Val Gardena, 39047 Santa Cristina Gherdëina, South Tyrol, Italy
About Val Gardena
Val Gardena is one of the best holiday destinations in the world when it comes to skiing, hiking and exploring nature. Surrounded by the UNESCO-protected Dolomites, this charming alpine valley is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy life and recharge your mind. The Gardena Spring Trophy is an annual international figure skating competition held every spring in the Valley. Val Gardena has a Serie A ice hockey team, the Hockey Club Gardena.
Attractions near Val Gardena
The Seceda is a mountain at the foot of the Odle group, placed in val Gardena, above the inhabited Ortisei. Its summit can be reached via a cable car from the town center. The Südtirol Gardenissima ski race has started from the summit of Seceda since 1997. the summit can also be reached on foot starting from the south from Ortisei, Santa Cristina, or Selva di Val Gardena or from the north from the municipality of Funes.
The Seiser Alm is the largest high alpine pasture in Europe. It is located in the South Tyrolean Dolomites in Italy, around 20 km northeast of Bolzano and above the well-known tourist resorts of Seis am Schlern, Kastelruth, and Ortisei in Val Gardena. In summer, the area is ideal for hiking and mountain tours. The winter sports area has 60 km of downhill pistes, predominantly of easy and medium difficulty, numerous lifts, and a fun park.
Langkofel is the main peak of the massif of the same name, placed between the Val Gardena and Val di Fassa, in the Dolomites. The mountain looks like a series of peaks that stretch for about a kilometer from north-west to south-east. With a cable car from the Sella pass, you can reach the Sassolungo saddle at 2,681 meters and the Toni Demetz refuge, starting point for various excursions.
The Dolomiti Superski is the largest ski area in Italy, born in 1974 and spread over an area of about 3,000 km² in the Triveneto, including most of the winter ski slopes of the Dolomites, for a total of 1,246 km of slopes divided into 12 different ski areas. Of these 500 km are connected "skis on feet". It offers 450 ski lifts and 1,246 kilometers of slopes, about half of which are directly connected to each other, and all of which can be used with a single ski pass.
The Plattkofel is a 2964 m high mountain in the Langkofel group in the Dolomites. The name refers to the flat western flank facing the Alpe di Siusi. The summit ridge, which runs roughly in a north-west-south-east direction, has three summit points. The most important for tourists is the middle summit ( 2958 m ) with a summit cross, which can be reached via marked trails. However, the highest point of the mountain is found.
The Gardena pass is an alpine pass in the Dolomites, located at 2,121 m asl between Val Gardena and Val Badia, between the Sella group in the south and the Cir group to the north, connecting Selva di Val Gardena with Corvara in Badia. The pass is the starting point for many hiking trails. In the surrounding area, there are numerous ski lifts and ski slopes, including the famous " Dantercepies " and "Cir" which, starting from the pass, reach Selva.
Where is Val Gardena
Discover more attractions in Trentino-South Tyrol, where Val Gardena is located
Home to the spectacular sawtoothed Dolomites, the semi-autonomous provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol are packed with stunning landscapes. The region has long enticed hikers, climbers, poets and fresh-air fanciers, with the scenic Sella Ronda remaining one of the world's most iconic skiing and cycling circuits.