Farm Holidays in Mölten - Jenesien - holiday flats and rooms in South TyrolWhether on the back of a Haflinger pony or amidst one hundred stone pyramids, the variety of the Tschögglberg plateau is revealed on a Farm Holiday in Mölten and Jenesien.
Both mountain villages of Mölten and Jenesien lie on the Tschögglberg plateau. This long mountain ridge between Bozen and Meran forms part of the Sarntal Alps. The climate here is ideal for hikes with the whole family all year round. A walk to Salten, a unique high plateau featuring a varying cultural landscape, features very pretty countryside. It stretches between Mölten and Jenesien and in summer, you can escape the heat of the valley here. In autumn, the needles of the largest larch forest in Europe rest like a carpet on the ground and the Salten plateau takes on a firey red hue. A few weeks later sees the start of the best time for cross-country skiers and snow shoe walkers. In Meran 2000 skiing and hiking area, skiers and snowboarders will really come into their own.
A Farm Holiday in Mölten and Jenesien: in horseriding heaven
Haflinger ponies are the trademark of the Tschögglberg and Jenesien is the cradle of the Haflinger. No other place in South Tyrol breeds and keeps so many Haflingers as here. Lots of farms offering Farm Holidays in Jenesien, Mölten, Hafling or Vöran are specialised riding farms. They organise horse and cart rides and excursions on Haflinger ponies for their guests. In Jenesien alone, there are three horse events over the course of the year. Whether it's western riding tournaments, dressage and show jumping or a fun tournament, the village is dedicated to these blonde creatures. In winter, the Scandinavian sport of 'Skijöring', which involves skiers being pulled along on the end of a rope by a horse, is increasing in popularity.
A hiking holiday without your car
Anyone staying in a holiday flat in Mölten or Jenesien can let themselves be whisked up to the heights in comfortable fashion: both villages are not only accessible by means of a scenic road, but by cable car, too. Mölten cable car takes locals and guests from Vilpian in Etschtal valley upwards over a thousand metres in just four minutes, while Jenesien cable car leaves from Bozen. A bus for hikers runs between both villages on the Tschögglberg several times a day, meaning that Salten is within easy reach. Numerous pleasant hikes that are not too difficult for families to do start there. At the end, hikers are rewarded by views of Bozen and the Dolomites mountain chain. At Möltner Wetterkreuz, there are panoramic views of the Geisler mountain peaks, Plattkofel, Schlern, Rosengarten and Laugen mountains to be had. Rustic mountain inns and pastures provide plenty of opportunities to rest your legs.
Silent witnesses of stone
Out hiking, you will come across some impressive sights again and again, such as the over-hundred-year-old 'Stornernen Mandln' cairns on the Hoher Reisch mountain. This 2,000-metre-high mountaintop is said to have been a cult site for witches in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, hundreds of piled-up stone pyramids that look like little 'Steinernen Männchen', or 'little stone men', stand here. The site is said to afford one of the best views from the Sarntal Alps, with views of the Dololmites, Marmolata and Ortler mountains.
Crocus flowers and cuisine
There is a colourful events programme featuring the right mixture of relaxation and inspiring entertainment on the Tschögglberg. At the end of April, when the mountain pastures of the Salten are transformed into a sea of lilac and white, the traditional crocus flower festival takes place in Mölten. In spring, eateries in Jenesien spoil their guests during the speciality weeks and in autumn the village is dedicated to chestnuts during 'Keschtnwochen', or 'Chestnut Weeks'.
Why take a holiday in Mölten or Jenesien?
- Tschögglberg represents a skiing and hiking heaven between Meran 2000 and the Salten plateau
- The highest-lying 'Sekt' cellar in Europe in Mölten
- A fossil museum with 260-million-year-old fossilised remains of trees