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Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena: various activities for your holidays

There are many things to do in Selva di Val Gardena! Set among the majestic and imposing peaks of the Dolomites, Val Gardena is an exclusive holiday destination that offers a way to experience moments in close contact with nature in both summer and winter, and to discover the culture, customs, traditions, legends and favourite foods of the Ladin area.

Holidays in Selva di Val Gardena are the perfect opportunity for those who love walks, hikes, climbs and races on mountain bikes, as well as for fans of alpine and Nordic skiing.

Why choose Selva and Val Gardena?

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Selva lies in the heart of the Dolomites, which for their variety and concentration of limestone formation and stupendous colour shades have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Leading Mountain Resorts

Val Gardena is one of the Leading Mountain Resorts, a tourist area that stands out for its offerings of excellent quality.

Sellaronda - large ski district

Sellaronda is one of the most famous and celebrated ski itineraries in the world, near the mighty Sella Group: it offers 26 km of ski descent.

FIS World Cup Competition

The famous 'Saslong' slope is the site for international competitions such as the superG and the World Cup men's downhill.

Christmas markets

The typical Christmas markets of Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei in Val Gardena offer, in a magical atmosphere, an array of locally made food and wine products.

'Approved Bike Area'

Val Gardena was awarded the 'Approved Bike Area' recognition that sets apart the high quality of the areas where mountain biking (MTB) sport is practised.

'Dolomites HERO'

This is a long-distance MTB race, considered the toughest in its category. There are two tracks: one is of 84 km with 4,200 m of elevation change and one is of 62 km with 3,300 m of elevation change.

UNIKA – Art gallery sculpture exhibition