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Arabba: the most active holiday

The location is an outdoor ‘gym’: trekking on the "Panorama’s" Path, mountaineering with the Trenches’ Via Ferrata, cycling on the Pordoi Pass, mountain biking with the Sellaronda MTB Tour


Arabba: the most active holiday

Majestic walls that rise in irregular peaks and gentle valleys where the view stretches to infinity, breathtaking rocky slopes and reassuring lashing pastures. These are the Dolomites, this is Arabba. Many proposals for summer holidays in the name of activity: hiking and mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain running, road bike and peaceful walks.

The mountain in its truest dimension, whether it's a simple excursion through the downstream woods, a picturesque trekking through the mountain huts or more challenging climbs that come up to the gates of heaven. Arabba allows you to experience every aspect of the mountain.

Trekking for everyone

From the village start many trails that meet the needs of every type of hiker: families with small children in tow and experienced mountaineers. Well-marked routes for all tastes, favored by the strategic position of Arabba, set between Pordoi and Campolongo Pass, at the foot of the Sella Group, in front of the majestic Porta Vescovo, above which stands the Marmolada. A unique setting for a thousand different solutions.

Among the excursions suitable for everyone you can choose the "Panorama" Path that, among meadows and streams, leads to Plan Boè, while for the more trained ones there is the climb to the 2,187 meters of the Bec de Roces.

With a one day trip you can reach the Cross of Pizac (2,222 meters), from which you can enjoy the view of the entire Alto Agordino, or choose the easy route suitable for the whole family to the Cherz plateau, where spend relaxing hours enjoying lunch at the refuge.

Proposals for runners

There is the opportunity to immerse yourselves in the mountains of Arabba in a more adventurous way. For mountain running passionate, on July 24th there is the Vertical KM Col di Lana: 1,000 vertical meters in just 2 km!

September 10th , the Sellaronda Trail Running passes here, leading competitors in the heart of the Sella Group, along forest roads and trails, limiting to the minimum the parts on the asphalt. It is approximately 61 km long, with an elevation gain of 3,785 meters.

The Via Ferrata to discover mountaineering

Those who enjoy the highest peaks can try the two via ferrata of Arabba, the 'Cesare Piazzetta' (one of the hardest of the Dolomites), which goes up to the Piz Boè’s 3.152 meters, and the Way of the Trenches, which from Porta Vescovo arrives to Padon Pass, through the arduous battlefield of the First World War. On request, the Alpine Guides of Arabba are available for all the routes.


Cycling: on the legend’s roads

Not only quiet walks or adrenaline climbs, summer in Arabba is very fascinating for cyclists too. Moreover, the Giro d’Italia has written epic pages on these roads and the Pordoi Pass has become a legend because, since 1965, year of establishment of the Cima Coppi, it has been for 13 times the highest passage of the Tour.

Here, every year, there are several events for the two wheels: the famous Marathon d’les Dolomites and the Sellaronda Bike Day, a non-competitive cycling event on the "Four Passes", which for the occasion is traffic free.

Arabba also offers dozens of kilometers of roads towards the eastern Dolomites, toward Cortina, Giau and Falzarego’s mountain passes.

Mountain biking in a leading position

MTB lovers have at their disposal a range of almost infinite routes (all tracked with GPS). The most rewarding experience remains the Sellaronda MTB Tour, the tour around the Sella Massif, that can be done independently (but it is better to do it with an experienced Mountain Bike Guide) either clockwise (58 km, 3400 meters in altitude, which are reduce to 700 by using the lifts) and counterclockwise (53 km, 3.000 vertical meters, or 1300 using the lifts).

A tour that, every year, is also proposed in a competitive version with the HERO Sudtirol Dolomites, the toughest mountain bike race in the world, this year scheduled for Saturday, June 18th. Starting and finishing in Selva Val Gardena, it passes by Arabba where there is one of the rest stop.

The off-road bike, however, allows you to reach unique places. A good one to "prove your athleticism" is to reach lake Col Vesco by bike, crossing the "Plan dela Carpacia"; more challenging is the tour through the plateaus, pastures and wildflower meadows that leads to Passo Incisa; other gravel paths under the jagged Bec de Roces towers leading to the Plan Boè, while the more experienced riders will test themselves with the Sas Becè Tour.

The nature’s gateway

The Dolomites are easily accessible thanks to the exclusive Dolomiti SuperSummer Card, with which you can access about 100 lifts in the 12 neighboring valleys that stretch between the provinces of Bolzano, Trento and Belluno, and with which you can do most of the activities in Arabba.