Corvara, Italy: summer activities, itineraries and excursions

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

Trekking and excursions

Thanks to the extra advantageous position of our Hotel Arkadia in Corvara, during summer in Alta Badia you'll enjoy emotional trekking tours and hikes in the Dolomites. Hiking trails leading through unspoiled landscapes, fixed-aid climbs or mountain-bike routes in the area of the Dolomite Marathon provide the ideal setting for your summer mountain-bike holidays or trekking tours in Alta Badia.

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Corvara - Pisciadù waterfalls (approx. 1 hour)
Leaving from the valley station of the Boè cable cars you get to the Borest forest. You then follow the fitness trail leading up to Rü de Pisciadù. At the entrance to Val Mezdì you follow the sign-posted path until reaching a glade in front of the waterfalls. For the return we recommend the path near Hotel Lujanta. You then descend on the state road to Hotel Europa from where a small road leads to Rü de Pisciadù until reaching the path of ascent.
Corvara - Pescosta - Colfosco (40 min.)
From the village centre of Corvara you hike down in the direction of Hotel Col Alto, turn left and reach the hamlet of Pescosta. Follow the community road through the residential area and up to Hotel Sassongher. Just in front of the hotel turn left in the direction of the Mersa and Costa farms. The path leads to the vicinity of the parish church in Colfosco.
Corvara - Col Alto - Pralongià (1 - 3 hours)
From Corvara either hike up or take the chairlift up to Col Alto or to Pralongià (from Hotel Planac). The vast meadows and pastures offer innumerable walking options in a spectacular landscape full of beauty and variety. From the high-alpine plateau you enjoy a wonderful round view, one of the most beautiful and characteristic views in the Dolomites.
Educational nature trail San Cassiano-Rudiferia
The educational nature trail "Larch Trail" leads through larch forests and alpine pastures at the bottom of the Fanes-Senes-Braies nature park between the villages of Rü and Rudiferia. At the Rudiferia farm you can admire a characteristic water mill, which was only recently constructed. In addition to the beautiful landscape, during this hike you can also view objects, which were built by man in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, like the characteristic fences, drywalls, and the already mentioned water mill. Along the path you can read various signs with information about some plants and bushes, and information about the flora, fauna and geology of the area. The sign-posted educational path from Rü to Rudiferia is flat and easy. The path is about 1.5 km long and can be done in about 30 minutes. You can also reach this path from the villages of Glira and Armentarola. 
Meditation trail "Klaus e Dorothea von der Flüe"
The meditation trail leads from the village of Sarè to the "Sass Dlacia" chapel. This easy trail was realised in 2003 and is about 1 km long. Along the way you can admire symbolic statues and signs with aphorisms, quotations and prayers. The aim of this trail is to provide peace and serenity for those who walk on this path amidst the splendid Dolomite scenery.

Alta Badia, with the charming town of Corvara, “capital of Val Badia”, is the ideal spot for unforgettable family holidays, discovering lush, natural environments. Hotel Arkadia in Alta Badia, also organizes cultural itineraries, even in bad weather.

Other sporting activities

Those who love sports and outdoor activities and families with children or people who simply want to benefit from the healthy mountain air in South Tyrol without hiking up to high altitudes, especially during summer can find numerous recreational options in the immediate vicinity of our hotel for excursions in the Dolomites: tennis courts, mini-golf, playground, soccer pitch, barbeque area, biotope lake with sun lawn and bowls lane. In addition to the hiking paths in the valley, the more adventurous find a paragliding school and climbing courses in the vicinity of our hotel in Corvara. Golfers can choose from various golf courses in South Tyrol.

Golf in Alta Badia

On the Dolomites in Alta Badia at the bottom of the Sella Massif and facing the majestic Sassongher Mountain, surrounded by undisturbed 360° nature, you can play golf with 9 holes with very special characteristics. The golf course is located at 1700 m above sea level amidst a green landscape only a few kilometers from Corvara. It is characterized by an ideal climate far from the heat in the valley basin in summer. The Alta Badia Golf Club is only open in summer from June to October and offers excellent playing conditions on a high-alpine plateau with only little differences in altitude and a very sunny position. The Alta Badia Golf Club features a Club House, a floodlit putting green, practice bunker, changing rooms, snack bar, heliport, and also offers the assistance of a professional.

Bicycling on the roads of the Dolomites!

For over 30 years, over nine thousand cyclists race on the roads of the Dolomites the first Sunday in July. There are three itineraries that cross the fabulous Val Badia and Alpine valleys touched by the most famous Italian amateur race. Some take the shorter route, of the famous Tour of the 4 Passes or Sellaronda, 55 km long and with a 1780 m altitude change through the Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella, and Gardena Passes. Other take the medium-length route, which is 106 km with an altitude change of 3090 m and, in addition to the previous route, the Campolongo, Giau, and Falzarego climbs. And finally, there is the “long” route, the true marathon of 138 km and an altitude change of 4190 m. However, it will be tough for everyone because you need to pedal steadily on the peaks that made the history of the Giro d’Italia, the dream of every amateur cyclist.