Oetztal and Soelden. The last part of our “SPA&Trekking” trip has left an an indelible memory inside me because it’s been like going back to the origins, going back in that beautiful region of Austria that two years ago made us fall in love with mountain: Oetztal Valley. A stunning valley, peaceful and quiet full of kind and friendly people who always enjoy a nice chat. A valley made of the greenest meadows, brooks, placid grazing cattles, surrounded by high peaks with white tops also in summer. The sun warms up the skin, the smell of grass, the air is light and pure. But, what makes all perfect is the excellent tourism management that organizes lots of different activities… and there’s no time to get bored.
Oetztal and Soelden: Why We Fell in Love With This Valley (Part 3 of 3)
This summer during our stay in the Oetztal Valley we’ve been guests of Ritzlerhof Hotel in a village called Sautens. When I got here I emmediately understood that who designed this facility had in mind the same concept of holiday that I pursued during these three weeks: a vacation based on the idea of “Selfness” meaning not only physical wellness but also mental, interior, spiritual well-being. Taking a complete care or ourselves.
Mountain Holidays, Not Only Trekking (Part 2 of 3)
Mountain holidays. Have you read the first part of the diary about my trip on the mountains, yesterday? If you missed it you can find it HERE(It’s super juicy!). “And then, what have you done? You’ll say… Well, then we went to Stiria, in Schladming. We heard that it is a really beautiful touristic site, especially for trekking lovers. It’s a nice and lively village with all the comforts. And we verified that it’s as they say.
Mountain Holidays, Not Only Trekking: perennial glaciers, Zip Lane, Go-Kart, Alpine Coaster (Part 2 of 3)
We stayed at Falkensteiner Schladming Hotel. I’ve already stayed at Falkensteiner hotels (twice, HERE and HERE). Every time I’ve had a great time for three main reasons, and I was glad to find all three in Shladming too. First of all, the design of of the facility and the rooms: always refined and in line with the location of the hotel combined with the friendly mood that makes you feel at home. In Shladming, our room was covered in wood, super cozy, with a white bed and extra soft duvets, a big sofa, tartan pattern here and there, a design shower stall with panoramic view and a breathtaking landscape from the terrace. When I entered our room for the first time I started jumping up and down for joy: the real alpine style with a classy touch!!
Summer holidays 2015. When we had to decide what kind of holidays we wanted to do this year, we chose without a doubt that holiday package that I call “Spa&trekking”. By now you should know that in summer I love nature and wellness: all year long I have to “be perfect” (makeup, hair, clothes…) in my urban background so spending holidays surrounded by nature is a perfect way to run away from my routine, relax and take care of my body… on the inside and on the outside. Forgetting of hairstyling and makeup (hair and skin have the right to breath and relax a bit), a total immersion into the slower and peaceful rhythm of nature, a good amount of exercise and delicious food. Again, we chose Austria for our holiday. It’s very close to Italy, and they’re particularly good in term of hospitality and tourism management. And let’s talk about luxuriant nature and the landscapes so different on hills and higher peaks. Besides, in case you miss “civilization” you can visit and discover some wonderful cities like Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz… Needless to say, I’m deeply in love with Austria! :)
Summer Holidays 2015: the Diary of My 3 Weeks of SPA and Trekking (Part 1 of 3)
Our SPA & Trekking tour of Austria started from Stegersbach, in in the East of Austria, in southern Burgenland, few kilometers from Hungary and the city of Graz (a place where sun shines 300 days a year). Here landscapes are amazing: gentle hills, endless fields, fruit trees and cute little houses just like those in children’s drawings: pointy roofs, squared shapes and white fences.