Culture for the eyes and the palate: Val Gardena is known for its rich history. There is much to discover in the footsteps of the Rhaetians and the Romans, and a journey to discover the treasures of art and architecture is promising. The local heritage museum “Museum de Gherdёina” offers a stroll through the valley’s history, but even during a visit of woodcarving laboratories it is possible to get to know an important piece of local craftmanship. Cooking classes and farm visits are highly recommended for gourmets.
The art of woodcarving has a centuries-old tradition in Val Gardena. Originally it was a pastime for the whole family during the long winter evenings. Today, woodcarving extends from sacral to contemporary art. In the compact introductory course, you will try relief carving and learn the basic knowledge of this craft under expert supervision.
Friday 26.08.2022, 9:30 - 7 available spots
Cujiné sun n luech da paur
Experience a very special cooking class with farmer Anna. She loves regional delicacies and cooks with heart and passion. By taxi you will reach the farm “Curijel” from Selva. During this cooking class you prepare various dishes, which will then be tasted in the typical Tyrolean "Stube".
Friday 26.08.2022, 9:15 - 4 available spots
L luech da paur
On a farm there is always something going on: here the diversity of nature can be lived day after day. When you visit the Tiscion farm, you will see the horses, cows, hens, ducks, goats and sheep in their stables, stroke the rabbits and hear some stories about the daily life on a mountain farm. An exciting experience for the whole family.
Monday 22.08.2022, 9:00 - 2 available spots
Storia y cultura
Take a guided tour and discover Ortisei with its picturesque village centre and the wonderful churches, its charming lifestyle and the many traditions. Let’s visit different artists directly in their studio and discover behind the scenes the background stories of Val Gardena artistic craft.
Monday 22.08.2022, 17:00 - 2 available spots
L rundenì dla Dolomites
If you shout towards a mountain wall, the echo replies. This acoustic phenomenon is truly suggestive and Vallunga is the ideal place to hear the sound come back. During the excursion you pass in front of the idyllic St. Sylvester’s Chapel and finally reach Pra da Ri - a magical and inviting meadow to rest and enjoy the fascinating world of the Puez-Odle Natural Park. Just try it: in addition to the echo, you will also be able to listen to many other wonderful sounds of nature.
Tuesday 23.08.2022, 10:00 - 12 available spots
The geology of the Dolomites is more exciting than a thriller. The palaeontologist Herwig Prinoth will use fossils and rocks to tell you the most important secrets of these mountains in an understandable way. Good to know: the Geotrail Bulla is one of the few places in the world where the layers - which are documenting the largest mass extinction of all times - can be touched with your own hands.
Tuesday 30.08.2022, 14:00 - 8 available spots
I tieres tl bosch dla Dolomites
They still exist In Val Gardena: the areas, where you can discover the alpine animals up close. You hike through the enchanting summer landscape of the Nature Park Puez-Odle with a local guide, who explains the magnificent flora and fauna.
Tuesday 23.08.2022, 6:00 - 12 available spots
Raida di mejes
During this farm hike you discover the special features of the Ladin rural architecture. After an introduction at the Val Gardena Heritage Museum, you walk to S. Giacomo and visit the original historic farmhouses as well as the oldest church in the valley.
Wednesday 24.08.2022, 9:00 - 15 available spots
Mulins y rojules sa Bula
The journey leads to discover the treasures of Bulla, an idyllic little village above Ortisei. You first visit the old mills built in the 18th and 19th century and learn more about the ancient miller’s profession. After, you can enjoy the rose garden nearby the Uhrerhof, with the picturesque and fragrant splendour of its more than 6.000 rose bushes.
Wednesday 31.08.2022, 14:30 - 12 available spots