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Hotel Drei Zinnen, Moso

A unique mountain kingdom
 
This superb 4-star hotel is a great base for a winter holiday amid Italy’s dramatic Dolomite mountains. It offers fabulous hospitality, delicious cuisine and easy access to the area’s excellent cross-country skiing and winter walking trails. Travel free on local trains and buses.
Hotel Drei Zinnen, Moso. 7 nights
Hotel Drei Zinnen, Moso. 7 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A winter holiday in Moso, Dolomites,

for skiers and non-skiers
Silent and spectacular, Italy’s northernmost corner is ruled over by the magnificent Dolomites, their pale, jagged peaks rising over 3,000 metres into the sky. In the valleys below, traditional South Tyrolean villages and dense pine forests nestle peacefully, enveloped in a thick blanket of snow.

It is here, set on a sunny plateau at the entrance to the Fischlein Valley, that you will find Moso.
This tranquil village makes a great base for exploring some of Italy’s most dramatic landscapes, including the famed ‘Three Peaks’ Nature Park. There are many excellent winter walking paths and cross-country skiing trails within the valley itself, and those a little farther afield can be accessed via the local bus and train network, free to hotel guests. During your stay, be sure to visit nearby Toblach, or Dobbiaco as it’s known in Italian – this is Italy’s premier cross-country skiing destination and a frequent host of high-profile skiing events.

Rewarding trails and UNESCO-listed scenery are far from the area’s only charms, however: this mountainous corner of Italy also has a fascinating cultural identity. As recently as the early 20th century, South Tyrol belonged not to Italy, but to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the region still has much in common with its northern neighbours – namely a rich and traditional way of life, charming Tyrolean architecture, and a delicious and unique cuisine that successfully blends Alpine flavours with Italian flair.
 

Our expert says

“If you're looking for somewhere extra special scenery-wise, the Dolomites is the place to go. Dramatic views aren't the only reason for coming here, however. The hospitality is first-rate, and the winter walking and cross-country skiing, excellent.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert
 

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Your holiday experience: what to expect >
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Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you.
  • 200km of trails in the Drei Zinnen region; suited to all levels
    The cross-country trails around Moso and the Sexten Valley form part of the Drei Zinnen region, which, along with world-renowned Toblach (Dobbiaco), is Italy’s number one cross-country skiing destination.

    Of the many routes accessible from Moso itself, the one closest to the hotel is perfect for beginners – or as a morning warm-up before heading farther afield. More challenging options lie a short walk away, with the region’s full complement of trails also within easy reach thanks to the regular and efficient local transport network. Your included Holidaypass entitles you to free use of both the local buses and trains, though a trail pass is required to access the trails.

    Here are some of our favourite options:

    Fischleintal: 4.5km
    This beautiful trail explores the traffic-tree Fischlein Valley, and can be reached either by bus or on skis. It leads through forest to reach the Talschlusshütte – a small mountain inn which began life as a ‘refreshment point’ in 1953 and is now run by the third generation of the Villgrater family. The kitchen here serves a tasty selection of South Tyrolean specialities, with an emphasis on local produce. After visiting the inn, you have the option of extending your route by 1.5 kilometres for wonderful views of the Sexten Dolomite peaks.

    Toblacher Lake circuit: 7km
    Beginning from the cross-country stadium in nearby Toblach – half an hour’s journey by bus and train from Moso – this circular route takes you through snow-covered woodland before emerging beside the lake shore. When you reach the western edge of the lake, we suggest calling into the Restaurant Seeschupfe, which serves traditional Alpine cuisine and excellent Kaiserschmarrn – the sweet, shredded pancake that was a favourite of the Austrian Emperior, Franz Joseph I.

    Moso to Innichen: 7km
    Starting from Moso, this intermediate-level trail follows the Sextner Bach stream along the valley floor. It initially descends into the neighbouring village of Sexten before continuing past the Gasthaus zum Klaus – a good refreshment stop – to reach the historic market town of Innichen. From here, you can take the bus back to Moso, or make the uphill journey back on skis.
    Scenic cross-country trails ©Drei Zinnen Marketing/T Gruener
  • 100km in the Drei Zinnen region
    The opportunities for winter walking from Moso are wonderful – the valley is home to an extensive network of maintained paths, with further trails branching off into the adjoining, traffic-free valleys. Many of these routes explore peaceful, tree-lined landscapes; for views of the area’s famous Three Peaks, take advantage of the mountain transport to head to higher ground.

    Whichever trail you choose, there will always be the option to pause for refreshments – whether just a warming drink or something more substantial such as Knödel, the tasty Tyrolean dumpling that is never off local menus.

    All trails are well signed, and the snow specially flattened to facilitate walking. In the detailed documentation we provide, we give an overview of our four favourite options, including the following three routes:

    Fischleintal: 1.5hrs
    One of Moso’s ‘classic’ walks, this lovely route runs parallel to a small river as it heads gently uphill to reach the head of the valley. Here, you will find the Talschlusshütte – a small mountain inn which began life as a ‘refreshment point’ in 1953 and is now run by the third generation of the Villgrater family. The kitchen here serves a tasty selection of South Tyrolean specialities, with an emphasis on local produce. Access to the trail is by bus.

    Innerfeldtal: 2hrs
    Located a very short bus ride from Moso, the serene Innerfeld Valley is also a delight to explore on foot. This trail begins from the entrance to the valley and leads through larch woods to the Drei Schuster Hütte, which was first built between 1911-1913 and serves typical regional dishes such as Knödel (dumpling), Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) and homemade Apfelkiachlan (fried apple rings). From the inn, it’s possible to descend down the valley by toboggan!

    Klammbachalm
    One especially scenic option is to take a cable car up to 2,092 metres, from where you get a breathtaking view of the Three Peaks that give the region its name. From the top of the cable car, a pretty route leads towards the peaceful Klammbach hut where you can enjoy a well-earned drink on the sunny terrace. From the hut, choose either to retrace your route uphill to the cable car station, or to continue to the Kreuzbergpass, from where you catch the bus back to Moso.
    A good choice of routes ©H Wisthaler
  • Snowshoeing, downhill skiing & more

    Snowshoeing
    Snowshoeing is a fantastic way of discovering the area’s enchanting wintry landscapes. Although there are a number of marked routes, the shoes’ firm grip also enables you to step away from the prepared trails and immerse yourself in unspoiled nature. Should you prefer to join a group hike, these take place several times a week and can be organised through the hotel.

    Downhill skiing
    There are 100 kilometres of downhill pistes in the Drei Zinnen region, best suited to new and intermediate skiers. The beginner-friendly Rotwand slopes are just a short walk from the hotel, with more challenging domains a free bus ride away. 

    Tobogganing
    A ride to the top of the Rotwand cable car station also brings you to the start of the local toboggan run, which descends over 5 kilometres, passing through scenic woodland and snow-covered meadows. Toboggans can be borrowed from the hotel or hired locally.

    Horse-drawn sleigh rides
    One of the more relaxing ways to explore the region is by horse-drawn sleigh. Your hotel is able to organise 2-hour rides through the Fischlein Valley, with refreshments included.

    Reindeer feeding
    Moso and the Three Peaks region are home to Italy’s only reindeer herd. On select days of the week, you have the opportunity to see these animals up close, by taking the Rotwand cable car to the reindeer feeding station.
    Good downhill skiing ©Dolomiten Photogruener
    Enjoy a sleigh ride
  • Special events
    There are traditional celebrations on Christmas Eve, as well as a special festive dinner. On 30 December, the village hosts a spectacular ‘silent’ fireworks display, while the hotel’s New Year’s Eve celebrations feature live music, a special evening meal and after-dinner festivities.
 

Where you stay

The peaceful village of Moso (altitude: 1310m) is superbly positioned in the Three Peaks region. There is a small collection of shops in the village itself, with further amenities available in larger Sexten, located just 2 kilometres along the valley and reached by a short walk or an even shorter bus ride.

Please note: most beds in Tyrolean hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin-bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel Drei Zinnen

Bedrooms

 
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  • 7 nights: 19 December 2020 - 01 January 2021, 02 January 2021 - 24 January 2021 & 31 January 2021 - 21 March 2021

    Start set days* | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    19 Dec - 27 Dec 2020 £1695
    02 Jan - 17 Jan 2021 £1195
    18 Jan - 30 Jan 2021 not available
    31 Jan - 09 Feb 2021 £1270
    10 Feb - 02 Mar 2021 # £1295
    03 Mar - 14 Mar 2021 £1125
    Single traveller supplement £20

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    * Start days: 19-27 Dec Saturday/Sunday; all other dates Friday-Sunday & Wednesday
    # Supplements apply on 13 & 14 Feb; please contact us for details

    Included travel: British Airways Heathrow or Gatwick to Innsbruck (2h05) (times vary, please contact us for details; hold luggage included), connecting journey by rail from Innsbruck main station (2h45) & transfer (0h15)

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room – see 'Additional prices' below

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Hotel Drei Zinnen, Moso
    Single room: 19 Dec - 21 Mar 2021 £12
    South-facing: 19 Dec - 24 Jan 2021 £26
    South-facing: 31 Jan - 21 Mar 2021 £26
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Innsbruck (latest flight arrival time: 1600; earliest flight departure time: 1200 Mon-Fri, 1400 Sat-Sun)

    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck Charter (contact us) 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Gatwick) British Airways 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Heathrow) British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Innsbruck British Airways,  Charter (contact us),  easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Austrian Airlines,  Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  jet2 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Innsbruck Charter (contact us),  easyJet,  jet2 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

  • Choose a relaxed route on Austria’s NightJet sleeper train. Enjoy dinner in Cologne by the Rhine before boarding the sleeper, then wake up refreshed in Innsbruck. Enjoy a leisurely coffee or a stroll before taking your seat to admire Alpine panoramas while crossing the Brenner Pass into Italy. The views continue as you change to a brightly coloured local train heading deep into the Pustertal Valley.

    We recommend the route outlined below, but our rail specialists will be happy to tailor the arrangements to suit you. Please call for prices, which are based on two people sharing a cabin.

    > Travelling by train to the Italian South Tyrol: what to expect

    Recommended route

    Outward journey Departure time
    from London
    Recommended cabin
    St Pancras–Brussels–Cologne (Eurostar & Thalys, 4h), Cologne–Innsbruck (NightJet sleeper, 12h), Innsbruck–Franzensfeste–Innichen (S.Candido) (Eurocity & regional rail 2h50), transfer to hotel (0h15) 1230; arrive at hotel approx 1430 next day Private 2-berth sleeper cabin with 2 bunk beds and washbasin. Continental breakfast is included
    Homeward journey Departure time
    from hotel
    Recommended cabin
    Transfer to Innichen (S. Candido) (0h15), Innichen (S. Candido)–Franzensfeste–Innsbruck (regional rail & Eurocity, 3h30), Innsbruck–Cologne (NightJet sleeper, 12h), Cologne–Brussels–St Pancras (ICE & Eurostar, 4h) 1430 (this allows time for dinner in Innsbruck before boarding the sleeper train); arrive in London approx 1600 next day Private 2-berth sleeper cabin with 2 bunk beds and washbasin. Continental breakfast is included
What is included
  • 7 nights
  • 7 dinners
    afternoon cakes every day
    7 breakfasts
  • detailed documentation
  • free use of local trains and buses
  • flights from London (regional flights available)
  • rail and taxi from/to Innsbruck airport
 
Reviews

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FAQs

  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – activities such as winter walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
    Safety measures being taken by hoteliers & others >
  • If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, or during school holidays, you should definitely pre-book lessons. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of options that we can arrange for you in advance.
    Sometimes we can’t make bookings on your behalf. In these cases you should phone or email the ski school well before your holiday to arrange a date and time; do not wait until you are on holiday to make arrangements. 

    More about Inntravel's pre-booking service >
  • Yes. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of options that we can arrange for you in advance.

    More about Inntravel's pre-booking service >
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi and Lizzie to discuss your plans.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Italy, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • The principal official language is Italian, though some regions have a second official language, such as South Tyrol, where German is widely spoken. The currency is the Euro. Italian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.

    When the UK withdrew from the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, it entered an 11-month transition period that will last until the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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