a holiday paradise in UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site
In winter a fairy-tale scenery in white and during the Summer, a unique variety of nature's beauty. In every season, the world of the Dolomites demonstrates its particular charm in an impressive beauty. The towns of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena (in all only 6 miles distance) not only offer beautiful nature, but also a wide variety of art and culture. Ortisei 1236 m, S. Cristina 1428 m and Selva Gardena 1563 m, is situated at a height of 1200 to 1700 meters above sea level. The alpine meadows and ski pistes rise up to 2518 m and the mountain peaks up to 3181 m.
Val Gardena is an international renowned region of ski and hiking sports. It is a holiday area for the active and athletic guest and a paradise for the nature lover, throughout the year.
Panoramic flight from Selva Gardena to Ortisei
Panoramic flight from Ortisei to Selva Gardena
Bolzano/Bozen 40 km
Verona 190 km
Salzburg 320 km
Innsbruck 120 km
Munich/München 300 km
Zürich 420 km
Val Gardena can be reached using the Brenner Motorway (A 22).
Coming from the north, follow the route Innsbruck - Brennero - Chiusa. Coming from the south, follow Verona - Trento - Bolzano. Take the Chiusa/Val Gardena exit. Following the well-marked roads, you should reach Ortisei in about 20 minutes, then S. Cristina and Selva Gardena.
At the end of the valley, you come to the Dolomite pass ways. They are only a few minutes away. You do not need a car to get around in Val Gardena. The lifts depart directly from the individual towns and there is also a very convenient bus service. Many guests arrive in the valley by train, plane or coach.
By private bus (coach)
Should you be arriving by private bus in Val Gardena it is very important that you book in advance a parking place at your hotel and also for purposes of transfer to and parking at the various events during the Olympiad itself (Opening Ceremony, evening events, etc).
From Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium there are good IC and EC connections, stopping in Munich, Innsbruck, Brennero to Bressanone or Bolzano.
Some trains stop in Chiusa. A bus service transports you from Bressanone and Bolzano almost every hour to Val Gardena. Some hotels arrange a pick-up service for you.
The nearest airports are in Bolzano, Innsbruck, Verona, Munich, Bergamo and Milan.
From the UK and Ireland to the following airports:
• Milan/Orio al Serio ( BGY)
• Venice/Treviso (TSF)
• Venice/Marco Polo (VCE)
• Innsbruck (INN), Austria
with British Airways and Easyjet
Flag carrier flights:
• Verona/Valerio Catullo (VRN)
with British Airways
• Bergamo (MI)/Orio al Serio ( BGY)
Low cost transfer to Val Gardena (from Bergamo and Verona).
Several charter flights to and from Bolzano
Reservation at: www.alpsflyreservation.com
In addition: a helicopter service (for further info see www.elikos.it)
Please call our information office for more details about taxi/pick-up services at stations and airports.
Rent a car:
Hertz:Tel. 0471/25 42 66 Fax 0471/23 42 14Europcar:Tel. 0471/25 21 52 Fax: 0471/25 48 65Travelcar:Tel. 0471/25 22 42 Handy 340/35 50 573
Rent a car:
|Europcar Italia||045 8600477|
|Italy by car ||045 8619023|
|Hertz ||045 8619042 |
|Avis ||045 987571|
|Sixt ||045 8619061|
Tel. +43 0512 225 25-161
Rent a car in Innsbruck
Air Alps offers short flights for independent travellers from Berlin, Düsseldorf and Rome to Bolzano, Brescia and Innsbruck, with quick transfers to South Tyrol and Val Gardena. Here are the updated timetable, prices and offers.
Ryanair offers short flights for independent travellers to Treviso, Brescia and Bergamo, with quick transfers to South Tyrol and Val Gardena.
Low cost transfer to Val Gardena at www.flytovalgardena.com.
Basiqair offers short flights, especially for dutch travellers, to Treviso and Verona with quick transfers to South Tyrol and Val Gardena.
In addition: Every Saturday Transfer from Munich (Airport "Franz Josef Strauß) to Val Gardena (S. Antonius square - Ortisei).
Information and reservations:
Bus company Silbernagl, Tel. +39 0471 706633.
In Val Gardena there are not equipped camping places.
The nearest specially equipped camping places (approx. 20 km) are in Colfosco, Canazei, Chiusa/Klausen and Fiè allo Sciliar/Völs.