To the West of Merano, amidst the orchards and vineyards of the Lower Venosta Valley, lies the small town of Ciardes/Tschars. There, in the area of the lowest precipitation in the entire Alps, you’ll find the Hotel Sand: the ideal starting-point for an enjoyable holiday in the Venosta Valley mountains. Near the Stelvio National Park, Senales Valley and the Texel Group Nature Park, there are numerous hiking and mountain biking trails ready to be explored.
Coming from the North, you’ll arrive at our Hiking and Biking Hotel Sand located in Castelbello–Ciardes/Kastelbell–Tschars, via the Resia Pass or from the Brenner highway. Arriving from the West, the quickest routes are through the Resia Pass or the Ofen Pass. There is now also the new Vereina Tunnel between Klosters and Scoul.
Coming from the South, the shortest route is along the Brennero highway until Bolzano/Bozen, then the motorway to Merano/Meran.