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Summer in Val Gardena: spoiled for choice

The best events for fitness buffs and culture vultures

There’s a lot to do in Dolomites Val Gardena during summer: you get to enjoy the beautiful weather, make the most of the local’s hospitality and get the possibility of enjoying unique, beautiful views. That’s why so many holiday-goers come to the mountains to hike and cycle. As if that weren’t enough, summer is also the perfect opportunity for our guests to enjoy a number of different interesting events.

If you’re a big sports fan fine, but, hey, let’s be honest, holidays can also mean sitting down and relaxing. Dolomites Val Gardena is the perfect place for all: indeed, it’s the stage of a number of huge cycling and running races; you can just sit back and admire the pros performing at the highest level in their disciplines. The HERO Südtirol Dolomites takes place at the start of the summer and is considered one of the hardest mountain bike events for professionals and amateurs cyclists. What about runners? They can put their skills to the test during the Dolomites Saslong Half Marathon. Professional athletes aren’t the only ones who get to shine. There are competitions and cycling events for everyone. Keep an eye out for guided tours and special events where the roads will be closed to traffic and cyclists take over.

If you’re more of a culture vulture, don’t worry because you’ll find what you’re looking for even during summer in Dolomites Val Gardena. There are plenty of plays and concerts for all ages. Tradition is alive and well in the valley. There are numerous festive days and events where guests can learn more about the historical costumes, regional dishes and other traits that make Dolomites Val Gardena so special, including getting to talk with the locals.