3 reasons to visit Hotel Rinner on the Renon plateau
If you are considering the Renon plateau as your next holiday destination, chances are you are after the perfect mix of relaxation, culinary indulgence and outdoor experiences. Are you? Great, because that is exactly what awaits you at Hotel Rinner in Soprabolzano/Oberbozen! We are ready to go the extra mile to make your holiday in South Tyrol a truly unforgettable one.
Reason #1: the gorgeous panorama
The idyllic landscape that characterises the Renon plateau is in itself reason enough to visit us. If you travel by car or take the Renon cable car to reach our hotel in Soprabolzano, you will get a foretaste of the marvellous vista even before you arrive. As you approach Soprabolzano, the view encompasses the town of Bolzano/Bozen, the silvery thread of the Adige/Etsch river, lush vineyards and wooded slopes – all embraced by the UNESCO site Dolomites with the majestic Sciliar/Schlern, Catinaccio/Rosengarten and Latemar mountains beckoning in the distance.
The Rinner hotel is one of the first buildings you see as you enter Soprabolzano. Set amid verdant meadows and woodland, it is just the kind of spot that makes you want to sit back and soak in the view, whether from the balcony, one of the loungers in the park or the rooftop whirlpool. If you feel like a hike and maybe even a swim, a 15 minutes’ walk will take you to the Costalovara/Wolfsgrubener lake – one of the area’s most popular all-year attractions, offering a refreshing dip in summer and a natural ice skating rink in winter.
Reason #2: the organic apiary
This is what makes Hotel Rinner unique and the perfect choice for a family holiday. Bees and organic beekeeping are the leitmotiv around which we designed the Rinner experience. On arrival, you will notice the bee-themed nature trail and the bee-house right in front of the hotel. This is where host Paul Rinner will be introducing you to the benefits of the exclusive Api wellness concept. Scattered around the house you will see lots of pictures, symbols and objects on the theme. Even our guest rooms are named after bees.
Besides, the Rinner’s motto says it all: Be(e) at home!
Reason #3: variety. All year round.
With a wide choice of outdoor activities, South Tyrol is a land as varied as the seasons themselves. Its mild climate offers the chance to enjoy lots of fresh air and warm sun at any time of year. Hiking is pretty much a year-round activity in South Tyrol, thanks to the endless network of well-signposted routes ranging from leisurely, family-friendly strolls to the steep and definitely challenging trails up to the Corno del Renon/Rittner Horn. Other options include cycling, horse riding, llama trekking, tennis, climbing and archery.
Come October, the beech trees turn red and the larches come alight with bright yellow hues, heralding the beginning of the traditional Törggelen season. If you are a gourmet, this is something you do not want to miss… This is the time when locals and tourists crown their hikes with a stopover at local inns and taverns to enjoy good company and taste new wine along with roasted chestnuts and all the traditional delicacies of the local cuisine.
If you are visiting in winter, however, expect a different scenario. Snow-coated forests and meadows are immersed in an uncanny quiet and the picturesque Renon Christmas market with its quaint atmosphere offers a welcome escape from the urban frenzy.