September has come and in Val Gardena we reach the end of the summer season, leaving space to Autumn colors and Winter preparations.
Many wonder what can be done in Autumn in the Dolomites, imagining them rainy and deserted, but the beautiful Val Gardena always reserves great surprises, proposing activities and sports that entertain its guests every year.
It is worth a visit, both to admire the landscapes, and to capture unique photos.
Here are 3 good reasons to visit Val Gardena in September:
1. Last hikes before Winter season
For hiking, trekking and climbing lovers autumn is the opportunity to have the last adventures, enjoying the nature and practicing outdoor sports.
It is the right time for the last mountain hikes, among the autumn woods, before the closure of the huts and shelters.
Autumn in the mountains is also famous for mushroom picking, enthusiasts do not expect anything else to go on long walks.
If you are interested in the mushroom picking you will find all the necessary information on the site of the municipality of Selva Val Gardena.
Obviously there are also indoor activities such as tennis, swimming, climbing in the gym, skating, and much more.
Rainy days in Val Gardena? Don’t worry, read:”5 things to do in Val Gardena on a rainy day“
2. Ladin cultural weeks 2018
Autumn in Val Gardena can be summarized in walks, relax, tastings and traditions, for this reason many cultural and food events are organized in this period.
If you want to eat typical dishes of the area and fully enjoy the Gardena tradition, in the Ladin cultural weeks you will find what you are looking for.
During these three weeks, several restaurants, huts and shelters will offer a tasting of the specialties of Val Gardena and of Südtirol, a perfect occasion for a culinary experience.
In S. Cristina will take place the demonstrations of outdoor sculpture, the traditional market of farmers and artisans Val Gardena, concerts and the party in the mountains.
It is a unique experience to experience the Val Gardena fully entering the Ladin spirit.
3. Bring the cattle from the mountain pasture
September is the moment of return from the pastures with transhumance: a sort of ritual and occasion to celebrate in Val Gardena.
It is an experience that entertains both young and old, locals and tourists every year in September.
The return to the pasture is a tradition for the inhabitants of Val Gardena and for this reason they take the opportunity to organize many activities and entertainments to make everyone participate in this moment that officially marks the end of the Summer.
Transhumance is a fascinating pastoral practice to watch and experience: the return of the animals from the pastures marks the seasons of the simple life of those who live in sheep farming.
The event is scheduled for September 9th 2018 and will be composed as follows:
- h10.00: Musical entertainment with Luca and Jonas
- h11.00: Holy Mass in the S. Silvestro chapel
- h12.00: Musical entertainment with Raschötzerbuam
- h2.30: Bring the cattles from the mountain pasture
- from 3.00pm: onwards: Music entertainment by group “Gitschberg-Gitschn Meransen”.
Games and fun for children!
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