A Guide to Alpe di Siusi

Alpe di Siusi, 39040 Castelrotto, Italy

Located in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, Alpe di Siusi, also known as Seiser Alm, is a breathtaking expanse that covers 56 square kilometers. It is Europe’s largest high-alpine pasture and offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and cultural experiences. Whether you enjoy hiking, winter sports, or tranquil landscapes, Alpe di Siusi promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the mountains.

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Getting There

Accessing Alpe di Siusi is convenient and offers multiple options. The preferred method is by cable car from either Ortisei or Siusi. Alternatively, visitors can take a bus from Siusi or Castelrotto. Private cars are restricted, but guests staying on the plateau may have limited access during certain times.

When to Visit

Alpe di Siusi is a year-round destination, each season offering its own unique allure. In summer (early June to late October), the plateau transforms into a hiker’s paradise, adorned with colorful wildflowers and offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Winter (early December to early April) blankets the landscape in snow, inviting skiers, snowboarders, and snowshoers to revel in its wintry splendor.

Things to See and Do

  1. Hiking Trails: Explore a network of scenic hiking trails that crisscross the plateau, offering captivating vistas of the Dolomites. Don’t miss the Alpe di Siusi Meadows Circuit Trail for an easy amble through rolling pastures.
  2. Winter Sports: Embrace the winter wonderland with skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing on the sun-drenched slopes of Alpe di Siusi. The Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi ski area boasts 175 kilometers of slopes suitable for all skill levels.
  3. Alpine Pasture Huts: Indulge in the culinary delights of the region at the charming alpine pasture huts scattered across the plateau. Sample traditional South Tyrolean dishes and soak in the panoramic views.

Must-Visit Attractions

  • Schgaguler Schwaige: Located near the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola mountain station, this hut offers delicious South Tyrolean cuisine and stunning views.
  • Gostner Schwaige: Known for its own alpine dairy products, Gostner Schwaige serves dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, including the renowned Heublütensuppe.
  • Malga Rauchhütte: A gourmet mountain hut restaurant offering an excellent selection of wine and delicious food amidst the backdrop of mighty Sassolungo.
  • Baita Sanon: Enjoy traditional South Tyrolean and Ladin cuisine while soaking in the breathtaking view of Sassolungo.
  • Laranzer Schwaige: Situated atop the Floralpina chairlift mountain station, Laranzer Schwaige is a favorite among skiers and hikers for its delectable food and swift service.
  • Radauer Schwaige: A quaint hut in Saltria, Radauer Schwaige offers a cozy atmosphere and traditional fare.

Planning Your Visit

Accommodation: Choose from a range of accommodations, from rustic mountain huts to luxurious hotels, to suit your preferences and budget.

Weather: Check the weather forecast before embarking on your adventure, especially during the winter months, and dress accordingly.

Trail Maps: Pick up a trail map to navigate the extensive network of hiking and skiing trails with ease.

Opening Hours and Ticket Prices: Ensure to check the opening hours and ticket prices of cable cars, ski lifts, and attractions before planning your visit.

Opening Hours: Vary by season and attraction

Ticket Prices: Dependent on activity and attraction

A visit to Alpe di Siusi promises an enriching experience amidst the stunning landscapes of the Dolomites. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, or simply a peaceful retreat, this alpine paradise has something to offer for every traveler.

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