Active holiday in Corvara: winter and summer discovering the Dolomites

Whether in winter or summer, Hotel Arkadia in Corvara is the ideal place to spend unforgettable holidays in the Dolomites.

Located in Alta Badia at the foot of the majestic Sella Group, Corvara is one of the most popular destinations for winter sports enthusiasts. Our hotel is renowned for its enviable position, right at the centre of Corvara's "ski life". In fact, it is just a few steps from the valley station of the Boè cable car, in the heart of Dolomiti Superski and the famous Sellaronda skiing complex.

A wide choice of slopes, modern and fast ski lifts, all connected to each other, will make your skiing holiday in Corvara unforgettable. In addition to the Boé cable car, the Costes da l’Ega chairlift, which leads to the Alta Badia ski area, and the Borest chairlift, which connects to Colfosco and then on to the Gardena Pass. Not to forget is the ski school with practice slope just a few steps from the hotel. Skiing in Corvara... an experience not to be missed.



Magnificent trails wind their way through the enchanting snow-covered Alpine landscape. A snowshoe hike, admiring the beautiful winter scenery, is a rejuvenating experience. Let yourself be enchanted by the silence and idyll of unspoilt, silent nature. Treat yourself to moments of absolute relaxation in our hotel on the slopes of Corvara, at the foot of the Sella massif.

Ski mountaineering and freeride in Val Badia

With its Sella massif, the Puez Odle group and the Fanes Nature Park, Alta Badia is a true paradise for skiing, mountaineering and freeriding. There are numerous itineraries with beautiful climbs, snow-covered slopes, splendid views and rewarding descents to be made alone or with the Val Badia alpine guides.

For those who want active holidays away from the tourist masses, what could be more exciting than mountaineering in the Dolomites: sun, snow and nature at 360°!

Ski World Cup in Alta Badia

Every December, La Villa in Alta Badia hosts the Alpine Ski World Cup competitions, with the traditional men's giant slalom. Always on the legendary Gran Risa slope, in addition to the classic men's giant slalom, Alta Badia also hosts special slalom on the following Monday. The two-day World Cup has become a tradition for more than twenty-five years, the pride of the whole valley.


Alta Badia: routes, excursions and summer activities

Discover the many summer activities that you can enjoy in Corvara, Alta Badia, for an active outdoor holiday in the Dolomites.


Trekking and excursions

The particularly favourable location of our Hotel Arkadia in Corvara invites you to embark on exciting excursions and trekking adventures in the Dolomites. In Alta Badia there are many routes and paths through unspoilt countryside, as well as iron paths (via ferrata) or mountain bike trails right in the area where the thirty-year-old Marathon of the Dolomites takes place, offering excellent conditions for your walking or cycling holiday experience.

Alta Badia, with its pretty village of Corvara, "the capital of Val Badia", is the ideal place to spend an unforgettable holiday discovering the richness of nature.

Easy family excursions

Corvara - Pisciadù waterfalls (1 hour approx. one way)

Enter the forest from the Boè cable car valley station. Follow the path that climbs slightly to Rü de Pisciadù. At the entrance to Val Mezdì, continue along the marked path to a large clearing overlooking the waterfalls. To return, take the path that ends at Hotel Lujanta. Go down along the main road until you reach Hotel Europa, from where a small road leads to Rü de Pisciadù, rejoining the path taken on the way up.


Corvara - Pescosta - Colfosco (40 min.)

From the centre of Corvara go down towards Hotel Col Alto, turn left and continue to the village of Pescosta. Follow the municipal road through the village and up towards the Sassongher Hotel. Just before the hotel, turn left in the direction of the Mersa and Costa farms. The trail ends near the Colfosco parish church.


Corvara - Col Alto - Pralongià (1 - 3 hours)

From Corvara you can walk or take the chairlift to Col Alto or Pralongià (from Hotel Planac). The vast meadows and pastures offer endless possibilities for walks in a landscape of spectacular beauty and variety. The circular panorama of the plateau is one of the most beautiful and characteristic of the Dolomites.


San Cassiano - Rudiferia nature-educational trail

At the foot of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, between the villages of Rü and Rudiferia, the "Larch Trail" leads through larch woods and alpine meadows. At the Rudiferia farm there is a characteristic water mill, recently restored and in perfect working order. In addition to the picturesque landscape, along the route you will come across man-made structures in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, such as characteristic alpine fences, dry stone walls and the aforementioned water mill. Along the route there are panels describing different types of plants and shrubs, as well as information panels on the flora, fauna and geology of the area. The educational trail itself, from Rü to Rudiferia, is flat and easy. The trail is about 1,500 km long and takes about 30 minutes to complete. It can also be reached from Glira and Armentarola.


"Klaus and Dorothea von der Flüe" meditation trail

The meditation trail from the Sarè village to the "Sass Dlacia" chapel was created in summer 2003. Along this easy path running for about 1 km, you will find symbolic statues and boards with aphorisms, quotes and prayers. It is hoped that the path, made even more fascinating by the splendid scenery of the Dolomites, will be a source of peace and serenity for those who walk it.



Sports activities

For those who love sports and outdoor activities, there is a wide range of facilities: tennis courts, golf, a football pitch, pinewood with barbecue, a biotope lake with a beach and a bowling alley. For the more adventurous, in addition to the many paths in the valley, there is also a paragliding school and rock-climbing courses in the immediate vicinity of our hotel in Corvara.

Golf in Alta Badia

In the Dolomites, in Alta Badia, at the foot of the Sella massif and overlooked by the majestic Sassongher, golf lovers can play on a 9-hole course. The golf course is at an altitude of 1,700 m above sea level, immersed in the greenery of a stunning landscape a few kilometres from the centre of Corvara, with ideal temperatures, far from the summer heat of the plains. The Alta Badia Golf Club is only open in summer, from June to October. The Golf Club is equipped with an illuminated putting green, driving range, changing rooms, snack bar and is assisted by a professional player.

Cycling on the roads of the Dolomites!

For the past 30 years, on the first Sunday in July over 9,000 cyclists have been competing on racing bikes on the roads of the Dolomites. There are three routes that cross the splendid scenery of Val Badia and the Alpine valleys touched by the most famous amateur Gran Fondo competition in Italy. The shorter route, the famous 4-Pass or Sellaronda Tour, is 55 km and a difference in altitude of 1,780 m, through the Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena passes. The medium route of 106 kilometres long, goes up 3090 m and includes the climbs to Campolongo, Giau and Falzarego, in addition to the shorter route. Finally, the “long”, i.e. the true marathon route of no less than 138 km and 4,190 m of altitude difference. Cycling on the peaks that have made the history of the Giro d'Italia is the dream of every amateur cyclist.

Hotel Arkadia collaborates with bike rental Sport Pescosta through which you can book your e-bike directly at the hotel. We also collaborate with Bike-Hike Alta Badia, which organises group excursions by mountain bike, e-bike or on foot in summer. Participation in the tours for our guests is free of charge, but reservation is required.

E-Bike Rental at the hotel