If you want to devote to cross-country skiing in Trentino Alto Adige, the Alpe di Siusi’s paths, in the heart of the Dolomites, are perfect for you: 80 km of cross-country tracks - double or quadruple paths perfectly prepared - cross the Alpe at an altitude between 1,800 and 2,200 m above sea level, making it a paradise for classic and skating style lovers, both beginners and professionals.
The largest plateau in Europe is particularly popular among the top athletes: the Norwegian cross-country National team, for example, has taken advantage for years of its optimal altitude for training, as well as being loved by the Italian, Sweden and United States teams.
Devoting themselves to cross-country skiing on the Alpe di Siusi, athletes will not only enjoy the boundless spaces of the largest continental plateau, but they will also enjoy the alpine world of the Dolomites: here, in fact, Sassolungo, Sassopiatto and Sciliar mountains stand out against the slopes.
Trentino Alto Adige offers many athletic challenges, picturesque landscapes and culinary specialties: many alpine huts along the tracks invite visitors to enjoy a pleasant break, delighting with their intimate atmosphere and traditional local recipes.
Together with Val Gardena, Alpe di Siusi is part of Dolomites Nordic Ski, Europe's largest cross-country skiing carousel with its 1,300 km of slopes. Among the outstanding facilities on site, there are specialized stores with equipments and the Nordic Ski Center at the top station of the Alpe di Siusi’s cableway, where you can find locker rooms, ski storage, and much more.
To make perfect a cross-country ski holiday in Trentino Alto Adige contribute also the Cross Country Accommodations, hotel specialized for the cross-country skiers’ needs, whose services include a flexible selection of menus rich in protein and carbohydrates, tips for tours, sportive clothes washing and drying, and much more.
One of the most characteristic mountain groups of the Dolomites, emblem of South Tyrol and the spectacular Seiser Alm, the massif is located in the middle of a natural park, rising 2,563 m above sea level and featuring a very recognizable shape, with the two Peaks Santner and Euringer standing out on the horizon. The Sciliar Massif is also surrounded by legends, in particular related to the myth of witches, who seem to have inhabited its slopes.
A dolomite plateau that rises to an average altitude of 1,850 m above sea level and extends between Val Gardena, the Sassolungo Group, and the Sciliar massif, it is the largest pasture area in Europe, divided into numerous grazing plots. The area is rich in infrastructure for summer and winter tourism, and thus it is an ideal destination especially for cross-country skiers. Last but not least, its birds eye view on the most beautiful mountains of the Dolomites group is incomparable.
City of departure: Selva di Val Gardena
Departure: Selva di Val Gardena
City of arrival: Santa Cristina Valgardena
Arrival: Santa Cristina Valgardena
Length (Km): 5
Type of Itinerary: Full day