Alta Badia: the pluses of an outdoor holiday

A wide range of activities, with or without a guide, depending on the needs and preferences of each individual, is ideal for discovering Alta Badia, in direct relation to the mountain in its most authentic dimension. Sport, wellness and nature offer a unique concentration of emotions in the open air. And at sunset, the majestic peaks of the Dolomites turn a delicate pink tint, thus giving a natural spectacle known as enrosadira. This valley can uniquely combine the beauty of the Dolomites, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, with the Ladin tradition and culture, as well as an excellent tourist offer.

REACH HEIGHT WITH Lifts

Reaching 2,000m effortlessly is easy using the ski lifts in Alta Badia from June 11 to October 2, 2022. activities for children and adults.

The opening of ski lifts during the summer period should also be understood with the protection of the environment in mind, as the use of these means of transport reduces emissions caused by car traffic. Since the summer of 2022, this service has been further improved thanks to the summer opening of the Borest cable car, the ideal way to travel between Corvara and Colfosco without using a car. From Colfosco station, you can always take the ski lifts towards Valle Stella Alpina or the Plans-Frara ski lift that leads to Passo Gardena. The La Fraina and Bamby chairlifts on the plateaus of Piz Sorega and Piz La Ila connect comfortably the villages of La Villa and San Cassiano.

In the summer of 2022, a total of 19 lifts are in operation and can be used with the Alta Badia Summer Card. Working with Moovit, you can find all the necessary directions to Alta Badia via the ski lifts and public transport.

ALTA BADIA AND MOOVIT: OPERATING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND Lifts

Moovit, the world’s number one urban mobility app and already used by over a billion people, and Alta Badia continue to work together to provide residents and tourists with the best routes to get around by public transport and ski lifts between several urban locations in the valley.

Collaboration that allows users in the area to quickly identify the best solutions to get to your destination using the Moovit App and to know when public transport arrives at a stop or when it comes to the opening hours of ski lifts connecting different countries.

The Moovit App has completely changed the stops and lines of public transport passing through Alta Badia and the lifts connecting different locations. The mapping was made possible by the support of STA – Costruzioni Trasporti Alto Adige SpA and the contribution of the territorial community of Mooviter, Moovit’s worldwide network of volunteers that maps the public transport network.

It is a useful environmental service to relieve the valley from private traffic and convenient for tourists who often find it difficult to navigate by public transport in an area they are unfamiliar with. The application, which can be downloaded to mobile devices or checked on a computer, is available in 46 different languages ​​and, thanks to the GPS position identified by the device, it automatically determines the area in which you are located.

DISCOVER YOUR WAY PROGRAM!

Know your way! is a package of activities at various levels, intended for people who want direct and deep contact with nature and the Dolomites. According to their passions, mountain lovers can choose from four activities. Category “adrenaline rush“It is dedicated to adrenaline enthusiasts and is based on activities such as climbing, paragliding and freeride cycling, while the category”challenge yourself”Includes via ferrata, trail running, sky trekking and mountain bike tours. Typology “get to know nature“It is dedicated to lovers of running, orienteering, geocaching and long e-bike routes. Finally, the category “charge your soul“It’s perfect for people who need to recharge both physically and mentally and includes sunrise and sunset hikes as well as yoga sessions.

Book your stay in one of the “Explore your way!” it is perfect for people looking for a tailor-made rest, according to their needs. These structures allow you to enjoy the entire active product in 360 °. Each participating accommodation facility will have its own “Know your way” expert who will be able to advise the client on the planned activities. Classes can be booked individually at the Alta Badia information offices or online at www.altabadia.org.

TRAFFIC AREA

Inside the world of “Discover your way!” there are Movimënt parks, located in Piz La Ila, Piz Sorega, Pralongiá and Boé, easily accessible by ski lifts thanks to the Alta Badia Summer Card, which gives access to 19 ski lifts throughout the Alta Abbey. The Movimënt parks are connected by pleasant paths that can be traveled on foot or on electric bikes, which can be rented at the top station of the Piz La Ila, Piz Sorega and Col Alto ski lifts or at the rentals located downstream.

The Bike Beats Alta Badia routes are a major attraction in the Movimënt area. These are ‘Country Flow’ tracks, so smooth tracks, reserved only for mountain bikes or e-bikes, with parabolic stop plates and easy / medium difficulty jumps.

The Movimënt area stands out as a dog friendly area. Dogs accompanied by their owners are welcome and receive various comments, such as a cake at the beginning of the cable car. Dog bars are located in some shelters, and along the paths you can find dog toilets, and on the hottest days, pools are reserved for four-legged friends where they can cool off. www.ruch.it

LA CRUSC SUMMER PARK

Summer Park La Crusc is located at the top station of the four-seater chairlift of the same name. It is an educational park, dedicated entirely to families, where children have the opportunity to learn by playing at various stations, connected with each other by a circular path. Giant wooden chairs, large animal-shaped loungers, dragon cave, water games, a mini zoo are some of the attractions that enrich the park. The attractions also include the Kneipp path, which, thanks to the properties of stones and water, provides the body with well-being and relaxation.

A visit to the Santa Croce Sanctuary, easily reached by the chairlift from Summer Park La Crusc, is certainly not to be missed. It is a place of worship visited by many pilgrims every year. www.santa-croce.it

4 THE ALTA BADIA PEAKS: FOUR PEAKS, ONE CHALLENGE …

Adventure, adrenaline and breathtaking views await everyone who decides to face the challenge “4 Peaks Alta Badia”, the aim of which is to reach the four Sas peaks for Crusc (Sasso Santa Croce) 2.907m, Piza dales Diesc (Cima Dieci ) 3.026m, Lavarela (Lavarella) 3.055m and Conturines 3.064m. This is a demanding challenge for experienced climbers. You can get to the peaks not only through well-marked passages and paths, but also via ferratas, with exposed sections. To try your hand at the “4 Peaks Alta Badia” challenge, you need to register online at www..4peaks.it. You will then receive a special pass that must be beaten each time you reach one of the four peaks. All those who complete the route in two or more days are awarded the title of “Finisher Alta Badia”, and those who manage to climb all of them in one day are awarded the title of “Alta Badia Mountaineer” and a place of honor on the “Wall of Fame” available online. For less trained people who want to avoid exposed crossings, it is possible to make a simpler variant, but requiring a longer journey time.

“LES CORDES”, VIA FERRATA THAT LEADS TO THE GARDENACCIA

For many decades, farmers from the village of La Villa have taken their cows and horses to mountain pastures on the Gardenaccia Plateau, the country’s symbolic mountain, within the Puez-Odle Natural Park. Once upon a time, farmers knew the direct path, steeper and more demanding than the routes used today by enthusiasts. This path was called “les cordes” (Ladin rope) and it is here that the via ferrata is reborn, bearing the same name. The via ferrata starting point is easily reached by the Gardenaccia chairlift, which takes hikers 5 minutes from the start. Via ferrata can only be covered with the right equipment, and for the less experienced it is advisable to do it with a mountain guide.

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