Enjoy a hiking holiday in St. Ulrich- Val Gardena, a widely renowned winter sport centre in the Dolomites.

Holiday in St. Ulrich Val Gardena (Grödnertal) - South Tyrol - Italy

Enjoy a hiking holiday in Ortisei in Val Gardena, a popular and internationally renowned winter sports resort. The Dolomites are an impressive natural monument and invite you to spend your holiday in Gardena. Enjoy your relaxed stay in our naturally grown holiday village, where the traditional arts and crafts of Gardena, especially the art of wood carving, still play an important role. Enjoy the cordiality and hospitality of your hosts in one the many hotels in Ortisei, where you will feel at home from the moment you arrive.

Hiking holidays in Ortisei in Gardena

The healthy climate invites you to spend an active holiday in Ortisei, where well-signposted hiking trails will lead you to beautiful places. One of the most popular destinations is the beautiful hiking area of Alpe di Siusi, which can be reached by cable car, with the Sciliar being a true hikers' paradise. The child-friendly atmosphere of the Dolomites and the lush green meadows offer the perfect conditions for your family hiking tours in Gardena. If you fancy a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, you should definitely stay in one of the comfortably furnished hiking hotels in Ortisei

Diverse sports and leisure offers in Ortisei

Ortisei in Val Gardena and its surroundings offer an exciting holiday programme including a whole feast of sports and leisure activities. The choice is yours: hiking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, cycling or even paragliding, hang gliding, playing golf, horse riding, going for a dip in the family-friendly indoor and outdoor swimming pools or playing tennis. In the winter the natural toboggan run of Rasciesa invites you to have fun in the snow. Moreover, you can go cross-country skiing on the wonderful high plateau of Alpe di Siusi or even set out for a hiking tour. Your skiing holiday in Gardena, in the ski resorts of Seceda or Alpe di Siusi will most definitely be an unforgettable adventure. After an exciting day in the mountains you can relax and recharge your batteries in one of the wellness hotels in Gardena.

What's on for kids and family in Ortisei

Ortisei offers a whole feast of activities for families, so your family holiday in Ortisei will most definitely not be boring. Fun, games, thrill and recreation are guaranteed all year round. The children's club Verdebello organises beautiful walks and excursions to the surroundings of Ortisei for the youngsters, but that's not nearly all: together we will enjoy outdoor barbecues, play and discover the stunning scenery or go swimming and enjoy sliding competitions. Once the weather is not too good, we organise a tombola, do some cooking, handicrafts with clay and more. If you want to, we even celebrate your birthday with a big birthday party! A comfortably furnished holiday home in Ortisei will be the adequate accommodation for you and your family during such an eventful and enjoyable holiday.


Preservation is tradition: go on your own personal expedition and discover the world of your ancestors when visiting the interesting Val Gardena Heritage Museum in Ortisei, where you will gain an insight into the culture and nature of the beautiful Val Gardena. The wonderful parochial church of San Ulrico, as well as the picturesque Sant'Antonio church and the idyllic San Giacomo church are definitely worthwhile. The exhibition of Gardena artworks, A52, and the sculptures fair Unika which is held in September as well as the Luis Trenker monument are also well worth a visit. With all these cultural and natural treasures, your hiking holiday in Ortisei will certainly be a very special experience.


Many different characters have influenced Ortisei, the birthplace of the famous actor, director and writer Luis Trenker. Other well-known personalities are the composer and musician Giorgio Moroder, Johann Dominik Mahlknecht (sculptor), the alpine skier Isolde Kostner, who won a number of World Cup races and the figure skater Carolina Kostner. These characters have become idols for many people and might be another reason for spending your holiday in Ortisei.

Culinary delights

Connoisseurs will enjoy every mouthful of their holiday in Ortisei in Gardena, where the chefs know how to combine the taste of the typical regional dishes with international treats and Mediterranean delights. Wholemeal and vegetarian influences contribute to light and creative dishes, each of which should be complemented by a fine glass of excellent South Tyrolean wine. Give in to the temptations of our local specialties like Schlutzkrapfen (a ravioli dish), dumplings or a bacon platter and let yourself be pampered with all senses.

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