand Prix of Meran Forst, a prestigious obstacle race in October is the highlight and final event of the racing season at the same time.

A special event highlight not only for horse fans is the famous Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride. The festivities in occasion of this riding event begin on Friday and end with the four tournament competitions on Sunday in Kastelruth and Seis as well as Lake Völser Weiher and Prösels Castle. Moreover, horse lovers will look forward to jumping and dressage tournaments as well as presentation of selected stallions, qualifying examinations and other interesting events for horse fans.

Current holiday offers

from 100 €
Hotel Tirolerhof

Welcome to the Tirolerhof at the gateway to the Gsieser Valley. Your perfect place for active holidays and pure relaxation!

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from 133 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

A dream holiday - for active guests who enjoy relaxation, culinary delights, and friendly interactions.

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from 122 €
Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic

TOP hotel ****s in Pustertal - large garden with swimming pool, natural bathing pond, saunas, guided hikes and much more!

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from 110 €
Hotel Fameli

Family hotel at Valdaora, near the Kronplatz - a place to play, have fun, enjoy moments of relaxation and sample really delicious food.

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Riding in South Tyrol
Riding in South Tyrol

Small and big horse lovers have many possibilities to practice their favourite hobby in South Tyrol and to discover the magnificent natural landscape.

© IDM Südtirol/Alessandro Trovati
Reitschule und Trekking Garmesegg-Hof
Reitschule und Trekking Garmesegg-Hof

Holidays on a horse farm

© Reitschule und Trekking Garmesegg-Hof
Reitschule und Trekking Garmesegg-Hof
Reitschule und Trekking Garmesegg-Hof

Holidays on a horse farm

© Reitschule und Trekking Garmesegg-Hof
Sitting Bull Ranch
Sitting Bull Ranch

Riding lessons, trekking and much more is offered at Sitting Bull Ranch in St. Martin in Thurn.

© Sitting Bull Ranch
Riding in the Dolomites
Riding in the Dolomites

Dreamlike rides with view of the South Tyrolean mountain world

© Sitting Bull Ranch
Riding in South Tyrol
Riding in South Tyrol

Riding lessons for kids

© Verkehrsamt Bozen - Tiberio Sorvillo
Riding in Tauferer Ahrntal
Riding in Tauferer Ahrntal

In the green valley of Tauferer Ahrntal, horse lovers will feel like in paradise.

© IDM Südtirol - Hansi Heckmair
Riding holidays in Tauferer Ahrntal
Riding holidays in Tauferer Ahrntal

The picturesque landscape of Tauferer Ahrntal can be very well explored riding a horse.

© IDM Südtirol - Hansi Heckmair


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