Selva di Val Gardena Travel Guide
Selva di Val Gardena
Selva di Val Gardena
stunning scenery summer or winter
„Troi Paian“– Balést, - Lech da Lagustel,
On the traces of knights of the Middle AgesStart: Furnes, 1681m (middle station of the turn-round cable railway Ortisei-Seceda), parking lot with fee at the bottom stationWalking time: 2:15 hrs. (about 8.5 km)Character: Hardly any rises. Caution when crossing the gullies...
From Ortisei to the Regensburger Hütte, 2037m
To the oldest hut in Val GardenaStart: Parish church in Ortisei, 1236m, parking garage at the bottom station of the Seceda cable railway (200 m away), car parkHighest point: Col Raiser 2102 mWalking time: 3 hrs. (7.8 km)Character: Mostly broad, evenly ascending alpine path,...
Walking -Sëurasas-Alm, 2149m
A forgotten (mountain) paradiseStart: S.Cristina, village part Plesdinaz, 1600m; parking at the end of the village road, above Runcaudie, a group of farmsWalking time: 1 hr (from the parking lot)Character: Short, without any danger, but steepRefreshments: NoneMarking:...
Hiking the Dolomites
See and hike the Dolomites in the summer - see some of my favourite places to hike in the travelogues. There are hiking trails for all abilities - numerous cable cars can give those that need it a head start . Experts can tackle the via ferrata routes (iron ladders) - I must...
The Hidden Valley
This ski run has been described as one of the ten runs to ski before you die.I think it might be a bit overrated but it was certainly worth the experience.This is a long run down through a pretty spectacular valley with a restaurant halway down, it was a bit cold when we did...
The Sella Ronda
There are two well marked trails around the Sella massif, the green route and the orange route. The trails circle the large outcrop of rock and take you past the resorts of the Dolomiti Superski area.They are comfortable cruising runs which average intermediate skiiers could...
Hotel La Pineta
1 Review and 15 Opinions This hotel was very comfortable and the meals were excellent. The bar was a bit quiet and only used...
1 Review and 6 Opinions Really good stay in a perfect central location in Selva di Val Gardena. Really located on the slopes...
You can fy from the UK to Innsbruck, Verona or Bolzano for shorter transfers. Once there make use of the 7 day Gardena Pass valid for gondolas and chairlifts and buses along the Gardena valley, including:-1. Cabin lift Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi 2. Chairlift Sole (Alpe di Siusi)...
If you are brave enough take this single chairlift ride from Ortisei up to Raschotz area and glide effortlessly up through the trees to a wonderful panorama at the top.The chailift has been operating since spring of 1952 and covers in about 15 minutes a height of more than...
Mondo Legno: Eric Perathoner, the sculptor in action
Eric was kind enough to help us pick out several things and also let us watch him at his work.
We bought several small items of wood sculpture, but we decided to go with the things that were unpainted.. We go the "boy with accordion" and also a floral arrangement.
At the beginning of the 17th century Christian Trebinger, his brother Bartlmä, and Melchior Vinazer established a craft that is today inseparable from the name Val Gardena – wood carving. By the 18th century Val gardena was a major centre for such skills and today it is a...
In Selva you will find names of places are signed in Italian and German - for example selva is the Italin and Wolkenstein its german equivalent. Some people are quite stuffy about it too. We got on the bus once to take us back to Selva and having stated our destination in...
High above the Vallunga Valley of Selva, not far from the Puez Hutte as you make your ascent to the valley below, is this rock formation -can you see the face in it ?!
Cortina VisitThe winter...
Cortina VisitThe winter scenic winter views from Selva to Cortina via the Falzarego Pass will remain in my memory for many years - it was a stunning journey. Do you remmeber the Stallone film Cliffhanger? - well this is where it was filmed. A James Bond film has also used...
Alta Via 1
This path crosses the Venetian or eastern Dolomites from north to south. The starting point is Lago di Bràies (Bolzano region) and ends in the Belluno region. You should allow 12 days for this hike.This link provides info on the route and accomodation in the huts on...
Alta Via 1 and 2 are the finest long-distance trails through the Dolomites. Alta Via 1 is 120km long and requires up to ten days; Alta Via 2 is 150km long, is generally higher and needs about 18 days.Running north/south through the heart of the Dolomites, the two trails...
Rambles on Col Raiser
Col Raiser (opposite to Sassolungo) can be reached by gondola from St Christina - just down the valley to Selva. There are several huts in this area so makes for an enjoyable days rambling and picnicing amidst specatular scenery of the Puez-Odle Park area. This hut is the...
Italian Alps - The Dolomites, typical outcropping
This is one of the more outstanding examples of the type of bare stone outcropping you can see in the Dolomite area of Italy. There is a sudden stop in the green foliage and from that point upward you see only bare, stark, cold, stone. But the contrast between the green of...
Italian Alps - The Dolomites, lunch time
As we were driving toward Marmolada we spotted this lonely picnic table and just could not pass it by. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch with some of the most amazing mountain views as our backdrop. Sometimes you would almost forget to chew ^L^ (yes, I said almost forget)....It...
Italian Alps - The Dolomites
This is a good representation of the type of roads in the Dolomite area, the roads were in excellent condtion, but the number of bends, curves and turns was much higher than the straight sections. But it was also fun because as you came around each turn you would be...
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