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Hotel Castel

Summer activities in the Dolomites.

The natural paradise surrounding Castelrotto can be experienced through a variety of sporting activities: enjoy guided hikes, bike tours, golf and much more.

The most beautiful hiking trails through the Dolomite Mountains begin right at Hotel Castel, and here you can experience nature endlessly and up close. The unique panorama of the Alpe di Siusi with the Sciliar, the witch's and symbolic mountain for all South Tyroleans, always amazes.
Let yourself be breathless or take advantage of the many sports facilities that are available on Europe's largest high mountain plateau. While leisure hikers and Nordic walkers discover new paths, mountaineers climb to dizzying heights. Riders find the happiness of nature on the back of a Haflinger. Winged paragliders float and indulge in the unique splendor and mountain bikers and e-bikers swing adventurously on their bikes to explore the almost endless dreamlike paths.
The bathing fun is not neglected either. Our indoor swimming pool and whirlpools are available daily. The Laghetto di Fiè, which has been awarded for its water quality and scenic beauty, is also inviting on particularly hot days.
Any questions about climbing schools, tandem flights, riding stables, golf? We are here for you, give you hiking tips and equip you with hiking, mountain bike maps or telescopic hiking sticks!

Guided hiking and biking

Guided to happiness - the scent of the Alps, fresh air and recharge your batteries. Your vacation should be a relaxing nature experience.
You are welcome to take part in guided hikes and selected bike tours from Monday to Friday. Trained hiking guides and e-bike guides from Alps Activ accompany our guests free of charge and bring the beauty and uniqueness of nature closer in a very special way. Ask about our weekly program right away!

We are also happy to assist you with hiking tips. Here are a few natural samples.

Hiking tours

Compaccio – Saltner Hut – Sciliar

Difficulty level: medium, Height difference: 613 m, Duration: 3.00 h

We take the road marked 10 towards Punta d’Oro. We'll leave this soon, turning right. One more short stretch and we enter the Sciliar Catincaccio Nature Park. Our hike now runs through the typical landscape of the Alpe di Siusi. Extensive meadows and pastures surrounded by forests, swampy meadows, natural reservoirs for mountain water, and everything is surrounded by the magnificent Dolomite landscape of the Sella group and the Sciliar massif. The path 10 leads us directly into the road marking 5, which, turning left, leads us slightly downhill to the Saltner Hut 1731 m snack station. As a result, we cross over an architecturally very interesting bridge, the stream Frötschenbach, and now enter what at first glance appears to be an almost impassable, almost unfriendly landscape: We are in the area of chamois and deer; the golden eagle is also at home here. The path leads in many serpentines through extensive pine fields in order to unite with the so-called tourist trail, marked 1. It leads us through an area of great natural interest. Soon we reach the height of the Sciliar high plateau, and the now pleasant, almost flat path brings us in a short time directly to the Bolzano Hut/Schlernhaus 2457 m.

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Starting point: Alpe di Siusi - Compaccio
Duration: 3:00
Height difference: 613 m
Difficulty level: medium
Highest point: 2457 m

From Saltria to the Forcella Sassolungo/Langkofelscharte

Difficulty level: easy, Height difference: 1006 m, Duration: 6.00 h

From Saltria (1675 m; here by bus) on the wide feeder road following marker 3, initially through the ox forest, a pasture where the cattle drive regulation dates back to the time of Maria Theresa. The Sasso Piatto rises majestically above it. After the ox forest you cross extensive mountain meadows and a wooded valley, then the "Santner-path" branches off to the right with the marking 525. With a view of the mighty Sassolungo, it leads us over the Plan de Cunfin, a magical piece of earth that brings the fairy tales of the Dolomites to life. Then it goes on a wide path over scree up to the Punta Dantersas with the Vicenza Hut/Langkofelhütte (2252 m; summer management) and on a steep scree path further up to the Forcella Sassolungo/Langkofelscharte with the Toni-Demetz Hut (2681 m; mountain station of the gondola lift leading up from the house of Passo Sella); from Saltria 3 1/2 hours. You walk in the footsteps of such important climbers as Johann Santner, Luis Trenker and Johann Demetz, who built the hut and named it after his son Toni, who was killed by lightning on the Sassolungo. After the "Sassolungo experience", take the ascent path again.

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Starting point: Saltria (1675 m)
Duration: 6:00
Height difference: 1006 m
Difficulty level: easy
Highest point: 2681 m

Alpe di Siusi hike with high alpine encore

Difficulty level: difficult, Height difference: 656 m, Duration: 5.00 h

From Compaccio (1844 m; here by car or bus) on path 7 to the Hotel Panorama (2014 m). From there, hike largely flat on path 2 across alpine meadows southwards. The step towards the Punta d’Oro. Look over the rock figures Punta Santner, Sasso Piatto, Sella, Cir and Odle, which stand like guards around the huge alpine pasture. Then in a long zigzag up to the Forcella Denti di Terrarossa (2500 m), where the view opens into the Ladin countryside. A pleasant path then descends briefly to the Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl Hut (2440 m; summer cultivation); A well-deserved rest with the unobstructed view of the Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites. Now continue on path 4 down to the former "Dialerhaus", the name of which is reminiscent of a tourism pioneer; and then to the Molignon/Mahlknecht Hut (2053 m, mountain inn). The view over dark green forests and light green alpine lawns is refreshing and beneficial. From there on a largely flat high-altitude hike on broad paths northwards back to the starting point.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1844 m)
Duration: 5:00
Height difference: 656 m
Difficulty level: difficult

Hike to the Bullaccia

Difficulty level: easy, Height difference: 300 m, Duration: 3.00 h

From the Compaccio car park (1844 m) you can choose the road or the Bullaccia chairlift for the ascent (1 1/2 hour ascent on foot). From the mountain station (2119 m) follow the wide path uphill to a junction and turn right on the route marked "PU" to the cross “Fillner Kreuz” (2130 m). Here it goes along the rocky eruptions (impressive view down) up to the highest point of the Bullaccia (2178 m). We continue on path no.13 to the cross “Gollerkreuz”, which stands above the north-western precipices of the Bullaccia. At the nearby Arnika snack station, the road marked "A" ends, which is used to return to the lift station.

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Starting point: Compaccio Alpe di Siusi (1844 m)
Duration: 3:00
Height difference: 300 m
Difficulty level: easy

Around the Bullaccia

Difficulty level: medium, Height difference: 850 m, Duration: 4.30 h

From Compaccio to Hotel Monte Piz (1910 m) to the road to Bulla, on which we now descend through the Bulla gorge. This gorge is geologically very interesting; for example, stone roses growing out of basalt can be found there. Shortly before the Ladin village of Bulla (1481 m) turn left towards “Schnürlsteig”, view over the Val Gardena and its Dolomites. A wonderful panorama trail (marker P) now winds its way through a romantic landscape of bushes and conifers, leads northwest towards Passo Pinei and meets trail 7 above it; on this now westwards to the hamlet of Saxell (1429 m, panorama) and further on path 7, largely evenly crossing the slopes to the connection with path 8, where the well-known witch's chairs (two chair-like boulders) are located in the forest (signpost). From there, with marker 8, through the meadows of the hamlet of Tiosels down to Castelrotto (1060 m), home of the famous “Kastelruther Spatzen” (in the distant year 1896 the town of Castelrotto only offered 100 guest beds). - By bus back to the Alpe di Siusi.

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Starting point: Hotel Icaro (1910 m)
Duration: 4:30
Height difference: 850 m
Difficulty level: moderately difficult
Highest point: 1910 m

Hans and Paula Steger memorial walk

Difficulty level: easy, Height difference: 170 m, Duration: 2.00 h

The path leads from Compaccio over the meadows (marking 30), crosses the road up to the Hotel Steger Delai, always following the 30, over the alpine meadows until we get back to the road to Saltria. Here we take path 12A to the right towards the south, up to the Laranz Hut. Shortly afterwards we turn left into path 12, which leads us down to the Saltria valley. For the last section we take path 9 to our destination in Saltria. The path does not make any special demands on the hiker, and signposts are set up at some critical points to make orientation easier. Simple wooden benches along the way invite you to rest.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1825 m)
Duration: 2:00
Height difference: 170 m
Difficulty level: easy
Highest point: 1850 m

Plan de Cunfin and Marmot Hut

Difficulty level: medium, Height difference: 400 m, Duration: 6.00 h

By bus from Compaccio to Saltria (1718 m). From there past large alpine pastures (Ochsenwald = community pasture of the Castelrotto farmers), through dark green forests to the Plan de Cunfin (water reservoir for the entire Val Gardena). The hiking trail no.525 leads along the foot of the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto to the entrance to the Forcella Sassolungo/Langkofelscharte. There turn right on path no. 527, in the direction of "Piz Uridl" (Hohes Eck, 2109 m) and over the communal pasture to the Marmot Hut (2150 m). Further down towards Saltner Hut and Saltria. With the bus back to Compaccio - History of the hike: The ox forest and the Plan de Cunfin have always been communal pastures for the surrounding and Castelrotto farmers. The inner part of the Plan de Cunfin, which is almost famous for its abundance of flowers among the rock giants of the Sassolungo Group, is also the water reservoir for the entire Val Gardena.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1825 m)
Duration: 6:00
Height difference: 400 m
Difficulty level: moderately difficult
Highest point: 2150 m

From Saltria around the Sassopiatto/Plattkofel

Difficulty level: difficult, Height difference: 540 m, Duration: 8.00 h

From Compaccio we take the bus to Saltria (1675 m) and from the Florian lift to the Williams Hut (2100 m; refreshment stops). From there, a 45-minute ascent to the Sassopiatto Hut (2300 m; managed refuge). As a magnificent high-altitude promenade between the Catinaccio and the Sella Group, the “Sentiero Friedrich-August” is very popular among Dolomite connoisseurs. On this hiking trail with the marking 4/594 on the southern slope of the great Sassolungo Group from Giogo di Fassa/Fassajoch to Passo Sella (2242 m). The Sandro-Pertini Hut and the Friedrich-August Hut offer captivating views of the Marmolada. Arrived at the Passo Sella, with the gondola up to the Toni Demetz Hut (2681 m) in the Forcella Sassolungo/Langkofelscharte. After a short break on the north side over scree down to the Sassolungo Hut (2253 m, managed refuge), further down to the Plans de Cunfin and over a wide path back to Saltria (1675 m). From there by bus back to Compaccio and to the hotel.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1825 m)
Duration: 8:00
Height difference: 540 m
Difficulty level: difficult

Circular hike in the east of the Alpe di Siusi

Difficulty level: easy, Height difference: 457 m, Duration: 3.00 h

Arrival by bus to Saltria in the center of the Alpe di Siusi (1675 m). Accompanied by the sun that has only just risen, it is partly flat, partly slightly ascending over a wide forest path with marking 30 eastwards and cross the magnificent “Pries” meadow (around 1800 m) with their splendid views of the north face of the Sassopiatto, but also to the mighty Sassolungo. Then on the wide path 7 through forest and meadows up to the tranquil Marmot Hut (2132 m, summer cultivation). Comfortable over the Zallinger Hut (2037 m) and the wide path 9 down to Saltria. Return by bus from there.

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Starting point: Saltria (1675 m)
Duration: 3:00
Height difference: 457 m
Difficulty level: easy
Highest point: 2132 m

From the Alpe di Siusi to Tires

Difficulty level: easy, Height difference: 1425 m, Duration: 6.30 h

From Compaccio on the edge of the Alpe di Siusi (1844 m; here with the cable car) on path 7 to the Panorama Hotel (2014 m), hike in the pleasant morning sun largely flat on path 2 over gentle alpine pastures southwards and then up towards Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf. Then you climb the Forcella Denti di Terrarossa (2500 m) in many serpentines and on the other side you reach the Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl Hut (2440 m; summer cultivation; almost 3 hours). On the mountain path 554 / 3a now up to the south-east to the Molignon Pass (2598 m) you come across the wild Molignon, the walls of which drop with breathtaking steepness into the Grasleiten Valley. Then there is a steep descent over a lot of scree down to the Grasleiten Hut (2134 m, summer management; 1 1/2 hours from Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl Hut). Descent into the Tschamin Valley - one of the most untouched Dolomite valleys, surrounded by steep and craggy walls. You get to the Bagni Lavina Bianca in Tires (1173 m; from Grasleiten Hut 2 hours), where you start your journey home by bus.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1844 m)
Duration: 6:30
Height difference: 1425 m
Difficulty level: easy
Highest point: 2598 m

From the Molignon Hut to the Saltria

Difficulty level: easy, Height difference: 378 m, Duration: 2.00 h

From the Compaccio car park on the Alpe di Siusi (1844 m), take the chairlift to the Panorama mountain station (2014 m, mountain inn). If you like it sporty, you can walk in 20 minutes on the easy path to the mountain station. At the Panorama Hotel you not only enjoy the fabulous view of Punta Santner/Santerspitze and Sciliar, far to the west the Ortles and Adamello Mountains also greet you. The path leads south on well-groomed hiking trails to the Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf. Here the view changes and the Sassolungo and Sassopiatto dominate the hike more and more. With a slight up and down, you can quickly reach the northern slopes of the Denti di Terrarossa. At the Molignon/Mahlknecht Hut (2053 m) you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Molignon, the "Schneid", the Denti di Terrarossa and the Sassolungo massif. The descent to Saltria (1675 m) can easily be started on foot (approx. 1 hour). From Saltria you return to Compaccio by bus.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1824 m)
Duration: 2:00
Height difference: 378 m
Difficulty level: easy
Highest point: 2053 m

Hike over the Forcella Denti di Terrarossa

Difficulty level: moderately difficult, Height difference: 825 m, Duration: 5.00 h

From Compaccio on the edge of the Alpe di Siusi (1844 m; here with the cable car) on path 7 to the Panorama Hotel(2014 m), hike in the pleasant morning sun largely flat on path 2 over gentle alpine pastures southwards and then up towards Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf. Then you climb the Forcella Denti di Terrarossa (2500 m) in many serpentines and on the other side you reach the Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl Hut (2440 m; summer cultivation; almost 3 hours). On the mountain path 554 / 3a now up to the south-east to the Molignon Pass (2598 m) you come across the wild Molignon, the walls of which drop with breathtaking steepness into the Grasleiten Valley. Then there is a steep descent over a lot of scree down to the Grasleiten Hut (2134 m, summer management; 1 1/2 hours from Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl Hut). Descent into the Tschamin Valley - one of the most untouched Dolomite valleys, surrounded by steep and craggy walls. You get to Bagni Lavina Bianca in Tires (1173 m; from Grasleiten Hut 2 hours), where you start your journey home by bus.

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Starting point: Compaccio (1824 m)
Duration: 5:00
Height difference: 825 m
Difficulty level: moderately difficult
Highest point: 2500 m

Hike on the Sciliar summit “Petz”

Difficulty level: medium, Height difference: 700 m, Duration: 6.00 h

The road to the Alpe di Siusi is closed to cars from 9 a.m. It is best to use the orbit from Siusi to Compaccio (1,828 m). Then on foot on well-marked paths over the Alpe di Siusi to the Saltner Hut (1,830 m). The ascent to the Sciliar plateau and to the Bolzano Hut/Schlernhaus (2,450m building complex with summer management) begins here; from Compaccio 3 hours. Lunch break in the historic refuge, built in 1885 by the Bolzano section of the German and Austrian Alpine Club (tip: typical shredded pancake “Kaiserschmarrn”!). In good weather, the 20-minute detour to the Petz (2,563m), the actual summit of the Sciliar with the cross, is worthwhile. The descent leads us on path 2 over the alpine plateau to the Tschafonsattel (2,020 m) and from there through the rock gorge of the bear trap down to Bagni Lavina Bianca in Tires (1,200 m). From there a shuttle bus returns to Siusi. (Timetable information at the counter of the orbit).

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Starting point: Compaccio Alpe di Siusi (1824 m)
Duration: 6:00
Height difference: 700 m
Difficulty level: medium
Highest point: 2563 m

Hike around the Catinaccio

Difficulty level: difficult, Height difference: 500 m, Duration: 5.00 h

An attractive hike for all enthusiastic and mountain experienced hikers, which offers fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Paolina Hut (with the chairlift or from the Passo di Costalunga over the path no.548 and 552), path no.539 and 549 to the Roda di Vael Hut, path no.541 over the Passo delle Cigolade, path no.550 to Passo delle Coronelle, to the Fronza alle Coronelle Hut/Kölner Hütte, path No. 549 and No. 552 to the starting point.

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Starting point: Paolina Hut
Duration: 5:00
Height difference: 500 m
Difficulty level: difficult
Lift facilities: Chairlift Paolina

Around the “Kofel” of Castelrotto

An absolute must for everyone who loves Castelrotto.

This short hike is an absolute must for everyone who loves Castelrotto. The view that you enjoy is an experience that you will feed on long after your vacation. The path climbs through the right archway of the Krausegg community center, past the Hotel Turm. (Don't be impressed by the initial climb). After about 200 m the path is almost flat throughout. After the left bend, we turn right, following the wide steps up the Kalvarienberg sign. The view is unobstructed of the Santner, the Sciliar, the Bullaccia and the wonderful meadow landscape above the village, the group of houses of Tiosels and the hamlet of St. Michael. The path leads around the Kofel in a descriptive circle. The chapels give it the appearance of a calvary. Turning left we see the hamlet of Tesimo in the valley below and the Renon high plateau with its villages and its highest point, the Corno del Renon. Following the cloister with its chapels, we reach the so-called Infang, a truly idyllic place. Old masonry and the massive castle tower, in which a double chapel is built, is reminiscent of proud times gone by. At the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th century, the medieval castle was built here from the ruins of the former hill fort and the remains of the Roman fort (seat of the Lords of Castelrotto). In 1675 Georg Kraus had the castle, which had been left in ruins, torn down and the chapels of the Calvary complex were built from this rubble. In 1835 the Kofel passed to the municipality of Castelrotto. Processions and supplications take place here on various occasions.

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Starting point: Castelrotto village square
Duration: 0:45
Height difference: 130 m
Difficulty level: easy
Trails: Trail 10 - 3 - 15
Map / Guide: Hiking guide (Around Alpe di Siusi) Kompass 067 Tabacco Alpe di Siusi Altipiano dello Sciliar 1:25000

Castelrotto - Siusi - Lake of Fiè – Fiè

A pleasant walk from Castelrotto to Fiè.

We follow hiking trails 6 and 7 all the way to Siusi. In Siusi we hike through the village to the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable car. We leave the valley station on the left and take the road marking 2 in a south-westerly direction to the Hotel Salegg. Several trails branch off here, we stay on trail 2 which leads past the hotel into the forest. This is a pleasant walk, it is almost flat, entirely in the refreshing shade of the Vigil Forest. Above the Hotel Vigiler Hof it climbs moderately, always through dense forest, crosses the Strasser Graben, and in a short time brings us up to the lake of Fiè (1056m). This is an artificial pond that was built as a carp pond by the lords of Fiè-Colonna, who resided at Prösels Castle. It is fed by a spring that rises at the foot of the Sciliar and is called the Sciliar blood. On the south-western bank of the pond, in the immediate vicinity of the Waldsee Hotel, we take marking 1. The path now leads continuously downhill, past the Zimmerlehen residence, over a wonderful meadow landscape with an unobstructed view of the villages of Fiè, Prösels Castle, the Bolzano valley basin and in Background to the Mendel Mountains and brings us down to Fiè allo Sciliar (880m). For the return trip to Castelrotto we recommend the bus which runs every half hour between Fiè and Castelrotto. Bus stop in Untervöls at the roundabout.

Attractions:
• Laghetto di Fiè/Lake of Fiè
• „Ansitz Zimmerlehen“
• Marvellous views at several points

Refreshments:
• Vigilerhof
• Albergo Laghetto di Fiè
• Hotel Waldsee

Bike tours

Alpe di Siusi tour

The 26 km long tour takes us over forest paths with gravel and some asphalt sections through the diverse landscape of the Alpe di Siusi.

Compaccio at 1,840 m a.s.l. is an ideal starting point for the tour. You can get here with the Alpe di Siusi cable car (before 9 a.m. also by car), bike rental is available. It goes over the pass road in the direction of Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf-Molignon Hut. The section up to the junction is paved. Below the Hotel Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf we take the gravel path no.7 to the Molignon/Mahlknecht hut. The hut already marks half of our tour and invites you to take a break. Then we take path number 8 towards Saltria. The next stage destination is the Hotel Tirler (1,770 m), here it goes up to the Zallinger hut (2,037 m). We drive down the path through the forest towards Monte Pana and then turn left towards Saltria (path no. 3). From there, continue along the paved road to Compaccio.
Note: This MTB tour offers a magnificent panorama of the Alpe di Siusi area and the Dolomites. Although the length of the tour and the difference in altitude are not extreme, one should not underestimate that the climbs are located under the sun of the alpine meadows, i.e. without trees providing shade!

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Starting point: Compaccio or any other point of the tour (if you want to start from Saltria: from S. Cristina in Val Gardena you can get there by mountain bike via the Jender valley, approx. 3 km, ascent from 1320 m to 1670 m above sea level).
Path: Compaccio (1,840 m) - Mahlknecht hut (2,047 m) - Tirler (1,770 m) - Zallinger (2,037) - Saltria (1,670 m) – Compaccio
Path number: 7, 8, 9, 7, 3
Travel time: approx. 2 hours
Distance: 26 km
Difference in altitude: approx. 900

Around the Bullaccia

The 25 km long tour takes us over forest and meadow paths and some asphalt sections around the 2170 m high mountain between Val Gardena and Castelrotto.

The 1,440 m high Passo Pinei is the start and finish point of this round tour. We drive down the pass road in the direction of Ortisei to the Hotel Albion. Here we turn left towards Bulla and take the gravel path. We drive up the meadow path to the right, which soon leads to a steep forest path. We continue on the gravel road, which ends in a tarred road after 350 m, and continue on it above the Bulla cemetery. The street with path no. 3 we continue in the direction of Seiseralm, past the Monte Piz inn, we continue upwards on a gravel path. Following number 3 we come to Compatsch and continue on the road to bend no. 4, where we turn right onto gravel path no. 10 to the Marinzen hut. Following No. 9 we come to the Schafstallhütte and on to St. Michael (1,300 m). The last part is the ascent up to the Panider saddle, which we cover on the asphalt road.

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Starting point: Passo Pinei or any other point of the tour (if you want to start from Compatsch: there is a bike rental shop there. In this case, please note the restrictions on car traffic in Compatsch.)
Path: Passo Pinei (1,440 m) - Bulla (1,490 m) - Hotel Monte Piz (1,760 m) - Compaccio (1,840 m) - Marinzen (1,480 m) - Passo Pinei
Path number: Passo Pinei street, 3, 4, 10, 9
Travel time: approx. 3 hours
Distance: 25 km
Difference in altitude: approx. 850

To the Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl

The 23 km long tour takes us to the beautiful mountain hut on the Schlern.

It's pretty steep up into the high mountains! We start at 1,840 m a.s.l. in Compaccio (only accessible by car before 9 a.m.). We take the Jochroad towards Hotel Panorama - Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf - Mahlknecht Hut. The first section is paved. At Hotel Punta d’Oro/Goldknopf we take the gravel path No. 7 to the Mahlknecht hut. It goes briefly downhill to the intersection with the Saltria stream - and then it gets really steep. And the hard part of the tour follows immediately: We step a steep profile concrete paved road the last few hundred meters up to the Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl at 2,450 m through the Durontal, to the left of us the Molignon, to the right the Rosszähne. After a pleasant break at Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl, it goes steeply downhill back to the Mahlknechthütte, then on path no. 8 via Tirler to Saltria. And finally back over the asphalt road to Compaccio.

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Starting point: Compaccio
Path: Compaccio (1,840 m) - Molignon hut (2,047 m) - Alpe di Tires/Tierser Alpl (2,450 m) - Tirler (1,770 m) - Saltria (1,670 m) – Compaccio
Path number: 7, 4, 7, 8, 3
Travel time: approx. 2.5 hours
Distance: 23 km
Difference in altitude: approx. 1000 m

Monte Piz

The mountain that separates the Alpe di Siusi from Ortisei in Val Gardena is circled in this tour proposal.

The starting point of the tour is the parking lot of the tennis hall in Runggaditsch near Ortisei (municipality of Castelrotto). 100 m up the valley, turn left through the village of Runggaditsch. After crossing the junction with the St. Ulrich - Castelrotto road, the gravel path begins on the Puflerbach. We continue in the direction of Alpe di Siusi (path no.3), past the Hotel Monte Piz, where we follow the tar road to the left. Soon after the Hotel Icaro we follow a hiking trail to the left that climbs up and then crosses the slope. At the mountain railway inn we drive down the forest path to the Hotel Sonne, behind the hotel we take the path towards Saltria. Path No. 11 branches off at Kleiner Moos: technically experienced mountain bikers can follow it down the Jender Valley. Everyone else is advised to take number 9 to Saltria and then continue towards Val Gardena / St. Christina. At the Jender farms, just before St. Christina, the two alternative paths meet: Following No. 8, we continue above the entrance to Ortisei, we always keep left at the two junctions (path No. 6 towards Runggaditsch) and come back to the starting point. Note: some sections are on narrower paths.

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Starting point: Runggaditsch near Ortisei or any other point on the tour
Route: Runggaditsch - Icaro - Sonne - Jendertal - Runggaditsch
Path number: Panider-Sattel-Straße, 3, S-6, 9, 11, 8, 6
Travel time: approx. 3 hours
Distance: 22 km
Difference in altitude: approx. 1000 m

Golf – Partnerhotel

The most beautiful green south of the Alps awaits our guests on the Golf Club San Vigilio Siusi: with 9 and 18 holes only 4 km away: golf in a pleasant, fresh mountain climate in the midst of unparalleled nature with a view of the Dolomite mountains.
As a GOLF partner hotel, we offer you 20% off green fees and guaranteed tee times. Golf taster courses with free training afterwards including rental clubs is possible for only €5 per person.
Open from March to November, a 5-minute drive from Castelrotto.

The sunny golf paradise of South Tyrol offers seven very different character courses. Mediterranean to high alpine: get involved in a game!

  • Golfclub Petersberg (approx. 40 km)
  • Golfclub Passiria - Merano (approx. 50 km)
  • Golfclub Carezza (approx. 35 km)
  • Golfclub Alta Badia (approx. 40 km)
  • Golfclub Lana (approx. 48 km)
  • Golfclub Pustertal (approx. 60 km)

Car hiking – Driving experience and enjoyment in perfect harmony

Let the wind blow under your nose below a blue sky, past idyllic mountain villages, where chairs and tables invite you to rest and a tasty “Kirchtag Krapfen” or hearty bacon dumplings beckon. A quick ice cream in the mountain cafe or a latte macchiato on a detour to Lago di Garda. We recommend pleasure routes in and around South Tyrol that you will instantly fall in love with.

The great tour of the Dolomites

Round trip through the realm of the pale mountains of Castelrotto through the Val Gardena to the Sella Pass (m.2240) over the Pordoi Pass (m.2239) and the Falzarego Pass (m.2111) to the Olympic city of Cortina. Return via the Lake Misurina with a view of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, crossing the Val Pusteria to Brunico, Bressanone and Chiusa and back to the Sciliar area.
Travel time: approx. 4 hours

Marmolada and Lake Carezza

Marmolada is called the Queen of the Dolomites (UNESCO World Natural Heritage) and offers a war museum rich in finds and stories from the First World War in addition to the wonderful panorama. The Lake Carezza at the foot of the Catinaccio Group impresses with its unique turquoise-blue colour.
Travel time: approx. 4 hours

Merano and the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, in which plants from all over the world thrive, have been stretching on the sun-drenched slope above Merano since 2001. Merano is a world-famous spa town that Empress Sissi once chose for her winter cure. A promenade is still reminiscent of Sissi's walks today. Discover the medieval town center, the centuries-old arcades and stroll along the Tappeiner Promenade.
Travel time: approx. 1 1/4 hours

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