Hiking in the Dolomites – a dream in green
Hiking in the Dolomites is one of the few things in life that are both healthy and very pleasurable – the sense of freedom and carelessness, the fresh mountain air and the stunning views that come with hiking in the Dolomites fill you up with energy and zest for life. It is something any true nature lovers or sportsmen should experience at least once in their lives. Care to try? Then book a room at our Hotel Alpen Tesitin and prepare for a fantastic hiking holiday in the Dolomites. We offer comprehensive advice and extra services for hikers:
- Six guided hikes, mountain tours or adventure jaunts a week
- Hiking- and Nordic walking sticks, rucksacks, water bottles, HR monitors and maps on loan
- All the photographs taken by our guide Michael during the tours are available via e-mail or on a USB stick
- A hiking map with our best tips as a present
- Special discounts for participation in the events and hikes organised by the local Tourist Association through your personal HOLIDAYPASS (available at reception)
A unique mountain world – hiking in the Dolomites
The UNESCO declared the so-called “Pale Mountains”, i.e. the Dolomites, World Natural Heritage in 2009. This alone would be reason enough to come hiking in the Dolomites – they are officially special, one of the world's most beautiful mountain landscapes. At a stone’s throw from our our hotel you will find several routes for your discovery tours, and you can choose whether to go on your own or rely on the expertise of a qualified mountain guide.
A tip for experienced hikers: the tour to the Croda del Becco/Seekofel above the renowned lake of Braies/Prags or the Dürrenstein ridgeway.
If you visit us in winter, do not miss the chance to go winter trekking in the Dolomites – you will not regret it!
Hiking in Tesido/Taisten and environs
When you go hiking in the Dolomites, do not just hike: soak in the views, savour the moment to the fullest!
Right on the doorstep of the Hotel Alpen Tesitin, a faceted natural landscape extends, with a network of paths leading you towards emerald meadows and pale gray peaks – magical places under an unblemished blue sky. Every day, our reception staff recommend great hikes in the surroundings, while our guide Michael will be taking you to the most beautiful tours in the Dolomites or in the Gsieser mountains once a week. Destinations include the Monte Luta/Lutterkopf and Monte Salomone/Durakopf or the Tesido/Taistner Alm (ideal for families), as well as the route that from the Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese leads to the Monte Specie/Strudelkopf overlooking the Three Peaks. The hike along the Almweg 2000 offers glimpses of the original natural landscape and leads you to quaint mountain huts, where traditional South Tyrolean specialties are served. An insider tip for snapshot hunters: from the panoramic path in Monguelfo/Welsberg, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the UNESCO World Heritage. And if you like to combine action and relaxation, the Kneipp route of the "Rudlbach pyramids” which starts in Tesido/Taisten is your best choice.
Climbing in the Dolomites
Climbing is another popular activitiy here in the Dolomites. The steep rock faces of the Pale Mountains offer the experienced climber plenty of fingertip-skinning holds as well as a variety of via ferratas: Val Landro/Höhlensteintal, Croda Rossa di Sesto/Sextner Rotwand, Braies/Pragser valley… have your pick! There is opportunities galore also for beginners, from climbing classes to the indoor climbing- and bouldering facilities in Brunico/Bruneck, Dobbiaco/Toblach and Sesto/Sexten. The high ropes in Issengo/Issing by Falzes/Pfalzen and in Dobbiaco/Toblach are also worth a visit!