Vacation in a stylishfarm

Active holiday in Laion, in a strategic position near the Val Gardena

The authentic farm in South Tyrol is situated amidst beautiful green meadows and is open all year round - It is the ideal starting point for numerous activities and excursions in Val Gardena and on the Alpe di Siusi


SpringAt the Balgnerhof in Laion/Ried the earliest heralds of spring are there to greet you when temperatures begin to increase. Experience the reemergence of flora and fauna, returning migrating birds, see meadows turn into a lush green and the first flowers growing through the soil. The fruit trees bear gorgeous blossoms, and in the background you can admire the snow-covered Dolomites. This impressive spring spectacle is best enjoyed on a walk or hike in the surrounding hills, for example from Laion/Lajon to the villages in the immediate vicinity, or from magnificent castles such as the “Trostburg”. Experience the splendours of the natural landscape on your own or on a free guided walk. The centrally located farmhouse at the entrance to the Val Gardena valley makes it easy to organize hikes and trips into the impressive Dolomite mountains, and also to the Valle Isarco or to the impressive Sciliar region. A few minutes driving will take you to the small artists village of Chiusa, the episcopal city of Bressanone, the capital city Bozen or Merano, where you can various cultural and historic attractions.

SummerHike, climb or bike in our region´s mild and sunny summer climate. Discover various hiking and cycling routes in Laion, in the ladin neighbour valley Val Gardena, on the Alpe di Siusi, in the Val di Funes or in the Valle Isarco. The bizarrely shaped peaks of the Dolomites, declared a natural world heritage site by the UNESCO, ensure moments of breathtaking beauty, and make you want to discover even more ... Visit our beautiful Alpine meadows, and meet new friends on free guided hikes. There are rental bikes available as well as guided e-bike tours. You need to cool down? The nearest swimming pools are situated in Ortisei and Chiusa and provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. Experience tradition and culture at different events and summer festivals, such as culinary events.

Autumn Autumn colours the hillsides in green, yellow, orange and red colours. You can see the wonderful autumn colours on the trees when walking or hiking through Laion/Lajen. Glorious sunny days under clear blue skies and breathtaking views of the Dolomites over the Eisack valley thrill the senses. The famous “Poststeig walk” towards Ortisei invites you to stop and recharge your batteries. Go on a Toerggele hike or free guided hike – there's something here for every taste! Historic farmhouses can be found within 15 walking minutes´ distance, where you can end an eventful day at a cosy „Törggele Stuben“, enjoying delicious home-made dishes and a wide range of wines. One of our greatest annual event is the traditional “Almabtrieb”, which is well worth a visit.

WinterNature is in hibernating mode. Glittering snowy crystals lie on the slopes, backed by the snow-capped jagged peaks of the Dolomites. Winter sun shines from clear skies – you´re on holiday in Laion/Lajen. We offer lots of activities in breathtaking winter landscapes filled with snow, sun and fresh mountain air. Our farm is the ideal starting point for all types of winter sports; skiing, winter hiking, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoe hiking. The Val Gardena skiing area, including the Sellaronda and the Alpe di Siusi are situated just a few kilometres from our farm. 1220 kilometres of ski runs and 400 ski lifts await you at the Dolomiti Superski, the world´s largest ski carousel. The ski region can be conveniently reached at half-hourly intervals with the free scheduled ski bus from the next bus stop, about 300 metres away. Get into the Christmas spirit at Christmas markets in Chiusa, Bressanone, Bolzano, Merano or Vipiteno. Stroll through the rows of Christmas stands, listening to romantic Christmas music and sampling a mug of mulled wine.

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Enjoy a holiday in the sign of pure relaxation at the Balgnerhof situated on the sunny side of Laion/Ried,
at the entrance of the Val Gardena valley.

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