A TRIP TO THE DOLOMITES
Lonely Planet magazine has teamed up with the Adler Dolomiti (adler-dolomiti.com) and Val Gardena (valgardena.it) to offer one lucky reader and their guest a four-night luxury stay in the Italian Alps. The Adler Dolomiti is a five-star hotel that’s been run by the same family since 1810, in the mountain village of Ortisei – 1½ hours’ drive from Innsbruck in Austria, where your trip begins. Hotel guests enjoy a spacious private park in the village’s pedestrianised centre, with its own heated outdoor pool. The on-site spa’s treatments include ingredients made from Alpine plants picked in the surroundings. Whether you choose to take your prize trip in late spring, summer or autumn, the Val Gardena will always look beautiful. This valley centred around Ortisei is watched over by the mighty Dolomites; some of the best views are from the top station of a gondola five minutes’ walk from your hotel. You can be as active as you like, with hiking, mountain biking, via ferrata, paragliding and more on offer. You can explore the fascinating culture of the region or simply let the pure Alpine air work its magic.
Langkofel (Sassolungo) and other peaks of the Dolomites overlook the village of Ortisei.
The Adler Dolomiti