The Italian Dolomites are a mountain range unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Towering above the countryside, extremely sheer and jagged mountain faces will leave any seasoned mountain climber in awe. This spectacular area is known for having some of the best biking roads in the world and is a major destination for many Europeans on summer holiday. The Dolomites were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of the “quantity and concentration of highly varied limestone formations is extraordinary in a global context, whilst the superbly exposed geology provides an insight into the recovery of marine life in the Triassic period, after the greatest extinction event recorded in the history of life on Earth.”-UNESCO
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As the first “Biohotel” in the Dolomites region, Biohotel Trentino has done a wonderful job creating eco-friendly lodging that uses sustainably sourced natural materials that help the lodge blend into the surrounding landscape. The hotel features a luxurious pool from which you have incredible views of the towering pinnacle and spire rock formations dusted with snow year-round. A great diversity of colours are provided by the contrasts between the bare pale-coloured rock surfaces and the forests and meadows below. The mountains rise as peaks with intervening ravines, in some places standing isolated but in others forming sweeping panoramas.
Hotel Grotta, located in the Trentino Alto Adige region of the Dolomites, is a beautiful eco-hotel dedicated to sustainability. The hotel has been renovated using 80% CasaClima technology and the water they use is heated directly by the sun by solar panels. The electricity used is produced by a hydroelectric consortium and they use primarily local ingredients in the restaurant to reduce the environmental impact of food that must be transported in. It features beautiful Italian style decorating and has been awarded as one of Italy’s best Family Hotel’s by Trip Advisor. Each room features a decor that is child friendly and gives the sense of being in a fairytale.