IN THE MOUNTAINS
EXPERIENCE THE DOLOMITES UP CLOSE
Mountain hiking in South Tyrol.
Wonderful panorama of the impressive DolomitesSwitch off the stress, rediscover slowness – and still be active: This precious quality can be achieved most effectively by hiking in and around San Vigilio, in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Professionals will get their money's worth, as will occasional hikers or families with children. You can find an infinite choice of hiking trails to meet all requirements – from the enjoyable panoramic hike to the summit storm.
HIKING WITH PASSION
ALPINE HIKING HOTELHiking belongs to the main activities in our resort. We carry the mountains in our hearts and our passion is to guide you to the most beautiful places of our region.
DAILY GUIDED HIKES
ACTIVE HOTEL AWARDEvery day there is a guided hike on our activity program. On Wednesdays with family Call, on the other days with our hiking guide Otto, the connoisseur of Ladin traditions, or our sports-loving guide Paolo. In recognition of this, our resort was awarded the Active Hotel Award 2019 in the category mountain sports.
MEMBER OF THE ALPINE HIKING HOTELS
OUR QUALITY PROMISEWe are specialised in providing you with unique hiking experiences and lasting impressions of the "world's most beautiful mountains" – either with our extensive hiking program or with individual tips for your journey of discovery.
As a member of the best hiking hotels in the Alps, we do everything to turn your hiking holiday in the Dolomites into an unforgettable experience. With the "best alpine" hiking hotel promise, we fulfil the following criteria:
Our hotels are located in the most beautiful hiking regions in Austria, Italy and Germany. Hiking trails start right outside the front door.
In each of our hotels, you'll find passionate and experienced hiking experts available to answer any and all questions you have about planning your hike.
We offer free tours led by our mountain guides 7 times a week, ranging from family hikes to selected summit climbs.
At our hotels, you can borrow equipment like walking sticks, backpacks and baby carriers free of charge (subject to availability).
We would also be happy to bring you on your individually planned hiking tour starting points in the region and pick you up at your destination.
After your hike, you can choose to relax in the sauna or steam room or even enjoy one of our massages or soothing baths with Alpine herbs.
Enjoy culinary delicacies from the region, delicious whole foods, and vegetarian specialties.
DOLOMITES LIFE HIKING PLUS
- 7 times a week, guided hikes to the most beautiful places in the Dolomites
- From the end of May until October: Dolomites Hike with hoteliers Tamara and Werner Call, to the Fanes-Sennes-Prags and Puez-Geisler nature parks
- Hiking rucksacks, telescopic hiking poles and raingear to borrow
- Hiking maps of the region, pointers for individually recommended tours
- Information about open huts, lifts, bus and train connections
- Discussion of tours with the help of digital hiking maps, featuring 3-D view and downloadable to GPS devices
- Individual daily hiking tips from the Excelsior hiking app
- Excelsior hiking shuttles for free transfers within the community
- SummerCard: free shuttle bus to the nature park and Passo Furcia, as well as all public transportation throughout South Tyrol
DOLOMITES LIFE HIKING TIPSFor families, there are various possibilities to explore the mountains and their history. If you would like to try your hand at a small round trip, the legend trail directly in San Vigilio is the best place to start. The path runs along the stream for three kilometres and has eleven information boards with exciting stories about the famous Fanes figures and Princess Dolasilla.
There is also plenty of water to see if you walk with your children from the alpine guesthouse Pederü to the Fanes alp with its lakes. This tour is longer and more demanding, but still easy to manage with the children. The quite comfortable high trail leads with a constant gradient up the mountain. The Fanes hut or Lavarella hut at 2.042 metres is the destination - even if the children will probably be drawn directly to the Green Sea. Those who still have strength in their calves can walk a little further to the Limo Lake, which lies picturesquely at 2.159 metres.
The tour from the alpine guesthouse Pederü up to the Sennes hut is suitable for everyone. You will conquer 600 meters of altitude difference on a total length of 4.7 kilometers and are rewarded with a unique panorama at 2.126 metres.
An experienced hiker should be the one who sets out from the Passo Furcia to the Piz da Peres peak (2.507 metres). A wonderfully varied hike through the woods, over meadows, stick and stone, which requires some surefootedness. We start at the reservoir at the Passo Furcia on path number 3 towards Piz da Peres. The path is steep and sometimes quite narrow, passing at the foot of the northern slopes of the mountain. The path heads towards the Dreifingerscharte between Piz da Peres and Dreifingerspitze (2.479 metres), where it continues upwards in many bends. From the Dreifingerscharte, the path leads across meadows to the summit cross of Piz da Peres, which is located exactly opposite the Plan de Corones.