Val Gardena includes 3 different locations, Selva Gardena, Santa Cristina and Ortisei. Spending your holiday in Val Gardena means getting to know a tourist region with unique landscapes and immersing yourself in Ladin traditions. The valley is 25 km long and is surrounded by the Dolomites and the Puez Odle Natural Park
Val Gardena is an outdoor museum meaning that most of its beauty is not enclosed in a museum but visible outdoors: majestic peaks, breath-taking panoramas and green hills. If you would like to know more about this region, we recommend:
- A visit to the "Museum de Gherdëina" or the Museum of Val Gardena that is in the centre of Ortisei and has sections dedicated to the history of the valley, antique sculptures and games
- A stroll through the streets in the historic centre of Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei to admire the wooden sculptures displayed in the craft shops and known throughout the world for their beauty.
- A visit to ART52, the Permanent Craft Exhibit that displays numerous works from local artists known for their woodworking
Val Gardena surrounded by the Dolomites and the Puez Odle Natural Park is a magical land that offers unique landscapes to all of its visitors. Whether hiking, bike riding, Nordic walking or strolling we can guarantee you will enjoy it. Here are two recommendations:
- Discover the towns of Val Gardena: If you wish to combine a visit to Selva di Val Gardena, Ortisei and Santa Cristina with a walk or bike ride, you can follow the path along the old railway tracks. The 10 km path takes about 6 hours by foot round trip.
- Sellaronda: If you prefer travelling on two wheels and are in shape, we recommend challenging yourself to the Sellaronda Tour, a bike path that crosses the four Dolomite passes: Gardena, Campolongo, Pordoi and Sella. If you wish to play it safe and without encountering any cars along the way, on Sellaronda Bike Day the paths are closed to traffic.
The Val Gardena ski area is combined with Alpe di Siusi and thus increases the number of possibilities for winter sports enthusiasts. The Val Gardena - Alpe di Siusi ski area offers lots for children, families, beginners and expert skiers with 30% easy slopes, 60% medium slopes and 10% difficult slopes. They range from 1236 to 2680 metres in altitude. This ski area includes:
- Alpe di Siusi with 60 km of downhill slopes and numerous opportunities for cross-country skiing.
- Ciampinoi, south of Selva Gardena
- Seceda - Col Raiser - Rasciesa near Ortisei
If that's not enough for you, Val Gardena is part of the Dolomiti Superski area. With a single ski pass you will have access to over 1200 km of ski slopes throughout South Tyrol.
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