Yes, here at 1,354 meters above sea level it really seems that the heavens kiss the earth. The SILENA is located on the sunny south side of the Alps, embedded in the lush green meadows of the Vals Valley at the foot of the Gurnatsch Peak. Only a few meters away from our designer hotel you can enter the Jochtal cable car at the valley station and soon arrive in the ski and holiday area Gitschberg Jochtal. A stay at the SILENA unites all the benefits of wellness, recuperation, sport and nature.
Far-reaching views, green pastures, fresh air and sunshine – we have only good news for you! We did not actually count the days of sunshine but we are told that here in Vals in Gitschberg Jochtal there are 300 sunny days every year.
So off you go on a unique nature holiday experience! As a visitor to our hotel you receive from us your “Almencard Plus” – your mobility passport! From May 1st to November 30th throughout the region and all its hiking areas: by public transport and including 9 mountain cable cars (please note their times in operation).
In spring, summer and in the fall you can explore on foot or by bike the rolling mountain landscapes where the Eisack valley meets the Puster valley. Unbelievable - 500 mountain peaks can be surveyed from the summit of the Gitschberg! The allround views over the Dolomites and the neighboring Zillertal, Stubai and Ötztal Alps will take your breath away.
When you leave the SILENA Hotel on the Gitschberg to go hiking or biking you will enjoy the top infrastructure and a variety of planned mountain hikes, theme routes and Alpine trekking tours. There is no need to take provisions with you. Just take a break and enjoy South Tyrol plain cooking at one of the traditional mountain lodges around the Gitschberg.
In winter, quite close to the Hotel SILENA is the Ski Alpine Region Gitschberg Jochtal with 51 piste kilometers and 16 ascent stations for skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing. And if you would like a snowshoe trek or cross-country skiing in the valley then here too, you can start out from the SILENA in Vals.
For a stroll around town or a visit to a museum or market, then from the SILENA in only approx. 25 minutes by car you are in Bressanone, in half an hour in Bruneck and in about 50 minutes in Bolzano. With the AlmencardPLUS from May to November you can leave your car here at the hotel and travel free of charge with public transport to visit over 90 museums.