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 and a range of activities for guests, especially for walkers who take 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£549pp
  • 58 rooms

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£549pp
  • 26 rooms

Superior standards of service and comfort can be expected at this lovely Tyrolean style hotel, which is located directly opposite the Ciampioni lift, perfect for those looking to explore. If relaxation is on the agenda, a visit to the spa is well worth it before all meeting up to enjoy a drink at the bar.

  • from£569pp
  • 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£566pp
  • 30 rooms

The welcoming Hotel Continental is surrounded by nature and 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 the comfortable hotel is a wonderful place to retreat back to in the evenings.

  • from£594pp
  • 23 rooms

The Denicolo family welcomes you to the Boutique Hotel Pralong, a small, homely hotel just a ten-minute walk from the village centre and the local amenities.

  • from£609pp
  • 18 rooms

The family-run Rodella is a perfect base for walkers who want to be well looked after! Situated 2½km, approx 30 minutes’ walk, from the centre of Selva and just 15 minutes from the nearest lift with a free shuttle bus on request. This is an idyllic mountain retreat and the food is something to look forward to every night - it's packed with local ingredients and every mouthful is bursting with flavour.

  • from£589pp
  • 32 rooms
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Hotel Somont has been really well maintained and is always being updated - the whole place feel really fresh and modern. The rooms are great and feel very comfy, and they all have private balconies with panoramic views. The food is fresh and uses only local ingredients so you can look forward to a lovely meal every evening. Our favourite feature is the new 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
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 available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!
  • Inghams Guided walks
  • Selva activity programme
  • Free daily packed lunch at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • 20% discount on a range of walking guide books
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers


BOOK LOCALLY Prices are shown for guidance only.

Shores of Lake Garda £37, full day
Visit Riva and Malcesine on Lake Garda’s dramatic northern shore. Optional boat trip.

Classic Venice £66, full day
Venice needs no introduction and being there is a unique experience. We take a motor launch to St. Mark’s Square and from there explore the waterways, bridges and islands of Venice. There is plenty of time to take a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal.

Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

Resort Combinations

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Selva with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort. We recommend Verona or any resort on Lake Garda.

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 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.

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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