The Taubers Unterwirt Aktiv & Vitalhotel is a 4-star hotel located in Velturno in the Isarco Valley, along the chestnut trail, a popular and well-loved product in South Tyrol, around which culinary events, excursions, and the traditional Törgellen are centered. Even in the hotel you can find many curiosities about the chestnut. But not only that, with its restructuring, the owners have managed to integrate the surrounding nature to the max, so much so that it has become the first ever Chestnut Hotel. Waiting for you are luxurious chestnut wood suites, special gourmet menus, a revitalizing cosmetic line, a new wellness area made with local natural materials ...
Located on a sunny and panoramic hill at the gates of the Dolomites, the hotel is the ideal destination for those who love mountains. For this very reason numerous activity programs are offered, in particular hiking and biking with guides in summer, snowshoeing, mountaineering, and toboggan descents in winter; discover beautiful places, where you can forget everyday stress and recharge the batteries; natural wellness treatments with the use of the hotels very own cosmetic line, "Castanea", and balanced gourmet dishes made by focusing on seasonal ingredients and exclusive regional products, able to satisfy the most demanding palate, but also those who follow a certain type of diet (vegan, vegetarian, ...), accompanied by autochthonous and selected wines. The hotel is part of the Vinum Hotels in South Tyrol which groups together the best hotels focused on the region's wines.
Particular attention is paid to the complete well-being of a person, including through their breathing: in fact, treatments for deep breathing and walks under the banner of proper breathing through Kneipp paths and specific exercises are offered. Even sleep is essential to feeling good: here you will find a sleep menu with a wide selection of pillows.
For families, the hotel has large family rooms, a swimming pool for children, a movie theater, a games room, table tennis, a playground, a five-a-side football field, and babysitting services by request.
The hotel offers a professional excursion program year round: four weekly excursions for beginners and experts, and another two that have the aim of bringing people closer to nature in the best way possible, discovering it with all the senses. The excursions are divided into four modules: the "school of walking" with indications on how to walk correctly, the "school of sight" with information on flora, fauna, geology ...; the "school of smell, taste and touch": sniffing plants, touching rocks, tasting the spring water, and "guiding and being guided", developing group dynamics that are created by walking with company. Four certified guides accompany enthusiasts on hikes, climbs, and Nordic walks.
For mountain bikers, the hotel has five certified guides and a rental service. Every Friday a guided tour on the Plose is organized. Since 2011, the hotel has been the official test center of Simplon and there are also e-bike and cycle touring programs. In addition, there are three expert guides available for cyclists, GPS equipment, a washing station, bike storage, guided tours ... Why not try out a Bergmönch, a folding bike carried as a backpack.
From March to November, it's also possible to play golf on the Castelrotto / Alpe di Siusi course, 28 km away, or ride a horse in the riding school.
In winter, a free shuttle bus helps you reach the most beautiful ski resorts in South Tyrol. The winter activity program offers: skisafari, heliski on Marmolada, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and ski mountaineering with a certified guide. The hotel offers beginner lessons twice a week for cross-country skiing, while the more experienced are accompanied four times a week at one of the several cross-country centers: Alpe di Siusi, Racines, Alta Pusteria, or Alta Badia.
The Isarco Valley is also very popular for toboggan runs.
The Castanea wellness center has just been renovated. For its construction, only local natural materials were used. Wide spaces welcome guests to take advantage of treatments and massages with creams and oils made exclusively with natural products from the region: chestnuts, apples, mountain herbs, and grapes.
In the wellness area there is an indoor pool connected to the outdoor pool, open all year, heated to 29°C and equipped with a whirlpool; and a pool for the little ones heated to 33°C with a slide. Fitness room, crash-ice, wellness area for couples, massages and shiatsu, beauty area ...
The internal relaxation department is large and spacious, where parents can relax with small children. In winter it is heated by the fireplace, while in summer it is opened and leads onto the lawn with deckchairs divided on two floors: the quietest is the roof, on the fifth floor of the hotel, where you can relax in absolute silence, while enjoying the panorama.
5 types of sauna: Finnish, Dolomite Steam, with herbs, biosauna, and infrared. The range of treatments and wellness packages available varies greatly: single or for two, vitalising wellness, face and body treatments, solarium, massages, baths and peeling.
At Unterwirt, your vacation also centers on flavors. A lot of attention is given to food and wines. The owner, Franz Tauber, is one of the first sommeliers of South Tyrol and the hotel is part of the Vinum Hotel, which groups together hotels that offer many activities and pay particular attention to wine and culinary offerings: here you will find selected wines, tastings with sommeliers , wine tours, wine beauty treatments, special events, and wine-based dishes.
The hotel also offers healthy cuisine, sought after and award-winning: the restaurant is in fact mentioned in the Espresso Guide. The menu follows the seasons and special weeks are organized such as first course week, seafood week, and even a week dedicated to the gastronomy of Valle Isarco or to chestnuts.
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