In Val Gardena/Gröden, the Dolomites are so close you can touch them and the Ladin way of life can be experienced in all its colours. Modern lifts and trendy events paired with traditional wood carving arts connect innovation and tradition on holiday.
The Val Gardena valley is an internationally renowned ski and hiking area in the middle of spectacular Dolomites rock towers. It offers outstanding holiday value at the highest level year round. A cable car ride from one of the valley stations followed by a gentle walk is as good a way of seeking out impressive viewing points as a hike round around the striking Sassolungo mountain or high-Alpine tours and via ferrata climbs. Val Gardena is strongly influenced by its Ladin population and the coexistence of three official languages: German, Italian and Ladin. Taste and experience the seductive blend of cultures in the numerous Alpine farms, mountain huts, or restaurants. Wood carving is a cornerstone of Ladin culture worth seeing for yourself. It is the source of Val Gardena’s nickname “Valley of wood carvers”, an aspect that has now been modernised and enhanced throughout the region.
Bike around the Sella massif or maybe head for a hike in the Puez-Odle nature park? Go climbing in the Dolomites or maybe some relaxing Kneipp therapy? Holidays in Val Gardena are spectacular and pleasing at the same time.
A good holiday is one everyone can enjoy. In Val Gardena, outstanding children’s programmes and many possibilities for adventure, like the child-friendly high-ropes courses in Ortisei/St. Ulrich, offer variety and excitement during family holidays.
Attractions you should visit during a holiday in Val Gardena are museums like the Museum Gherdëina, the famous wood carvings and idyllically situated churches. The intensity with which local people live out their customs conveys a strong sense of Ladin culture. You will gain an unforgettable experience of this culture by attending a local festival.
Dolomite air fuels your appetite. Lucky for you that Val Gardena’s restaurants, pizzerias, Alpine huts, international dishes and traditional meals like Schlutzkrapfen will satisfy your hunger. Bun pró!