The mountainous belt south of the Alps, is dominated by the mighty peaks of the Dolomites. One of the most suggestive points of the Dolomites is the Sella massif from where the four Ladin valleys branch off: Val Badia on the northern side, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and the Livinallongo Fodom valley. The southern side of Val Badia, Alta Badia, is ensconced in a wide sunny hollow in the heart of the Dolomites, framed by meadows and woods and overlooked by the rocky giants of the Sella and Cir, Sassongher and Gardenacia, the Sasso Santa Croce and the Conturines, with the Puez Odle and Fanes Sennes Braies natural parks forming a boundary.
Summer in Alta Badia means more than 400 km of best prepared well-signposted walks and climbs, from the leisurely, sun-blessed walks in the lower valley to the challenge of the most remote farmhouses, climbs and Vie Ferrate (iron-ladder mountain walk ways) and a variety of other sport activities such as cycling, golf, paragliding or horse riding. If you prefer a more relaxed holiday enjoy the first class cuisine, the local handicrafts, embark on a history and culture trail of folk festival, or visit one of the wellness centres in the valley.