Looking forward to your holiday at the Small & Beautiful Hotel Gnaid!

In a few days the time has come. We are already looking forward to welcome you and do everything possible to make your stay as "perfect" as possible. Therefore, we kindly ask you to let us know your wishes and preferences, so we can start with the necessary preparations.

Your arrival



Wishes and information for your stay:


Here are some interesting tips and information, helping you to arrive, pack and prepare for your holiday.

There are some popular routes leading to South Tyrol - most of them involve crossing the Alps.

Arriving from the north is quick and comfortable due to the Brennerpass toll route. Nevertheless, especially in the high season, it’s possible you get stuck in traffic at the weekend. To avoid this, we advise taking the Brenner motorway rather in the early morning hours.
If you are coming from Switzerland, the Reschenpass (1504 m) through the Vinschgau Valley is the most suitable route.
If you are coming from the east, drive via Lienz in East Tyrol to San Candido, then through the Puster Valley and on to Bressanone, where you can either join the Brenner motorway or take the state road to Bolzano, from where you can take the MeBo to Merano and on to Dorf Tirol.

If you use a navigation system, please enter "Gnaidweg, access via the Dorf Tirol main road". This means that you should first look for the Dorf Tirol main road and then for the Gnaidweg. Otherwise you may get misinformed.

You are welcome to leave your car after the arrival. The Merano area has an excellent public transport network and will take you to all popular excursion destinations as well as starting points for hiking and cycling routes.

What do I have to take with me?

The Small & Beautiful Hotel Gnaid****S is surrounded by the impressive South Tyrolean Alps and therefore the ideal place to try out all kinds of sports. Whether hiking, climbing, cycling, swimming, Nordic walking or golf - everything is possible. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring comfortable clothing above all.


Here are a few ideas:

Sports- and leisurewear

  • breathable and windproof sportswear
  • wind and rain jackets
  • head covering to protect against sun and rain


  • swimwear
  • comfortable slippers


  • breathable, waterproof and windproof golf clothing
  • head covering to protect against sun and rain
  • standbag and cart bag
  • complete set of golf clubs
  • golf club card as proof of handicap


  • Running shoes: ideal for running, easy walks and Nordic walking.
  • Walking shoes: suitable for walking on steep paths and in sloping terrain; it is important that the shoes have adequate ankle support.


The Small & Beautiful Hotel Gnaid****S offers a spacious wellness area with a panoramic pool and sauna area as well as an extensive range of health and beauty treatments. Let Christine Mair, qualified masseuse, beautician, wellness coach and Ayurveda therapist, pamper you all round or simply enjoy absolute relaxation with a magnificent view of the impressive mountain range of the Texel Group.

Tip: It is recommended that you book the desired dates before you arrive!

All massages, treatments and beauty packages can be found HERE.


Golf is a great passion of the Mair family and consequently they have been founding members of the Lana golf course since 1997. This has several advantages for the Gnaid golfers: exclusive service, preferential prices and weekly golf tournaments guarantee you golf fun at the highest level!


  • 20% discount in Lana

Further advantages:

  • Klaus Mair organizes worthwhile golf excursions.
  • The "Golf Week with Family Mair" is a great success every year.
  • The weekly founder hotel tournaments in Lana count for your handicap! And that only if you are successful.


Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a demanding route, the surroundings of Dorf Tyrol are ideal for cycling excursions. The routes run through beautiful alpine pastures, shady forests and a varied landscape full of natural attractions and sights. Tip: You are welcome to park your bike in our garage or simply rent one in Dorf Tyrol! You can also rent high-quality e-bikes directly from us at the hotel.

Bicycle rental Dorf Tyrol
Via Puren 5
Phone.: +39 0473 490 288
Mail: radverleih@pircherhans.it

TIROL BIKE at Hotel Alpenhof
Via Principale 50
39019 Dorf Tirol
Phone. +39 0473 926 007
Mail: info@tirol-bike.com


Here are some tour suggestions:

Dorf Tyrol (centre) - Via Aica - Via Passiria - Saltusio - San Martino - San Leonardo in Passiria

Level of difficulty: easy
Total length: approx. 40 km
Travel time: 1,5 - 2 hours
Difference in height: 400 m


Avelengo village - Malga Leadner (path no. 16) - Malga di Verano - Malga Wurz - Avelengo

Level of difficulty: medium
Total length: approx. 10 km
Travel time: 3 - 4 hours
Difference in altitude: 600 m


Tel - Niederhof - Gasthaus Brünnl - Mahlbach - Croce Rasner - Monte San Vigilio - Gasthaus Seespitz - Ristorante Jocher - Riolagundo – Tel

Level of difficulty: difficult
Total length: approx. 25 km
Travel time: 5 hours
Difference in altitude: 1,250 km

Our gourmet cuisine is rich in Mediterranean and South Tyrolean delicacies. In order to ensure that you have a carefree time, we kindly ask you to inform us of any intolerances before your arrival.

On our website, you will find a lot more information about your stay at the Small & Beautiful Hotel Gnaid. Please let us know so we can plan and organize your arrival and stay well prepared.

We look forward to seeing you!

Best regards from Dorf Tyrol

Your family Mair

and the whole team


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