Val Gardena in summer

A memorable experience, a very special place in the world

In the heart of the Dolomites in Trentino-Alto Adige lies Val Gardena, a wondrous world, where you can soak up the Tyrolean atmosphere, surrounded by nature and beauty. Let yourself be transported by the romantic spectacle of the Dolomites at sunset and the infinite variety of scents from the woods and flowers, which in summer explode into a triumph of colour. This very special place in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its enchanting peaks and valleys, preserves the history of the Earth in its rocks, fossils and crystals. From Alpe di Siusi to the Puez-Odle National Park, from the Sella mountain range to the Sassolungo, you will be amazed by the endless beauty surrounding you every day. The Val Gardena Dolomites are the destination every mountain lover dreams of. Here you can experience Ladin traditions, proudly preserved in the summer village fairs, parades in traditional Val Gardena costumes and craft markets, concerts and a host of other cultural events. Summer holidays here are always brimming with adventure and excitement and provide opportunities to practise a vast range of outdoor activities, but also to relax for those who simply want to stop and enjoy the breath-taking views that are unique to these places.
Come and experience thrills you’ll never forget: summer in the Val Gardena Dolomites.

Summer sport and nature in the Val Gardena Dolomites

Where everything is possible

Pull out all the stops and pursue your desire to get fit out in nature in Val Gardena in summer. Discover the many activities offered by the Val Gardena Active programme, a special mixture of sport, culture and traditional cuisine, and discover everything the magnificent Val Gardena has to offer.
Devote yourself to your passions or open up new horizons, here everything is possible. Explore the wonderful mountain paths during excursions and hikes between farmsteads, meadows and woods in Val Gardena, against the backdrop of the majestic Dolomite summits. And, why not, experience the thrill of diving into a mountain bathing lake, such as Lake Fiè below Alpe di Siusi. Ortisei offers plenty of fun for the whole family in the high ropeway adventure park and promises excitement for both adults and children alike.
Keep in shape with a bit of mountain jogging or cycling with the family, along easy routes that cater for all tastes and abilities. The more athletically inclined will want to cover the “Hero” international cycling competition routes or try their hand at the Four Dolomite Passes ring. A bike ride in the Val Gardena Dolomites is an experience you just can’t miss!
There are also plenty of opportunities for practising extreme sports, such as climbing, mountaineering and rock climbing, where you can test your ability on the vie ferrate, which are fairly easy if you have the right equipment and appropriate experience, or try out the incredible thrill of a tandem paragliding flight.
We invite golfers to try out one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Dolomites. The Castelrotto-Alpe di Siusi golf club with its 18 holes, some of which are challenging, awaits you amidst stunningly beautiful valleys, little lakes, rivers and captivating sunsets.