The Val Gardena is an approx. 25 km long tributary valley of the Valle Isarco valley in the north-west of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. The valley stretches until the Passo Sella and Gardena mountain passes. The Ladin hospitality, the activities on offer, the first class accommodations in Santa Cristina, Ortisei, Selva Gardena and Laion, and big varied holiday offers make it a very popular destination in summer.
Brown, red, orange - the colours of autumn can be found in the larch forests of the Val Gardena valley. While the cold season already comes to the Dolomite passes, the last mountain hikes can be done on the sunny hillsides of the Rasciesa High Alp, Mt. Seceda and the Alpe di Siusi. Down in the valley the Toerggele season starts: with sweet chestnuts, new wine and hearty Tyrolean food the harvest season is celebrated!
The Val Gardena valley is a real paradise for all winter sports enthusiasts, featuring 500 km of connected slopes along the Sellaronda, the connection to the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel and the Alpe di Siusi, 133 km of cross-country ski tracks and plenty of destinations for snowshoe hikes and ski tours. Down in the valley, however, highlights such as the world’s largest hand-carved nativity scene await you!
Until Easter skiing is possible in the Val Gardena valley! While the skiing areas operate until late spring, the temperatures become milder and milder in the valley. Nature wakes up on the sunny hillsides of Laion and in the Vallunga valley the crocuses start to bloom. At the end of May the funicular from Ortisei to the Alpe di Siusi already starts the summer operation. Enjoy spring!
More than 80 Accommodations for your holidays in Val Gardena