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A Guide to Val Gardena

Val Gardener is a beautiful natural paradise which can be explored by wandering along the numerous pathways or by ski lift, stopping off at any of a great number of mountain chalets scattered across the territory. Val Gardena is part of the Sella Ronda. Val Gardena is famous for it’s fantastic winter sports resort and for local craftsmanship of traditional wood carving. Val Gardena is made up of the districts of Laion, Santa Cristina, Ortisei and Selva Gardena. A sight not to be missed is the Odle Puez Nature Reserve.

Lovers of walking will be spoilt for choice - there are so many itineraries in Val Gardena: from Ortisei there is the route through the Val D'Anna, the Luis Trenker walk, San Giacomo, Orlo del Bosco, the Sentiero della Posta, and the Sentiero Crinia. From Santa Cristina one can follow the Plesdinaz route, the path to Ortisei, the waterfall route, the road to Selva Gardena and the Sentiero Planetario.

Finally, departing from Selva Gardena one can walk along the Via Crucis, Vallunga, the Belvedere walk and along the railway used by of the small Val Gardena train.
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