Every season offers unforgettable holidays at the Red Rooster farms

A holiday on a Red Rooster farm in South Tyrol is a memorable experience at any time of year. Every season has its wonders: spring brings the landscape to life with colours and the climate is perfect for a hike or bike ride, summer invites you to cool off in the mountains and escape the heat of the city, autumn is the time of the grape harvest and chestnuts, and winter is synonymous with relaxation, snow hikes and a slow pace. Whatever the time of year, every day at the South Tyrolean farms is a new adventure that begins.

South Tyrol in Bloom

When winter gives way to spring, the landscape changes from plain to colourful, from white blankets to flower-filled fields. Between the beginning of April and the first days of May, the Etschtal and Vinschgau turn into immense white and pink carpets. In this expanse of hues, you will find the 400 farms of the Red Rooster Association dedicated to apple production, which offer the opportunity to experience work in the orchards at first hand.

On some farms, farmers organise guided hikes during the day and bonfires in the evening, where you can sip a glass of wine accompanied by speck.

For those who love bikes, many farms rent mountain bikes and have repair workshops or charging points for e-bikes. Those who want to relax at the end of the day can try the hay bath, a treatment practised at the wellness farms.

Summer holidays in South Tyrol

A summer holiday on a farm is ideal for escaping the heat and seeking refreshment in the mountains and among the natural lakes. Whether you are a couple or a family, a stay at the farm will satisfy all your desires. From hiking or biking to the many attractions for children, such as horse riding, animal care and cooking classes. If you want to rest, many places near the farm invite you to relax with wonderful views.

On some South Tyrolean farms, the farmer's family organises a hike with their guests to their own alpine pasture, where they enjoy a snack made from the farm's products and enjoy the sun on the meadow. Early birds and the adventurous are in the right place for a sunrise tour.

Autumn in South Tyrol between foliage and taste

Still pleasant temperatures, fiery sunsets and landscapes in shades of orange, yellow and red: autumn is the season of foliage, but not only. It is also the time of wine, apples and chestnuts. The farms in South Tyrol offer enchanting stays, where the beauty of the landscape is combined with the food and wine on offer. 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 farmstead and buy South Tyrolean products directly from the farmers.

The undisputed charm of the Red Rooster Slow Winter

Winter at the Gallo Rosso farms is not the classic ski holiday, with lots of traffic, queues at the lifts, music in the après ski and crowds on the slopes. The winter promoted by Gallo Rosso is Slow Winter with slow rhythms in step with nature.

Gallo Rosso'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 the snow is close at hand.

Experiencing Slow Winter with Gallo Rosso also means sitting in the warm Stuben on the farm, next to the wood-burning oven and watching the snow fall; reading a book in the farm flat while sipping an infusion made from herbs picked by the farmer; playing cards or a board game together, rediscovering the value of being together as a family or among friends.

Several of the farms also have saunas and offer some wellness treatments and massages to make the most of your winter holiday.

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