„Hiking Specialist“ and cradle of Ladin culture
La Val, a place of incomparable beauty surrounded by pristine forest and sloping meadows, became the first certified hiking village in South Tyrol in 2015. It has many fascinating destinations to visit in every season, including the natural habitats of the Rit and the Armentara meadows with their numerous orchid species, larch meadows and pine forests. The typical farms with their window-boxes and flowering gardens and the ancient buildings in Alt-Wengen bear witness to centuries-old traditions and make it possible to experience everyday peasant life up close.
The ideal introduction to the Alta Badia ski area
Badia, situated in a beautiful natural landscape at the foot of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags and Puez-Geisler nature parks, is a true jewel of Alpine peasant building culture. Worth seeing in Badia are the beautiful parish church of St. Leonhard, the Heilig Kreuz pilgrimage church and the birthplace of St Joseph Freinademetz in the hamlet of Oies, located at an altitude of 2,045 metres. In winter, the ski slopes of the La Crusc ski tour are particularly popular for nature excursions. The Pradüc and Sponata chair lifts allow you to reach the skiing area of Alta Badia in just minutes.
Alpine flair at the foot of the Conturines
At the foot of the Lavarella and Conturines Dolomite peaks lies the small mountain village of St Kassian, which is particularly popular because of its pedestrian area with cafes, restaurants and many shops. In the village centre there is also the Ladin Ursus ladinicus Museum, dedicated to the prehistoric bear Ursus ladinicus. In winter, active holidaymakers can enjoy the 7.2 km-long downhill run from Lagazuoi to Saré and the Armentarola cross-country skiing centre with its 25 km of trails. The Alta Badia ski area is easily accessible via the Piz Sorega gondola lift.
A paradise for hikers, bikers and skiers
La Villa is located in a strategic position at the foot of the Puez-Geisler and Fanes-Sennes-Prags natural parks and is a popular starting point for hikes in the spectacular world of the Dolomites. Two events of international interest take place here each year: the Alpine Skiing World Cup for men on the Gran Risa piste in winter and the famous "Maratona dles Dolomites" cycling marathon in summer. Worth seeing in La Villa is the Ciastel Colz Gothic castle and the church dedicated to St Mary ad Stellam. This is where the German toponym comes from: Stern ("star").
One of the most popular holiday destinations in the Alps
The charming mountain village of Corvara is considered the cradle of tourism in Alta Badia: as early as the 19th century travellers discovered the beauty of this place; in 1947, the first chairlift in Italy was built on the Col Alto. Corvara is located directly on the slopes of the world's largest ski carousel Dolomiti Superski and allows direct access to the Sella Ronda and the mountain hunters' tour. In the summer, Corvara offers a wide range of sports and leisure facilities, including a covered ice rink, a golf course, an indoor tennis court and a biotope bathing lake.
Simple enjoyment of nature at the foot of the Sella Group
Colfosco, the highest village of Alta Badia at the foot of the Val Gardena, is particularly noteworthy because of the impressive Dolomite landscape: the peaks of the Puez and Sella groups are within reach. The ascent on the Sassongher (2,665 m) and the spectacular Pisciadù via ferrata are very popular. In winter Colfosco is the ideal starting point for the panoramic Sella Ronda ski tour and for the ski tour through the imposing Mittagstal. Highlights for families include the petting zoo and the Colfosco Adventure Park, a high ropes course with 71 platforms.