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A well-being hot spot of the Dolomites - Villabassa

When you look for a calm, relaxing and stressless place, Residenzhotel Hirben is at the best location. It lies in a cozy small south-tyrolean village named Villabassa. Located in the village center, near the forest, Residenzhotel Hirben is like an oasis. But on the other hand VIllabassa lies in the heart of all the winter activities' venues we love doing during our winter vacations. It is great starting point to several locations in case you have in plan to experience the most of 3 Zinnen Unesco Dolomites area.



- 5 min by foot to reach cross country trail, from where you can start your 120 km journey around the valley. All the trails are perfectly groomed. You only need to pick direction towards Dobbicao Nordic area or towards one of the Unesco Dolomites gems - Lago di Braies.

- 10 min by car to Toblach/Dobbiaco Nordic arena, which also host Cross Country world cup Tour de ski. A unique experience with many scenic trails. A trail around the Dobbiaco lake with emerald green water or reaching the 3 Zinnen blick trail which ends with a nice view towards the 3 Zinnen mountain. It is also possible to take a day trip and go all the way from Dobbiaco to Cortina (42 km).


- 12 min by car to San Candido/ Inichen and Monte Baranci ski slope as part of 3 Zinnen ski resort.

- 20 min by car to Sesto/Sexten another charming village deep in the Vally with starting point to cross conutry trail towards Val Fiscalina valley. It is a trail in a heart of UNESCO Dolomites mountains.

- 20 min by car to reach 3 Zinnen ski resort with modern infrastructure and 120 km of perfectly groomed slopes. The top peak of Monte Elmo is a meeting point where 2 valleys are connected into one of the best skiing resort. It connects Versciaco village in Val Pusteria with Sesto/Sexten.


- 15 min by car to Val Casssies. A valley famous after another 42 km circle trails for cross country.

- 30 min by car to reach Plan de Corones/ Kronplatz. The very well known ski resort, famous after modern infrastructure and unique architecture style of Messner Mouseum built by ZahaHadid studios. It is a short drive to reach it.

- 20 min by car to enjoy a day on Prato Piazza. A 2340m high plateau which offers you many starting points for snowshoe walking, snow touring or cross country skiing.


- 35 min by car to Anterselva valley. A Biathlon world cup arena surrounded by scenic mountains. You will find perfect forest trails and panoramic trail on the lake of Anterselva there. Just be ready for a bit colder conditions. Thanks to high mountains there is just few hours of sun during the day.


- 40 min by car to plan a day for skiing in Cortina d'Ampezzo. The most prestigious ski resort in Dolomites famous also by hosting woman's downhill for Alpine World cup.


There is also plenty options for hikes around near by mountain tops, but we would keep that to Fabian from Residenzhotel Hirben. Your best guide to the most beautiful views on worlds mountain UNESCO heritage. All the mention location are beautiful to visit in any of the seasons, you only adopt the season activity.

So this are our favorite locations which are all just around the corner of Residenzhotel Hirben. We think we gave you a good reasons to plan your next adventure in this part of Dolomites.



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