Holidays in Val Gardena - hiking, mountain biking, exploring and having fun!

Family days full of adventure and happiness: here in Ortisei, in the heart of the Dolomites, the mountains offer a special kind of fun in summer.


In Val Gardena, you’ll find a dense network of leisurely walks and challenging mountain routes, which you can tackle starting right from Villa Stella. The Rasciesa funicular, for example, right next to the house is a quick and comfortable way to get to the Puez-Odle Nature Park. Wide alpine meadows, dense forests, rugged cliffs, crystal-clear mountain lakes, breath-taking panoramic views... all this and so much more awaits you when hiking in the Dolomites.


If you want to experience the beauty and uniqueness of the Dolomites up close and in all their splendour, you shouldn't miss a climbing tour with a local mountain guide. Experienced mountaineers can climb the highest peaks on challenging via ferratas and enjoy a stunning view of the surrounding mountain ranges, blooming alpine meadows and green forests. Look forward to seeing great summits that you’ll remember forever!

Mountain biking

Discover the unique natural backdrop of the Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - on two wheels. There are countless possibilities open to mountain bikers in Val Gardena and the surrounding area. The diversity of the landscape offers the perfect tour for everyone, from leisurely, well-marked paths through meadows and forests for families and beginners to steep, technically challenging downhill routes and bike trails in the middle of the mountains for experienced mountain bikers.


The Mar Dolomit public indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Ortisei are just the thing you need on a hot summer day. The facility offers an outdoor pool with a trampoline and a spacious sunbathing area, a heated outdoor pool with a counter-current system, several children's pools with water slides both indoors and outdoors, an indoor pool and a steam room with a relaxation area. Entry to the swimming pool is free for guests of Villa Stella.

Val Gardena Active

Villa Stella is a member of Val Gardena Active. From Monday to Sunday, you can enjoy a varied summer activity programme with guided hikes through the Dolomites, mountain bike tours with experienced bike guides, cultural visits to the most beautiful sights in Val Gardena, Nordic walking and Kneipp treatments, carving and cooking courses and an exciting children's programme. As our guest, you can take part in these activities either free of charge or at a reduced price.

Fit 181

Guests at Villa Stella receive free entry to the Fit 181 fitness centre in Ortisei. The 300m² fitness area is equipped with the latest Technogym equipment and features "Pure Strength" machines, which are suitable for particularly intensive muscle training. A personal trainer is always on-hand if you have any questions.

To the gym