We run from the Ortisei parish church to the base station of the Seceda cable car, from there a small wooden bridge crosses the stream. The path now ascends slightly along the stream through the woods to the Cafe/Restaurant Annatal, where we turn around and run back to Ortisei. On the return leg, we pass a Kneipp facility where we can cool our legs.
Val Gardena is located in South Tyrol, right in the heart of the Dolomites. The valley can be reached using the Brenner Motorway (A 22), exit Chiusa. Following the well-marked roads, you should reach Ortisei in about 20 minutes, then S. Cristina and Selva Val Gardena.