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DRIVING ACROSS THE DOLOMITES TO DISCOVER THE ALPE DI SIUSI

Driving across the Dolomites to discover the Alpe di Siusi

 

Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi), spectacular panoramic views along this scenic drive tour through Karerpass and Nigerpass

Itinerary: Dolomites, Bolzano, Völs, Siusi, Ortisei, Selva di Val Gardena
Driving across the Dolomites to discover the Alpe di Siusi
This is a very spectacular tour where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the Dolomites during the whole trip! In fact, this scenic tour, passing near the Italian - Austrian border, will lead you to Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi in Italian), located in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, where you can explore the largest Alpine highland in Europe: a magnificent tableland dominated by the Schlern (Massiccio dello Sciliar in Italian) and the Rosengarten Group. Thanks to this special natural position, Alpe di Siusi is a real tourist paradise in Trentino Alto Adige region (South Tirol), an enchanting place where to enjoy wonderful views on the Dolomites.

You can start out from Bolzano, where you can get easily from all directions. After leaving, you will pass by Völs, a nice village dominated by the beautiful Castel Presule built during Medieval times. The next stop is the hamlet of San Costantino, a group of mountain houses surrounded by green meadows and featuring a Baroque-style church. Then, it is time to stop for a quick visit to Seis am Schlern (Siusi allo Sciliar in Italian), the small village that gives its name to the largest Alp plateau in Europe: Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi). Along the tour, on your right side, you can enjoy the magnificent view over Monte Pez, the highest peak of the Schlern.

The beautiful town of Castelrotto is just a few kilometers away, welcoming lots of tourists during both the winter and the summer seasons. Then you will follow the route that leads you to Ortisei first, then to Santa Cristina in Val Gardena and Selva di Val Gardena: three enchanting towns where you can spend a little bit more time choosing some souvenirs from their wood sculptures and strolling along the beautiful pedestrian areas with lots of shops and many typical restaurants.

When your visit is over take the road again and you will pass along the slopes of the peaks of Sasso Lungo and Sasso Piatto of the Dolomites and belonging to the Rosengarten Group, until you will get to Canazei, another picturesque and well-equipped town. Keep on towards Campitello di Fassa, Pozzo di Fassa, and Vigo di Fassa.

Here, taking the highway, will start the beautiful scenic climb to the Karerpass (1,745 meters a.s.l.). After about twenty kilometers you will reach Lake Carezza first and then the Nigerpass (1,688 meters a.s.l.). They are the two more spectacular places along this scenic drive in the Dolomites so, you should absolutely take some pictures here.

Once you crossed the Nigerpass, the road will take you to Tires. From here a newly built road will bring you from Tires to Prato Isarco through Alca di Sopra. (alternatively, you can choose the old, narrower road that ends in Prato Isarco after an impressive number of tight curves and hairpins)

The toll booth of Bolzano Nord is just a few kilometers away, where your amazing tour among these majestic, wonderful and unique mountains of the Dolomites will end!

Starting and ending points: Bolzano Length of tour: 125 km

Places of interest to visit during this trip:

The Massif of Schlern (pic n°1); The Rosengarten Group (pic n°2); View from Mount Schlern (pic n°3); Castelrotto (pic n°4); The Karerpass (pic n°5); The Niger Pass (pic n°6);

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Tour: Driving across the Dolomites to discover the Alpe di Siusi

Category: Country sightseeing tour

Location: Mountainside

Region: Trentino A.A.(South Tirol) , Italy

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

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