The most enchanted hiking season in the Dolomites begins at the end of September, when
nature’s landscape offers bondless views celebrating the rainbow of autumn colors and
the crystal-clear air. While the days are still warm, during the early mornings the paths are
covered with frost, which wraps the colorful leaves laying on the ground, forming a cover
like a crystal frame. A couple of cool nights are enough to color the larch woods with an
intense yellow, which makes the entire alpine landscape shine and paints the mountain
pastures with small colored spots. Every day in fall ends with a spectacular show called
“Enrosadira”. The Dolomites alpenglow where the grey peaks of Sassolungo, Sella Group,
Cir and the Odle capture the low sunlight on the horizon, turning into an intense orange
degrading into a deep red, which lingers even after the disappearance of the sun. If you are
lucky enough to stay in a hotel with a view overlooking the peaks (they are numerous), you
will experience this perfect moment. Otherwise, our advice is to postpone the dinner and
participate in the guided sunset hike that takes place in September, in order to experience
the most enchanting view of the “Burning Dolomites” from up high.
"Burning Dolomites": Aperitivo lungo at the Alpe di Siusi
Meeting point: Valley station cable car Alpe di Siusi (Ortisei)
Starting time: 5.30 p.m.* (*depending on the season)
Price: € 25.00 - € 18.00 for Val Gardena Active partner
Minimum number of participants: 10 people.
The cable car and the aperitif are included in the price.
"Burning Dolomites" from the panorama terrace Sëurasass
Meeting point: Tourist Office S. Cristina
Starting time: 4:30 p.m.* (*depending on the season)
Price: € 30,00 - € 15,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Difficulty: medium heavy
The price includes the taxi ride and aperitif in the hut.
From Stevia to „Burning Dolomites“ at Alpe Juac
Meeting point: Tourist Office Selva
Starting time: 14.30 p.m.* (*depending on the season)
Difficulty: difficult hike
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Price: € 20.00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner