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Request your dream vacation now In the fascinating town of Ortisei in Val Gardena
Request your dream vacation now In the fascinating town of Ortisei in Val Gardena

Active summer vacation amidst the unspoilt nature of the Dolomites

Spend your summer holidays at Hotel Alpenheim in Val Gardena and explore the breathtaking
mountain scenery of the Pale Mountains in South Tyrol

We are the summer! This is the summer in the mountains of South Tyrol. It shines in all colours, from the delicate red blossom of the Alpine rose to the wonderful colours of autumn. The area between the Sassolungo/Langkofel and the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm offers limitless possibilities to enjoy the summer in Val Gardena/Gröden. You can go for walks, by mountain bike, go climbing or do vie ferrate, go paragliding or golfing, simply relax or enjoy our large wellness offers, and much more. The Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA is your summer hotel for a relaxed and unforgettable summer holiday in South Tyrol and in Val Gardena/Gröden. It is the endless number of hiking paths, the friendliness of the people, the hospitality and last but not least the great service in the Hotel Alpenheim which makes your holidays in Val Gardena/Gröden to an unforgettable experience. Hardly five minutes from the village, situated on the sunny side of Ortisei/St.Ulrich, you are in the middle of it all and not just part of it.


Hotel Alpenheim, The first Bikehotel in Ortisei - Val Gardena. What is unique? This is unique! Mountain biking amidst the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, in mountain landscapes which have been described by famous mountaineers as the most beautiful mountains in the world. Sassolungo, Sella, Marmolada, Tofana, Catinaccio, Tre Cime di Lavaredo – This is where Mountain biker dreams come true. The selected Bike Hotel Alpenheim in Ortisei is your perfect starting point to discover this fantastic world by bike.
No matter if you are an ambitious biker looking for great tours or a comfortable biker interested in easy trails, the surroundings of the Bike Hotel Alpenheim in Val Gardena offer something for everyone. Rapid descents on forest roads, breathtaking single trails and steep up-hills - our guests will be thrilled by the large choice of tours in their mtb holiday in Val Gardena.

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World Heritage of the UNESCO

On 26th June 2009 nine parts of the Dolomites were declared World Heritage- Natural Site of the UNESCO. The explanation of the World Heritage committee states as follows: “The nine components of The Dolomites World Heritage property protect a series of highly distinctive mountain landscapes that are of exceptional natural beauty. […]The sublime, monumental and colourful landscapes of the Dolomites have also long attracted hosts of travellers and a history of scientific and artistic interpretations of its values.” The Dolomites came into being about 250 million years ago due to former corral reefs rising from the sea. The characteristic attraction of the Dolomites is based on the often abrupt succession of alpine pastures and the higher riffs of limestone and dolomite. The peaks reach heights of more than 3,300 metres. The highest peak is the Marmolada (3,342m). One of the most beautiful massifs is the Sassolungo/Langkofel, which rises above the Val Gardena/Gröden with its 3,181 metres.

Summer active

In summer there are plenty of possibilities to spend one’s holidays. No matter if you travel on your own, in twos or with the family, you won’t have any problem finding the right thing for you. It goes without saying that Val Gardena/Gröden is more than anything a hiking paradise for connoisseurs, for the young and the old (but young in spirit), for the small and the big ones. But the summer in Val Gardena/Gröden, in Ortisei/St. Ulrich and in the Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA has definitely much more to offer than that. The question to be asked here is: What can’t be offered? Our landscape, the unique nature underneath the proud massif of the Sassolungo/Langkofel, the alpine pastures and meadows, the valleys and lakes, the lively brooklets and the wonderfully situated huts in Val Gardena/Gröden make the valley of woodcarvers to the amazing area it is. We would have to describe and enthuse about it for days to give you a complete picture. The better alternative is for you to come and see for yourself!


A wide-spread net of hiking paths, walks and alpine tracks covers the whole area of Val Gardena/Gröden like a tight net. Clear signs help you find your way and make hiking to a wonderful experience. Where to go first? Where are the most beautiful spots in the World Heritage of the Dolomites? Follow our hiking guide on the very best tours to the very best viewpoints, to wonderfully situated huts and to marvellous alpine pastures. This is hiking at its best, without worrying about anything and just enjoying every minute of it.


Val Gardena/Gröden is a paradise for climbing. Easy climbing tours in the Dolomites, difficult tracks up to the highest peaks, climbing for connoisseurs in the Dolomites, climbing parks on Passo Sella/Sellajoch – all this and more does Val Gardena/Gröden offer. The masters of the vertical line have definitely found the ideal place. The climbing guide by the mountaineer Mauro Bernardi from Val Gardena/Gröden alone contains 120 delightful tours in the nearer surroundings – and they are just a pick. Some of the best climbers and mountaineers in the world come from the Val Gardena/Grödnertal. Never to be forgotten: Battista Vinatzer, one of the best of his time; Luis Trenker, the big son of Val Gardena/Gröden and Karl Unterkircher, who climbed both the Mount Everest and the K2 in one season before tragically dying on Nanga Parbat. You can also go climbing with the famous mountain guides from the group of the “Catores”. Be it for beginners or experts, a tour with a mountain guide from Val Gardena/Gröden guarantees great adventures and experiences.


Golf in the Dolomites is something really special. In the midst of a marvellous and magic landscape, combined with wellness and relaxation, a golf holiday in Val Gardena/Gröden is going to be a real experience. The golf courses in South Tyrol are very different one from the other. But there is one thing they all have in common: it is definitely worth playing on them. Playing golf in the pleasant country of South Tyrol – the Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA in Ortisei/St.Ulrich is the perfect address for it.

High rope course

Since late summer 2009 Val Gardena/Gröden and Ortisei/St.Ulrich have had a new attraction. Gabriel Kostner, one of the best helicopter rescue pilots in the Alpine region realised his childhood dream and built a playground above the roofs of Ortisei/St.Ulrich. With the help of more than 3000 metres of steel rope, more than 700 steel rope clamps and numerous screws and nuts a wonderful high rope course emerged in a pleasantly shady piece of wood. Between three and fifty metres of height you dance in airy spaces. Always well-secured, never really dangerous, but adventurous and exciting – that’s how the climbing park professionally run by the famous mountain guides of the “Catores” presents itself. Almost sixty platforms, stairs, ladders, spiral staircases and bridges guarantee entertaining hours. Climbing harness, helmet, carainer and rope provide full protection. This is ultimate fun for the whole family.

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South Tyrolean delicacies at the Gourmet Hotel Alpenheim Let yourself be spoiled by our kitchen chef with mouth-watering dishes from the South Tyrolean and Italian kitchen
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