Hiking in Val Gardena – Outdoor experiences in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites

Since 2009, the unspoilt mountain scenery of the Dolomites is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site – The romantic Val Gardena awaits you with wonderful hiking trails of all difficulty levels. The South Tyrolean Alps are rugged and pristine. During your hiking holidays you have the choice between easy family paths, spectacular high alpine trails and numerous natural and educational itineraries. Flowering meadows, craggy rock formations and rushing mountain streams accompany you on your excursions to alpine altitudes. Traditional mountain huts and quaint alpine inns with large sun terraces during your hikes in Val Gardena invite you to take a rest and to enjoy typical local specialties.

Hiking in Val Gardena - Outdoor experiences in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites

Idyllic hiking paths and challenging high-altitude trails

The Val Gardena offers suitable walking routes for any requirement. Mountaineers will set off on a hike to the 3,181-meter Sassolungo, which was first conquered in 1868 by Paul Grohmann. A hike all around the rock massif is one of the supreme disciplines while hiking in Val Gardena. Amazing views await you on the Puez Trail, located in the South Tyrolean Nature Park Puez-Odle – yet, it requires a certain degree of stamina and endurance. The hiking path “Poststeig” connects three villages. The trail leads from Ortisei in Val Gardena across Laion all the way to the small alpine town of Chiusa, where you can head for a visit to the historic Monastery of Sabiona or take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool.

Idyllic hiking paths and challenging high-altitude trails

Pleasure hiking in S. Cristina: mountain idyll and cultural experiences

The central location of the Sporthotel Monte Pana makes our house a perfect starting point for adventurous hikes in the area surrounding the mountain village of S. Cristina. In summer as in winter, the hiking trail to Ortisei awaits you with beautiful natural landscapes and wonderful views of the Sassolungo Massif. The “Kreuzweg” path is a varied theme trail, which starts just above the church. At 14 stations, bronze statues were erected, which were created by local artists. The “Legends Path” to San Giacomo is perfect for children because of the reduced altitude difference. On 16 boards along the way, the legend of Count San Giacomo is told. For the round trip you need approximately two hours.

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