Val Gardena Active

The program of tours of Santa Cristina Val Gardena Active offers the opportunity to participate in various guided tours and excursions in the scenic landscape of the Dolomites.

As Hotel Touring guest, lots of the tours are free or reduced and you can book your tour directly at your hotel reception.

SUNDAY

Experience alpacas - Leisurely hike to the alpaca farm

This easy circular hike leads you to the distinctive Tervela waterfall at the foot of Monte Pana. After a refreshing visit the hike continues following a wood path until you reach the clearing Plan dala Sia, where the sweet alpacas graze. With lots of joy and commitment, the Demetz family has been breeding 40 alpacas originating from Australia and New Zealand, known for their high-quality wool products, since the year 2000. At the beginning of the Triech ascent, which leads up to the parish church of S. Cristina, you can spot a second hidden waterfall.

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 2,5 h
Path length: 3 km
Altitude difference: 100 m (uphill), 100 m (downhill)
Price: € 20,00 - € 8,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: easy

Discover the Alpe di Siusi – E-Bike Tour

This relaxing tour starts from Santa Cristina and we will reach the Alpe di Siusi trought the Jender valley. We will cycle on fireroads, asphalt or easy single trails and discover the famous Alpe di Siusi from differtent poit of views. In a typical Southtyrolean hut we will have lunch with local dishes. After lunch we will ride to Monte Pana and go back to Santa Cristina.

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 25 km
Altitude difference: 800 m (uphill), 800 m (downhill)
Price: € 45,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: easy

Route: S. Cristina – Val di Jender – Saltria - Monte Pana - S. Cristina

If required, the bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price).
Lunch is not included in the price.

MONDAY

Discover the secrets of the Dolomites - Hike to the World Heritage viewpoint Mastlé

The cable car takes you to the Col Raiser. This is where the exciting hike in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park begins. From the mountain station, a forest trail leads to the newly-built Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage viewpoint – Mastlé S. Cristina Val Gardena, which is located at 2,200 metres above sea level. The Dolomites are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2009. The World Heritage viewpoint shows you what makes the Dolomites so extraordinary, specifically, their geological and landscape features. The trail beneath the Fermeda Towers leads first to the rustic Pieralongia hut and then to the traditional Troier hut. From here, you can descend back to the starting point.

Meeting point: 9:00 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 4 h
Path length: 6 km
Altitude difference: 300 m (uphill), 700 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: easy

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

Below the most imposing mountain of Val Gardena - Half-day hike to Mont Sëura

Experience winter at its best during this guided hike to Mont Sëura. Accompanied by our hiking guide, you will take the chairlift from Monte Pana to the quiet Mont Sëura alpine pasture below the Sassolungo. The spectacular view of the striking peaks of the Dolomites accompanies you all along the itinerary, which leads you through magical winter forests back to Monte Pana.

Meeting point: 9:00 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 2,5 h
Path length: 5 km
Altitude difference: 10 m (uphill), 415 m (downhill)
Price: € 18,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: easy

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) are not included in the price.

Cycling with a view - Panoramic bike tour in Val Gardena

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 20 km
Altitude difference: 800 m (uphill), 800 m (downhill)
Price: € 45,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: medium

Route: S. Cristina – St. Jacob – Gamsblut – Juac – Vallunga – La Sëlva – S. Cristina

If required, the bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price). Lunch is not included in the price.

Something’s brewing - From mountain spring water to beer

During this special discovery trip, you will look into the process of producing craft beer. Based on simple experiments the art of beer brewing is brought to you in the enchanting on-site brewery. Later on, you will have the possibility to taste your freshly brewed beer and to compare it to other local types of beer and hops.

08.06 – 04.10.2019
Meeting point: 4:30 pm Hotel Interski – S. Cristina
Duration: 2 h
Price: € 15,00 - € 8,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Minimum 4 participants

Introductory Ladin course - An encounter with the Ladin language and culture

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the Ladin language? Then we have just the thing for you! In cooperation with the Ladin Cultural Institute Micurà de Rü we offer an introductory Ladin course. It is, therefore, not only a mere language course but a special opportunity to experience our culture first-hand.

15.07 – 26.08.2019
Meeting point: 5:00 pm Ladin Cultural Institute Micura de Rü (Selva)
Duration: 2 hours
Price: € 20,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations

TUESDAY

The peak of delight - From the Stone City to the barbecue party

Passo Sella can be reached by bus, where a breath-taking mountain panorama welcomes hikers. The trail leads under the Sassolungo north wall towards Monte Pana. The barbecue is held here in the middle of natural surroundings. Grill master Helmuth will ensure the best fare.

Meeting point: 8:45 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 3 h
Path length: 7 km
Altitude difference: 50 m (uphill) - 550 m (downhill)
Price: € 20,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Barbecue: € 15,00 (in the period from 25.06.2019 to 10.09.2019)
Use of cableway: optional
Difficulty: easy

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) ist not included in the price.

Hiking through nature’s masterpiece - Via the Forcella del Sassolungo to the Passo Sella

From Monte Pana, the route leads to the pastures of Plan de Cunfin and then continues along a spectacular switchback path that heads into the magnificent saddle, between Sassolungo and Punta delle Cinque Dita. The view is dominated by the imposing rock faces. Passing these majestic rock formations, descend to the Passo Sella and take the bus back to S. Cristina.

Meeting point: 9:00 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 6 h
Path length: 9,5 km
Altitude difference: 1.100 m (uphill), 500 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: challenging

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

Cycling till sunset - Val Gardena Sunset E-Bike Tour

E-bikes have become very popular. Discover our beautiful valley during this unique e-bike tour, where you will discover nature’s beauty. The electric motor gives you an extra boost so that you can enjoy a unique and exciting holiday experience, without the stress.

Meeting point: 6 :30 am* Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 14 km
Altitude difference: 550 m (uphill), 550 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: easy

Route: S. Cristina – Plesdinaz - St. Jacob – Ortisei – S. Cristina

If required, the e-bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price).

WEDNESDAY

Caressed by the morning sun - Sunrise hike with breakfast

Starting from Praplan (Plesdinaz) we hike to Sëurasas and the Pic mountain where we’ll enjoy an unforgettable sunrise. Before descending to S. Cristina we’ll have a breakfast in a typical Val Gardena mountain hut.

Meeting point: Tourist Office S. Cristina
Starting time: between 3:30 am and 5:00 am
Walking time: 4,5 h
Path length: 10 km
Altitude difference: 650 m (uphill), 610 m (downhill)
Price: € 30,00 - € 18,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S. Cristina
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: medium heavy

The price includes the taxi ride and breakfast in the hut. Public transport is not included in the price.

Royal views - The Federico Augusto trail: hiking de luxe

A narrow trail with a magnificent view of the occidental Dolomites leads along the foot of the Sasso Piatto. You then reach Rifugio Sasso Piatto where a magnificent view of the Alpe di Siusi, Marmolada and Duron Valley opens up to you. During the second part of the hike a path in a larch forest snakes its way down to the Plan de Cunfin. Here the view of the rock face of the Sassolungo is simply unique. Towards the end of the hike you reach Monte Pana following a wide forest road.

Meeting point: 8:45 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 5,5 h
Path length: 13 km
Altitude difference: 280 m (uphill), 830 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: optional
Difficulty: medium heavy

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

Cycling experiences in the heart of the Dolomites - Bike tour via the Passo Gardena to Santa Creusc

Get close to the Dolomites on this spectacular bike tour between two Ladin valleys. For one day, we will take you into the legendary world of the Pale Mountains, which can be enjoyed in all their glory from Val Gardena and Val Badia. Discover idyllic Alpine meadows, incredible vantage points, tranquil villages, and much more during this exclusive bike tour. With a cable car, you will ascend comfortably with your bike, so that only the panorama will take your breath away.

15.06. – 29.09.2019
Meeting point: 8:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 55 km
Riding altitude: 350 m
Price: € 97,00 - € 77,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations (Super Summer Card included)
Difficulty: medium heavy

If required, the mountain bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price).
Lunch is not included in the price.

Discover the Val Gardena through your own camera - Photo workshop

Enjoy Val Gardena's landscape and nature through the lenses of your own camera:
on a simple walk you will learn to catch the breathtaking and multifaceted scenario of our valley.
A professional photographer will show and assist you.

Meeting point: Tourist Office Ortisei
Starting time: 4:15 pm
Duration: 2 h
Photographer: Vito Miribung (Homepage)
Price: € 30,00 - € 15,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO

Public transport is not included in the price.

Experience in the nature – Yoga (Ortisei)

Pure relaxation – breathe the mountain air, let go of everyday life and enjoy a morning in the fresh nature. With the gentle exercises of our yoga expert you will be able to regain your vitality and find a balance between outer serenity and inner satisfaction.

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office Ortisei
Duration: 2
Price: € 20,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations

Dienstag

HATHA YOGA - Well-being of body and mind in the nature

Pure relaxation – breathe the mountain air, let go of everyday life and enjoy a morning in the fresh nature. With the gentle exercises of our yoga expert you will be able to regain your vitality and find a balance between outer serenity and inner satisfaction.

Meeting point: 4:10 pm Active & Events Office Selva
Duration: 2
Price: € 20,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Minimum 2 participants

THURSDAY

Step by step to pure hiking happiness - Via Alpe Rasciesa to Forcella di Pana

With the Rasciesa funicular, you can comfortably reach the top. From the mountain station, head towards the alpe Rasciesa di Dentro to the Brogles pass. The steep ascent to the serpentine begins at the foot of the Odle Group and leads to a wonderful vantage point. The panorama of the impressive mountain scenery is vast and will remain in your memories for a long time to come. Via the serene Alpe di Mastlé, you will finally return to S. Cristina.

Meeting point: 9:00 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 6 hours
Path length: 10 km
Altitude difference: 600 m (uphill), 650 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: challenging

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

Reaching new heights in the Dolomites - Climbing taster course in Vallunga

Since ever it’s a desire of human kind to reach the summit of the mountains. This desire can be fulfilled by the Val Gardena Mountain Guides in Vallunga.

Meeting point: 1:00 pm Ciampac hut - Vallunga (Selva)
Dauer: 2 h
Price: € 30,00 - € 10,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Difficulty: easy
Equipment included in price

“Alpenglow“ a natural spectacle - Sunset hike to Sëurasas

In the late afternoon the hike starts from the car park Cristauta following a forest up to Sëurasas. The light of the setting sun dives the surroundings in a magic atmosphere. Once you reach Sëurasas a fresh appetizer awaits you before leading towards the rocky spur Crujëta to enjoy the last sunrays with the unique coloring of the sky and the glowing rocks of the Dolomites.

Meeting point: Tourist Office S. Cristina
Starting time: between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Walking time: 3 h
Path length: 5 km
Altitude difference: 400 m (uphill), 400 m (downhill)
Price: € 30,00 - € 15,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: medium heavy

The price includes the two taxi rides and the aperitif with appetizer in the hut.

Local dishes cookery course with Val Gardena’s farmers

Prove yourself as an amateur cook! Do not hesitate in taking part at our regional cookery course. You can broaden your culinary horizon and collect helpful tricks to prepare local dishes. These can obviously be applied to your own recipes at home to remember Val Gardena’s magic kitchen.

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office Ortisei
Dauer: 2 h
Price: € 30,00 - € 15,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations

Val Gardena panorama emtb-tour epowered by Bosch

The Val Gardena tour winds its way near to the valley’s 3 villages and offers some wonderful views along the way, the towering symbol of Sassolungo being ever present. The tour starts at Ortisei, on the cicle path “Rodaval”, along the Val Gardena river to S. Cristina and then descending towards Selva, and from here the tour develops on the southern side of the mountains. One takes in the sunny area of Plan di Cunfins and bikes as far as Alpe di Siusi, and here lunch in a typical mountain hut is part of the programme. The tour is mainly along gravel paths, forest roads and the open spaces of sunny mountain landscape. Any uphills can easily be overcome if one is using a Bosch e-bike.

Meeting point: 9:15 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 30 km
Altitude difference: 800 m (uphill), 800 m (downhill)
Price: € 45,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: medium

Route: S. Cristina – Selva – La Sëlva – Monte Pana – Tirler - Jender – Ortisei - S. Cristina
If required, the e-bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price). Lunch is not included in the price.

Wood carving course - experience art up close

The woodcarving tradition in Val Gardena dates back several centuries, to times when the local families were trying to form wooden figures in the long winter evenings. Today, thanks to the diversity of local artists, art in Val Gardena includes both sacred and contemporary art. Let’s learn the basic knowledge of the Val Gardena wood carving art with the support of experts!

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office Ortisei
Duration: 9 hours (6+3 hours)
Thursday: 09:30 am – 12:30 am and 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday: 09:30 am – 12:30 am
Price: € 85,00 - € 60,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Minimum of age: 16 years!

FRIDAY

A 360° experience in the Dolomites - Via Alpe di Mastlé to the Lech Sant lake

After a ride with the Col Raiser cable car, the route continues across the Alpe Mastlé to the Sella Cuca. The ascent to Monte Pic is the first major highlight of this hike. The fantastic 360° view of the surrounding natural landscape is simply breathtaking. The descent leads first to the legendary, idyllic Lech Sant lake, which means “holy lake” in Ladin. Via the “Troi dla schirlates”, the squirrel trail, return back to the valley. With a bit of luck, you might run into a squirrel or two along the way.

Meeting point: 9:00 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 5 h
Path length: 12 km
Altitude difference: 350 m (uphill), 900 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: medium heavy

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

A beautiful variety: Puez - High mountain hike in the Dolomites

This hike through the famous Nature Park Puez-Odle starts at the top station of the Dantercëpies cable car. With view of Passo Sella and the Sella group, the path rises towards the Cir and Crespëina Pass. Once you reach the Crespëina Pass you continue the hike on the barren plateau passing the Crespëina lake until you reach Rifugio Puez. The splendid descent back to the Vallunga valley leads you passed the imposing scarp of the Stevia mountain to the Silvester Chapel in Vallunga.

Meeting point: 8:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 6,5 h
Path length: 14 km
Altitude difference: 500 m (uphill), 1.150 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: challenging

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

A journey into the past - Walking along the old Val Gardena Railway

From 1917 until 1960 the Val Gardena Railway “ferata de Gherdëina” drove through the whole Val Gardena valley. The train route was built by 6.000 Russian prisoners of war in 5 months only.
During war, the Val Gardena Railway was mostly used to transport war goods, after World War II the railway became more and more interesting for tourists and wood carving transportation. After 44 years of train operation, the service was suspended on the 29th of May 1960.

During this easy guided walk you will visit various remains from this period, such as the Val Gardena Railway Tunnel in S. Cristina, which was reopened last fall after works of restauration. The guide will illustrate interesting facts, stories and technical details about the Val Gardena Railway.

Meeting point: 5:00 pm Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 1,5 h
Path length: 2 km
Altitude difference: 60 m (uphill), 60 m (downhill)
Price: € 18,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: easy

In search of wild traces - Wildlife watching with nature expert Roman

There are many places where you can still observe alpine animals. You will hike through the untouched summer landscape of the Nature Park Puez-Odle with a local guide explaining you the flora and the fauna.

Meeting point: 6:00 am Ciampac hut - Vallunga (Selva)
Duration: 3 h
Price: € 20,00 - Free for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: easy

Full speed ahead - E-biking through the unspoilt Val Duron

This tour leads us up the largely unspoilt Val Duron that extends on the southern side of the Sassopiatto mountain and forms the border with the adjacent Catinaccio Group. Bikers must overcome two tough climbs to discover this gem, but then come two highly enjoyable descents offering wonderful views of the surrounding Dolomites. Exactly halfway around, in the heart of the Duron valley, you can enjoy both the landscape and the peaceful atmosphere.

Meeting point: 9:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 43 km
Altitude difference: 1.850 m (uphill), 1.850 m (downhill)
Price: € 45,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Use of cableway: NO
Difficulty: medium heavy

Route: S. Cristina, Selva, Passo Sella, Canazei, Campitello, Val Duron, Zallinger, Monte Pana, S. Cristina

If required, the bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price).
Lunch is not included in the price.

Visit to a farm – a family experience

Take an exciting guided visit to the Tiscion farm:
experience life on a farm and look over the shoulder of the farmwomen working!
You will have the possibility to feed cows and calves, to stroke bunnies and sheep, to watch how the cows are milked and to taste homemade products.

Meeting point: 10:15 am Tourist Office Ortisei
Dauer: 3 h
Price: € 20,00 - € 10,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Difficulty: easy

Public transport is not included in the price.
Minimum 4 participants

SATURDAY

A green paradise - Nature walk on the Alpe di Siusi

You can reach Alpe di Siusi with the “Mont Sëuc” gondola lift from Ortisei. From there you can cross the entire Seiser Alm to reach Saltria. Here, in the heart of the most extensive alpine pasture in Central Europe, the trail meanders through meadows and forests back to Monte Pana.

Meeting point: 9:00 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Walking time: 4 h
Path length: 12 km
Altitude difference: 150 m (uphill), 520 m (downhill)
Price: € 25,00 – Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S. Cristina
Use of cableway: YES
Difficulty: medium

Public transport (busses, cableways, etc…) and lunch are not included in the price.

Sellaronda MTB tour: Clockwise

Impressive guided mountain bike tour around the Sella massive, with breath-taking panoramic views. Cable car thanks the Dolomite passes can be easily overcome. Accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable local mountain bike guides. The descents are mostly on technical singletrails and only partly follow the road.

Meeting point: 8:30 am Tourist Office S. Cristina
Path length: 58 km
Riding altitude: 330 m
Price: € 97,00 - € 77,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations (Super Summer Card included)
Difficulty: medium heavy

If required, the mountain bikes can be hired in our bike rentals (not included in the price).
Lunch is not included in the price.

Offers

7=6 Christmas time in Val Gardena

20.12 – 28.12.2019

7 Days at the price of 6 days with half board in Val Gardena

including the Hotel Touring specials including lot's of Hotel Touring specials

Christmas in Val Gardena!

Val Gardena Family Special

21.03.20 - 14.04.20

Free ski pass until 8 Years, great discounts until 14 Years!
7=6 on accommodation and 6=5 on ski pass!
You family holiday ski package for an unforgettable Dolomites experience

New year week in Val Gardena

Special week from 22.12.19 - 07.01.20

Special 7 day week offers for New Year!

Get your quote and best offer!

Val Gardena SuperPremière 4=3

16.12.19 - 20.12.20

4 overnight stays, 4 day ski pass and ski equipment hire - you only pay for 3 days!

When the first snow falls... this is when your holiday begins!

Val Gardena SuperSun 7=6

21.03.20 - 14.04.20

For a stay of minimum 6 days, you will get 1 day free (6+1).

Dolomiti Superski Week Special in Val Gardena

04.01.2019 - 21.03.2020

Dolomiti Superski Week Special in Val Gardena
Skiing in the most amazing ski area of the Alps - the Dolomiti Superski offers 1200km of best prepared slopes for every level.