Summer Action

Südtirol/Alto Adige Balance in the Alpe di Siusi holiday area

As the countryside awakens in spring, the urge to get out into the open air gets ever stronger and draws us out into the great outdoors and the spring air. “Active and healthy in spring” is the order of the day in the Alpe di Siusi holiday area. A variety of training sessions and workshops on the theme of health, balance, nutritious diet, optimal training techniques and equipment will ensure you have all the basics you need to get the fresh air and hiking and running season off to a good start.

Top-experiences for an active and healthy spring!
30.04. – 27.06.2018
 

Fresh summers on the Seiser Alm

The largest mountain plateau in Europe is not just a popular destination during a holiday at the Vigilerhof; since time immemorial, people from the valley have spent their summer heading up to the heights of the Schlern plateau and the Seiser Alm to escape the heat of summer. At the Vigilerhof, our guests can enjoy all the benefits of the South Tyrol mountain summer: the heady mountain air, the Alpine countryside and the incredible backdrop of the Dolomites make the Seiser Alm a paradise for leisure activities for couples and families who like to keep things active. No matter what kind of holidaymaker you are, every day at the Vigilerhof has a new natural adventure in store for you.

High-altitude hiking

The Vigilerhof in Seis am Schlern is the ideal set-off point to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites on a hiking or mountain climbing expedition. Numerous well-signposted hiking trails lead you over sunny mountain pastures and dizzying high-altitude trails through the Dolomite Mountains. Cable cars are on hand to save you the climb, while traditional mountain huts tempt you in for some welcoming hospitality and home-made regional specialities. Head outside and feel the Alpine nature with all your senses; with the play of colours and scents of these lands, its beauty is simply mesmerizing the whole year through.

For our hotel guests: 
>>Download - Weekly hiking program<<

(in cooperation with the Alps Active ski school) 

Running where the professionals train

Running is good for you, and for many people it is an intrinsic part of a healthy lifestyle. The area around the Vigilerhof and the Seiser Alm is excellent for a daily run. With a total length of over 180 km and 20 running trails of varying difficulties, the Seiser Alm Running Park offers ideal training conditions. Pros and amateurs can take their pick from the trails around Kastelruth, Seis and Völs am Schlern, or opt for high-altitude training on the Seiser Alm, at an elevation of 1,800 and 2,300m a.s.l. Some of the world’s best marathon runners from Kenya come to train on the Seiser Alm. One highlight of the heights is the Seiser Alm half marathon, which covers several stretches of the Running Park.
The Vigilerhof is a member of the Running Association. 

Biking adventure in the Dolomites

Pedalling over mountain passes, wood and meadow trails, through the world of the pale mountains. Head out on a mountain bike, racing bike or e-bike to enjoy the well-planned network of bike paths, including the biking region of Gröden/Seiser Alm: 30 trails between 700 and 2,450m offer masses of sporting challenge. Accompanied by breathtaking views over the mighty Dolomite peaks of the Sella Massif, the Langkofel and the Plattkofel, bikers in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, will be at the highest peaks of biking pleasure.

Swimming in the mountains

Water is infinitely fascinating, never more so than when it’s inviting you in for a relaxing swim. Like the Vigilerhof open-air pool, our sunny relaxation oasis with a large sunbathing lawn and view of the woods. There’s also plenty of fun in the water to be had at the Völser Weiher Lake, just 15 minutes away and immersed in the countryside. The lake, at the foot of the Schlern at an altitude of 1,036 m a.s.l., is an outstandingly refreshing destination on a hot summer’s day. And it’s not only the freshness and the idyllic setting that impress visitors: Year after year, the Völser Weiher is awarded the title of Cleanest Lake in Italy.  

Cultural experiences

When you travel through a country, you are travelling through its culture and traditions every bit as much as its lands. And on a holiday at the Vigilerhof, you will discover so many of the customs and traditions of South Tyrol.
Castle Prösels will lead you on a journey back in time to the Middle Ages, and the ruins of Salegg and Hauenstein are intrinsically linked with the knight and poet Oswald von Wolkenstein. Churches and chapels reveal the religious life of the farming communities of Kastelruth, Seis and Völs am Schlern, and of the Seiser Alm, while the musical offer of the area includes the Chamber Music Festival at Castle Prösels, the Summer Classics Festival in Seis or the Schlern International Music Festival in Völs. 

Free travel throughout the region

At the Vigilerhof, you can safely leave your car parked. The free “Ferienregion Seiser Alm Live” Mobilcard makes car free holidays possible and includes the following:

  • Free use of all public transport from Brenner to Trento
  • Free travel on the Ritten, Meransen, Jenesien, Mölten and Vöran cable cars
  • Free travel on the Ritten tram and the Mendel funicular.
  • Discount on the Combi Card, Nordic Pass und Seiser Alm Card Gold
  • 10% discount on participation in family events (Dolomiti Ranger, Farmyard Fun at Erlebnis Bauernhof and  the Witches’ Magic of Hexenzauber)

Member of the Cross-Country Accommodation Association

The Vigilerhof is a member of the Cross-Country Accommodation Association and can offer you the following advantages:

  • On request, breakfast at 6am
  • Cuisine high in protein and carbohydrates on the menu
  • Energy packages to take on your outings
  • Washing and drying service for clothing
  • Stretching area
  • Information corner with advice on routes, weather forecast etc.
  • Expert advice on cross-country trails, difficulty, and the best places to stop for a rest
  • Well-stocked medicine cabinet in the hotel