The Sellaronda in Alta Badia
From our hotel on the Sella Ronda, during summer and winter, you can reach one of the most popular routes of the Alta Badia in just a few minutes. The hotel Arkadia is just a few minutes away from the cable car which will take you quickly to the mountains of the Sella Ronda! Unforgettable fun: Nothing stands in the way!
Round tour of the 4 mountain passes in winter!
The most famous excursion is the magnificent Sellaronda, the round tour of the Sella Mountain Group with the skis on your feet: about 26 km of slopes out of a total of 40 km including cable car rides. The Dolomiti Superski ski pass is valid for all cable cars involved in this excursion, and you can enjoy the most beautiful downhill slopes. We recommend you plan at least half a skiing day for the Sellaronda tour. The slopes officially close at 5 p.m. The Sellaronda can be done clockwise or counter-clockwise. The tour can be started from any of the four villages surrounding the Sella Mountain massif: Corvara, Arabba, Selva di Val Gardena and Canazei, but also from other villages, which are connected to the Sellaronda like San Cassiano, La Villa, Campitello di Fassa, Santa Cristina, Ortisei, Malga Ciapela. The round tour is relatively easy and is therefore also suitable for medium advanced skiers. Along the route you will be able to conquer some "sanctuaries" of alpine skiing like the renowned Saslong slope in Val Gardena where the downhill and the Super-G races of the Ski World Cup take place every year, the Boè slope in Corvara, the Porta Vescovo slope in Arabba, and the Lupo Bianco slope in Canazei. A short variation of the Sellaronda brings you to the famous Gran Risa slope in La Villa in Alta Badia, where one of the most beautiful giant slaloms and the day after the World Cup special slalom take place. These four World Cup races comprise the Dolomiti Super Trophy.
Tour of the 4 mountain passes in summer!
The Sellaronda tour can also be done in summer clockwise or counter-clockwise. The route is not too demanding but takes about 5-8 hours, hence, a certain level of fitness is required. Just like in winter, you can take the cable cars with the Alta Badia Mountainpass and if you like you can also take the Sellaronda bus.
A paradise for cyclists: the road section of the four mountain passes is about 55 km long. Cyclists love this route due to the outstanding beauty of the surroundings, but also because it provides special satisfaction when conquering the famous Dolomite uphill grades of the Giro d'Italia. The Sellaronda round tour provides the starting point for the various stretches of the famous Marathon of the Dolomites, a charity event which takes place on the first Sunday of July. Since 2006 the amateur event without competition, the Sella Ronda Bike Day, has taken place along these roads. For this event the roads of the four mountain passes are closed to traffic to provide complete freedom for cyclists: the perfect dream!