Ladin valley located near the imposing Sella Group, Val Gardena has three tourist resorts: Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena. Its century’s long tradition made of ancient customs and craftsmanship harmonizes well with the luxury hotels and modern ski lifts that make this one of the most sought-after resorts by skiing addicts. Every year officially recognized at an international and national level as a top resort, Val Gardena is your destination if you are looking for quality at every level, international events and beautiful scenic views.
Delicious food, excellent wine, luxury 4 or 5 star hotels, characteristic lodges and unobtrusive hospitality are qualities that make Val Gardena an appreciated resort also by famous actors, sportsmen and celebrities like Albert II, Prince of Monaco.
Probably one of the most famous of the valleys in the Dolomites, Val Gardena is surrounded by mountains like Rasciesa, Odle, Puez, and of course the wonderful Sassolungo and Sella, for centuries favorite tourist destinations and nowadays the best choice if you are looking for adventure in a breathtaking natural environment. Taking part of the Leading Mountain Resort of the World, an exclusive group that gathers the top six ski resorts, in winter this is the home of winter sports, featuring many big international events. Included in the Dolomiti Superski ski domain, Val Gardena is a meeting point for the world’s ski elite, offering 170 km of perfectly groomed slopes, excellent snow, state of the art ski lifts and ski tours like Val Gardena and Sellaronda. The ski runs are awesome and difficult: for more than forty years the Saslong slope has been a challenge field for the best international skiers, who meet here for the Super-G and Downhill Skiing World Cups.
In summer Val Gardena is the land of climbers and trekkers, attracted by the gentle slopes and cliff walls included in the nature reserve of the Puez-Odle Nature Park. These mountains have been explored by famous climbers like Reinhold Messner and Luis Trenker, whereas the roads are perfect for long and sometimes difficult mountain biking tours, so much that they are the route of national and international races like the Sellaronda Hero.
Val Gardena is not only a destination for sportsmen. Its three resorts have a lot to offer also from the point of view of culture, art, shopping, wellness, and food. A holiday here is a dive into ancient traditions, local customs and artistic craftsmanship: this is in fact the valley of wood carvers. There are also many charming churches and castles, cultural events like the ValGardena Musika, traditional fairs, and Unika, the wood carving exhibition.
Foto credits: A.p.t. Val Gardena
Between July and September some classical music concerts take part in different location of the valleys with orchestras and international groups.
Val Gardena hosts the world’s hardest international mountain bike race around the Sellaronda circuit, in the heart of Dolomites. Not a simple race, but a real festival with ceremony, show and much more.
A careful selection of the best hotels. Romantic hotels, golf hotels, design hotels and family hotels… for your charme holidays in the Dolomites.
A wide range of luxury services offered by the hotels to make your stay exclusive and unique.
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