PERFECT BASECAMP IN SUMMER AND WINTER FOR EVERYONE WHO LOVES MOUNTAINS
Val Senales & the surrounding summits
Berghotel Tyrol is tucked away in the small village of Madonna di Senales in Val Senales, where every day brings intimate mountain experiences 1,508 metres above sea level.
GOOD REASONS FOR A MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY IN VAL SENALES
The melodiously sounding Val Senales extends from the orchard slopes of Vinschgau, across untouched meadows and up to the imposing summits of a glacier world encased in eternal ice. It is a melting pot between North & South. Blending Mediterranean and Alpine charm, Val Senales is a beautiful spot for anyone looking to be at one with the mountains.
NATURE PARK & HIKING DESTINATION Texelgruppe & Ötztaler ALPS
Enjoy your stay at our basecamp for all kinds of hikes, mountain tours & Alpine crossings. South Tyrol’s largest national park, the Ötztal Alps and the Texelgruppe in Merano and environs offer a perfect mountain setting for hikers, bikers and active holidaymakers.
VAL SENALES GLACIER
The valley station for the cable car to the Val Senales ski area is located in Kurzras, just 9 km from Berghotel Tyrol. Perched between 2,000 and 3,200 metres above sea level and offering guaranteed snow, visitors and athletes will find the perfect terrain for Alpine and Nordic skiing from autumn to late spring. Winter guests will delight at the beautiful hiking trails and a 3.5 km toboggan run promising fun for the whole family ... By the way! The glacier is a wonderful experience in summer as well.
TRANSHUMANCE – UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE
The largest sheep drive in the Alps, which takes place in Val Senales, is known far beyond the borders of South Tyrol. Called the transhumance, thousands of sheep in South Tyrol are driven up to the pastures at the back of Ötz Valley and then down again in autumn. The shepherds use the same paths as our forefathers, among them Ötzi.
The ‘Tyrol Iceman’ was discovered high up on the Tisenjoch glacier. Since then, Val Senales has been world-famous as the home of the iceman, along with the magical date of his discovery, 19991. Actually having seen Ötzi gives anyone bragging rights. Visitors to the interactive archaeology museum archeoParc, situated right next door to Berghotel Tyrol, learn more about Ötzi and the earliest days of humankind.