SERRAI DI SOTTOGUDA “the temple of natura”
( THE CANYON IS STILL CLOSED UNTIL THE END OF THE REPAIR WORKS AFTER THE FLOOD OF AUTUMN 2018)
Treat yourself to a short walk starting from our Garni Hotel and you are soon in Serrai of Sottoguda, a beautiful 2-km long canyon, which connects Sottoguda with Malga Ciapela. This canyon was created originally by the erosion of glaciers and erosion of the water from the Harness stream which flows along this nature reserve. It is hundreds of meters high, with deep caves and gorges which make this place unique and which, up until the ’60s, were the only way of communicating with the Fedaia pass. On the way you can admire the beauty of nature, and the grotto of the Virgin Mary, the Church of St. Anton and the waterfalls of Ru Franzei today.
In summer these attractions can be visited on foot, aboard a small train or by bike (only uphill) .
In winter, the atmosphere in Serrai of Sottoguda is even more special; there are many tourists who admire this spectacular area on foot or with snowshoes. Skiers from the slopes of the Marmolada can arrive directly on skis here, together with skiers who want to follow the ski tour of the First World War.
Serrai di Sottoguda are the most popular and visited ice walls in the Dolomites and are known throughout Europe, thanks to the many routes of different difficulty.
Ice climbing in Serrai di Sottoguda from vincent van beek on Vimeo.