Farm Holidays in Truden im Naturpark - holiday flats and rooms in South Tyrolto the farms ▼A Farm Holiday in Truden at the heart of Trudner Horn Nature Park means being on holiday entirely dominated by nature and the human traditions in harmony with it.
Trudner Horn Nature Park stretches over an area of 7,000 hectares and upwards nearly 1,500 kilometres. Its extensive mixed coniferous forest, moor landscape and larch meadows are home to lots of animal species and a variety of sub-Mediterranean and high-Alpine plants. In the nature reserve there are countless forms of life, from fire salamanders to dormice and hoopoes, from fir trees and spruces to holly and butcher's broom. A Farm Holiday in Truden will give you the chance to visit the visitors' centre in the village and examine the special features of the park in an exhibition or under the microscope.
Farm Holidays in Truden: tradition and nature in harmony
The visitors' centre, the 'Alte Mühle', or 'Old Mill', which was converted in 2000, also affords insight into the traditional lifestyle and way of life in the southernmost mountains of South Tyrol. It features a completely functioning, three-storey elevator mill that still produces flour during the cereal-milling days in summer that is then made into bread baked in the house wood-fired oven. Memories of former handcrafts such as peat cutting, resin production or lime burning are kept alive. The programme at the visitors' centre aims to convey a sense of tradition to guests, which is still very popular with the population of Truden. A healthy and considered attitude to nature also plays a decisive role in the local lifestyle, as visitors will gather. A monument and landmark to this is a 600-year-old lime tree, which adorns the main square of the mountain village.
Inhaling the fresh mountain air on the move
A cycling tour along the old railway tracks it a must for keen sports fans. The stretch was built by Russian prisoners of war under Habsburg rule and served as a connection between Auer and Predazzo in Trentino from 1917 to 1963. The gravel path leads steadily but gently uphill through deciduous and coniferous forest past vineyards over viaducts and through tunnels. Otherwise, a Farm Holiday in Truden has lots of hikes that are easy for families to do. Very popular with kids is the legend walk of around two kilometres' length, which teachers and primary school pupils have adorned with signs and works of art. A hike to Hochwand on Cisloner Berg mountain is a little more challenging, but rewards with an impressive view of the Lagorai mountain group, the Zillertal Alps, the Schwarzhorn and Weißhorn mountains, as well as the whole of the Etsch river valley.
Keen climbers will have their hands and feet full at 'Untere Mühle' climbing garden in the district of Mühlen at the heart of the Trudner Horn Nature Park. The facilities were refurbished in 2002 and guarantee climbing fun for the whole family.
An authentic way of life to take to heart
Truden in its Nature Park has lots more to offer than just fresh mountain air and wonderful views. The parish proves to be traditional and nature aware in its way of life as well as regarding cultural events such as the torchlight walk before New Year and the 'Almabtrieb' in September, when the cattle are driven back down to the valley. Even everyday life seems to flow naturally and harmoniously in this little mountain village – and visitors can go with it.
Why take a holiday in Truden?
- An unforgettable variety of life in the Nature Park
- Conscious dealing with tradition and the wish to convey this fact
- Family-friendly cycle and hiking paths with history