The fantastic nature of Val Gardena offers the perfect scenery for your body and your mind to regenerate during your holidays in South Tyrol.
The green valleys, the enchanting mountains and the friendly climate with 300 days of sunshine a year open the heart and allow to practice a wide range of winter and summer sports.
Our hotel is situated at the foot of the Nature Park Puez-Odle, which in June 2009 was included in the World Natural Heritage List of the UNESCO, and directly on the ski slope. Thus, it is the perfect starting point for innumerable climbing and hiking tours, and the ideal place for unforgettable winter holiday adventures on the perfectly prepared ski and toboggan runs.
Would you like to enjoy active holidays?
Val Gardena offers everything your heart may long for!
In the South Tyrolean Dolomites, your wishes become true: walking, hiking, climbing, via ferratas, bouldering, Nordic Walking, mountain biking, cycling, paragliding, horse riding, golfing, billiard, bowling, ice skating, high ropes course, yoga, tennis, swimming, fishing, rafting, canyoning, tarzaning, zip line, bungee jumping, beach volleyball...
And if you would like to enjoy a day of total relax, then the big sunbathing lawn of our hotel in Selva Gardena is the perfect place for it. Here you can leave all your cares behind and enjoy the fantastic view on the surrounding mountain world.
I love to go a-wandering, Along the mountain track, And as I go, I love to sing, My knapsack on my back. Valderi,valdera... What could be better than to reach happily the summit after a demanding ascent and to be rewarded with a divine view over the world of the Dolomites? Val Gardena is a mecca for all hiking enthusiasts. Among innumerable hiking trails, you can choose the most suitable for you, may it be steep or even, short or long, difficult or easy. If you wish to take an easy walk, there are various paths to choose from. Many of them are suitable for buggies.
For the mountain enthusiasts, the term “climbing” has various meanings: alpine climbing, rock climbing, sport climbing, competition climbing, bouldering and much more. No matter which variant is your favourite one, in Val Gardena you will for sure be satisfied – it is not for nothing that the Dolomites are known all over the world as climbing paradise. Assure yourself that it is not a myth. By doing so, keep in mind your own safety and the safety of the other climbers and show the mountain world the respect due to it. Let's go! Fantastic challenges are awaiting you in our captivating alpine world. If the weather for once doesn't want to play along, you can put your ability to the test in one of the climbing or bouldering gyms in Ortisei, S. Cristina or Selva Gardena. Here a small foretaste of the wide range of itineraries of various difficulty levels, which you can find in our valley in the middle of the Dolomites:
Mountain biking / Cycling
Are you a mountain bike enthusiast looking for adventures that take you over rough and smooth? Then Val Gardena is the right place for you. With the aid of the MTB map Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi you can discover fantastic itineraries and live unforgettable experiences. Don't miss the event Sellaronda Hero, Europe's hardest mountain bike race. For all bicycle aficionados there is also the Sellaronda Bike Day: the four Dolomite passes (Gardena, Pordoi, Sella and Campolongo Pass) around the Sella Group will be reserved exclusively for you. Besides these two great events, there are many wonderful itineraries to be discovered, along which you will always be accompanied by an amazing mountain panorama.
There are various mountain bike and bicycle rentals in Val Gardena.
Nordic Walking is a special form of athletic walking, an endurance sport, which is suited for exercised athletes and untrained people alike: it is easy and fast to learn, strengthens the heart, enhances the circulation, increases the oxygen supply of the whole organism, eases muscle tensions in the shoulder and neck area, and helps to loose weight.
The rhythmic use of two poles sustains the walking. Thus: one, two, one, two… Perfect! Go for it and do something good for your body in the healthy mountain air of Val Gardena!
Would you like to experience something really special and unique in your holidays? Then venture a tandem flight in the crystal clear air of Val Gardena accompanied by an experienced paraglider. The flight conditions in the valley are ideal. Enjoy the feeling of flying soundlessly and free above forests and meadows and the fantastic Dolomites, and the sight of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena from above. It is going to be a highlight of your holidays in South Tyrol. Are you looking for something exclusive for a loved person? Then a gift voucher for a paragliding tandem flight is the perfect idea!
High ropes course
A unique adventure for small and big in Val Gardena: the high ropes course in the forest close to the gondola cableway Seceda in Ortisei, which is led by the Alpine climbing school Catores. For the use of this high ropes course, no specific experience is needed. The Alpine climbing school Catores supplies the equipment and, before the start, gives the necessary instructions to every participant. On request, a professional mountain guide leads you through the whole course. You can also book group events, which place special emphasis on the pedagogical concept. Moreover, there is also a course for children, during which they are told many interesting things about the forest world. An exciting individual, physical and also psychical challenge is waiting on you.
To discover the world of the Dolomites on horseback is a fantastic experience you don't want to miss. Jump into the saddle and enjoy the fantastic alpine scenery passing traditional mountain huts and riding through larch, spruce and Swiss pine forests. Val Gardena is just perfect for unforgettable riding adventures! The riding stables in Val Gardena offer a wide range of activities: riding lessons, outings of an hour, half a day and full-day trips, pony riding, coach journeys and horse pension.
Golf & Minigolf
Swing your bat in the enchanting mountain scenery of Val Gardena, the special place to play golf under a crystal clear blue sky in the invigorating mountain air. Just be careful not to let yourself distract by the fascinating landscape of the Dolomites. And if, for once, the sun really doesn't want to shine, you can play indoor golf in the Sport Center in Selva Gardena.
Also minigolf enthusiasts will be satisfied in Val Gardena.
The serve, the forehand, the backhand, the volley, the drop shot, the lob, the overhead smash. Are you up to a match? There are indoor and outdoor tennis courts in all three villages of Val Gardena, in Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena. Moreover, tennis lessons are offered.
Swimming with view on the Dolomites!
Even if you are located in the middle of the mountains, the swimming pool Mar Dolomit in Ortisei in Val Gardena is worth a visit for sure. An indoor and an outdoor lap pool, a hot tub as well as an outdoor hot brine pool with stream and many massage jets are waiting on you. Your children will feel perfectly at their ease in the kids' corner with slide and hot tub, whereas the big water slide is thought for the older ones, the young and the young at heart. The big sunbathing lawn and the children's paddling pool invite to enjoy the sun outdoors. Also solarium enthusiasts will be satisfied.
Fishing in Val Gardena. Yes, even in the middle of the Dolomites you can practice this sport: in the Rio Gardena river and in some private ponds you can fish trouts. Thus, don't forget to pack your fishing rod. Make a good catch!
You will not need your car, just your skies and nothing more, as the slope is waiting on you right in front of the hotel's door. Thus you will avoid icy roads and the hassle for an empty parking lot during your stay, and enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The gondola lift Col Raiser is at a stone's throw, and it is a quick ride if on the other side of the valley you would like to go. The underground funicular Val Gardena Ronda Express will take you right to the skiing area Dolomiti Superski, where there are about 1200 km to snowboard and ski. Between the Sellaronda, Monte Pana, the Alpe di Siusi and many other fantastic places you can choose, without having to wait in long queues. Why don't you try out something new – wouldn't cross-country skiing or snowshoeing be something for you?
Skis, snowboards, poles, boots, helmets etc. The guests of our hotel can take advantage of an exclusive discount of 15% on the winter gear by booking online with our partner ski and snowboard rental INTERSPORT RENT.
Unlimited fun on skies is awaiting you in Val Gardena, whether you like carving, telemark or freestyle skiing. Just in the skiing area Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi alone, there are 175 kilometres of interconnected ski runs on your disposal. Moreover, the valley is part of Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski carousel. This means that you can use a total of more than 1200 km of slopes in 12 skiing areas with a single ski pass, the Dolomiti Superski ski pass.
Unlimited fun on the snowboard is awaiting you in Val Gardena, whether you like race or freestyle. Just in the skiing area Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi alone, there are 175 kilometres of interconnected ski runs on your disposal. Moreover, the valley is part of Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski carousel. This means that you can use a total of more than 1200 km of slopes in 12 skiing areas with a single ski pass, the Dolomiti Superski ski pass. Furthermore, there are two routes that you don't want to miss in your holidays: the Gherdëina Skiring (within Val Gardena) and the worldwide known Sellaronda, which is a tour around the impressive Sella Group. With a single ski pass you can enjoy at least 26 km of downhill emotion in just one day. The expert snowboarders among you have the possibility to extend the Sellaronda trying out various slopes in the connected skiing areas. In Val Gardena you always find great quality: there are boarder cross runs, half pipes and snow and fun parks that are groomed daily. Moreover, given the modern lifts and cable ways, the transport is fast and there are no long queues you have to wait in. There are, of course, also many inviting mountain huts on the slopes, which offer a great cuisine in a cosy atmosphere. In Val Gardena there are numerous ski and snowboard rentals and ski and snowboard schools offering courses of all kinds.
It's superb! This peacefulness, this landscape. The ski touring itineraries in Val Gardena are simply awesome. The early rising will be compensated right away by healthy movement, which also brings good mood, and by stunning views on the breathtaking world of the Dolomites. The morning sun shines in a clear sky and when you arrive at the top, you will feel free as a bird. After a beneficial rest on the summit, you can enjoy a spectacular descent in fresh powder snow. Please ski tour always cautiously and well equipped, don't underestimate the avalanche risk and respect the mountain world!
Alpe di Siusi-Val Gardena is one of 11 areas belonging to Dolomiti Nordicski, Europe's largest Nordic skiing carousel. In the heart of the Alps, you can use about 1300 km of cross-country ski runs with a single ski pass. In Val Gardena there are various places to practice cross-country skiing:
in Vallunga in Selva Gardena (12 km of runs),
on Monte Pana in S. Cristina (37 km of runs) and
on the Passo Pinei above Ortisei in the direction of Castelrotto (4 km of runs).
There is also a direct connection from Ortisei and from Monte Pana to the cross-country skiing paradise Alpe di Siusi (60 km of runs). Perfectly prepared cross-country skiing runs and a spectacular mountain panorama are awaiting you. You will keep this fantastic experience in your heart forever! In Val Gardena there are also cross-country skiing schools and rentals.
Whether at daytime or at full moon under an enchanting starry sky, whether romantic or action-packed. If you spend your winter holidays in Val Gardena, you should definitely experience a sledding outing on one of our fantastic natural runs. It is great fun! Check out the 6 km long sledding run of Rasciesa. You can enjoy a fantastic view during the ascent with the funicular railway opened in December 2010. The intermediate terminal enables to sled down the first part of the run several times one after the other. Sled rental: at the lower terminus of the funicular railway Rasciesa or in the various sled rentals in the three villages of the valley, in Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena.
The gorgeous landscape and the crystal clear mountain air of Val Gardena. Experience the snow-covered valley off the ski runs and the noise. Enjoy the peacefulness and the quiet beauty around you and look out for animal traces, when you snowshoe through the breathtaking nature of the Dolomites on your own or with a guide. Everybody can snowshoe. An adventure that you won't forget.
The words “figure skating” and “Val Gardena” recall at once Carolina Kostner. Carolina comes from Ortisei in Val Gardena and has already won several times the Italian championships. She has also earned some medals at European and World championships and has, moreover, participated at the Winter Olympic Games. In all three villages of Val Gardena (Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena) there are ice skating possibilities. The choice ranges from an indoor ice rink to natural ice rinks under the sky. You can, of course, rent ice skates at the rinks, if you don't have your own. Furthermore, also ice skating lessons are offered. In the valley you can not only ice skate but also play curling. All the young and the young at heart among you should not miss the ice skating nights with disco music.
Besides the possibility to climb and boulder also in winter in the various climbing and bouldering gyms of Val Gardena, ice climbing courses and outings are offered.
Free weekly programme
Our guests can enjoy a rich weekly programme both in summer and in winter for a reduced price.
Val Gardena Card
With € 79,00 you can travel around Val Gardena for 6 days with all lifts during the summer in Val Gardena.
The Gardena Card for 3 days costs € 60,00. Gardena Card is valid from June, 6th until October, 11th, 2015.
Gardena Card 2015 offers the following services:
Unlimited and free use of all lifts in Val Gardena open in summer:
Cabin lift Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi
Chairlift Sole (Alpe di Siusi)
Cabin lift Ortisei-Furnes-Seceda
Chair lift Fermeda (Seceda)
Chairlift S. Cristina-Monte Pana
Chairlift Monte Pana-Mont Sëura
Cabin lift S. Cristina-Col Raiser
Cabin lift Selva Gardena-Ciampinoi
Cabin lift Selva Gardena-Dantercëpies
Chairlift Cir (Passo Gardena-Dantercëpies)
Cabin lift Passo Sella-Forcella Sassolungo
The card costs € 5,00 for children up to the age of 8 (born after 06/06/2007) if at least one parent buys a card. For juniors aged between 8 an 16 (born after 06/06/1999) the card costs € 57,00 Euro (€ 43,00 for 3 days). Discounts can only be provided on presentation of an identity card.
Children under 8 years: Gardena Card Kids at the price of € 5,00 €
Juniors from 8 to 16 years: Gardena Card Junior at the price of € 57,00 (6 days) or € 43,00 (3 days).
Adults: Gardena Card (male or female) at the price of € 79,00 (6 days) or € 60,00 (3 days).
Check your performance
With the new chipcards used for Gardena Card you can check your trekking performance. You need only a computer and an internet connection.
Gardena Card is a non-transferable personal pass consisting of a ticket valid for use on the cableway and lifts.
The ticket has to be kept and shown on request accompanied by an identity document.
The Gardena Card is valid for 6 or 3 consecutive days as from the first day of use. It cannot be replaced if lost.
The closure of one or more cableways and lifts doesn’t entitle you to a refund of the price paid.
In case of breach of regulations, the card may be withdrawn by cableway and lift personnel.
The offer Gardena Card is operative from June 6th to October 11th, 2015; some cableways and lifts are also open before and after the validity of the Gardena Card. The Gardena Card is not valid for evening rides.
For transported animals, bicycles or other objects the lift facilities can require an extra charge. Gardena Card holders can take their mountain bikes on the lift for € 5,00.
The Gardena Card is available at the partner accommodations of the Val Gardena Tourist Offices, at the Tourist Offices and at the following cableways:
Passo Sella - Forcella Sassolungo
Selva - Ciampinoi
Selva - Dantercëpies
Passo Gardena - Cir
S. Cristina - Col Raiser
Ortisei - Rasciesa
Ortisei - Furnes - Seceda
Ortisei - Alpe di Siusi
Mobility has always been important in Val Gardena.
Trekkers can leave their car at home and still access the cable cars in an easy and comfortable manner. That's what makes trekking even more fun. Mobility in Val Gardena - Val Gardena Mobil Card. In Val Gardena the car can stay in the garage - mobility free of charge in Val Gardena
Mobility has always been important in Val Gardena. Trekkers can leave their car at home and still access the cable cars in an easy and comfortable manner. That's what makes trekking even more fun. If you don't have a ticket, you may have to pay a hefty penalty fare. Most car parks and spaces have a pay and display policy. Following you can find all the timetables and routes of ski buses which connect the different stops in Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei to the ski-lifts.