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DOLOMITES Val Gardena: the Dolomites’ valley par excellence

The Dolomites’ valley par excellence offers an incomparable mountain experience throughout the year. Surrounded by the untouched Puez Odle Nature Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a stay in Val Gardena will be something you will cherish forever. Discover a new facet of the valley, something which doesn’t consist in skiing every day. A unique panorama featuring the most beautiful peaks of the South Tyrolean Dolomites and Val Gardena’s landmark, the Sassolungo, make holidays in the sun-kissed valley unique.

Guests can make the most of 300 days of sun a year as well as a spectacular 360 degree mountain view and a mixture of traditional customs and festivities paired with enjoyable and sporty outdoor activities set against an alpine backdrop. The valley is considered to be one of the most traditional mountain regions in the world, but also wins tourists over due to its Ladin population: a modern folk, engaged in sports and with a gift for languages, as they speak a good four of them! The uniqueness of Val Gardena is therefore characterised by a mixture of existing legends but also by a variety of activities and innovations.

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Val Gardena – a paradise’s true value

Our commitment to the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Dolomites are a gift to humanity – but their beauty means we have a duty to respect and take care of them.

RESPECT THE DOLOMITES is an organisation which raises awareness among locals and tourists alike about the importance of good, respectful behaviour when exploring Val Gardena’s Dolomites. The organisation has launched events aimed at raising the valley’s sustainability and at starting a conversation to ensure everyone understands the importance of preserving this natural heritage.

These events, activities, and behaviours are a practical answer to the question: how do we safeguard our surroundings?

  • Please stick to the signposted paths. This will safeguard the local flora and fauna.
  • Give your car a break too. Use public transport thanks to the Val Gardena Mobil Card; take the numerous lifts; or explore the area by bike or on foot.
  • "What goes up must come down." Do not litter. Take your waste back down to the valley and dispose of it there.
  • Respect whoever you meet in the mountains. Bikers, hikers or climbers... everyone is equally welcome in Val Gardena.
  • Read signs carefully. For your own protection.
  • Please keep your dog on a leash at all times, especially in the mountains. When using public transport or lifts, dogs should also be muzzled. Always clean up after your dogs with the appropriate bags, which should be disposed of in the appropriate bins and never thrown onto the meadows.
  • Always carefully close pasture fences or gates behind you.
  • Collect "souvenirs" wisely. Waste left by other hikers can always be collected!
  • Always check the local weather forecast before and during a hike. You do not want to be surprised by a thunderstorm in the middle of the mountains, far away from proper shelter like a mountain hut.

Even small gestures can make a big difference!

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