Summer in the Fassa Valley
Sport and outdoor activities between Vigo and Pozza di Fassa
There are so many walks and excursions on offer in the Fassa Valley, you'll be spoilt for choice! We can recommend some near the Residence La Betulla, but we also suggest you pay a visit to the local tourist office, where you will find free walking maps and all the information you may need.
Lourdes Cave or Santa Giuliana
Built in 1888 after a vote, the so-called Lourdes Cave is a pleasant place that can be reached after a simple 1-hour walk. To the left of the pharmacy in Vigo di Fassa take the road that also leads to the oldest church in the valley, dedicated to Santa Giuliana (1237), the patron saint of the Fassa Valley; it is well worth a visit and will add approximately 1 hour to your walk. When you arrive at the covered fountain you will need to choose your route: one leads to the church, the other to the cave. You will return along the same street.
Excursion to the Vajolet Refuge
Whether you decide to take the chairlift from Pozza di Fassa or the cable car from Vigo di Fassa, you will arrive at the Rosengarten Group, to a view that will leave you speechless! From Ciampedie, a flat path will lead you through the woods to the refuges in the Gardeccia Valley and to the start of the path to the Vajolet Refuge. After a somewhat challenging, although not particularly long climb, a number of switchbacks will take you to the refuge, where you can take a break and treat yourself to a nice slice of cake!
Horse-riding for adults and children. Mini pony rides are available for younger visitors. Extremely popular with children, this activity is available at the Horse Ranch Highland Cattle stables in Vigo di Fassa, in the Ciarlonch area. As well as classic 1-hour rides, they also offer full day horse treks and individual lessons to help you improve your technique. Twice a week, they offer carriage rides with lunch at a mountain hut included in the price.
Golf and minigolf
A park with an 18-hole minigolf course and lots of games for children is located just a stone's throw from the Residence La Betulla. The Minigolf Panorama is not just a fun park where you can play minigolf with friends, but is also a place suitable for the whole family: there are inflatable games, ball pools, trampolines and a mini car track for younger visitors. Table minigolf and table tennis are available for adults. The café with ice cream parlour and sundeck complete the offering.
Carezza Golf Club is located near Vigo di Fassa towards Bolzano, at the Passo di Costalunga to be precise. This 9-hole 2,670-metre long course has a number of challenging characteristics that will satisfy even the most demanding and experienced golfers. Its enviable position in the foothills of the Rosengarten Group and the Latemar, as well as its wonderful views, makes the Carezza Golf Club a unique spot. In the evening, when the Dolomites are tinged with pink, the landscape becomes enchanting. Absolutely unmissable!