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Summer in Castelrotto/Kastelruth: active recreation in the Dolomites

Hiking, biking, climbing and more - Varied summer activities in the Sciliar/Schlern mountain area.

In summer, Kastelruth is a true paradise for all those in search of active recreation amidst the majestic Dolomites. The high plateau of the Seiser Alm offers countless opportunities for hikers, cyclists, climbers, runners, and golf enthusiasts. The nature of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is simply fascinating and offers an unrivalled variety of attractions and facets. Here you can enjoy a unique panorama and the healthy mountain air, which brings refreshment and relaxation. An unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventurers alike who want to relax amidst breath-taking mountain scenery and experience the beauty of nature up close.


Imagine hiking in Kastelruth like this: You explore the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park and wander through an impressive landscape with geologically fascinating rock formations. You pass majestic waterfalls from which you can enjoy views of distant Alpine peaks. You cross gorges and streams on well-secured alpine paths and experience unspoilt nature up close. Along the way, you can quench your thirst and hunger in rustic mountain huts and savour the local cuisine. With its majestic mountain peaks and lush green meadows, the Seiser Alm and its surroundings are a truly idyllic spot.


The mountain village of Kastelruth proves to be the perfect starting point for a variety of bike excursions that will delight both families and demanding mountain bike enthusiasts. The total of 33 routes, with a total length of around 1,000 kilometres, offer something for everyone. You can choose between easy routes for leisurely tours, moderately difficult trails and demanding trails that will challenge your riding skills. During your ride, you will be accompanied by blooming alpine meadows, magnificent mountain peaks and the unique diversity of nature in the Schlern/Sciliar mountain region. This beautiful landscape is just waiting to be explored.


The Schlern/Sciliar mountain region has established itself as an ideal destination for running enthusiasts. Here you will find 20 carefully designed running routes of varying lengths and levels of difficulty, offering over 180 kilometres of the best running conditions.
Eight of the tours lie between 1,800 and 2,300 metres above sea level on the Alpe di Siusi and present an impressive backdrop. The remaining twelve trails take you through altitudes of 900 to 1,100 metres around the picturesque villages of Castelrotto, Siusi and Fiè allo Sciliar. As passionate runners, we naturally also offer guided running tours.


An 18-hole golf course awaits you in the idyllic surroundings near Kastelruth, set against the fascinating backdrop of the Schlern/Sciliar mountain. The spacious 60-hectare Seis St. Vigil golf course is rightly described as one of the most beautiful in northern Italy. This immaculately maintained course is harmoniously nestled in the tranquillity and beauty of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers both beginners and experienced golfers a playful challenge. The presence of ponds, gorges, waterfalls, and expansive fairways will impress players of all levels. Amid this enchanting high mountain landscape, golf enthusiasts experience unrivalled golfing pleasure of the highest quality.
As a selected partner hotel of the St. Vigil Seis Golf Club, our guests enjoy numerous benefits such as a 20% discount on the green fee and guaranteed tee times.


During your stay in the Schlern/Sciliar mountain region, horse lovers should definitely take the opportunity to spend a few hours on the back of these impressive animals. The blond Haflinger horses that live here are known for their robustness and friendly nature. In Kastelruth you will find numerous riding stables that offer riding lessons and rides on the high plateau. In winter, you can also enjoy the special experience of a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Horse lovers should not miss the spectacular Oswald von Wolkenstein Tournament in June. This traditional event takes place every year in the Schlern/Sciliar mountain area and includes a stop at the beautiful Prösels Castle.


Experience the breath-taking beauty of the Dolomites from a bird's eye view on an exciting paragliding adventure. A tandem flight over the majestic mountains, including the Schlern, the landmark of the area, the Rosengarten and the imposing peaks of the Langkofel and Plattkofel, will quench your thirst for adrenaline. All you need is the courage to take to the skies. The take-off site at Spitzbühl is particularly popular with pilots due to its excellent thermals. From here, passenger and pilot take off in just a few steps and glide gently downhill until they reach St. Valentin.


The Seiser Alm, surrounded by the sublime peaks of the Langkofel and Plattkofel and the imposing Schlern massif, is a true paradise for hikers and climbing enthusiasts. Here you will find route suggestions for every level of difficulty. Accompanied by experienced hiking and mountain guides, you can discover the breath-taking natural scenery of the Schlern/Sciliar mountain area and enjoy unrivalled summit experiences.


The opportunities for swimming in the Schlern/Sciliar mountain region are varied and refreshing. On hot summer days, the Völser Weiher offers a welcome cool-down and a relaxing place to swim. Nestled in green fir forests and surrounded by unique mountain peaks, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in our region. The public swimming pool in Telfen is just a stone's throw away from Kastelruth. It has two solar-heated pools, one of which is especially suitable for children. The crowning glory of our offer is our brand new outdoor infinity pool, which is heated all year round and promises an unrivalled swimming experience at any time of year.

Seiser Alm

Experience a varied weekly programme with Seiser Alm Balance, specially designed for guests in the Sciliar area. Immerse yourself in guided flower walks in the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park, enjoy morning hikes with a traditional mountain breakfast, take part in yoga sessions on the Kastelruther Kofel and discover the art of making natural cosmetics. This varied programme gives you the opportunity to enjoy nature to the full and relax at the same time. Participation in all activities is free of charge for guests of our hotel.
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Explore the picturesque landscape of the Dolomites all year long. Our region offers a wealth of outdoor activities, ranging from idyllic hikes to exciting winter sports adventures.
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