Summer holiday in south tyrol

The hills are alive in Val Gardena

Your active summer holiday in Selva

Of course, it’s not just here at the Savoy that there’s always something happening. The whole of the Val Gardena offers plenty to do. Nature has given the valley huge monuments – the world famous Dolomites, which offer magnificent terrain for walkers and mountaineers. Since June 2009 the Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and amongst the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Endless sports and opportunities for outdoor activities are available, from gentle walks to demanding mountain climbs. Like a cobweb, a network of hiking paths spread gently from the alpine meadows of Selva to the narrowest mountain peaks.

Our guests never tire of the nature that surrounds us – no wonder, because Val Gardena is one of the most beautiful corners of South Tyrol. This was confirmed when the “Osservatorio della Montagna”, an Italian marketing study, crowned Val Gardena the “Queen of the Alps”.

But it’s not just friends of nature who will be in their element – art enthusiasts will also find plenty to interest them. Here in the valley you’ll find woodcarvers producing religious and secular statues, pictures and furniture.

Artists who are gifted with their hands still create unique works of art from wood. No mass production. No, each piece is a one-off. You can see this traditional craftsmanship up close in the workshops of the Val Gardena /South Tyrol.

Discovering Val Gardena

There is simply no better place for an active summer holiday than the awe-inspiring region of South Tyrol. During the summer, the surrounding mountains and valleys come alive and welcome local residents and visitors with a colourful and inspiring display of natural beauty.

A summer holiday in Val Gardena is a fantastic opportunity to discover the natural and cultural heritage of South Tyrol. Nature lovers will feel at home in this spectacular corner of the Dolomites, which is packed with hidden gems awaiting to be discovered. Here you can start your day with an invigorating walk around the meadows that surround our hotel, or find peace and quiet by taking a trip to the nearby Pizes de Cir mountain range, a remarkable collection of rugged peaks that soar 2,500 metres above sea level. If you are feeling energetic, the Val Gardena Active programme offers a great selection of activities every day of the week. These range from guided excursions where you can learn more about the power of local medicinal plants to climbing taster sessions or MTB adventures.

South Tyrol is also the ideal location to learn more about the local culture. Traditional farms and museums are open to the public and offer interesting insights into the local way of life. Artisan workshops, art galleries, and summer festivals complete the cultural offer in Val Gardena.

For all these reasons and more, South Tyrol is one of Europe's top summer holiday destinations. At Hotel Savoy in Selva we will be pleased to welcome you into your very own summer adventure playground.