Mountain bike and summer sports in Val Gardena
In addition to the wonderful treks in the Dolomites starting right from the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel *****, climbs and breathtaking walks along the trekking paths, Val Gardena is an ideal oasis for practicing many different kinds of sports.
Numerous mountain bike routes of varying degrees of difficulty start straight from the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel ***** a Selva Alta Val Gardena leading to the foot of the Dolomites. Experts know the romantic and wild Vallunga, the splendid mountain bike routes over alpe del Seceda, Alpe di Siusi or the tour of the Sella – a decidedly demanding route ... royal bike moments ... forever.
In the Val Gardena there are different mountain bike routes for every taste, from easy paths to difficult mountain tracks. For example two tours in the Vallunga, various mountain bike excursions on the Alpe di Siusi (Spitzbühel, panoramic round etc.), S. Giacomo, Col Raiser, Rasciesa, in the “Città dei Sassi” on the Passo Sella, furthermore difficult tours in the Valle Stella Alpina, in the Val Duron, on the Sciliar and near the Sassolungo Group – with splendid panoramic view on the surrounding Dolomite mountains.
For those who haven’t brought their own bike from home, there are several places at Val Gardena where you can hire one as well as mountain bike schools for learners and those who may be interested in the sport www.mtb-dolomites.com.
For further information you can visit the sites:
Some of the finest golf courses in the Dolomites can be found just a few kilometres from Selva Alta Val Gardena. Knock your ball and follow its flight. You will have the sensation of launching the ball straight into the middle of the World Heritage Site of the Dolomites ... golf moments ... royal ... forever.
The closest golf courses are:
9 holes in Corvara - about 25 minutes drive - www.golfaltabadia.it
18 holes in Siusi/Castelrotto - about 30 minutes drive - www.golfkastelruth.it
18 holes in Igls/Innsbruck - about 1 hour drive - www.golfclub-innsbruck-igls.at
18 holes in Petersberg - about 1 hour drive - www.golfclubpetersberg.it
9 holes in Lana - about 1 hour drive - www.golfclublana.it
18 holes in Passeier/Meran - about 1½ hours drive - www.golfclubpasseier.com
9 holes in Carezza - about 1 hour drive - www.carezzagolf.com
9 holes in Val Pusteria - about 1 hour drive - www.golfpustertal.com
Nordic Walking - means to move every part of the body and keep you fit, but also have fun and live the nature!
This new tendency represents a revolutionary scientific concept of movement in the nature. You step forward with special sticks that swing alongside your body. This brings 90% of your muscles into play, the movement will take the strain from you, stored energy will gradually come into play and it helps loosen muscle tenseness on shoulders and neck. In comparison to the normal fitness-walk at the same speed, Nordic Walking burns about 46% more calories and consumes more oxygen.
Val Gardena is the ideal place to practice this innovative sport activity. The “Nordic Active Park” in Vallunga - Selva offers three itineraries with different difficulties in the natural park “Puez-Odle”.
A wonderful panoramic view expects you!
Close to the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel - Gourmet & Spa there is the horse riding school "Pozzamanigoni": horse riding lessons, excursions, a pony club, a horse pension and race meetings/events. www.pozzamanigoni.com
The riding-stable Monte Pana offers individual tuition, riding out and trekking for horse lovers. www.reitstall-montepana.com
Selva di Val Gardena is a magnificent place in which to admire the clear sky, but it is even more beautiful if you look at it from above, trying to touch the cold rocky walls of the Dolomites with a finger. If you are not an expert paraglider, try to launch yourself in tandem with a qualified pilot in a two-seater flight. You will be fascinated, we guarantee ... flying high ... forever
For further information www.fly2.info
Grand Hotel - Gourmet & Spa
Via Meisules 43
39048 Selva Alta Val Gardena
Dolomiti - Italia
Tel. 0039 - 04 71 - 79 55 55
Fax. 0039 - 04 71 - 79 41 61