BURNING DOLOMITES - An inspiring spectacle of nature in Val Gardena

Sunset hikes from 11.09.2019 to 01.11.2019

The latest proposal from Val Gardena is certainly one not to miss, for we are offering the chance to see one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena. The phenomenon in question is that of the ‘Burning Dolomites’: between mid-September and the beginning of November when the colours of the larches become ever more vivid and the sun as sunset approaches seems to literally burn over was witnessed by residents only or the occasional passer-by, but now Val Gardena has decided to organise events so as to allow all to experience this unique happening. From 11 September to 01 November three different “Experiences”, shall be organised. The ‘Experiences’ will be two guided excursions of a half-day, both focused on allowing participants to admire the ‘burning’ of the Dolomites peaks at sunset and an aperitif to enjoy the fascinating evening mood. The area of the hikes is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage and in both cases the groups shall return home under torchlight with the starry skies above.

"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.*
Price: € 25,00 - € 18,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Minimum number of participants: 10 people. The cable car and the aperitif are included in the price.

"Burning Dolomites" from the panorama terrace Sëurasas
Meeting point: Tourist Office S. Cristina
Starting time: between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Walking time: 3 h
Path length: 5 km
Altitude difference: 400 m (uphill), 400 m (downhill)
Price: € 30,00 - € 15,00 for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Difficulty: medium heavy
The price includes the two taxi rides and the aperitif with appetizer in the hut.

From Stevia to „Burning Dolomites“ at Alpe Juac
Meeting point: Tourist Office Selva
Starting time: between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm
Walking time: 4 h
Price: € 20,00 - Free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations
Difficulty: challenging