Italy Val Gardena
The attractive village of Selva is located in the beautiful Gardena Valley in Italy’s fabulous Dolomites. The valley is surrounded on all sides by wonderful mountain ranges like the Sella, Sassolungo, Rosengarten, Cir, Geisler and Schlern. The craggy, jagged peaks of the Dolomites make them amongst the most beautiful and spectacular mountains in the world. Selva is a great base for walks in all these areas with very convenient public transport, including a large number of cable cars and chair lifts, which give access to superb high-level walks. The village has all the facilities you will need to complete the enjoyment of your holiday.
THE WALKING PROGRAMME
With two experienced Grassroutes leaders we can offer a choice of two walks on each walking day. Where we have only one leader the Walks will be a mix of two grades. In every case the distances and ascents/descents can be modified to suit the needs and abilities of the group members but will generally be grades B and C (for detailed information in grade suitability, please refer to the chart below). Cable cars give access to the Alpine pastures and provide a jumping off point for more strenuous ascents of the higher peaks.
There will be three free days during the holiday, when you can relax or join one of our organized excursions by coach. The collection of optional extras of which you may choose to take advantage are as follows:
A full day visit to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Explore the beautiful surroundings including the ancient fortified town of Sirmione, the Castello Scaligeri in Sirmione and Malcesine with its 14th Century fortifications and even older medieval tower, or Riva del Garda that once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Another full day visit to the Marmolada, just east of Trento. Considered to be the Queen of the Dolomites because it is the highest, this mountain consists of a ridge running east to west. Towards the south it breaks abruptly into sheer cliffs and a mind-blowing vista of rock face several miles long.
Or for something totally different we can arrange for you to head to Verona, the magnificent backdrop to the classic story of Romeo & Juliet. See the famous Roman Arena and possibly enjoy an outdoor Operatic Performance.