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The Top 5 Hotels for Active Vacations in the Mountains

The mountains are an outdoor playground of extraordinary format. Active guests who love to move will find numerous opportunities to do so here. Getting pampered indoors after having a great time outdoors? Even better. These 5 hotels boast plenty of relaxing downtime to unwind at the spa and to indulge at outstanding restaurants.

August 26, 2022

Dolomites Residence****s Sporthotel Sillian

The Drava Cycle Path is considered by cycling enthusiasts to be one of the most beautiful routes for "their" sport in all of Austria. The Drava Cycle Path starts in East Tyrol and runs for over 510 kilometers. It ends at the Croatian-Slovenian border. On the way it passes countless natural beauties. Directly on the path is the Dolomiten Residenz****s Sporthotel Sillian, a hotel in pole position.


Aktivurlaub in den BergenThe family wellness and sports hotel is located in Alta Pusteria with a breathtaking view of the Dolomites. © Gert Perauer

Those who prefer to travel over hill and dale can explore the 70 kilometer long mountain bike trail network around the hotel. The Hochpustertal-Sillian mountain railroads are located in the immediate vicinity and take you even higher. Mountain bikers as well as hikers and mountaineers will enjoy the sporting opportunities. Back at the hotel you can relax in the spacious sauna area. An exclusive sauna area, indoor and outdoor pools as well as soothing treatments and massages help to recharge the batteries.

Dolomites Residence****s Sporthotel Sillian
Hauptstraße 49e, 9920 Sillian, East Tyrol, Austria
Web: sporthotel-sillian.at
Tel.: +43 4842 60110
Price: €260


Falkensteiner Hotel Kronplatz*****

A hotel inspired by the passion of South Tyrolean mountain sports legends, the diversity of the surrounding mountains and the creativity of Matteo Thun: that can only go well. How good is proven by this Adults Only active hotel in the Dolomites. Created by mountain lovers for mountain lovers, it is considered a new hotspot in South Tyrol. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the valley station of the mountain railroad. And thus at the starting point for a variety of experiences on the mountain and in the Puster Valley.


Falkensteiner KronplatzActive vacations can still include plenty of wellness. Even the most restless of minds will be at peace here. © Falkensteiner Hotels

Those who want to delve even deeper into the secrets of the region can do so together with the "Experience Concierge". The concierge is a real mountain professional and even personalizes the adventure for those hungry for experience. Speaking of "hunger": Thanks to the 7Summit kitchen team, you can satisfy it with excellent slow food from the region. Relax afterwards in the 1,400-square-meter Acquapura Mountain Spa with pools (including a rooftop pool!) and saunas. Or at yoga. For bikers, there's the "Trail Camp & Yoga" offer from August 31 to September 4, 2022. Because the latter is the perfect partner for the former: yoga trains the sense of balance, stability, strength endurance and concentration.

Falkensteiner Hotel Kronplatz*****
Via Funivia, 1c/1c, 39031 Brunico BZ, Italy
Web: falkensteiner.com
Tel.: +39 0474 862400
Price: €359


Paradise Pure Mountain Resort****

The hotel in the Stilfserjoch National Park is indeed a paradise for active vacationers. Whether you prefer e-bikes, mountain bikes or hiking boots, you'll find ample opportunity to follow the call of the mountains. It's right next to the Kanzel ski slope, perfect for winter sports. But regardless of the season, the Vinschgau Valley is always worth a trip. The three-thousand-meter peaks in the area are just waiting to be conquered. Guide Christian is happy to join guests on whatever journey they wish to embark on.


ParadiesE-bikes, mountain bikes, backpacks and hiking sticks are available for rent at the hotel. © Kurt Niederkofler

Post-adventure, guests can relax in the cozy rooms and suites – but not without stopping by the Restaurant 1865 first. It's the place to reminisce about the day's adventures over a good glass of wine from the wine cellar and a meal from the fresh, seasonal evening menu. To relax, head to the sauna or the water area. The latter scores with an indoor pool, an outdoor brine hot tub and an adventure grotto. 

Paradise Pure Mountain Resort****
Main street 105, Solda, 39029 Italy
Web: hotel-paradies.it
Tel.: +39 0473 613043
Price: € 260,-


Das Achental

This gem is hidden between Lake Chiemsee and the Kampenwand, in the heart of Chiemgau. Whether you prefer to enjoy a gentle breeze as you stroll along the water's edge, climb the mountains up high or ride your bike, you'll forget all about the stress of your day-to-day here in what's arguably Germany's homiest state. Golfers will enjoy themselves to the max here as well. The Achental has an excellently maintained 18-hole golf course, including a driving range with 20 protected teeing grounds and an indoor simulator. You don't necessarily need hiking sticks for an active vacation in the mountains – sometimes a golf club will suffice.


Das AchentalSurrounded by a harmonious living concept and soothing colors, the rooms and suites make it easy to unwind after the action. © Das Achental

It wouldn't be Bavaria without outstanding culinary delights and a healthy dose of R&R. The former is served directly by the hotel's own lake, at the homey Hubertushütte, at the traditional restaurant Weißer Hirsch or at the fine dining hub es:senz, which boasts 2 Michelin stars. You can also experience the essence of well-being at the Achental Spa. Everyone will find their own personal oasis of tranquility here on 2,000 square meters. Treatments, saunas, a water area and an activity program are also available, of course.

Das Achental
Mietenkamer Str. 65, 83224 Grassau, Germany
Web: das-achental.com
Tel.: +49 8641 4010
Price: €340


Amrai Suites

The Montafon – a place made for active vacations in the mountains. The valley between the rugged peaks of the surrounding Alps offers everything outdoor fans need for fun. Mountain railroads that take you all the way up, for example. Or hiking routes that are so varied that you'll want to come back again and again. Adventure beckons! Via ferrata and mountain bike trails in summer, endless heaps of snow in winter. And in the middle of it all, in the small village of Schruns, lies the "Amrei." 


AmraiThe Montafon sheep are a central element of the hotel. © Amrai Suites

As an oasis of peace, with a relaxed atmosphere and thoughtful, unusual architecture, it's a relaxing hideaway for guests. After all, an active vacation in the mountains can be very tiring. Typical specialties from the region strengthen the body – and the mind – for the adventures of the following day. The saunas, pools and relaxation rooms are further outlets of serenity, courtesy of "Dr Stólla:" that's what the "Amrei" calls the hotel's own world of well-being.

Amrei Suites
Außerlitzstraße 23, 6780 Schruns, Vorarlberg, Austria
Web: amrai-suites.at
Tel.: +43 5556 211200
Price: €245

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