Incandescent sunsets on soaring summits, enchanted forests, flavours for enthusiasts, charm escapes: these are the emotions of Val di Fassa. Walking, running, cycling along ancient streets, in a succession of pastures, streams and small wooden cabins, to find yourself again and regain possession of long-lost rhythms and silence, to let yourself being seduced by scents that evoke old traditions. The gaze towards the Dolomites forces you to think about new perspectives. Here people live in harmony!
Dolomites on two wheels
To bike enthusiasts Val di Fassa’s fame is inextricably linked to the legendary climbs of the Dolomites passes by the champions of present and past. But the two wheels’ future is well defined for Val di Fassa, with awesome mountain bike trails, bike parks for gravity descents, the iconic MTB tour around the Sella group and the cycling path along the valley floor. For road bike fans, a not-to-be-missed occasion is represented by the Sellaronda Bike Day, a day of celebration dedicated to the bikers, that can finally enjoy an intense ride on the hairpin bends of the legendary "Quattro Passi" (four passes) of Sellaronda, without cars and in total freedom.
The children’s mountain
During the summer, children are at the heart of our attention and the daily program of activities offered for them stands out for its variety and uniqueness: workshops, visits to the dairy farms complete with milking, stage shows, themed walks, outdoor entertainment, such as the adventurous and amusing activity to approach rock climbing with the mountain guides. The holidays are active in the heart of the Dolomites, thanks to Val di Fassa Guest Card, delivered free of charge from the accommodations to their guests. This card allows you to have free access or a discounted price for a wide range of guided activities, attractions, museums, facilities and transportation.
A fascinating trekking on Val di Fassa’s paths, from hut to hut or staying in the accommodations’ comfort to reach high quotes every day, walking along itineraries and climbing routes with unique charms. The Dolomiti Trek-King is named after the legendary king featured in numerous fairy tales settled in these enchanted mountains, thus defined for their evocative colours and wonderful landscapes. Places that are almost fairy-like and where slow walking gives you emotions, perceptions and sounds of long-forgotten times, belonging to a dimension so far from reality that is almost impossible to describe... you better experience them!
Wellness on your skin
After a day in the mountains, spoil yourself with some relax. The right addresses? QC Terme Dolomiti and Terme Dolomia in Pozza take advantage of the beneficial properties of the sole sulphurous spring in Trentino. At Aquapark Vidor in Pozza and in Dòlaondes Aquatic Centre in Canazei, with Eghes Wellness Center, you are lulled by the waves, massaged by the restorative outdoor whirlpools and dropped down twisty waterslides.
Your refuge in the mountains
They open their doors and the summer at altitude begins. Just like that, on time as always, at the approaching of the solstice introducing the fine weather, huts in Val di Fassa (and in the rest of Trentino) reopen their doors, kicking off the hikes and trekking. Seeing their profile standing out against rock and sky, after a hike, it’s always a joy. Huts are synonymous with safety and hospitality, right where conditions can be harsh. A garrison to refuel tastefully and to spend a night at altitude at, contemplating the stars. Alpin huts have, for a long time, pampered their guests with refined menus, well-furnished rooms and all the atmosphere of the real mountain. A hike among the summits of Fassa with a stop at a hut it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to do while on holiday!
High altitude is not a luxury reserved only to hikers. In Val di Fassa, you can reach panoramic terraces to contemplate sceneries of rare beauty and nature’s wonders. Where? Sass Pordoi (2,950 m, cable car from Pordoi Pass); Col dei Rossi (2,382 m, cable car from Canazei or Alba di Canazei); Ciampac (2,150 m, gondola ropeway from Alba di Canazei); Col Rodella (2,400, cable car from Campitello di Fassa); Buffaure (2,040 m, gondola ropeway from Pozza); Ciampedìe (1,998 m, cable car from Vigo or chair lift from Pera); Coronelle (2,239 m, gondola ropeway from Malga Frommer - Carezza); Le Cune (2,200 m, gondola ropeway from Ronchi - Moena); Col Margherita (2,508 m, cable car from San Pellegrino Pass).
Ladin traditions in celebration
Besides nature and sport, culture, in all its elements, it’s definitely star of the summer in Val di Fassa. The ancient gastronomic and cultural traditions come back to life during the village festivals, in the showcases dedicated to flavours of the past and in the reinterpretations, where ancient craft activities are revived. To liven up the months of July and August: "Festa ta Mont" in the gorgeous Val San Nicolò; "Festa del cianton Turchia" in Moena; "A pe ta Mont" at Fuciade; "Entorn Vich", that is strolling around the streets of the old town in Vigo; "Gran Festa da d'Istà" celebrating the end of summer in Canazei. The charming scenarios of the Dolomites turn into suggestive open-air stages for events of great prestige, such as the kermess of concerts in the mountains called "I Suoni delle Dolomiti".