Holidays in Alleghe: skiing and skating in winter, hiking and lake in summer
Alleghe is one of the best known and appreciated resorts for mountain lovers. It is a famous destination for climbers, who year after year arrive here to brave what the locals call “wall of the walls”: the northern side of the Civetta Mountain.
This face, with its many climbing routes, all of high difficulty levels, and one of the largest vertical surfaces of the Dolomites, is known in the world of mountaineering as “reign of the sixth grade”.
Alleghe: what to do in summer
One of the greatest attractions of Alleghe is its lake, thanks to the many activities it allows you to practice, from windsurfing to sailing, from canoeing or kayaking to easier rowing boat or pedalo trips, from sport fishing to the tour around the lake, an easy two hours walk to admire the wonderful landscape. In winter you can practice ice skating on its frozen surface.
This resort is also one of the favourite destinations for trekking lovers, thanks to the special charm of the many paths winding through the valley and up to the surrounding mountains, unique landscapes that have always attracted those who like this sport. One example is the route going from Piani di Pezzè to the Coldai mountain tarn, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Alleghe and its lake. If you are looking for more challenging treks, you shouldn’t forget the whole area is crossed by the Alpine Path of the Dolomites n. 1.
Alleghe is well known also by mountain bikers, who thanks to the lift facilities quickly reach high altitudes and then dash down breathtaking descents or brave the many trails winding through the woods and the uncontaminated nature.
The resort is also an ideal starting point for street bicycle and motorbike lovers, since it lies in a central position among some of the most beautiful passes of the Dolomites: Duran, Staulanza, Falzarego, Giau, Pordoi, Campolongo and Fedaia. Moreover, Alleghe is crossed by the Giro d’Italia.
Alleghe: what to do in winter
Being one of the resorts included in the Civetta ski area, every winter Alleghe is visited by many skiers, arriving here to spend their holidays in one of the largest and most exciting ski areas of the Dolomites. In a few moments the cable way takes you to the top, at the heart of the ski area, and here you will be ready to test and improve your skills on more than forty large and fast ski slopes of every level. In Alleghe there are two ski schools, where competent instructors will introduce you to the world of winter sports or will help you hone your technique, offering lessons for every discipline, from snowboarding to ski carving and telemark skiing.
Kids can have fun and at the same time learn how to ski in the Happy Park, the winter playground and ski kindergarten on the Piani di Pezzè.
Snowboarders can enjoy a snowpark known for having always new and well kept structures, visited by many riders famous on a national level. Moreover, Alleghe has an hockey team, since 1945 playing in the Italian Hockey championship. The matches are often played in the ice rink of Alleghe, where you can also practice ice skating and see concerts. Or you can choose to go for a quiet snowshoe hike to immerse yourself in the silence of the surrounding hills and woods.
Alleghe for families
Alleghe is also a resort suitable for families. In winter, children can have fun on the snow at Ally Farm, the playground at Piani di Pezzè, which has been designed to introduce children to the world of skiing and is also open in summer with many special offers for them. During the other seasons, children can experience the thrill of walking on wooden walkways and Tibetan bridges suspended in the air at the Civetta Adventure Park, the adventure park built in the trees.
In the town centre and in the surrounding area it is possible to take several simple walks, even with a pushchair, first of all the tour of the lake equipped with playgrounds along the way. The small beach of "Zunaia" is ideal for relaxing with the whole family.
How to reach Alleghe
From Venice: A27, exit Belluno direction Agordino, then SS 203
From the west: A22 Brennero, exit Ora, continue towards Val di Fiemme, reach Val di Fassa up to Canazei, where you take Passo Fedaia.
From the north (Austria/Germany): A22 Brenner, exit Bressanone, continue towards Brunico and reach Val Badia. Once here there are two possibilities: the SS 48 of the Dolomites (Passo Campolongo - Alleghe) or Passo Valparola, Passo Falzarego and then continue to Alleghe.
Arrival station Belluno, from here there is a bus service departing from in front of the station.
Alleghe is served by regular buses departing from Belluno station and by the Dolomiti Ski Shuttle in winter.
Airports of Milan Linate and Malpensa, Verona, Treviso, Venice, Bergamo. From December to March (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) there is a Dolomiti Ski Shuttle which provides transfers to the resorts of Alleghe, Arabba, Marmolada, Val di Zoldo, Selva di Cadore, Falcade and Canale d'Agordo.