Val Gardena is the perfect outdoor paradise. If you love breathtaking natural scenery then you will feel completely at home in this Ladin valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its villages of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Val Gardena.
Throughout the seasons, this region enchants its visitors with endless possibilities of sporting and outdoor activities. There are hikes, walks and bike rides to be enjoyed: this valley stretches over 25 km or so in the Eastern part of South Tyrol and invites detailed exploration, from its entrance at Pontives to the famous passes of Sella and Gardena – each pasture, path and peak hides a wealth of natural treasures, all waiting to be discovered at close range. Even in winter, outdoor enthusiasts are pursuing their favourite activities: tobogganing, cross-country or skiing tours. This Ladin valley is world-renowned as the premier ski resort of the Dolomites, and also offers plenty of excitement for those enjoying healthy exercise off-piste amid crystal clear air. Its position on the Southern side of the Alps means that the valley enjoys an excellent climate, delighting visitors with an exceptional amount of sunny days.