No wonder you want to stay

Some places have a magnetic attraction and the Gröden Valley and the Seiser Alm are among these. So come and climb the high mountain peaks, breathe the fresh air, listen to the rushing of the wind, the bleating of the sheep, the stillness of nature, while appreciating the sight of the old handicrafts.
Hiking and cycling away from the summer heatHiking and cycling away from the summer heatEnjoy the magic of the meadow flowers and mountain herbs, or views of the stark Dolomite peaks. Various hiking trails lead from Pufels to St. Ulrich or the Seiser Alm, via the Puez-Geisler or Schlern-Rosengarten nature parks, up to the Raschötz Alm, up or around the Langkofel and Plattkofel massifs or through the Langental Valley.
Road bikers can savour the Dolomite passes. The Four-Pass Circuit, better known as the Sella Ronda, is easily accessible from the Arbea guest house.
Mountain bikers can really get going on the unpaved trails here: take a tour around the vastness of the Seiser Alm, conquer the City of Stone below the majestic Langkofel, follow dizzying single trails below the Geisler peaks or get an adrenaline boost on the Freeride Ciampinoi. There are also the famed Sella Ronda MTB Track Tour and the route of the legendary Hero of South Tyrol Dolomites race. Attractive summer holiday activities also include climbing tours, fixed rope routes, golf, horse-riding, paragliding, slacklining and hiking in general.
Gröden vally in summer
Skiing, cross-country skiing and hiking in winterSkiing, cross-country skiing and hiking in winterThere is nothing like a “white week”: fresh air, immaculate snow, majestic mountain peaks and carefully planned infrastructure make up the right ingredients for a perfect winter holiday. You can reach the ski lifts in St. Ulrich in just ten minutes by ski bus from our guest house, where 500 interconnected kilometres of ski slopes await. There is plenty for beginners and experts alike, with perfectly groomed slopes and wonderful panoramic views. The Gröden Valley – Seiser Alm ski area forms part of the Dolomiti Superski Arena and includes such famous pistes and circuits as the Sella Ronda, the Val Gardena Ronda, the Witches’ Round, the Marmolada and the famous slopes where the World Ski Championships are held, such as the Ciampinoi, Cir or Saslong pistes.
Cross-country skiers can enjoy the beautiful landscapes on the extensive trails of the Seiser Alm or the Monte Pana cross-country centre, all close to the guest house. Toboggan fans can let off steam on the six-kilometre long Raschötz run.
There are countless opportunities for snowshoe excursions and ski mountaineering tours in the Gröden Valley Dolomites and on the Seiser Alm.
Gröden vally in winter
Forests, farms and grain mills in PufelsForests, farms and grain mills in PufelsHigh mountains, dense forests and emerald-green meadows on which barley, rye and oats used to grow: this is Pufels, a quiet oasis just a few kilometres from St. Ulrich. To one side are the gentle slopes of the Seiser Alm, while on the other rises up the mountain silhouette of the majestic Seceda of the Gröden Valley. It is part of the Puez-Geisler Nature Park, shaped over thousands of years by climatic influences. The most beautiful mountains in the world in fact emerged from a former primeval ocean. The well-known old flour mills of Pufels, the ancient farms, the 13th-century Church of St. Leonhard, the mysterious rock formations known as the “witches’ benches” on the Puflatsch and the prehistoric rock layers can all be discovered on the Pufels Geo Trail, which leads up to the Panider saddle.
Art in the workshop of Silvia DelagoArt in the workshop of Silvia DelagoA holiday at the Arbea apartments is also an invitation for guests to learn about old Ladin traditions. Visit the owner, Silvia Delago, in her workshop on the ground floor of the guest house. Silvia is part of a long tradition of Gröden Valley sculptors: she learned the craft from her father and studied part-time at the vocational school for arts and crafts in St. Ulrich. Tradition is not something rigid for her: she works in both a time-honoured idiom as well as with modern themes and forms.
The handicrafts and Christmas markets or the Gröden Valley Museum offer you the chance to see how the old crafts, from sculpture to wood painting, are being passed down from generation to generation.
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