Amazingly beautiful mountains, luscious green meadows with colorful flowers and wonderfully fresh air – dive into the alpine summer of Val Gardena. Surrounded by the breathtaking mountain world of the Dolomites, the hiking area Alpe di Siusi, the highest plateau in Europe, offers you fantastic hiking trails, mountain-bike tours and terrific rocks for climbing. High routes, top paths and jagged ridges – the UNESCO World Natural Heritage is a highlight for all who love summer sports.
Your vacation paradise provides countless opportunities:
- Relaxed and pleasant walks or as well, adventurous excursions
- Exciting Moutainbike- and E-bike tours
- Nordic Walking and Jogging
- Climbing experience
- Exciting Tennis games on the own floodlit tennis court of the Hotel or in the indoor tennis court
- Relaxing rides on good nattured Haflinger horses, a native breed of South Tyrol
- Truly amazing golf experience on the 18 hole course in St. Vigil / Siusi
- For water rats: Rafting or Canyoning
- Adventurous tandem flights with wonderful panoramic views
- The highwire adventure course: an interesting attraction for all ages!
A network of about 300 km of varied hiking trails is waiting for you in your summer holiday! Across country you will reach refuges and alpine pastures that invite you to stop off. If you wish, our own hiking guide will show you the most beautiful hiking tours for free with the hiking shuttle and we will also be glad to provide you with our digital hiking maps with GPS.
The Dolomites are a paradise for climbing and mountaineering: the high peeks, the peculiar shapes and – arrived at the top – the panorama! Like Luis Trenker, who was fascinated by the Dolomites and used to climb here frequently, many alpinists are drawn to this breathtaking mountain world, where white buttes, which were created millions of years ago in the tropical sea as corral reef, rise up to the sky.
Cyclists will also be impressed by Val Gardena: there are wonderful panoramic routes for both mountain-bikes and road bikes. With a network of more than 1,000 km and 33 routes for mountain bikes with tour details and road-book, the Alpe di Siusi is simply a paradise for every mountain-biker. The passes of the Dolomites have always been the biggest challenge for cyclists and are surely the ultimate highlight of a cycling summer holiday. With the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Dolomites they are among the most beautiful on earth and should be part of every cyclist's repertoire.
Every year on a Sunday in June and September the four passes of the Dolomites, the Passo Gardena, the Passo di Campolongo, the Passo Pordoi and the Passo Sella are closed to traffic and just open for cyclists. A unique experience in the course of the Sellaronda Bikedays!
To extreme mountain-bikers we recommend the event „Sellaronda Hero“ in June, starting and finishing in Selva Gardena. You can rent high-quality mountain bikes at a special price in the Hotel Albion.
Val Gardena is a true meeting point of culture and tradition. The area is one of four Ladin valleys where the Rhaeto-Romance language „Ladin“ is still spoken and taught. The Ladin language originated from a mixture of the Latin spoken by the first Roman conquerors and the Celtic language spoken by the native population of the valleys.
Churches and chapels testify to the religious life in Val Gardena and on the Alto Piano dello Sciliar / Schlern-Plateau. Should you like to find out more about the life, customs and traditions of the farmers, you will find the museum Gherdeina very interesting. With the MuseumMobilCard you can visit more than 80 South Tyrolean museums and additionally use public means of transport. What about a visit to Ötzi, the Iceman of the Alps in the archeological museum in Bolzano or a tour of Reinhold Messner's Mountain Museum on Castle Firmiano? And the Gardens of Trautmannsdorf Castle with the Touriseum in Merano are ideal for strolling and marveling.
In the summer Val Gardena Musika and the Schlern International Music Festival offer highlights of classical music.
Useful informations for your summer holiday: