The charming holiday region Val Gardena, called Gröden in
German, is a delightful spot in the south-eastern part of South Tyrol
that is thrice blessed with natural beauty.
No matter if you come here in summer or in winter, the scenic valley in the heart of the magic Dolomites will amaze you all the year round. There are various exciting and thrilling ways to explore these almost untouched natural landscapes. Pleasant walks along the bottom of the valley or adventurous tours in the low and high mountain ranges are offered to hikers, rock climbers and mountain bikers. Whether you decide to ride your bicycle over hill and dale or rather hike with your backpack and rugged footwear from one mountain pasture to the next – either way, the aestival Val Gardena will make your eyes sparkle with joy.
In winter, when the dazzling whiteness of the snow covers the luscious meadows, the dense treetops and the mighty peaks like fine sugar, the summer holiday destination turns into a real winter sports paradise. With over 175 km of ski pistes, highly modern cable cars and a stunning mountain scenery, the ski region Val Gardena - Alpe di Siusi is one of the most striking skiing areas in the Alps. The absolute highlight of the winter season is the traditional World Cup event in December: the Super G and the spectacular downhill run along the notorious “camel back” of the Saslong piste. But also away from the ski pistes, the Val Gardena is a very appealing place: when the scent of hot wine can be smelled in the alleys of the villages Ortisei, Selva and Santa Cristina, when carvers put there artwork up for sale, and when a romantic touch of magic can be sensed in the entire valley, the time has come when everyone understands why the Val Gardena is one of South Tyrol's most beautiful holiday destinations.