Burning Dolomites

A unique natural spectacle


When the summer draws to an end, nature is at peace and the skies seem clearer than ever before, a very special wonder of nature can be observed in Val Gardena.

From the middle of September, the needles of the larch turn from green to yellow, and then to glowing orange, red and brown. At the same time, a special and deep sunlight makes the Dolomites (UNESCO World Heritage) appear wonderfully red. The myth-enshrouded “Pale Mountains” transform into glowing rocks: the edges, points and towers are immersed in a magical sunlight, framed by a crystal-clear and radiantly blue sky, typical of the stable fine weather conditions in autumn.

Hikers and others who are interested can enjoy the special atmosphere, in the period from 11 September to 1 November 2019, on an "Aperitivo lungo" at the terrace of the Alpe di Siusi mountain restaurant every wednesday, on a sunset hike every Thursday or on a guided daytrip every Friday. When the summer slowly comes to an end, an enchanting time begins in Val Gardena.

Autumn mountain experiences in Val Gardena

"Burning Dolomites" - Aperitivo lungo at the Alpe di Siusi
Every Wednesday
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

"Burning Dolomites" from the panorama terrace Sëurasas
Every Thursday
Meeting point: Tourist Office S. Cristina between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Technical details: 3 h walking time, path length 5 km (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
Every Friday
Meeting point: Tourist Office Selva 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