Red Rooster - Farms in South Tyrol
The Consortium “Red Rooster” offers over 1600 accommodations in South Tyrol, including farms and farmhouses that offer overnight stays year-round. Its purpose is to promote the South Tyrol farmer lifestyle to everyone by combining "farmhouses in South Tyrol", "wine taverns", "quality products from the farm", and "farmer's crafts" themes. Agritourism in South Tyrol is truly a unique experience in one of the most beautiful regions of Europe: from the majestic peaks of the Dolomites to the sunny Val Venosta, from the picturesque Valle Isarco to the beautiful countryside of southern South Tyrol. The “Gallo Rosso” brand guarantees a product’s and service’s quality through strict parameters, one of which limits the maximum number of apartments to five units, or eight double rooms. The number of ‘flowers’, from two to five, indicates the quality, services, and value of the experience.
Staying in one of these establishments therefore means living in close contact with nature and discovering local farming customs and traditions. The ‘feather in the cap’ is the sincere friendliness and hospitality of the South Tyrol farmers that reigns in this intimate, yet authentic, atmosphere. There are over 13 types of farms tailored to every want and need, including those searching for an active holiday or geared toward wellness, or aimed at experiencing local flavors or for those who are simply looking for total rest away from every day stress and city chaos.
A 360 degree trip around rural culture, equally perfect for families with children thanks to the many activities available in every season. A stay in the spring means awakening in harmony with nature, from expanses of green fields to farms that teem with new life. In summer, delicious fruit matures in the gardens, collected then by farmers to serve to guests. Those who spend a holiday in the fall have a unique opportunity to closely observe the harvest of apples, chestnuts, and grapes, and wine-making in cellars. Finally, those who seeking to relax in winter, surrounded by snow, and away from the hustle and bustle, you will find the farms for children "Gallo Rosso" ideal.
Red Rooster - Farm Holidays in South Tyrol
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Flavors and colors of the four seasons
A holiday on one of the Red Rooster farms means spending magical moments away from traffic, smog, and the noises of everyday life. Whatever the season, guests can enjoy a unique experience in the silence of nature.
In spring, the warm air warms the skin, the trees are in blossom and the large expanses of green turn into immense pink and white carpets. In the midst of this ocean of scents and nuances, the 400 apple farms stand out, offering the opportunity to observe the work in the orchards at first hand.
Pure, crisp air, sunny days, warm temperatures, the desire to be in the open air and to dedicate oneself to one's own wellbeing: this is the arrival of summer. Walks, mountain biking, Nordic walking, horse riding are the perfect ingredients for an unforgettable stay among the farms, 800 of which are located above 1000 metres above sea level with spectacular views of the mountains. This is also the time of hay harvesting, outdoor picnics and enchanting evenings under the stars. Children can also help the farmers with their daily farm activities.
Autumn brings with it fiery sunsets that burn the first yellow leaves red. It is the season of wine, apples and chestnuts, full of traditional festivals that will let guests discover the beauty of life on the farm, made up of nature, tradition and delicious goodness. Between September and October there are many traditional festivals and fairs where you can taste typical products. In particular, in October the Thanksgiving festival is held in Bolzano, organised by the South Tyrolean Farmers' and Cultivators' Union, where you can taste all the flavours of the farm and buy South Tyrolean products directly from the farmers.
In winter, the surrounding scenery is transformed into a fairy-tale landscape, snow covers meadows, houses and trees, and animals leave their footprints forming trails that are lost in the mountains. Red Rooster's Slow Winter is all about slow rhythms in step with nature.Red Rooster's Slow Winter is made up of excursions in the snow along untrodden paths, which offer unspoilt and unique views while, while walking, you listen only to the sound of your own breath; of fun in the snow, with sledges and bobsleighs or simply making snowmen or having snowball fights. The farms are perfect for these activities, where there is no need to travel by car and snow is close at hand.