Summer holidays in the Dolomites at the Hotel Gassenwirt
When the sun shines in the sky and the mountain meadows are tinged with bright colours, here it is, the carefree summer!
Now you can live unforgettable experiences in the Dolomites starting directly from the Gassenwirt: venture over majestic mountain peaks from where you can enjoy breathtaking views, discover the Earth Pyramids in Terento, bike along the Val Pusteria Cycle Path, take a boat ride on the crystal-clear Lake Braies, visit the Reinhold Messner MMM Corones and the new Lumen - Museum of Mountain Photography at Plan de Corones and discover the historic Taufers Castle.
The near cities of Brunico and Bressanone invite you to stroll through medieval alleys and to enjoy the Italian Dolce Vita. Throughout the year there are also many cultural, musical and gastronomic events taking place here.
Ready for summer, sun & South Tyrol? Let’s start then…
A beautiful circular hiking tour with breathtaking views in the Val di Casies!
From S. Maddalena we walk on the hiking path 2000, through lush green woods, up to the beautiful Tscharnied-Alm mountain refuge. Now, through blooming mountain meadows and shady forests, we follow the path to the small Kipfelalm mountain hut. From here we walk on first to the Stumpfalm and Kaseralm huts, then to our final destination: the Uwald mountain hut. After a tasty break with culinary specialities of the Val Pusteria we hike back to the starting point.
Hobby hikers can also take a shorter path that leads them directly to the Uwald mountain hut (approx. 1.5 h there and back).
Walking time: approx. 5 h
Length: approx. 15 km
From the Earth Pyramids to the Gönner hut
From the Earth Pyramids in Platten/Percha we first walk along the PyramidPath, then along the wide forest path until we reach the Gönnerhut at 1987 m of height. Here we enjoy a tasty stop with homemade delicacies, surrounded by picturesque views of Brunico, the Dolomites, the main Alpine ridge and the Val Pusteria.
Along the same path we hike back to the starting point. Experienced hikers can walk on to the Monte Montone which offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. The last ascent to the summit requires sure-footedness.
Walking time: approx. 2,5 h
Length: approx. 6 km
Hiking tour to the Three Peaks
Up to the Three Peaks - the landmark of South Tyrol: a panoramic, overwhelming circular hike in the heart of the Dolomites - UNESCO World Natural Heritage!
From the Auronzo mountain hut we comfortably walk to the Lavaredo hut, then we go up slightly to the Rifugio Locatelli hut. On the way back we walk on the other side of the Peaks.
During the whole circular tour we are accompanied by fascinating views of the Three Peaks, which in the late afternoon shine in a glowing red light and create a magical atmosphere over the pale, legendary Dolomite peaks...
Walking time: approx. 3 h
Length: approx. 9 km
Herb tour with dumpling tasting
Nettle, Dandelion & Co. – On this hiking tour you willl discover the diversity in local wild herbs as well as their tasty and vitalizing properties. Walking through the blossoming nature, the herbs & medicinal plant expert Christiane Gruber will explain you the important contribution that wild herbs can make to our physical and mental well-being. At the end of the tour, in our Taste Factory our Gassenwirt-host Andreas will show you how to prepare appetizing herb dumplings with the wild herbs collected – and to top it all off we will taste them together!
Bike adventures in Val Pusteria
In the bike paradise of Val Pusteria bike lovers get their money's worth!
While hobby bikers can cycle up and down the gentle Val Pusteria cycle path towards San Candido/Lienz and towards Franzensfeste/Brixen, mountain bike lovers can let off steam on plenty of flowing and demanding MTB trails and on thrilling tours, such as the legendary Stoneman Dolomiti Trail and the exciting route of the Dolomiti Superbike. Racing cyclists can enjoy winding pass roads in the side valleys of the Val Pustria, while adrenalin junkies can’t miss the varied downhill and freeride trails - with different levels of difficulty - at Plan de Corones. The cable cars from Riscone and Valdaora facilitate the ascent to the high plateau.
Whether on winding roads and over mountain passes or on gentle, quiet country roads with fairytale mountain views - the Gassenwirt, your MoHo Hotel with 4 helmets, is an excellent starting point for thrilling motorcycle tours!
Are you ready for an unforgettable motorbike holiday in the Dolomites? Then let’s start… to the Passo Gardena, around the Passo Sella, to the Passo delle Erbe, the Passo Falzarego or the Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico.
How about a motorbike tour through the picturesque side valleys of the Val Pusteria? For more Mediterranean flair we warmly recommend a detour to the Lake Garda!
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