Canazei Holidays

The jewel of Val di Fassa, a summer paradise for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts

Nestled in the valley between the surrounding Marmolada and Sella mountains, Canazei is a popular holiday destination throughout the summer and winter. The rugged and breathtaking terrain offers an adventure for all ages and abilities. From those wanting to take a leisurely stroll or bike ride through to the villages of Fontanazzo, Campestrin and Mazzin. Here you can stop at the crystalline shores of Lake Antermoia. Mountaineers seeking an adrenaline rush can reach the peaks on the 16 Via Ferrata routes Canazei has to offer. Those who prefer mountain biking can put their free-riding skills to the test at the Fassa Bike Resort in Belvedere or even enter one of the four major biking competitions that take place over the summer.

Famed not simply for its sports, the verdant meadows carving through the mountains and azure waters of hidden lakes and waterfalls create an almost spa like setting, its colours of blue, green and white characteristic of the Ladin land they call home. There are dozens of spas located throughout the valley, all of them using the renowned therapeutic waters of the Terme Dolomia at Pozzo di Fassa. The town centre of Canazei is also home to shops, art galleries, museums and a fervent nightlife perfect for enjoying an apperitivo after a long day of walking.

  • from£839pp
  • 52 rooms
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Hotel La Perla is run by the friendly and welcoming Debertol family. It's in the centre of Canazei and close to the Belvedere lift. The hotel is a great choice - it's known for its authentic Tyrolean decor, spacious rooms and inviting, elegant spaces. This property has been a firm favourite of guests since it first opened its doors in 2011. 

  • from£579pp
  • 57 rooms

This hotel some of the most breath-taking views in all of Canazei. It's close to the centre of town and has its own wellness centre. It's geared up to ensure you have everything you need for a great holiday. We really recommend it if you're planning to cycle some of the mountain trails. The staff's local knowledge will help you make the most of each day out exploring and the superb dinners will make sure you have the energy to do it all again the next day. 

  • from£764pp
  • 45 rooms
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Hotel Cristallo offers the same quality of service as it first did when opening its doors to Italian high society and royalty in 1901. Its's tucked away just 150 meters from the town square and only 600 meters from the Belvedere Gondola for those wishing to explore the mountains. This is the perfect location for all ages as adults can enjoy the relaxing spa facilities while children can have fun in the games rooms. 

  • from£769pp
  • 90 rooms

This distinctive Hasburg style of the Hotel Dolomiti is what make it one of the most popular places to stay in Canazei. Hand painted murals, vintage and eclectic furnishings and vaulted ceilings give the experience of old-world grandeur and history. It's conveniently located just a five minute's from the Belvedere Gondola. It's central location in Canazei means everything is on your doorstep.

  • from£689pp
  • 45 rooms

Hotel Medil is in a great position, close to the Col Rodella cable car, which opens up a huge rage of walking, hiking and biking opportunities in the Dolomites. With good spa facilities, including an indoor pool, hearty Tyrolean food and panoramic views of the Dolomite mountain peaks, its a great choice for couples or families looking for an active summer holiday. 

Useful Information
Information about Canazei
Resort Code ITCN
Languages spoken Italian
Time difference GMT +1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.4767
Longitude 11.7725
Travel and Transportation

Flights to Verona 

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Verona Gatwick 

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is also available




Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Things To Do
  • Visit the Dolomiti Action Adventure Park in Campitello di Fassa or the Adventure Park Piciocaa in Pozza di Fassa to learn or test your skills along aerial zip lines, Tibetan and Nepalese swinging bridges and suspected rope passages
  • Doloandes indoor pool and wellness centre is a 2,400m² aquatic paradise with both fun pools and relaxation areas
  • Indulge in a trip to the Camping Vidor Family and Wellness Resort in Pozza di Fassa for some much needed rest and relaxation. A modern center built to compliment its surroundings with swimming pools for both adults and children, slides, hydromassage, beauty centre, fitness centre and indoor bar
  • Take an archery course at the Campitello di Fassa Dolomiti Action Adventure Park 
  • Purchase a fishing permit and spend a day relaxing on the river banks of the Avisio which flows from the Marmolada Glacier right through to Val di Fassa. (Fishing permits available from 1 May to 30 September) 
  • Live the high life for a day on the longest 'Flying Circuit' in Europe at Ciampedie in the heart of Catinaccio. The Fly Line Catianccio Rosengarten covers 1,100 meters of woodland and allows you to reach top speeds of 12 km/ph! 

Free Val Di Fassa card for all guests staying at Hotels La Perla, Cesa Tyrol, Cristallo and Dolomiti. 

The Val Di Fassa card will be given to you by your hotel on arrival and entitles you to: 

  • A reduced cost on the PanoramaPass which gives you access to the lifts open in summer as well as public transport services 
  • An introduction to climbing for children ages 7 - 14 years including lessons on using ropes and clamps 
  • Workshops for adults and children to learn about the Geology of the Dolomites 
  • Guided excursions to 'I Suoni delle Dolomiti' or 'The Sounds of the Dolomites' - fantastic open air concerts throughout the season 
  • Discounted entry to museums including the First World War exhibition in Moena and the Great War exhibition at Pordoi Pass
  • 5% discount on selected treatments at the Terme Dolomia Spa and 10% discount on entry to the QC Terme Dolomiti in Pozza di Fassa
  • And many others available locally 

*Please note the climbing workshops and open air concerts are subject to availability and to enroll, you must bring your Val di Fassa card to your nearest tourist office by 6.30 pm the day before the event is due to take place. 


With its unique terrain of jagged rock faces, sprawling meadows and luscious, thick pine woodland, Canazie and its surrounding areas have walks suited for every ability. The valleys offer trekking tours and historic routes on the Via Ferratas (routes using equipment), whilst the easier walks along the rivers and meadows give you the opportunity to revel in the picturesque landscapes and encounter the local wildlife including cows, wild horses and even marmots. 

Popular walks include: 

  • Strada die Russi (The Road of the Russians) / 2 hours / Easy

Walk through the stunning San Nicolo Valley and take the Strada dei Russi, the road built by Russian prisoners of war during WW1. Though a varied terrain, the path is flat throughout and crosses a small swinging bridge over the clear waters of the Giaf stream to take you to the Baitia Ciampie where you can stop for a cold glass of Hugo and take in the views


  • Pian de Schiavaneis / 1.5 hours / Medium 

Start from the Church of Saint Florian in the old town of Canazei and ascend pass the old sawmill to the 'Ruf do Antermont' via the swinging bridge. Path number 655 will take you into the forest road of Pian Pozata and follow the stream right the way through to the Mortic basin where you can visit the chapel of Saint Mary Ausiliatrice - one of the oldest remaining settlements in Val di Fassa. The route then turns uphill to the 'Pian de Frataces' where after a short but steeper climb, you will find the remains of a WW1 cable car at the Roa which formerly connected Canazei with Val Gardena via the Sella Pass. A descent into the deep gully of 'Ruf de Antermont winds through the thick forests until you arrive at Pian de Schiavanies.


  • Sass Pordoi / 4 hours / Advanced

From the Pordoi Pass, take the cable car to Sass Pordoi and start downhill towards the Forcella Pordoi. From there, paths 627 and 638 will take you up to the top of the Piz Boe which is the highest mountain of the Sella group with an elevation of 3,152 meters on a relatively easy path. The Capanna Piz Fassa refugio at the summit offers refreshments and the chance to rest any weary feet as you overlook the incredible views of the valleys below. Descending down the North-West side of the mountain, there is a short but rocky section with is equipped with metal safety cords or 'ferratas' as they are known locally, which will take you to another refugio before climbing back up to the cable car station at Sass Pordoi.

Good to know

  • Buy the Panorama Pass travel card for unlimited use of public buses and lifts open during the summer
  • Take the cable car to the peak of Sass Pordoi to experience stunning views from the “Terrace of the Dolomites”
  • This region in the Dolomites has its own language called Ladin - a mixture of Latin and Rhaetian. Although they also speak German and Italian, Ladin is the first language of the region and is still taught in schools
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