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The highlights of the events and festivals in the Val Gardena

The Val Gardena is known for its beautiful landscape and the imposing mountain peaks of the Dolomites.  Aside from the natural wonders there are also a series of Events and Festivals, to provide fun and entertainment.

Val Gardena is definitely not lacking in varied and interesting highlights and activities.  In fact, quite the opposite!  Both art and music lovers find lots to keep them happy.

Sella Ronda Hero – MTB Marathon


The hardest mountain bike race of Europe set in one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, the Dolomites. Two courses crossing over 4 legendary Dolomitic passes – Gardena, Campolongo, Pordoi and Sella – as well as the Duron Pass, leading around the spectacular Sella (3,152 m) and the Sassolungo Massifs (3,181 m). The course measuring 82 km and 4,200 m of difference in elevation will confer the title HERO OF THE SELLARONDA HERO, the course measuring 50 km and 2,600 m of difference in elevation is for those who like to enjoy the breathtaking view on the Dolomites, Natural World Heritage Site of the UNESCO.

Sellaronda Bike Day


All four Dolomite passes around the Sella massif (Passo Gardena, Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi and passo Sella) are closed from 8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. to motor vehicles on this day, leaving the roads entirely free to cyclists.
A unique chance to enjoy the freedom of these Alpine roads on your bicycle. Participation is open to everybody and completely free of charge.

Valgardena Musika

03.07.2014 - 19.09.2014

Music is an art that knows no limits. It is a universal language that can reach everyone, can have multiple meanings, knows no borders and can bring people together.

ValgardenaMusika is a series of concerts away from the big music and cultural centres, an international festival in the mountains with strong links to the local landscape, culture and and linguistic characteristics. Amongst the South Tyrolean festivals, it can boast a long tradition, which has given the festival a well-defined personality and identity as a cultural link between city and land, between majority and minority languages, between different musical idioms, between different ethnic groups.

IV. Biennale Gherdëina - Exhibition of contemporary art

17.07.2014 - 03.10.2014

For the fourth time the Tourist Office Ortisei organizes in cooperation with the municipality of Ortisei the Gherdëina Biennale, a contemporary art exhibition in the pedestrian zone of Ortisei. Well-known artists of contemporary art will exhibit their works in the authentic atmosphere of the unique scenic valley until early October.

Climbing MOVE Festival

5.00 p.m. Climbing MOVE Festival;
5.30 p.m. Boulder MOVE;
6.00 p.m. MOVE Aperitif and start of MOVE 24h by Active Sport;
9.00 p.m. MOVE Fashion Show.

Equipment from various brands can be hired and tested troughhout the night

Val Gardena folclore festival


“Val Gardena Folklore Festival” is the biggest folklore parade of our valley and this year Ortisei hast he honore to present this folklore day. The parade will be made by different local folklore associations. The topic of the parade will be “Val Gardena’s impressions“.

Ferragosto in Val Gardena

13.08.2014 - 18.08.2014

UNIKA – the sculptor’s fair in Val Gardena

21.08.2014 - 24.08.2014

UNIKA, an exhibition and review of the Val Gardena sculptors will present the art of woodcarving to an interested public. For three days they will transform the Tennis centre where the event will takes place into the largest workshop in the world, thus offering the possibility to the visitor to watch the creation of an unique work of art as well as getting informations about the ancient tradition of woodcarving in Val Gardena considering the purchase of a special work.