Val Gardena: handpicked hotels and insider tips
Val Gardena: introduction
Val Gardena is part of the Sella Ronda. It is a natural paradise best discovered by wandering along the numerous pathways or by ski lift, stopping off at any of a great number of mountain chalets scattered across the territory.
Val Gardena is famous as a winter sports resort and for its tradition of wood carving. Val Gardena comprises the localities of Santa Cristina, Laion, Selva Gardena and Ortisei. A visit to the Odle Puez Nature Reserve should not be missed.
Lovers of walking will be spoilt for choice there are so many itineraries in Val Gardena: from Ortisei there is the route through the Val D'Anna, the Luis Trenker walk, San Giacomo, Orlo del Bosco, the Sentiero della Posta, and the Sentiero Crinia.
From Santa Cristina one can follow the Plesdinaz route, the path to Ortisei, the waterfall route, the road to Selva Gardena and the Sentiero Planetario. Finally, departing from Selva Gardena one can walk along the Via Crucis, Vallunga, the Belvedere walk and along the railway used by of the small Val Gardena train.
Val Gardena: suggestions from the hotels
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