Our approved hiking guides

Judith

Our wellness trainer and sports lover from Sartntal. It is hard to believe that this passionate hiker, mountain climber, cyclist and skier also loves to make music - she can play 3 instruments: Steirische harmonica, guitar and dulcimer. Her areas of speciality: Hikes, breathing hikes and all movement.
"I hope you enjoy yourself :-)"

Franz

Senior director Franz Tauber, trained hiking guide and one of the first sommeliers in South Tyrol takes guests out hiking multiple times a week. He particularly likes the wine hikes, he knows all of the insider tips as well as the hosts at the huts. He is a living example of how healthy hiking is – and how fit your body can be up to old age.

Max

Max, our “newest” guide - Italian native speaker with a perfect South Tyrol dialect. Our smart hiking guide fit as a fiddle - both on a bike as well as in many different types of sport that you may not expect. He expertly guides our guests through the mountains of the Eisack Valley - his area of expertise: the Plose area, the Peitlerkofel and the Geisler peaks.

Helmut

Our home-grown, passionate mountain climber, rock climber, ski tourer and snowshoe hiker loves challenges such as the Ortler (the highest mountain in South Tyrol). Helmut is also a passionate wine lover and at the lodges, he likes his “Kaiserschmarrn” best. He knows our area and every mountain path like his own pocket.

Information about our hiking tours:

Franz, Max and Judith will accompany you 6 times a week on a wide range of hikes in the breathtaking mountains of South Tyrol.
We are members of Wanderhotels - best alpine. For us, hiking is no longer a pastime, rather it is a life philosophy.
Hotel director Helmut and also Helene go hiking to balance their hectic day to day life in a relaxing manner. This also shows the passion that is firmly rooted in the family.
Equipment rental, hiking information corner and tour suggestions, exciting exercise programmes together with the alpine school Euro Alpin, with fixed-rope route, snow shoe or glacier tours, with heart rate hiking, GPS systems and interesting alpine courses, and it doesn’t matter at all if you are a beginner or an expert. We have the right offer for everyone. It is not without reason that we have been awarded 5 out of 5 possible mountain crystals by Wanderhotels – best alpine.

As a Wanderhotel and a Vitalpina Hotel, we fulfil all your expectations for a perfect hiking holiday in South Tyrol

Hiking expertise

  • 6 guided hikes or walking tours a week
  • 2 guided tours (included in short stays)
  • 4 in-house, approved hiking and Nordic walking trainers
  • The hiking taxi & hiking bus will take you to the starting point of our tours and then bring you back (spaces are limited).
  • Hiking equipment rental: You can borrow a hiking rucksack, walking sticks and water bottles from us free of charge
  • Hiking information corner and tour suggestions: here you can find all hiking maps, nature guides, plant books, cultural guides and road maps that you need for your hiking holidays.
  • Exercise programme together with alpine schools: Fixed rope routes or glacier tours
  • Family hiking weeks
  • Balance weeks
  • Breathing hikes
  • Forest bathing (relaxation programme)

Services for our hikers

  • We are expert hikers: Your host family also loves hiking
  • Hiking and & vital shop: We offer you the possibility to purchase hiking rucksacks, telescope poles, water bottles, foot balm and skin creams.
  • Relaxation: you can find it after your hiking tours in the Castanea wellbeing area: Indoor and outdoor swimming pool, saunas, beauty section with baths, wraps, peeling, beneficial massages and much more.
  • Delightful, healthy vital cuisine: We will pamper you with local culinary delicacies, delightful whole foods and vegetarian specialities. Local and autochthonous.
  • Nature conservation and environmental protection: We are connected to nature and act in an environmentally conscious manner.

Our packages for hikers