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Boutique Hotel Orso Grigio: bicycle, history and tradition

Traditional hospitality, historic ambiance and modern elegance come together to create an exclusive atmosphere
Situated in the quiet, traffic-free town centre, the Boutique & Gourmet Hotel Orso Grigio in San Candido is one of the oldest guest houses in South Tyrol. Traditional hospitality, historic ambiance and modern elegance come together to create an exclusive atmosphere, offering our guests a unique sense of well-being. Individual, smart and authentic - these are the traits, with which the “Orso Grigio” has impressed its guests for hundreds of years. For us cycling enthusiasts, it is a boon, because in a strategic position: it is close to the most famous cycle path "San Candido-Lienz" and, above all, offers you the possibility to rent the equipment that best meets your needs: Mtb, carriages, camels for children, fat bikes, e-bikes, etc. If you decide to arrive by bike, there is also a garage available for repairs ... Not enough, you can get a basket ready at the hotel, to stop for a picnic along the path, maybe with your feet bathed in the Drava that runs along. San Candido, which is really a charming village, can also be reached by train (also equipped for bikes) every half hour from the station of Fortezza.


• central location and closed to traffic • ancient hotel, among the few in Italy to boast a centuries-old tradition • tradition and modernity are authentically married • high quality food (km 0) and the prestigious wine cellar of the owner • familiar and welcoming atmosphere • sun terrace with stunning views (with afternoon refreshment table) • Free bike rentalideal starting point for cycling tours • garage equipped for repairs


This is the soul of the Gray Bear, a perfect combination, always in balance, between present and future past. Its 29 rooms range from those with historical furniture with original Biedermeier furniture from the 19th century combined with contemporary design lamps and armchairs, to those with modern furniture, a modern classic for which traditional materials have been used translated into a modern language. linear. All rooms are equipped with every comfort. The restaurant satisfies all palates, it is the kingdom of the chef Gianfranco Forgillo (Roman origins) chef of great prestige, guarantee of excellent cuisine; the chef offers dishes of local, Italian and international cuisine, revisited according to current criteria. You can participate in cooking classes! Franz, carefully chooses the best local producers to guarantee the quality of the single product: that the speck is produced by South Tyrol breeding, that the cheeses have been produced in the dairies of the valley and that the milk is that of the cows of San Candido. Worth a visit the wine cellar, to accompany us always Franz, passionate connoisseur, recommend wines to combine with dishes for dinner. The winery boasts a collection of more than 250 labels and is over 500 years old: even here the recovery of local materials, such as wood and river stone, has been masterly. The teak roof terrace where you can sip an aperitif before dinner surrounded by "His Majesty the Mountain", really leaves you breathless.


Here in Val Pusteria, they are very active in the theme of sustainability and even the management of the Gray Bear is not far behind (we told you at the beginning of the attention that Franz always places on the environment and his homeland), district heating from the biomass heating plant in Dobbiaco, carrying out the separate collection of waste, avoiding the use of products with chlorine for cleaning and buying local products as much as possible. A paradise for bikes, body, mind and palate !!

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Boutique Hotel Orso Grigio: bicycle, history and tradition

Via Peter Paul Rainer, 2, 39038 San Candido BZ, Italy

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