A cool summer on the meadow
Already back at the turn of the century, rich citizens from nearby Bolzano fled the stifling heat in the valley to find refuge on the cooler Stelvio plateau. Our guests can enjoy all the advantages of a South Tyrolean mountain summer on the highest high altitude alpine meadow in Europe. The earthy high altitude air, the surrounding mountains, and the majestic background of the Dolomites make the Alpe di Siusi a favourite summer destination for fitness enthusiasts, couples, and families. Every day at the Hotel Chalet Dolomites promises unforgettable experiences for all holiday-goers.
Just a stone's throw away
Just set off. Dive into summer directly from the Hotel Chalet Dolomites on the Alpe di Siusi.
Walk to your heart’s content
The Hotel Chalet Dolomites on the Alpe di Siusi is the ideal starting point to explore the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on hikes and mountaineering excursions. Countless, well-marked trails take you from sun-kissed meadows across lofty alta vias on a journey into the mountain universe. Lift facilities help you along the way, while traditional huts invite you for a relaxed lunch with their homemade traditional specialities. Go out and explore the mountains with all your senses. Don’t say a word and listen in on nature.
Rocky adventures on the Dolomites
Gullies, summits, and peaks. The variety of shapes in the Dolomites makes these fascinating mountains into a much beloved retreat for mountaineers all over the world. One of the preferred climbing routes takes hikers to the Sciliar, which can be seen from miles away. All of the Stelvio is ideal for climbing activities. The climbing routes differ in level, but they all share a breathtaking view of the summits.
Pace yourself on the Dolomites
Explore the world of the „Pale Mountains“ on your bike: across passes, forest roads, and trails cutting through meadows. Pick from mountain bikes, race bikes or e-bikes and hop on your saddle to drive down the well-groomed trails. One such trail can be found in the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi biking region: thirty trails between 700 and 2,450 metres are the perfect challenge for the athlete in you. You will always be accompanied by breathtaking views over majestic Dolomite summits such as the Passo Sella, the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, the Marmolada- Queen of the Dolomites- and, last but not least, our symbol, the Stelvio. The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a biker’s paradise.
Take off! Flying over the most beautiful mountains in the world
Have you ever dreamed of flying over the most beautiful mountains in the world? Now you can: pros and beginners all flock to the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to try their hand at paragliding. A dream come true. Even complete beginners can dive into the air with the help of an accredited paragliding pilot accompanying them on a tandem paraglide. All you need is your hiking gear and clothing, sturdy shoes, and the will to fly to experience the Dolomites from above. The relevant equipment is provided on site by the pilots. Nothing can stop you now from the adventure of a lifetime in the skies of the Dolomites and Stelvio.
Acrobats of the sky
Pilots of model airplanes from Italy and abroad have had their eye on the Alpe di Siusi for a while now. The Spitzbühl, an exposed cliff reaching 1,980 m.a.s.l., is considered one of the most beloved flying spots in the areas. Outstanding thermal conditions provide the model airplanes with enough hot air to reach dizzying heights. However, pilots do need to be quite skilled if they want to fly in this area. This location is ideal even for curious onlookers, as it can be easily reached by cable car. This way, they too can enjoy the spectacle from up close. Tourists are also attracted by the sunny terrace of one of the mountain huts and a view over the Stelvio, Corno del Renon, the Brenta Alps and Gruppo dell’Adamello, and stretching out to the Ortles, Venoste, Stubai, and Aurine Alps.
The most stunning running trail of the Dolomites
Europe’s biggest high plateau is used regularly as a venue for international half-marathon races. The picturesque location set between majestic Dolomite summits, the slightly hilly terrain and the extensive network of roads make the Alpe di Siusi a runners’ paradise. The effort of running on the trail is rewarded with numerous, stunning natural views, ensuring an unforgettable jogging experience.
The call of the wild
For some people there’s nothing better than riding or trotting on horseback across the mountains, visiting traditional farmsteads and gazing at the majestic Dolomites. Others may prefer to explore the Alpe di Siusi by taking up some Nordic Walking: marked, spacious trails are perfect for a leisurely stroll using your trekking poles. Your outdoor walks are always enriched by plant and wild animal sightings. Rare mountain herbs and colourful mountain flowers dot the paths and groundhogs whistle from their dens. The Catinaccio-Stelvio Nature Park is an ideal place for some well-deserved relaxation and to while the hours away.