Steve & Judy Pardoe welcome you to Selva, Val Gardena

This is our Photo Album from our Winter Sports holiday in March 2000. Come and enjoy the Italian Dolomites with us!

On this page: Mountain hike to the Gamsblut refuge/restaurant from St Cristina, Val Gardena

On other pages from this holiday: Selva Intro Page
Selva Village

Winter Mountain Hiking

We bought a winter walking and cross-country skiing map from the very helpful Tourist Office in Selva, and planned a sunny walk above the nearby village of St Cristina. We got there by the valley shuttle bus, using the complementary tourist tickets. Although recent building made the map hard to follow in places, the trail was generally good and there wasn't too much snow or ice to contend with. We had an excellent lunch at the Gamsblut restaurant, which is right by the piste leading down from the Col Raiser lift, and enjoyed continuous sunshine and wonderful views from this, the North side of Val Gardena

Farmstead on the walk up, with one of the many crucifixes

Judy on the path above St Cristina. The mountain behind her is the Langkofel

Steve relaxing below another crucifix. This one bore a charming poem in Italian and German, inviting the reader to rest and ponder. And why not?

Another corner, another view of the Langkofel

Glorious Dolomite views are everywhere : these are the Pizes de Cir, which we'd climbed by a Via Ferrata in summer, several years before

The Gamsblut refuge and restaurant at 1,956 metres

Judy and the deliciously refreshing Weissbier we enjoyed there

The piste leading from the Col Raiser to St Cristina, looking towards the massive Sella Group

Another corner, and a seat, this time with the Sella Group to look at

Curiosities in one of the many hamlets we walked through

Almost down : a last view of the Langkofel, looking right into its hollow interior

On other pages from this holiday: Selva Intro Page
Selva Village
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