Val Badia, land of nature and hospitality
For a special holiday in the mountain, characterized by ski, trekking and nature, choose Val Badia: you will discover the uniqueness of the Ladin culture, and you will feel like a guest, and not like a tourist!
Val Badia can be reached through five Dolomite passes: Passo Gardena from Val Gardena, Passo Campolongo from Val Cordevol, Passo Valparola from Passo Falzarego, Passo delle Erbe from Val di Funes and Passo Furcia from Val Pusteria. It includes the municipalities of San Martino in Badia, Antermoia and Longiarù.
The nature it offers is worth discovering: here the striking Dolomite peaks (first of all the Sella massif) are surrounded by wide valleys, which are ideal not only for high-level mountaineering, but also for easier walks, nordic walking and mountain bike tours or horse rides. These tours will also allow you to discover the extraordinary flora and fauna, protected by the Puez-Odle and Fanes-Senes-Braies National Parks.
In winter the landscape of the valley is even more magical, and the numerous fairy tales and legend of the Ladin culture seem to live: quiet snowshoe walks, cross country skiing or more difficult ski mountaineering tours in the height will allow you to discover the quiet of frozen forests and meadows covered with snow.
Anyway, Val Badia is especially a paradise for downhill run. Both beginners and champions will have the opportunity of "tasting" the snow on endless slopes: in the ski areas Plan de Corones, Alta Badia (Dolomiti Superski) or with ski tours such as the Sellaronda or the First World War Ski tour.
Together with Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme and Valle d'Ampezzo, Val Badia belongs to the Ladin area: a particular region, not only for its language. Its traditions, its handicrafts, its architecture and its extraordinary gastronomy are also worth discovering!