Selva Holidays

For lovers of walking amidst the dramatic scenery of the Dolomites

At the head of the splendid Gardena valley, Selva is located beneath the jagged peaks of this most spectacular part of the Dolomites, a particularly beautiful Alpine mountain chain in the Süd Tyrol region of northern of Italy.

Selva di Val Gardena (to give it its full name in Italian) is also known as Wolkenstein in Gröden in German or simply Selva in the popular local Ladin language, with all three linguistic cultures intermingling to create a fascinating fusion of human life.

We have a good selection of hotels in Selva. There's a great range of activities here, especially for walkers. Gentle rambles along lush river valleys as well as more invigorating high altitude ridge treks accessed by an extensive lift system.

All hotels located in Selva are offer the Active Card Programme which offers a full programme of guided walks, mountain biking, cookery classes Nordic walking, rock climbing and Yoga. Activities offered on this programme are subject to change and availability. Your Active Card will be given to you in resort. 

  • from£594pp
  • 58 rooms
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This historic hotel gives every guests receive a warm Gardena welcome. Elegant surroundings and fantastic leisure facilities enhance your holiday experience and its location in the centre of Selva means you're just 500 metres away from the main Ciampinoi lift.

  • from£614pp
  • 26 rooms
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Superior standards of service and comfort can be expected at this lovely Tyrolean style hotel, which is located directly opposite the Ciampioni lift. If relaxation is on the agenda, a visit to the spa is well worth it before heading to the bar to enjoy a drink.

  • from£619pp
  • 31 rooms
Hotel Mignon, Exterior

This family-run hotel offers friendly hospitality and stylish interiors with comfortable guest rooms, a wonderful restaurant and state-of-the-art spa.

  • from£602pp
  • 30 rooms
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The welcoming Hotel Continental is surrounded by nature and is a great base for many of the stunning walking trails that wind through the Dolomites. The centre of town is just a short walk away and this comfy hotel is a wonderful place to retreat back to in the evenings.

  • from£654pp
  • 23 rooms
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The Denicolo family run ther welcoming Boutique Hotel Pralong - a small, homely hotel just a ten-minute walk from the village centre and the local amenities.

  • from£699pp
  • 18 rooms
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The family-run Rodella is a perfect base for walkers - just 15 minutes from the nearest lift and a free shuttle bus on request. This is an idyllic mountain retreat, complete with a modern wellness area and fantastic local food.

  • from£659pp
  • 32 rooms
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Hotel Somont has been really well maintained and is always being updated - the whole place feels fresh and modern. The comfy rooms have private balconies with panoramic views. The food is fresh, made using local ingredients, so you can look forward to a lovely meal every evening. Our favourite feature is the spa - we love the indoor pool and choice of saunas.

Useful Information
Information about Selva
Resort Code ITSV
Languages spoken English/Italian/German
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.556309
Longitude 11.755220
Travel and Transportation
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Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Things To Do
  • Cable cars
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Paragliding
  • Walking
  • Bolzano or Brixen by bus, takes 1½ hrs but it’s worth it
  • Visit nearby Ortisei for shops, museums, churches
  • Climbing tours and courses
  • Daily Selva Active programme of (usually free) walks,biking, Nordic walking, local stables, cultural visitS
  • The Selva Active programme includes Nordic walking tasters and excursions amongst its many walking activities, plus rock climbing for beginners, mountain biking, visits to local stables, cookery lessons and yoga. Most of these activities are free. A network of trails leads from the village, and you can visit Ortisei, 9 km away, by rambling along the old railway line, or by bus. Buses also go further to Brixen or Bolzano, and our excursions travel as far afield as Lake Garda and Venice

 

 

Walking

Walking in Selva 1,560-2,518m

Selva is a mecca for walkers of all levels, from easy strolls close to the villages to challenging high-level treks in the Dolomites. Serious walkers may purchase the Val Gardena card (included with most hotels) which gives unlimited of use local public transport.

Independent walking and walking maps are available locally. Here are some suggestions:

  • Follow the old railway line, a 9km ramble down to Ortisei. The town is well worth a visit. Perhaps catch the bus back.
  • Walk around Vallunga and up to Pra da Ri, where the Golden Eagle nest every year
  • Explore the Alpe di Siusi from Ortisei & Selva – a meadow plateau, a wildflower paradise

Guided Tourist Board walks: Through the Selva & Ortisei Active programmes, casual walkers can enjoy a full programme of guided walks. They are free to Inghams guests in all hotels. There is something every day, including Sunrise Walks, Sunset Walks, Nature Rambles, walks in the Puez-Odle National Park, Alpine meadow explorations.

The Selva Active programme offers many other activities: mountain biking, cookery lessons, Nordic walking tasters and excursions, visits to local stables, rock climbing for beginners, Yoga etc. Usually free. Pick up a booklet in resort.

Good to know

  • Get the Val Gardena MobilCard from your hotel to use buses in the area for free!
  • Feeling adventurous? Try the via ferrata circuits: a cross between hiking and climbing with “iron ways” set into the cliff-sides
  • You will find both Italian and German names for towns and streets in the Dolomites. This is due to the enforced Italianisation of South Tyrol under Mussolini’s fascist regime. Today, people of the Dolomites speak Italian, German and a small area speak their own local language: Ladin
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