Natural beauties

Swimming in the small and big Monticolo Lakes

In close proximity to Girlanerhof you'll find two very special jewels: the big Lake Monticolo, and its smaller brother, the small Lake Monticolo.
Embedded in a picturesque mixed forest and hilly landscape, you will feel the special atmosphere when bathing, walking, observing and relaxing. At the big Lake Monticolo there is also an adventure pool, "Lido Montiggl" with the longest water slide in South Tyrol. Let your soul tingle on the big sunbathing lawn, at the pool bar or in the restaurant, and simply enjoy your holidays. Close to the big lake, there is the smaller Lake Monticolo enjoying an idyllic positon amidst the forest. The lakes are highly appreciated by those looking for quietness and recreation coming here for a swim, to relax or to enjoy a boat tour. Both lakes have been awarded "5 vele" (5 sails) for their excellent water quality, a seal of quality for the best swimming lakes and sustainable tourism in Italy. A wooden bridge leads through the reed belt, and is ideal for walkers or cyclists to observe the fauna in the biotope.

Both Monticolo Lakes can be easily reached on foot or by bike from Hotel Girlanerhof. In summer, a lake and hiking bus operates between Monticolo and Girlano.