Green grass & cool peaks

Ortisei is the ideal starting point for countless hikes and tours, situated in the heart of the Dolomites of South Tyrol. Val Gardena offers every type of sport, from mountaineering to mountain-biking, from golf to horse-riding and from swimming to tennis. Ortisei also offers a large range of beautiful shops featuring traditional wood-carving toys and sacral figurines.

Hiking

in the Dolomites

Ortisei is a popular destination for active holidaymakers because of its almost endless hiking trails and the many family-run huts. The mountains of Val Gardena and the Dolomites can be explored on well-maintained paths. Lift facilities provide access to higher altitudes. Rustic alpine huts and shelters invite you to take a cosy rest. On hot summer days, hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site at airy heights and in the open air is a pleasant, refreshing way to cool off!

Your advantages:

• Guided hiking tours with Valgardena Active
• The best hiking suggestions at the reception
• Rental of backpacks, hiking poles and hiking maps
• Ticket for all public transport in South Tyrol

Val Gardena Active

Active & Healthy in summer

As our guests you can take part in the following Val Gardena Active and Val Gardena Active KIDS activities free of charge or at a special price:

• Guided hiking tours with a hiking guide from the Catores Alpine School
• Sunrise hikes with breakfast on the mountain
• Sunset tours to the “Burning Dolomites” spectacle
• Mountain bike & e-bike tours
• Cooking classes
• ... and much more!

Mountain biking & cycling

A paradise for bike lovers

Val Gardena has developed into a true paradise for cyclists in recent years. Whether by mountain bike, road bike or e-bike, more and more cyclists appreciate the beauty of the varied mountain landscape that leads athletes through beautiful valleys and over high mountains. In cooperation with the MOUNTAINBIKE SCHOOL Ortisei we offer:

• Discounted bike and e-bike rental
• Easy & medium MTB & E-Bike tours at a special price
• Technically demanding Enduro tours at a special price
• Special offers for the annual "Sellaronda Bike Day"

Climbing & via ferrata

Unforgettable moments in the mountains

The Dolomites in South Tyrol are a unique climbing area. The massifs of Sassolungo and Sella with their mighty wall drops and bizarre rock needles are legendary.

In cooperation with the legendary mountaineering school Catores, we offer our guests a variety of climbing opportunities in Val Gardena and the surrounding mountains. Climb the steep rock faces of the Dolomites and be inspired by the well-marked via ferratas of the region. On climbing tours you will experience South Tyrol from completely new perspectives.

Vie ferrate in Val Gardena:

• Pößnecker -Sella Peak 2,941 m
• Pisciadusteig – Pisciadu Hut 2,583 m
• Oskar Schuster – Sasso Piatto 2,964 m

Sightseeing

...enjoy South Tyrol

Whether you are out and about in sports, by car or with the free Mobilcard for bus and train: South Tyrol's diversity can be experienced in many ways!

In addition to the villages and mountains of the Sciliar area, the most popular excursion destinations include:

  • Bressanone - the episcopal city with the monastery of Novacella, famous for its Kerner wine
  • Bolzano - the provincial capital and melting pot of cultures
  • Castelrotto - where rural tradition and tourism go hand in hand
  • Castles – such as Presule, Trostburg and Runkelstein
  • Chiusa - the artist town with South Tyrolean small town flair
  • The Sellaronda - paradise for all bikers and car enthusiasts

Golf

with a magic view

The golf course S. Vigil in Siusi allo Sciliar, about 15 minutes drive from Ortisei, is an 18-hole golf course, 69 par, and covers an area of about 60 hectares. The course is playable from March to November and is suitable to host pre-set competitions, thanks to its altitude (850 m) under excellent climatic conditions.

Other Services

• Cosy café with large sun terrace directly in the house (Cafe Stetteneck)
• Free use of the indoor and outdoor tennis courts of Ortisei
• Rental of backpacks, hiking poles and hiking maps
• Free Wi-Fi Internet
• Free use of all buses and public transport in South Tyrol