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Hiking and climbing in the Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage

Enjoy an active and unforgettable holiday in the unique nature paradise Val Gardena with connection to the Alpe di Siusi and the Schlern-Sciliar area

Selva di Val Gardena with its summits is a true paradise for hikers and alpinists

Hiking in the Dolomites is an unforgettable adventure at every season of the year. There are a lot of majestic peaks with high alpine edelweiss and the colorful forests in the quiet area of the Gardena Valley. Discover new places and ethnic huts in the UNESCO World Heritage! You will get hiking sticks, trails maps, whether report and trails advices at the reception of the 4-star Hotel in Selva.

There is a regular programme of guided walks in Val Gardena with experienced, local guides throughout the summer months. The walks are also a "wanderful" introduction to the fauna and flora of Val Gardena and the Dolomites. In the Puez-Odle Nature Reserve: Rasciesa - Brogles Ref., Alpe Stevia, Cir - Puez Ref. - Vallunga, Alpe Cisles, Chedul, Col Raiser - Mastlé - Sëurasas, Mont dal'Ega - Malga Zannes. In the Sciliar Nature Reserve: Bolzano Ref., Mont Sëura - Zallinger Ref., Alpe di Siusi - Sanon - Hartl, Alpe di Siusi - Bullaccia.
In addition, various themed walks are offered such as herbal excursions, flower hikes, wildlife watching tours etc.
You will find all the details in the summer calendar of events "Val Gardena Events", at the Mountain Guide Offices and at the Val Gardena Tourist Offices.

Beginners and advanced will enjoy biking in the bike area Val Gardena - Alpe di Siusi, whether they choose the ambitious mountain bike tours in the Dolomites or the pleasant and funny bike rides along the valley.

During the cycle and mountain bike tours in Selva and surroundings you will have the best opportunity for living nature very close.
The cycle tracks are located aside the traffic roads, along quiet communal roads going through all the 3 village centres of Val Gardena and leading you to very impressive panorama places. Some cycle tracks are easier and therefore also ideal for not professional cyclists.

Some mountain bike tracks:

1) Selva - Way of the cross - Daunei - Selva
Take the direction of Plan and after approximately 300 m turn to the left up to the Dantercepies cable railway. It follows a short way down then you will get at a crossing, where you turn to the right to the Vallunga. A little before the Silvester Chapel there is a path going to the left and leading you to the way of the cross. This will take you to the part of the village named Daunei where the road will take you back to Selva.

2) Selva - La Selva - S. Cristina - Selva
Take the direction down to the valley for approximately 300 m. At the crossing of the Hotel Oswald turn to the left following the asphalt road until the area "La Selva".
a) Turn to the right at the first crossing, in direction Fischburg (Castel) and you will reach the area Ruacia. Take the way up to the Hotel Maciaconi and follow the main road back to Selva.
b) Follow the asphalt road until its end and take the gravel road to Monte Pana and then the way down to S. Cristina. Here the way goes along the main road back to Selva.

3) Selva - S. Cristina - S. Giacomo - Ortisei - Selva
Ride your bike down the valley for approximately 1 km with the direction Hotel Alpenroyal and turn to the right at the crossing. Go right through the La Poza Street to S. Cristina. Turn to the right at the first crossing (Residence Anri) and after 100 m to the left. After passing the bridge there is a steep way up waiting for you! After having reached the top (House Uleta) you will have to continue until the Church of S. Giacomo located above Ortisei.
a) Take the left way down to Soplases and then follow the main road in direction Selva.

4) Selva - Monte Pana - Alpe di Siusi - Selva
Follow the route n. 2 until Monte Pana and take the forest road bringing you to the foot of the Sassolungo until Saltria on the Alpe di Siusi.
a) Follow the steep way down passing by the Jender Valley and reaching Soplases. Along the main road you can take the way back to Selva.
b) Take the short easy way up to the Tirler Hut and go on to the Zallinger Hut and take the way back to Saltria. From here follow the direction Monte Piz and take the way down to Bulla, Roncadizza, Ortisei. Take the way back to Selva along the main road.
c) From Kompatsch take the way up to the Molignon Hut and return in direction Zallinger. Follow the route 4B.

5) Sellaronda
The Sellaronda is a unique adventure in winter as well as in summer. The track is approximately 55 km up and down passing by the Passo Gardena, Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi and Passo Sella. The Sellaronda can also be made in the opposite direction.

6) Seceda
Starting from the intermediate station of the cable railway you can walk down to Ortisei following the asphalted road. From the top station there is a way down, partly very steep, to the Fermeda Hut and Gamsblut Hut and to the area Plesdinaz (above S. Cristina). Here you can take the direction of the Church S. Giacomo (above Ortisei) or reach again Selva after a short way down.

7) Seiser Alm/ Alpe di Siusi
From the cable railway top station take the way down to Saltria, Monte Piz or Kompatsch. For going on take a look at the suggestions n. 4.

We invite you to easily create your own, individual holiday programme and to experience nature in Selva and surroundings with Val Gardena Active.

Weekly Programme: www.valgardena-active.com.

The Dolomites, what magnificent and bizarre mountains in the Alps of South Tyrol with many varied tours for motorcyclists.
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Dolomites - the most beautiful area in the Alps. In addition to knife-edge curves, great hairpin turns and a lot of switchbacks which may test your balance, the fantastic landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage will leave you breathless as well. Besides, it doesn’t matter which part of the Dolomites you are exploring. Majestic and massive mountains consistently tower above deeply cut valleys. But specifically in Val Gardena bikers will feel comfortable, because the holiday region has mountain passes with attractive mountain roads to offer that can be reached quickly, particularly from Selva.

At the reception you will find a catalogue of detailed suggestions for tours starting from our hotel.
You can park your bike in the garage of the Hotel Welponer free of charge.

Mountain bike

Beginners and advanced will enjoy biking in the bike area Val Gardena - Alpe di Siusi, whether they choose the ambitious mountain bike tours in the Dolomites or the pleasant and funny bike rides along the valley.
During the cycle and mountain bike tours in Selva and surroundings you will have the best opportunity for living nature very close. Val Gardena fulfills all the requirements as a biker destination.

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