Varied summer in the mountains of Val Gardena
Adventure and relaxation
Nature experience

Active summer vacation in the unspoilt nature of the Dolomites

Spend some time out at Hotel Alpenheim in Val Gardena and explore the breathtaking mountain scenery in South Tyrol.

The mountain landscape shimmers with diverse colors in the summer, from the delicate red blossoms of the alpine rose to the bright green meadows and deep blue mountain lakes. Between the impressive Sassolungo and the Alpe di Siusi, there are countless opportunities for leisure activities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, golfing, or simply relaxing and enjoying a wellness break. To enjoy a relaxing summer holiday in Val Gardena, the Alpenheim - Charming Hotel & SPA is the perfect place. With endless hiking routes, friendly locals, hospitable staff, and extensive hotel services, your stay is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The hotel is located on the sunny side of Ortisei, only five minutes from the village, placing you right in the heart of the action.

Mountain bike
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The Dolomites are considered one of the most beautiful areas in the world and offer ideal conditions for mountain biking. The selected Bike Hotel Alpenheim in Ortisei is the perfect starting point to explore the enchanting mountain world by bike. Whether you are an experienced biker or prefer more leisurely tours, you will find suitable routes around the hotel in Val Gardena. Experience the majestic peaks such as Sassolungo, Sella, Marmolada, Tofana and Catinaccio in a completely new way and let yourself be impressed by the beauty of nature.

Included services for our cyclists:

  • Locked, video-monitored MTB room
  • Laundry service for your bike clothing (against a fee)
  • Biker breakfast for new energy and vitality
  • Washing possibility for the bikes
  • Every Sunday: Information evening with our guide of the MTB school Ortisei with details on the guided tours, personal tips and hints.
  • We are partners of the MTB School Ortisei
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An extensive network of hiking paths, walks, and alpine tracks covers the entire area of Val Gardena like a tight net. Clear signs help you find your way and make hiking a wonderful experience. Where should you start? Where are the most beautiful spots in the World Heritage of the Dolomites? Follow our hiking guide to discover the very best tours, viewpoints, wonderfully situated huts, and marvelous alpine pastures. This is hiking at its best, without worrying about anything and just enjoying every minute of it.

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Val Gardena is a paradise for climbing. A climbing guide by the mountain guide Mauro Bernardi alone lists 120 enjoyable tours in the immediate vicinity - and that is only a selection. Many famous climbers and mountaineers come from Val Gardena. Battista Vinatzer, one of the best of his time, Luis Trenker, the great son of Val Gardena, and also Karl Unterkircher, who was the only mountaineer in the world to climb Mount Everest and K2 in one season, remain unforgotten.

Experience great tours with the mountain guides "Catores" from Ortisei.

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Golfing in the Dolomites is a truly unique experience. Amidst the marvelous and magical landscape, combined with wellness and relaxation, a golf holiday in Val Gardena becomes a unforgettable experience. The golf courses in South Tyrol could hardly be more different, but they all have one thing in common: they are worth playing on. The nearby St. Vigil golf course in Siusi is particularly recommendable, with its 18-hole course that offers a challenge for both beginners and experienced golfers. For those who wish to enjoy golfing amidst the pleasant countryside of South Tyrol, Hotel Alpenheim - Charming Hotel & SPA in Ortisei is the perfect address.

High rope course
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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. 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 above the ground, the course moves at airy heights. 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. With a climbing harness, helmet, carabiner and rope, it becomes the ultimate fun for the whole family.

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

Val Gardena