Summer vacation in the Dolomites – holidays in marvellous mountain scenery
A magnificent mountain panorama welcomes you to your summer holidays in the South Tyrolean village of Castelrotto. The massive peak of Mount Sciliar rises 2,563 meters above the village and at the Alpe di Siusi a hiking and nature paradise awaits you just above the town. The largest mountain plateau in Europe can be reached with the cable car Alpe di Siusi; the valley station is located in the small parish of Siusi allo Sciliar, three kilometres from Castelrotto. A network of 350 kilometres of hiking paths awaits you during your summer vacation in the Dolomites. Exciting nature tracks, varied theme paths and mystical “Witches’ Trails” leave no space for boredom during your holiday. Furthermore, there are 33 mountain bike trails in all levels of difficulty, running tracks at the Running Park Alpe di Siusi and beautifully sited Nordic Walking routes.
Summer discoveries on the Alpe di Siusi
Numerous leisure opportunities await you during your summer holidays in the Dolomites on the Alpe di Siusi. A fun vacation experience is the Alpe di Siusi “Huts Tour” that on your mountain bike takes you to the most beautiful alpine huts in the region. In the summer, mountaineers may conquer the legendary Mount Sciliar, where the lodge “Sciliar House” – located at an altitude of 2,450 meters – invites you to take a break. Take a mystical hike on the adventure trail “Witches’ Wells” and on the “Barefoot Trail”; many riding stables invite you to an excursion on a gentle Haflinger horse. Daredevils may venture out for a tandem flight with a paraglider and admire the fascinating alpine region from a bird’s-eye view.
Charming excursions and sports activities in the Sciliar area
In the summer months, the daytime temperatures in Castelrotto may easily reach values of up to 30 degrees. On these summer days, you may take a refreshing dip into the crystal clear waters of Lake Fiè and the outdoor swimming pool in Telfen. Golf players may look forward to a well-maintained 18-hole golf course in Siusi allo Sciliar, which is ideal for a game of golf in stunning mountain scenery. The track race Alpe di Siusi Running offers a sporting event of national importance on the largest mountain plateau in Europe. Charming attractions during your summer holiday in the Dolomites include the “Ötzi Museum” in the South Tyrolean provincial capital Bolzano, the botanical gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff in Merano and the medieval old town of Bressanone.