Val Gardena is probably the most internationally renowned area in the Dolomites. Ski stars have been winding down the Saslong World Cup Slope since 1970. Meanwhile, mountaineers and climbing pioneers from all over the world have been coming to the valley for even longer. From the villages at the foot of the Sella, Langkofel and Plattkofel mountains, modern cable cars will transport you up to the Dolomite massifs to explore them on foot, by mountain bike, on a climbing rope or with skis. Everywhere you look, views of the mountains here are stunning. They are exceptionally beautiful at the Mastlé viewpoint on UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites.
Walking through the villages, you’ll note the special language being spoken by locals: Ladin. Preserving their own culture is dear to the people of Val Gardena. For centuries, wood carving and wood sculpture have played major roles here. In the"Valley of the Wood Carvers," there are still numerous artists who you can observe in their studios. In the Museum Gherdëina, become immersed in the culture and history of this Ladin Dolomite valley.
With the weekly programme "Val Gardena Active", accompanied by local guides, experience the pristine nature of the landscape in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get to know the Ladin culture.