• Hiking in Ortisei in Val Gardena: view from the Seurasas huts to the Sassolungo group
    Hiking in Ortisei in Val Gardena: view from the Seurasas huts to the Sassolungo group Photo: Val Gardena-Gröden Marketing/Michael Mussner, Val Gardena-Gröden Marketing/Michael Mussner

Hikes in Ortisei

South Tyrol, Italy

Outdooractive Editors  Verified partner 
Author of this page
LogoOutdooractive Editors
In the middle of Val Gardena in South Tyrol and on the edge of the Dolomites lies the village of Ortisei. Surrounded by imposing mountains, it is the ideal starting point for extensive hikes in summer and exciting ski tours in winter. The Val Gardena itself and its local mountains already offer numerous well-signposted hiking tours. Even more interesting for most visitors are the majestic Dolomites, which for many are among the most beautiful mountains in the world.
  • My Map
  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
2D 3D
Maps and trails

The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Ortisei

Auf der Raschötz Runde
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Raschötz Round
Premium content Difficulty moderate
8.2 km
3:15 h
288 m
288 m
A round for connoisseurs. An ascent with the mountain railway, panorama galore, beautiful hiking trails and good refreshment stops make this tour a real highlight in Val Gardena.
Baita Cason (2111 m)
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
On the Raschötz High Trail to the Brogleshütte
Premium content Difficulty easy closed
8 km
2:00 h
617 m
252 m
Short but beautiful hike via the Inneraschötzer Hochalm to the Brogleshütte in the Grödnertal.
Burning Dolomites....
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Seurasas (Cristauta - St. Christina) - Dolomites Val Gardena/Gröden
recommended route Difficulty moderate
3 km
0:40 h
0 m
0 m
Tolle, mittelschwere Wanderung zu einen der wohl schönsten Ausblickpunkte Grödens: Seurasas. Die Wanderung startet vom Parkplatz Cristauta in der Gemeinde St. Christina. Ziel ist das wunderschöne handgeschnitzte große Gipfelkreuz am Seurasas.
Die Kirche von St. Jakob
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Der Grödner Höfeweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
9.7 km
2:50 h
330 m
520 m
Wanderung von St. Christina über St. Jakob nach St. Ulrich/Urtijëi.
Wanderer vor der imposanten Langkofelgruppe
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Via the Seurasas alpine pastures to Ortisei
Premium content Difficulty moderate
7.9 km
3:00 h
516 m
905 m
A beautiful alpine hike with a view of the Sassolungo and Sella massifs.
Die Kirche St. Jakob
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
To St. Jacob's Church
Premium content Difficulty moderate
9.3 km
3:00 h
615 m
612 m
The short hike takes us to one of the äoldest churches of the Dolomites.
Baita Cason (2111 m)
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
The Raschötz High Trail
Premium content Difficulty easy
12 km
4:00 h
219 m
1,035 m
The Raschötz high altitude promenade offers us panoramic hiking pleasure on easy, sunny paths high above the Val Gardena valley.
Blick von St. Peter zum Langkofel
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Poststeig von St. Ulrich nach Lajen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
11.5 km
3:35 h
225 m
380 m
Wanderung auf dem historischen Poststeig von St. Ulrich nach Lajen. Über diesen Steig hat der KK Postpote die Post für die Grödner Bevölkerung zugestellt. Start ist bei der Antoniuskirche in St. Ulrich, kurz vor St. Peter beim Pedrutscher Hof bietet sich eine gute Einkehr zur Stärkung an. Über St. Peter und Tschöfas erreichen wir unser Ziel in Lajen. Die Wanderung ist gut mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar. Als Frühjahrs- oder Herbstwanderung zu empfehlen.
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Almen-Wanderung auf der Seceda in den Dolomiten
recommended route Difficulty easy
9.3 km
3:30 h
490 m
490 m
Blumen und bleiche BergeAussichtsreiche Runde über gute Wege und Steige in herrlich grüner Almlandschaft. Darüber thronen die wilden Spitzen & Türme von Fermeda und Sass Rigais.
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Auf Raschötz
recommended route Difficulty moderate
11.7 km
3:40 h
280 m
1,320 m
Wanderung von St. Ulrich/Urtijei nach Lajen
Weren't able to find what you were looking for?

Discover many more routes in the Route Finder

Open the Route Finder

Try planning your own routes

Open the Route Planner
Customize your search!

Traditional valley in the middle of the Dolomites

Ortisei in Val Gardena lies at 1237 meters above sea level and is the main town of Val Gardena in South Tyrol. The municipality is located approximately in the middle of the valley running from east to west, which itself is a side valley of the Valle Isarco. It is surrounded by numerous mountains and alpine pastures. The Dolomites of Val Gardena belong to several groups and, as far as their shapes are concerned, are among the most impressive and varied mountains of the Alps. The region, and Ortisei in particular, is also famous for its woodcarving art, which finds expression in countless wooden statues, wooden figures and wooden toys, and which, in addition to tourism, still represents an important economic sector for the town. The town represents the commercial and administrative center of the entire valley and offers its guests a variety of leisure activities, even apart from hiking.
Long distance hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Around the Val Gardena Valley
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 61.8 km
Duration 25:00 h
Ascent 4,600 m
Descent 4,660 m

View-rich high-level trail über the Grödner Tal valley with the best views of the Langkofel and Sella groups

from Svenja Reineke,   Outdooractive Premium

Hiking trails in and around Ortisei

Ortisei in Val Gardena, with its picturesque valley and majestic mountains and rock formations, is naturally made for hiking. The numerous hiking trails in and above the valley offer ample opportunities to gather lasting impressions. The local mountains include, for example, the Rasciesa in the north, the Pitschberg and the Seceda. The Rasciesa is more of a mountain range with a sloping summit plateau, which offers plenty of space for a high alpine pasture. For those who prefer the fast and comfortable way from Ortisei, the Raschötzer Bahn is a funicular railroad that not only looks impressive with its 2402 meters of operating length, but is also the longest of its kind in South Tyrol. The mountain station is located at the Rasciesa alpine pasture at 2122 meters and is also the starting point for other hiking trails.
One of the most impressive hiking routes is, for example, the Raschötz-Runde, which offers magnificent mountain panoramas in all directions on its 8 km from beginning to end. The highest point is the Außerraschötz with 2281 m. The tour takes about three hours. If you use the cable car, you can reach the starting point comfortably. Despite the cable car ride, not all of the climb has been mastered, because there are still 288 meters left for hikes along the circular route - and every single one of them is worthwhile!

When visiting Ortisei, hiking trips through the Dolomites are not to be missed. Among the comparatively easy hikes is the alpine pasture hike on the Sedeca over 9.3 km with a total of 490 meters in altitude. Towards the southwest, the Sedeca offers a rich alpine landscape with wide meadows before it drops steeply towards the northwest. The starting point of the circular hike is S. Cristina in Val Gardena, from where the path can be reached by cable car. The route starts at the top station of the Col Raiser cable car at 2102 meters, which is also the finishing point of the circular trail.

Walks for the whole family in Ortisei

You don't always have to go high up. The village of Ortisei itself also offers beautiful paths and themed trails for short or long hikes in the valley. Short hikes with small differences in altitude are also well doable for children. To get to know the village and its views, it is best to take a walk on the village circuit along the Luis Trenker promenade, named after the famous Val Gardena mountaineer and movie star. Perfect for children is also a trip to the Kneipp course in the Annatal, where there is a large playground to let off steam.

If you are not afraid of a few meters of altitude, hike to the church of St. Jakob and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Sassolungo massif high above the village. The church is one of the most popular photo motifs in Ortisei. Things get historic on the hike on the valley floor on the Gardena railroad path, which leads east to Selva Gardena. The wide panoramic path, which is also suitable for strollers, not only offers beautiful views, but also provides information about the exciting history of the Val Gardena railroad at many information points.


On the Troi Paian by Cynthia
October 07, 2022 · Community
Show more
UNESCO hike at the foot of the Odle by Eline
September 13, 2022 · Community
Show more
UNESCO hike at the foot of the Odle by Dierk
July 03, 2022 · Community
Show more
When did you do this route? June 25, 2022
Show more Show less

Similar activities in Ortisei