A holiday in the Dolomites has so much to offer: Nature to enjoy, experiences to live, new things to learn, delicious food to taste … It is no secret that this area offers a treasure trove of attractions. Yet, the most beautiful mountains in the world are still full of secrets, which have been kept for thousands of years. Come and live an experience like no other here in the Dolomites – your holiday at our hotel in South Tyrol will be a memorable adventure!
On 26 June 2009 the UNESCO World Committee unanimously resolved to add nine regions in the Dolomites to the list of World Natural Heritage sites, thus officially confirming the uniqueness of the “Pale Mountains”. But what is it that makes the Dolomites really unique? Well, there are several features that make the Dolomites a “discovery destination” par excellence, a real draw for geologists and history lovers, nature fans and passionate climbers alike. The first reason lies in the variety of experiences and scenarios a holiday in the Dolomites has to offer. Then there is the turbulent history of these mountains, which arose millions of years ago as a coral reef in the primordial Tethys – a treat for those who are interested in history. The Bletterbach gorge offers insights into the history and geology of our planet, while various monuments, paths and exhibitions bear witness to the events of World War I which involved the Dolomites front. The linguistic features characterising this region are also worth investigating, in particular the Ladin language.
The Dolomites owe their name to the rock they are made of – the limestone dolomite, which is widely spread in this region. They are easily recognised by their light colour, which is bound to impress you on your first holiday in the Dolomites.
We could say that the real reasons that earned the Dolomites their place in the UNESCO World Heritage list are the beauty of the landscapes and their unique geomorphological peculiarities. Come see for yourself: nowhere else can you find such a strong yet harmonious contrast of gently sloping pastures and rugged peaks.
Two of the nine UNESCO-listed regions of the Dolomites are located in the immediate vicinity of our hotel in Castelrotto/Kastelruth: the Sciliar-Catinaccio/Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park and the Puez-Geisler Nature Park. A holiday in the Dolomites offers endless adventures, all-year round. Summer activities include hiking on the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, climbing and cycling in Val Gardena/Grödnertal, and paragliding high above the Dolomites. In winter, you can spend your time skiing on the perfectly groomed slopes (some of which have already become world famous) and on the wonderful cross-country trails, or exploring the Passo Pinei/Panider Sattel hiking in the knee-high snow.
Rest assured: your holidays in the Dolomites will be full of unique experiences, and we are happy to help with some tips!
You can fashion your holiday in the Dolomites according to your preferences; however, one element will accompany you throughout your sojourn: nature. Holidays in the Dolomites are a full immersion into nature, and all the more so here on the Passo Pinei/Panider Sattel! Lush spruce- and pine forests, a large panoramic lawn with a little zoo, an impressive mountain frame and lots of fresh air: this is a place to feel good, a place to enjoy a holiday of undisturbed relaxation. We of the 4-star hotel Pinei do our best to help you experience this wonderful nature in all its facets. We do so by offering, beside a rich palette of sports and leisure activities, an all-round experience which includes culinary pleasures and spa services. Let us surprise you and prepare to live the holiday in the Dolomites you always dreamt of!