Wooden malga (malghe: herders hut), Alpe di Seceda, Langkofel/Sassolungo, South Tyrol, Dolomites, Italy, Europe.
Walk in beautiful Alpe di Seceda by wooden malga (or singular malghe: a herders hut), above St. Christina and Ortisei, in Val Gardena, in South Tyrol, the Dolomites, Italy, Europe. In the distance on left is the wide plateau of the Sella Group and on right is Langkofel Group (Sassolungo, 3181 meters/10,436 feet, above Ciampinoi and Alpe di Suisi). The beautiful ski resort of Selva di Val Gardena (German: Wolkenstein in Gröden; Ladin: Sëlva Gherdëine) makes a great hiking base in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (South Tyrol) region of Italy. For our favorite hike in the Dolomiti, start from Selva with the first morning bus to Ortisei, take the Seceda lift, admire great views up at the cross on the edge of Val di Funes (Villnöss), then walk 12 miles (2000 feet up, 5000 feet down) via the steep pass Furcela Forces De Sieles (Forcella Forces de Sielles) to beautiful Vallunga (trail #2 to 16), finishing where you started in Selva. The hike traverses the Geisler/Odle and Puez Groups from verdant pastures to alpine wonders, all preserved in a vast Nature Park: Parco Naturale Puez-Odle (German: Naturpark Puez-Geisler; Ladin: Parch Natural Pöz-Odles). UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download