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The Texel Group, Gruppo di Tessa (in Italian), represents the area around Italy’s South Tyrol. In particular, the foothills below the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park. This visually stunning mountainous area is comprised of castles, mountain peaks and intrepid walking paths. You’ll enjoy extreme sports, therapeutic thermal springs, delectable alpine cuisine and more! The area is also dotted with amazing villages such as Merano, Schnals, and Parcines where you’ll find many of the rentals.Beautiful rentals with spectacular views
Book the picture-perfect holiday with extraordinary, panoramic mountain views and all the comforts. Each listing has its own special charm and features lovely interior design. Enjoy the sunrise on the terrace. Cook magnificent hot meals in the large kitchen. Take in fresh air while meditating in the garden. Some rentals feature other amenities like a sauna, pool and washing machine. The homes are equipped to accommodate any size group from solo travellers to families.
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The area and getting around
The Texel Group comprises the area around the southern foothills of the Gruppo di Tessa National Park, considered by many to be the most beautiful area in the South Tyrol. There are trails varying in difficulty as well as cable cars so that everyone can enjoy these spectacular mountains. Some of the most popular in the area include Monte Santa Caterina and the gorgeous peaks of the Ötztal Alps, also included within the Texel Group. Along the many trails you’ll also find huts serving hot meals among excellent panoramic views.Fantastic Alpine culture and history
To really get to know the area of South Tyrol, you should consider touring the regional capital of Bolzano as well as other cultural villages. For starters, learn about the history of the area at the South Tyrol Archeological Museum. At this cool museum you will meet Ötzi the Iceman as well as browse through the Stone Age Connections and discover fascinating artefacts. Take a walk in Merano’s Old Town. Before leaving, check out the art nouveau buildings.
Travellers and activities
Hikers will rejoice at the variety of trails available in the Texel Group region. Trek your way through the wonderfully scenic Passeier Valley. You will see old traditions in quaint villages amid pristine nature as you enjoy Mediterranean green valleys and alpine mountains. Summiting Mount Merano should also be on your itinerary, if looking for a rewarding challenge. Or, walk the length of the Gruppo di Tessa mountains with the 100 km long Alta Via di Merano. This trail takes hikers through villages and farmsteads with the option to use cable cars in some parts of the trail. You will also see incredible mountains every step of the way.Texel Group for Outdoor Junkies
Outdoor fans have come to the right place! Italy’s South Tyrol features innumerable cycling trails. The Passeier Valley arguably hosts some of the most scenic cycling routes. Daredevils should look into Paragliding in Merano. Fly Hirzer offers the tandem paragliding tours of a lifetime. Horseback riding is another great outdoor activity to experience in Passeier Valley, especially after your legs get sore from all the hiking. For skiing, although there are many great skiing areas, Meran 2000 stands out for its sunny plateau, crisp mountain air and plethora of outstanding facilities.
The Passeier Valley is the birthplace of Tyrolean hero Andreas Hofer who fought against Napoleon troops in the early 1800s.
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Castle lovers are in for a treat! Stop by the Tyrol Castle. This picturesque hilltop mediaeval castle will introduce you to local archaeological findings. It's also the home of former Tyrolean counts after whom the entire region is named. 15th century Castello Principesco, tucked away in Merano, is another fantastic castle to visit for its chapel and Middle Ages weapons.2. Take a boat out on the lakes
You are spoiled for choice with all the stunning lakes in the area. The Sopranes Lakes is the most extensive high alpine district in South Tyrol and also one of the most unspoilt, reachable by hfiking or cable car. Venturing outside of the Texel Group, hike around Lake Braies, or even better, rent a boat to explore this jaw-droppingly gorgeous area.3. Soak your sore limbs in thermal waters
Unwind and soak your tired limbs at Terme Merano. This venue has 25 thermal pools as well as an indoor spa and fitness centre. There’s a sauna too to further enhance the experience.4. Sample the best of Italian Alpine cuisine
Celebrate the new wine in Passeier Valley as well as the summer food and beer festivals. Merano also hosts an exciting wine festival. Winemakers and experts flock to the Merano Wine Festival every year for one of the most exciting wine meetups around the globe! After the event, visitors can expect to find incredible food around town.5. Take the scenic drive of a lifetime
A scenic drive along the famed Timmelsjoch road is not for the faint of heart, but you will be rewarded with dramatic jaw-dropping views along Europe’s highest alpine road. This thrilling road trip will take you from the Passeiertal Valley to the Öztal Valley with snowy peaks and steep valleys to keep you company.