Set at the foot of the Marmolada mountain, Hotel Garnì Ai Serrai is in the pretty village of Sottoguda. Surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the Dolomites, it offers free storage for bikes and ski equipment. Rooms here are simply furnished but very comfortable. They all feature satellite TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Most have a balcony. The generous breakfast includes sweet and savoury food, and hot and cold drinks. It is served in a characteristic hall with exposed wooded beams on the ceiling. Garnì Ai Serrai is named after a narrow valley that leads to the town of Malga Ciapela, 2 km away. Rocca Pietore is 3 km on the other side. This family-run hotel is 2 km from the Marmolada Arabba ski slopes, and 10 km from the Civetta slopes. Both are reached by ski bus. The valley is ideal for mountain climbers and cyclists.