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The Val Gardena Railway trail - La ferata de Gherdëina

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LogoS. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
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S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail - Train station
    / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail - Train station
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena/Harald Wisthaler, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail - Railway tunnel
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena/Harald Wisthaler, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail - Railway tunnel
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena/Harald Wisthaler, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail - Information board
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena/Harald Wisthaler, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail - Train station in winter
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
  • / Troi dla ferata - Val Gardena Railway Trail
    Photo: Dolomites Val Gardena, S. Cristina – DOLOMITES Val Gardena
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easy
Distance 12.2 km
3:38 h
476 m
13 m
1,594 m
1,142 m

Val Gardena Railway was constructed long time ago, when the region was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. In its 44 years during which it was operating, it strongly influenced the valley and brought many tourists to it, above all in the last years. The railway was running from 1916 to 1960 and was completed in record time. In fact, construction was started in September 1915 and in February 1916 the railway was officially inaugurated. 6.000 Russian soldiers who were prisoners during the World War did this great work.

On the comfortable way with panoramic view from S. Cristina to Roncadizza, you will find several information boards with historical pictures, which explain the Val Gardena Railway history.

This path was created to never forget one of the most important chapters of Val Gardena’s history and to tell its fascinating railway story.

Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
1,594 m
Lowest point
1,142 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.575065, 11.645160
DMS
46°34'30.2"N 11°38'42.6"E
UTM
32T 702684 5161343
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Turn-by-turn directions

Today, the still existing railway line is a nice 12 km path, which leads you from Roncadizza through Ortisei and S. Cristina until Selva.

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Getting there

Starting from Dosses Square, follow the Cisles street on the left-hand side of the river and turn left at the beginning of the promenade after about 200 m. The bus stop Dosses is the closest and is about a 3-minute walk from the starting point. You will find unlimited paid parking at the car park Center Iman South near the centre of the village.

Coordinates

DD
46.575065, 11.645160
DMS
46°34'30.2"N 11°38'42.6"E
UTM
32T 702684 5161343
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
3:38 h
Ascent
476 m
Descent
13 m
Highest point
1,594 m
Lowest point
1,142 m
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