Stelvio National Park: summer, summits, sun

Stelvio National Park. You have reached your destination; so let the summer begin! Pristine nature, summery sun and superior sights await you at Stelvio National Park. We at Hotel Sonne in Stelvio/Stilfs are happy to fill you in on one or the other of our most cherished to-dos, most popular destinations and most awe-inspiring tours.  

At Stelvio National Park

Stelvio National Park is one of the largest natural preserves in Europe and extends over 134,620 ha and a total of four Italian provinces: Bolzano/Bozen, Trento, Brescia and Sondrio. At the heart of the Stelvio National Park lies Stelvio Pass; with 2,757 metres it is not only the highest mountain pass in Italy but also one of the highest in Europe, presenting an important link between Lombardy (Bormio) and South Tyrol (Prato/Prad at Stelvio Pass). The pass is only open during the summer months, from June until October.


Stelvio National Park was founded in 1935 and comprises the entire Ortler-Cevedale-group as well as the idyllic mountain villages surrounding Stelvio Pass. One of these villages is your holiday resort Stelvio/Stilfs. Stelvio National Park offers a great diversity of animals and plants and the fantastic opportunity to explore nature up-close. Throughout the park you find a variety of houses with exhibitions about various themes of interest to the national park. During your visit to the park, please treat the environment with respect to help preserve the great diversity of Stelvio National Park.  

Summer holidays in the Alps: at Stelvio National Park

Summer holidays in the Alps are a dream come true for everyone who is keen on hiking in the mountains: gentle strolls in the valley, romantic walks over blossoming meadows, challenging treks in higher altitudes or ascents on via ferratas to spectacular summits – in Stelvio National Park you find a world of possibilities. Take your pick among the close to hundred routes and explore the Ortler region on well-marked hiking trails. Stop for a rest in one of the inviting cottages, restaurants or refuges on your way and, while fuelling up, take in the spectacular views. We are glad to provide you with our favourite hiking tips and routes in Stelvio National Park.  

Biking in Stelvio National Park

Mountain biking in Stelvio National Park is a classic. Follow the legendary pass road in Stelvio National Park on your mountain bike, the curvy Stelvio Pass Road is part of the renowned Giro d’Italia, or find the track which best matches your individual personality to explore the fascinating and diverse nature of Venosta/Vinschgau. Whether you are a freerider, mountain biker, racing cyclist or leisure biker and no matter if you plan to rise high up to the mountain tops or cruise slowly across the valley. Wherever your imagination may take you, we strongly recommend to get the GPS-guide for your MTB: the routes in Venosta/Vinschgau are all well-marked and recorded by GPS.

Motor biking tour to Stelvio Pass

If you endeavour to cruise to Stelvio Pass by motor bike, you are in for some incredible views. Apart from the highly popular Stelvio Pass Road, Stelvio National Park offers quite a few other truly worthwhile routes. Take a tour of the park’s mountain passes or visit the three-border region with Italy, Austria and Switzerland. So hop on your bike and get there. We are looking forward to you!

Summer holiday in the Alps: specials at Stelvio National Park

Book your summer holidays in the Alps and benefit of the idyllic location of our hotel in Stelvio/Stilfs at the heart of Stelvio National Park. The park is full of possibility with hikes, mountain and motor biking tours – even culture, but certainly deluxe gourmet experiences, thanks to Paul’s hearty culinary creations. Take a look at our special deals and make your pick.

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