Walking in the Dolomites

3 pleasant walks in Val Gardena

People go to Val Gardena often for skiing, but also for walking in the Dolomites. Every day there is a different excursion to deal with, along lakes, forests, pastures and valleys, under an open sky and surrounded by the silence that only the Dolomites can give.

Some paths are simpler, suitable for all ages and also for families. Other more challenging, dedicated to more experienced hikers. But there is something for all, all year round.

If you are new to Val Gardena and Dolomites, we recommend a few walks in Selva di Val Gardena to do in less than a day, so as not to miss a single drop of the beauty and charm of our mountains.

 

Walking around Selva Val Gardena

This walking trail starts by the Tourism Association of Selva Val Gardena: cross the Rio Gardena and along the stream you reach Plan. Turning on the backyard of the School, you can reach Vallunga and stop at the lovely Chapel of St. Sylvester. Past the children's playground and pause to look at the many farms that dot the way. Continue towards the center and return to the departure point.

Walking along the Via Crucis

It is one of the oldest paths in Val Gardena: a poetic journey that touches 15 Stations of the Cross carved in the tree trunks by local artists in 1983. If the weather is good, stop to visit the ruins of Wolkenstein Castle, where the noble Wolkenstein-Trostburg family lived.

Walking towards the “City of Stones” - Naturonda

This walking route, marked with appropriate signs, starts from the bus stop to Passo Sella. From here you can reach with a pleasant stroll the so called City of Stones, located at the foot of Sassolungo. Those who venture for these paths with their children, you will find countless message boards with information on native animals, such as foxes, hares and marmots, but also on flowers and wild herbs.