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Selva di Val GardenaItaly

Ski the snowy Dolomite Mountains in the winter and hike along green country paths in the summer at this village in Italy’s South Tyrol.

Head to the small alpine village of Selva di Val Gardena for sporting adventures and outdoor activities throughout the year. Ski, sleigh and snowboard down hundreds of miles of slopes, hike through nature parks and meadows and go climbing in the Dolomites mountain range. There are activities here for all age groups.

Selva di Val Gardena sits at 5,128 feet (1,563 meters) above sea level and is surrounded by mountains. Stay in a ski resort during the winter and take part in a wide range of snow based pursuits. They include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding. There are approximately 311 miles (500 kilometers) of slopes with runs for all abilities. The ski season typically lasts from December to April.

If you are new to the slopes, sign up to a skiing or snowboarding class at one of the ski schools. If there are children in your party, treat them to a day of activities at Funpark Gardena. The numerous playgrounds throughout the area will also keep them entertained for hours at a time.

The fun and adventures don’t stop once the snow has melted. Rent a bike and cycle through the terrain. Hike through the forests and mountain pastures of the Puez-Odle-Rasciesa Nature Reserve and go on a guided walk through the Dolomites. There are routes for all ability levels and guides can be booked locally.

Climbing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with numerous routes in the area. Experienced climbers might want to try the Pössnecker Route or the Brigata Tridentina route, while beginners can tackle the Selva di Val Gardena’s climbing walls.

At night, socialize in the village’s bars and restaurants and move onto a club if you want to party the night away.

You can reach Selva di Val Gardena by flying into Bolzano Airport, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Other ways into this summer and winter playground, include direct trains from cities in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Top Hotels in Selva di Val Gardena

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Jägerheim
Hotel Jägerheim
3.5 out of 5
Via Raiser 61, Selva di Val Gardena
The price is ¥16,659 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 24

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is steps from Col Raiser Gondola and Val Gardena. Puez-Geisler Nature Park and Ciampinoi Gondola are also within 2 ...

5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"The food was excellent! The location was very close to a lift. Eating at the same place every night never got boring, as they changed the decor/theme every night. Free bus passes, and informative concierge. We didn’t have kids but they seemed very accommodating to families."…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Hotel Jägerheim
Residence Antares
Residence Antares
Via Meisules 195, Selva di Val Gardena

Situated in the mountains, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ciampinoi Gondola and Val Gardena. Dantercepies Gondola and Castle Wolkenstein are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (101 reviews)

"We stayed in the apartments which were immaculate when we arrived and we had access to all the hotel facilities if needed. We had breakfast most mornings for 15 euros a day which was very good with a good selection on offer. Also unlimited buffet offer so very good value all in all. About 100m to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Residence Antares
Alpenroyal Grand Hotel
Alpenroyal Grand Hotel
5 out of 5
Via Meisules 43, Selva di Val Gardena, BZ

This family-friendly Selva di Val Gardena hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Col Raiser Gondola and Val Gardena. Ciampinoi Gondola and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"We love the Alpenroyal as this is our second trip from California to Selva for the hospitality as well as world-class skiing"…"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Alpenroyal Grand Hotel

Popular places to visit in Selva di Val Gardena

Ciampino-Sella Ski Area
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Ciampino-Sella Ski Area

Hit the slopes in Selva di Val Gardena with a visit to Ciampino-Sella Ski Area. Discover the mountain views in this quaint area, or seek out the hiking trails.

Sella Pass
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Sella Pass

5/5(1 review)

You can find out about the history of Selva di Val Gardena with a visit to Sella Pass. You can seek out the ski slopes in this quaint area.

Castle Wolkenstein
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Castle Wolkenstein

Find out about the history of Selva di Val Gardena with a stop at Castle Wolkenstein. Discover the spas in this quaint area, or seek out its ski slopes.

Top things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice
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Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Venice

¥19,095
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
THE BEST OF THE DOLOMITES IN JUST ONE DAY - Private Tour
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THE BEST OF THE DOLOMITES IN JUST ONE DAY - Private Tour

¥117,033
Per adult
Dolomites mountains full-day tour from Lake Garda
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Dolomites mountains full-day tour from Lake Garda

¥7,392
Per adult
Hike the Dolomites - Private excursion near Bolzano (1 day)
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Hike the Dolomites - Private excursion near Bolzano (1 day)

¥29,566
Per adult
Private Daily Tour “The Heart of the Eastern Dolomites "
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Private Daily Tour “The Heart of the Eastern Dolomites "

¥32,030
Per adult
Verona Airport (VRN) - Canazei / Private Transfer (up to 8 pass.)
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Verona Airport (VRN) - Canazei / Private Transfer (up to 8 pass.)

¥67,852
Per adult

Reviews of Selva di Val Gardena

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Aug 25, 2019

Selva is a charming midsize village in Gardena. Very few Americans which we loved. Clean, safe, and surrounded by the gorgeous Dolimiti

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2019

Beautiful location!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 9, 2018

A beautiful village!

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Photo "Santa Cristina Val Gardena" by Moroder (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

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