Things to do in summer
in Val Gardena

Kissed by the splendour of the Dolomite nature, summer in Val Gardena is dedicated to sport and outdoor activities.

Spending the summer in Val Gardena means one thing above all: sport and fun in the open air. This region in the heart of the Dolomites is world-famous for its beauty, so much so that UNESCO decided to consecrate it as a World Heritage site. But don’t be fooled; the beauty of this area is anything but inaccessible.

In fact, many paths lead up from the bottom of the valley to the splendid peaks of the area. Like those of the Puez-Odle Natural Park, the Sella group or the Sassolungo massif.

Thanks to its privileged position right on the slopes of the latter, Dolomites Hotel Monte Pana is the ideal starting point for ascents and excursions. Many paths start from here and ascend towards the Sassolungo or lead to the enchanting Alpe di Siusi, through woods and pastures.

These paths can also be travelled by bike, another very popular summer activity in Val Gardena. You can rent one in the village from Bike Armin and have it brought directly to the hotel, while if you travel with your own bicycle you can leave it in the equipped, convenient and safe storage, which also has everything you need for repairs and tuning.

If you prefer climbing to two wheels, Val Gardena has a lot to offer you too. Here are some of the most stunning climbing routes in all the Dolomites. To tackle them, we recommend hiring one of the local expert alpine guides (for example Catores or Gardena Guides). With their help you can make your ascents in complete safety, while learning all the secrets of the mountains from them.

Or, if you dream of flying, you could always give paragliding a try. The launches are organised by an association of enthusiasts, which has a registration station right on the lawn in front of the hotel.

For children, on the other hand, there are many fun excursions within their reach, adventure trails and playgrounds surrounded by the colours and scents of the forest. Indelible emotions which they will carry within them for life.

And if one day you want to relax, you can always visit the charming villages of the valley. Walking through their alleys, you can discover enchanting corners and learn about the uses, customs and traditions of these places. Like wood carving, a tradition with very ancient roots, which is now reinvented each day by Val Gardena’s skilled craftsmen.

In short, spending the summer in Val Gardena means never getting bored.

The mountains are calling and I must go

John Muir
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