Are you planning your holidays in the mountains, but you are vegan or vegetarian? We have replied to Anna, an eco-traveller who wanted to know more about it. There you have a list of places where you can go and enjoy your vacations.
Anna was looking for a hotel where she could have met her needs, spending a week in the mountains with her niece. She wanted a hotel with vegetarian or vegan cuisine and the chance to collaborate with the preparation of some vegan receipt. It has not been easy to help her, but we have found an interesting solution. We are not sure that every tourist accommodation will let you get into the kitchen, but they will not be unpolite with you and they will surely share their best vegan receipts.
We have decided to share with you all the results of our research and we have chosen 5 eco-friendly tourist accommodations for your vegan or vegetarian holidays in the Alps.
Belluno Dolomites: vegan holidays in a farm
Let’s start our vegan journey from the amazing Belluno Dolomites National Park. Here, we can find an eco-friendly farmhouse which is specialized in vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
We are in the alpine valley of Feltre, within walking distance to the National Park. This place is surrounded by nature, where visitors can find peace and quiet. The restaurant’s vegan plates are prepared with vegetables from the organic garden that the owners cultivate with care. Moreover, you will have the chance to rent free bicycles and enjoy the sauna.
Curiosity: The farmhouse proposes special offers for 2 or 3 nights which include breakfast, dinner, sauna, and bikes. Renzo, the owner, who is vegan and passionate for vegan cuisine, will be glad to organize short cooking classes and demonstrations.
Not to be missed: you will have to chance to walk numerous trekking paths in the Belluno Dolomites National Park. Don’t forget to visit Val Canzoi and the Feltre’s villas.
Info: Agriturismo Campo di Cielo Vegan, in Cesiomaggiore- Belluno.
Aosta Valley: vegan menu in Verrayes
We now move to the Aosta Valley, for an incredible vegan holiday on the highest peaks of Italy. In the small village of Verrayes, we have found a friendly and welcoming eco-friendly B&B. Its design combines the old and the new, such as wood and stones along with environmental attention. The small restaurant, geared by Alex, offers the opportunity to have a vegan or vegetarian dinner. The raw materials used in the kitchen are one hundred percent organic and at 0 km.
Curiosity: this B&B and its restaurant are 7 km away from the main valley of the Aosta Valley Region, from where you can easily reach every tourist locality.
No to be missed: Mount Matterhorn is only one-hour away.
Info: Les Vrays Rayons, in Verrays
Aosta Valley: hotel with vegetarian cuisine at the foot of Mount Rosa
At 1850 mt altitude, at the foot of the massif of Mount Rosa -in the municipality of Tschaval- from where the Lys Valley begins, we can find a splendid sustainable hotel, made of stone and wood. The rooms are decorated with natural materials and the bathrooms are furnished with organic soaps. The breakfast is completely organic too. The restaurant gives you the chance to choose among vegetarian alternatives which are made with bioproducts.
Curiosity: you will have the chance to do a lot of outdoor activities, both in winter and in summer.
Not to be missed: the Walser Houses in the center of Gressonay; the Lake Gover and he Savoy Castle.
Info: Hotel de Gletscher, in Gressonay
Aosta Valley: a holiday in a chalet with vegetarian cuisine
Alpe Rebelle is an eco-friendly B&B, built by restoring an old alpine chalet in a sustainable way. It is located in the municipality of Bionaz, the northernmost town in Valpelline, surrounded by peaks that reach 4000 mt of altitude. The B&B offers breakfast with homemade cakes and specialties form the valley. Moreover, the restaurant Alpe Rebelle is specialized in cooking traditional dishes from Valtellina, and the most important thing is that the owners do care in making their guests know about the provenance of the products that they use to cook the meals. The menu also includes vegetarian dishes.
Curiosity: near Bioniz you will have the chance to go hiking or trekking among the numerous refuges along the way. There is a cycle route that can be done by bike or e-bike and it leads to the incredible Lake of Place Moulin.
Info: Alpe Rebelle, in Bionaz
Piedmont: farm holidays with vegetarian cuisine in The Langhe
This is the perfect place if you want to live the typical mountain life: milking the cows and processing milk into cheese. This may be an unforgettable experience that you can live in this amazing organic farmhouse, that not only produces slow food cheese, but it also offers vegetarian options to the guests. We are in Monbarcaro, the highest town in the Langhe. Alessandro and Arianna, starting from an old house, have created a majestic atmosphere in their farmhouse. They have about 80 sheep and cows, their main activity is based on the production of cheese, that you may taste during your meals or during breakfast, along with other typical and local products from the fair-trade market.
Activities: This is a holiday based on relax, you will enjoy the actual life in the country and go for a bike ride on the Belbo Valley, having a picnic on the meadow and interacting with the animals from the farmhouse.
Info: Pascoli di Amaltea, in Mombarcaro– Cuneo
The best eco-friendly hotels with vegetarian or vegan cuisine on the Alps
Are you looking for a different solution from those that we have just suggested you?
Check these eco-friendly hotels that offer vegetarian or vegan menus on the Italian Alps:
• In Trentino
• In the Aosta Valley
• In Piedmont
• In Friuli
Do you know any other hotel in the mountains that propose their guests a vegetarian or vegan option? Tell us in the comments below!