And so do the views. If you are a practised runner and you know your way around the mountains, then perhaps you already know all the challenges of trail running. You are not interested in a comfortable hike but rather in a fast run at a high altitude where within the shortest time you are rewarded with spectacular views. From the Retreat Hotel SILENA in South Tyrol you can set off immediately. Our 4-star Superior Hotel in the sunny Vals Valley is situated at 1,354 meters above sea level. It is also right next to the valley station of the Jochtal cable car.
Here with us in Vals, you have the optimum environment for trail running. Whether in the wonderful springtime or in the agreeable mountain summer, when the heat remains in the valley or perhaps also in the beautiful, long autumn in our valley. Trail-runners love to be out in the open air – and areas of very demanding terrain. What a perfect contrast to the asphalt roads and built-up areas of the city!
Interesting mountain profiles are of course found in the ski and holiday area Gitschberg-Jochtal. Right outside the SILENA, for example, is the 8-kilometer route to the “Brixner Hütte” (933 meters). Via the “milk trail” you reach the Fane Alm and then, through the Schramme and over the Hüttensteig, you come to the Brixner Hütte, where you can stop for a little refreshment. Or you can drive to the neighboring village of Meransen, where you can climb the Gitschberg up to 2,512 m (approx. 10 km, elevation almost 1,100 meter). At the summit you will enjoy fantastic views over the Dolomites.
Are you already a trail-runner or would you just like to try it out? Well, why don’t we run together? In our weekly program we often drum up trail-runners and interested parties for a run together. And then, we can also together enjoy a visit to a traditional alpine tavern. Afterwards, we recommend a leg massage in our SILENA SPA!
Everything was lovely, the welcome, daily sweets at 3pm, yummy multi-course dinner every evening, huge breakfast buffet. The staff are super-friendly and genuinely so, the standard room I was in was spacious, convenient and had lots of nice details to it (tea kettle, knapsack for hiking, ...). My floor has a popcorn machine, the one above an honesty bar. Great also that you can attend free yoga classed and accompanied hikes.
Accommodation and personal were excellent. Great food. Wonderful and clean rooms. Our company enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended. Thank you SILENA the Souful hotel!!!
Fantastic place. Relax, tranquility, service and excellent food. Very friendly atmosphere. All stuff focused on customer satisfaction. Close to perfection...
In the Silena you will find spacious rooms, friendly staff, delicious food, the best breakfast ever, fully equipped spa, everything on the ski slopes just 2 minutes walks from the ski cabins. Moreover you are only 30 min drive from some stunning little towns like Bressanone, Brunico, Vipiteno or Bolzano.
We stayed at the Silena for our honeymoon and it was absolutely excellent!! There's absolutely nothing that we could fault, from the beautiful location, excellent facilities, gorgeous food to the wonderful family who run the hotel, led by Ida and Sepp. The staff at the hotel were so accomodating and no request was too much for them. The hotel facilities were excellent, and were perfect for a nice relaxing break.