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Explore the majesty of Austria's Gardena Valley

Crystal SummerBy Sunday World
The beautiful Gardena Valley in Austria
The beautiful Gardena Valley in Austria

In the heart of the Gardena valley, between the unmistakable peaks of the Dolomite mountains, Selva is an ideal base for hikers, bikers and even amateur walkers.

Selva’s speedy cable cars will whisk you up to some great trails routes overlooking majestic peaks and lush, sweeping valleys.

A blend of gentle and intermediate hiking and mountain biking trails wind around unique mountain formations, like the unmistakable Sassolungo, where paths crisscross over some truly spectacular countryside.

And if you prefer to get up close to the steep rock faces, there are some world class climbing routes, from beginner level up to expert, and the famous Dolomiti via ferrata.

For the less energetic, the beautiful views and welcoming Tyrolean culture in Selva will ensure a relaxing holiday.

Learn more about the region’s woodcarving tradition at some of the local workshops, take a tour of the alpine huts so typical of the area, visit the area museum in nearby Ortisei or visit the 13th century Wolkenstein Castle.

And, if you’d like to roam further afield, Selva is well placed for day excursions, with easy access to the historic cities of Venice, Bolzano and Innsbruck in neighbouring Austria.

Crystal Summer offers holidays that are set amongst some of Europe's most stunning locations -  with awe-inspiring mountains, beautiful beaches and peaceful lakes as a back-drop to your fantastic summer holiday.

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