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Hiking

The Val Gardena Railway trail - La ferata de Gherdëina

Roncadizza/Runggaditsch - Castelrotto/Kastelruth, Urtijëi/Ortisei, Dolomites Region Val Gardena
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Val Gardena Railway was constructed long time ago, when the region was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. In its 44 years during which it was operating, it strongly influenced the valley and brought many tourists to it, above all in the last years. The railway was running from 1916 to 1960 and was completed in record time. In fact, construction was started in September 1915 and in February 1916 the railway was officially inaugurated. 6.000 Russian soldiers who were prisoners during the World War did this great work.

On the comfortable way with panoramic view from S. Cristina to Roncadizza, you will find several information boards with historical pictures, which explain the Val Gardena Railway history.

 

Distance 12.2 Km
Duration 3h:37 min
Ascent 476 m
Descent 13 m
Highest point 1594 m
Lowest point 1142 m
Tour Details
This path was created to never forget one of the most important chapters of Val Gardena’s history and to tell its fascinating railway story.
Transport
Starting from Dosses Square, follow the Cisles street on the left-hand side of the river and turn left at the beginning of the promenade after about 200 m.
You will find unlimited paid parking at the car park Center Iman South near the centre of the village.
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