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Hiking Burning Dolomites – Experience a unique natural spectacle

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Hiking Burning Dolomites – Experience a unique natural spectacle

Hiking Collection by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden



02:45 h

17.4 mi

6,575 ft

When summer slowly fades away, nature finds its peace and the sky appears clearer than ever, there’s a very special natural spectacle to watch in Val Gardena: the Burning Dolomites.

From mid-September, the needles of the larches turn from green to yellow, then they glow orange, red and brown. Near sunset at this time of year, the fading rays make the Dolomites (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) appear wonderfully red. The legendary ‘Pale Mountains’ are transformed into glowing rocks: the edges, peaks and towers are bathed in a magical sunlight, framed by a clear and brilliant blue sky, typical of the stable fair weather in autumn. At this time, the valley draws photographers and outdoor lovers to enjoy the spectrum of colours in quiet contemplation.

As a hiker you can enjoy this special atmosphere from September to November either with our certified local hiking guides or on your own.

When summer comes to an end, a magical time starts in Val Gardena: "Burning Dolomites".

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Tours & Highlights

  • From Stevia to the ‘Burning Dolomites’ on the Juac Alp

    3.95 mi
    -- mph
    1,775 ft
    1,800 ft

    When the summer draws to an end, nature is at peace and the skies seem clearer than ever before, a very special wonder of nature can be observed in Val Gardena.



    From the middle of September, the needles of the larch turn from green to yellow, and then to glowing orange, red and brown. At the same time

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

  • 1.85 mi
    -- mph
    1,200 ft

    In the late afternoon the hike starts from the parking lot Cristauta through forests to Sëurasas. The light of the evening sun bathes the surroundings in a magical atmosphere. A refreshing aperitif awaits you on the panoramic terrace of Sëurasas, and then you can enjoy the last rays of the sun, the unique

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

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  • Intermediate
    4.84 mi
    1.8 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Col Raiser gondola is where the tour starts: an exciting hike in the heart of the Puez-Odle Nature Park. Leave the mountain station behind you and follow a forest path to the recently built Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage View point, Mastlé-S. Cristina/Val Gardena. The path winds its way below the

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

  • 6.80 mi
    -- mph
    2,450 ft
    2,400 ft

    The sassolungo represents the Val Gardena and it's one of the important mountains here in the surroundings. Climbing up the forcella you will get a fantastic view of the mountains which sourrounds us. Walking up until the forcella you will appreciate the astouning view of the Sella and the Marmolada

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    17.4 mi
  • Duration
    02:45 h
  • Elevation
    6,575 ft

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