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La Ferata – The old railway line featuring Bronze Sculptures and Snow Depths

Hiking trail · Dolomites Val Gardena
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Selva – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
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    Photo: www.valgardena.it, Selva – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
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easy
9.9 km
2:32 h
61 m
432 m

The Val Gardena railway trail runs along the entire length of the valley and takes you past woods, meadows, hamlets and local sights on the sunny side of the valley. Choose between Ortisei (St. Ulrich), S. Cristina and Selva (Wolkenstein) as your starting point. The walk follows the course of the former Val Gardena railway, which was built during the First World War – in the years 1915-1916.

On a section of the path you will find a number of bronze sculptures by local artists. These give walkers and hikers an insight into the fascinating history of art in the Gardena Valley.

Along the railway line trail from La Poza towards S. Cristina there is a snow gauge, which measures the amount of snowfall for the period from 1951 to the present day.

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1594 m
Lowest point
1228 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The Val Gardena rail tracks course through the whole valley on a sunny stroll across forests, meadows, villages and local sights. Choose from Roncadizza, Ortisei, S. Cristina or Selva as a starting point.

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Getting there

Choose from Roncadizza, Ortisei, S. Cristina or Selva as a starting point.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
2:32 h
Ascent
61 m
Descent
432 m
Family friendly Disability access

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