10 things to do in Val di Fassa

The valley in the heart of the Dolomites

A valley in the heart of the Dolomites, where Ladin, the language of the mountains, is still spoken. Val di Fassa is certainly one of the best known places in Trentino, a sought-after destination in winter for those who love holidays in the snow, and in the rest of the year for an active holiday surrounded by woods and mountains. 

Trekking, walking, bike tours, via ferratas in summer, and in winter kilometres of slopes in the Dolomiti Superski ski district. Those who love relaxation, on the other hand, can explore mountain villages such as Vigo di Fassa, Moena and Canazei, or relax at Terme di Dolomia, famous for its sulphurous water, and at QC Terme, an elegant spa overlooking the mountains.  

These are just some of the 10 things you can do and see in Val di Fassa. 


Hiking in the mountains 

In Val di Fassa you will find kilometres of trails of different lengths and technical difficulties. Choosing one is impossible, but we’ll give you two tips: among the most popular are those starting from Ciampedie, a natural terrace that can be reached by cable car from Vigo, or the famous walk to the Fuciade Hut. Below you will find them all. 


Strolling through villages and forests 

In Val di Fassa there are many walks within everyone’s reach, drawing petals around the villages in the valley bottom from where they start and finish. Mountain trails that from the bottom of the valley traverse woods, rocks and architectural evidence of the past, once used by shepherds, traders and migrant workers to leave and return home. 



Relaxing at QC Terme 

A spa immersed in the natural Alpine setting of Val di Fassa. QC Terme, with its 4000 square metres of surface area on three levels, is a go-to-destination for wellness in Trentino. Japanese baths, saunas, biosaunas and steam baths, salt rooms, open-air vats, chromotherapy sensory pool, waterfalls, Kneipp path and relaxing lounges. A complete wellness experience. 



Walking at Lake San Pellegrino

The pearl of the Pass lies at the foot of Col Margherita, protected by a splendid larch and fir forest. The beauty of the lake is enhanced by the Dolomite peaks reflecting in it. No swimming is allowed in Lake San Pellegrino, but this site is worth a visit by families with children in tow in infant carriers. Indeed, only the first section is passable with strollers. 


A regenerating break at Terme di Dolomia 

The only sulphurous spring in Trentino springs in Pozza di Fassa, immersed in the Dolomites. It is precisely this distinction that makes Terme di Dolomia unique and an ideal place for the pursuit of physical and mental wellbeing. In addition to the powers of the Alloch spring, the spa offers beauty treatments, relaxing massages and outdoor activities. 


Visiting Vigo di Fassa (Sèn Jan di Fassa)

Vigo di Fassa, a hamlet of Sèn Jan di Fassa, is one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, thanks also to the magnificent panorama of the Catinaccio Dolomite group and the Marmolada. The historic centre of Val di Fassa, it became a tourist destination as early as the 19th century. In addition to visiting museums, many trails lead from Vigo di Fassa to Ciampedìe and the Dolomites. 


Visiting the Ladin Museum of Fassa

The Ladin Museum of Fassa houses the ethnographic collections of the Institut Cultural Ladin and makes them available to visitors through an interactive itinerary enriched by over 60 films. The museum traces the history of the Ladin people and, in addition to paintings by Milo Manara, includes five local sections of ethnographic and cultural interest. 


Cycling on the Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme bicycle trail 

A 40-kilometre bicycle trail connects Val di Fassa with Val di Fiemme. Accessible in both directions, it largely follows the route of the Marcialonga and the old Ora-Predazzo railway. The road offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Trentino, with the Latemar and Catinaccio Dolomites watching over the cyclists.  


Assaggiare il Cher de Fascia (Cuor di Fassa)

All’interno del Cher di Fassa è racchiusa l’essenza della valle. Prodotto con solo latte proveniente dalla Val di Fassa, questo formaggio conserva i sapori dei fiori e delle erbe che crescono ai piedi delle Dolomiti. Con una stagionatura da 2 a 8 mesi, presenta un sapore intenso e un gusto deciso, tipici dei formaggi a crosta lavata.  


Visitare la Rete di Riserve della Val di Fassa

Il 22% della Val di Fassa è territorio protetto, dalle Dolomiti Patrimonio Unesco alle aree del progetto Europeo Rete Natura 2000. Sono circa 6.900 gli ettari che conservano gli elementi più rari della biodiversità territoriale, dalla pernice bianca al gallo cedrone, passando per i “relitti glaciali” e quelli “vegetali”, che comprendono la soldanella alpina e l’astro delle Alpi. 

Published on 21/05/2024