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Hikes in Val Gardena Dolomites

South Tyrol, Italy

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The Val Gardena is one of the largest and most beautiful holiday regions in South Tyrol. The 25 kilometre long side valley of the Eisacktal offers everything for a perfect hiking holiday in summer. Beautiful hiking trails await you around Val Gardena, but also a wide range of leisure activities, wellness offers, sports facilities and first-class holiday accommodation.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Val Gardena Dolomites

Langkofel von der Seiser Alm aus gesehen
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Through the Langkofelscharte
Premium content Difficulty difficult
12
8.1 km
4:07 h
400 m
900 m
The tour through the middle of the enormous saddle between Sassolungo and Sassopiatto is one of the greatest experiences in the Dolomites that is possible for normal hikers.
Col Raiser Genuss Runde mit Blick auf den Langkofel
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Col Raiser Pleasure Round
Premium content Difficulty moderate
8
6.4 km
2:45 h
345 m
345 m
Directly below the famous Geisler Group, the Col Raiser mountain railway leads from S. Cristina up to one of the most beautiful alpine pasture areas, where a great enjoyable round can be hiked.
Auf der Raschötz Runde
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Raschötz Round
Premium content Difficulty moderate
16
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.
Blick von der Großen Cirspitze hinunter auf das Grödner Joch, den Ausgangspunkt unserer Wanderung. Im Hintergrund das Felsmassiv des Sellastocks, rachts davon der Langkofel und der Schlern im Hintergrund.
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Zum Crespeinasee in den ladinischen Dolomiten
recommended route Difficulty moderate
3
9 km
4:30 h
450 m
930 m
Faszinierende, auch für Familien mit Kindern geeignete und sehr spannende Seenwanderung im Herzen der Felsenwelt der Dolomiten.
Langkofelhütte mit Blick in die Langkofelscharte
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Circumnavigation of the Langkofel
Premium content Difficulty moderate
5
11.6 km
4:30 h
801 m
801 m
Popular circumnavigation of the mighty Dolomite giant
Bergnadel auf der Forc. de Piza
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Monte Stevia Runde
recommended route Difficulty moderate
1
9.9 km
4:30 h
889 m
893 m
Von Daunei zur Juac Hütte zur Nadelscharte - Stevia Hütte und Silvesterscharte
Hochalpines Flair auf dem Kolfuschger Höhenweg
Hiking trail · Dolomites
Der Kolfuschger Höhenweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
2
6.9 km
3:50 h
855 m
360 m
Wanderung über Forcelles zum Grödner Joch/Ju de Frara
Blick auf die Steviahütte
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Up the Stevia Mountain/Stevia High Alpine Pasture
Premium content Difficulty moderate
3
9.9 km
4:45 h
555 m
1,112 m
In the Puez-Odle Nature Park we climb a viewing lodge high above the Val Gardena valley and enjoy the magnificent panorama with the Geisler peaks, the Sassolungo group and the Sella massif.
Langkofelhütte
Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Around the Sassolungo Group
Premium content Difficulty moderate
9
17.5 km
8:00 h
853 m
853 m
The long loop around the former South Sea Reef - a highlight of the western Dolomites - rewards us with great landscape impressions non-stop.
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.
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Hikes in the regions around Val Gardena/Gröden

Val Gardena lies in the heart of the Dolomites and is surrounded by famous mountain ranges such as the Sella, Rigais, Sassolungo and Sass. With the three municipalities of Ortisei, Selva Gardena and S. Cristina and the largest alpine pasture area in Europe, the Alpe di Siusi, Val Gardena is the ideal starting point for countless hikes. The hiking trails are well signposted and invite you to take long walks, enjoyable alpine hikes and high alpine mountain tours.

Challenging hiking tours lead up to the imposing Sella Pass or to the Sassolungo, which offer unique views over the impressive landscape of the Dolomites. The mountains amidst the fascinating nature of the Dolomites are an El Dorado for passionate climbers. Nature lovers have the opportunity to experience the unique fauna and flora and to unwind.

The Puez-Odle Nature Park with its impressive natural landscape also invites you to take varied hikes from easy to difficult. The Geisler Group and the Puez Group, both of which extend to the north of the Val Gardena Valley, give the nature park its name. High up, the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains of the Dolomites await you.

Hikes in the Seceda Mountains

If hiking to the Seceda Mountains in summer is too strenuous, simply use the cable car in Ortisei. Already at the mountain station, breathtaking landscapes reveal themselves to the hiker. To find out about the operating times and travel costs of the cable car, it is advisable to check the homepage of the operator in advance. If you prefer to explore the mountains on foot, you should plan for a whole day, as the route to the mountains is quite long.
Hiking trail · Eisacktal
Seceda - Ortisei Hike
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.4 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 1,275 m

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Ortisei – DOLOMITES Val Gardena

The hike up the Seceda begins in S. Cristina at the valley station of the Col Raiser cable car. The cable car takes you comfortably up to Col Raiser, which is about 500 metres higher in altitude. From here, hiking trails lead across lush green alpine meadows and through sparse forests to the Regensburger Hut. Follow trail no. 1 in the direction of Seceda. After a short ascent, you will pass Iman Lake, which is located directly on the western Geisler peak, the Fermeda.

The hiking trail continues via the Troier Hut on the Seceda Alm up to the mountain station of the Seceda chairlift. Until you reach the summit, you still have to climb a slight hill to enjoy an unforgettable view of the majestic mountains with their snow-covered peaks as well as the entire surrounding regions.

Hiking trail · Val Gardena Dolomites
Col Raiser Pleasure Round
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 2:45 h
Ascent 345 m
Descent 345 m

Directly below the famous Geisler Group, the Col Raiser mountain railway leads from S. Cristina up to one of the most beautiful alpine pasture ...

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Sights and leisure activities in Val Gardena

In addition to countless hiking tours with different levels of difficulty, Val Gardena offers its visitors a wide range of leisure activities and wellness offers in the immediate vicinity. For those who are interested in culture, there are many historical sights to admire:

  • Parish church of St. Christina from the 14th century with a high altar by the Vinazer family of sculptors that is well worth seeing
  • Well-preserved grain mills of Pufels in Ortisei from the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Carillon at the "Sartëur" house in Selva: 14 valuable bronze bells play a melody twice a day, to which carved medieval figures rotate
  • St. Anthony's Church from the 15th century: inside, beautiful glass rosettes from the 19th century and the Romanesque altar by the painter Melchior Paul von Deschwanden are a delight
  • Val Gardena Museum of Local History: houses unique sculptures, wooden toys as well as art objects from different eras and paintings by various artists

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Wanderung Sella Joch zur Plattkofelhütte in Südtirol by Benedikt
November 17, 2022 · Outdooractive Editors
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On the Troi Paian by Cynthia
October 07, 2022 · Community
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Südtirol Langkofelumrundung by Thomas
September 30, 2022 · Community
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