Things to do in and around Selva
- 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 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: Your representatives can suggest many walks. Excellent 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 is available through your Inghams Rep and 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.
Inghams Guided Wanderwalks
These are some examples of the walks that are available to book in resort with your rep. Please note that the actual walks may vary, full details are available with your rep.
Via Crucis & Vallunga Valley | Easy | 1¼ hrs (approx) |
From Selva we walk an initial uphill path towards the village of Daunei from where we join the Via Crucis (or Station of the Crosses). From here enjoy a beautiful view of Selva from above and the surrounding mountains. The path will gently take us below before continuing onto the beautiful Vallunga Valley with its picturesque San Sylvester’s Chapel.
Cortina & WW1 Trenches | Moderate | Full day |
A wonderful day out in Cortina and the Cinque Torri area. Firstly we visit Cortina with its charming centre and then travel by coach to the Cinque Torri area and take the chairlift (pay locally) to the feet of these beautiful Dolomite towers. After lunch we walk through the WW1 trenches to discover the events of the war in this part of Italy.
Bindelweg walk & 4 valley's | Slightly Challenging | Full day |
Enjoy the gentle descent through the beautiful Sotto Guda gorge with its cascading waterfalls. See the majestic big peaks of the Dolomites such as the Civetta, Pelmo, Sasslong Group and the Marmolada glacier. If you don’t fancy the walk – take the cable-car up to the top of the Pordoi Pass and enjoy the scenery before rejoining the walkers by coach at Lake Fedaia via Canazei.
Please note: Walks are available on a first come first served basis and also subject to weather conditions. Please register with your Rep on arrival.