Winter Walks in Santa Cristina

Circular walk via Plesdinaz

North of the Uridl Inn a steep path leads off to Ulėta; after 100 m a level path branches off to the right to Residence Bellavista. The way back is along the road as far as Villa Dolomiti, where you turn right across the old railway embankment to reach the church (1 to 1½ hours).

The path to Ortisei

The path to Ortisei goes past the cemetery in the direction of Soplases; when you reach the Comploj food store the path crosses the main road, and then you turn left; after the house noured Mulin d’Odun the path crosses the stream and then you turn right on the quiet road to Ortisei (1 hour; open in winter). Alternative route: from the Comploj food store follow the main road, and after 130 m join the old railway line to Ortisei.

Via Crucis

From the Orchidee house (above the parish church) a way of cross begins with 14 stations, made by local sculptors, which goes through Col da Mėssa to the hamlet of Plesdinaz. The way of cross was inaugurated in September 1998 (see booklet).

Circular walk to the waterfalls

From the bottom of the Monte Pana Lift, a path leads off to the right to house Tervella, and then turns left through the woods to the waterfalls. To return, take the same path as far as the little bridge, then head for Soplases and from there to the church or to Hotel Post (1 to 1½ hours; open in winter).

S. Giacomo

There is also a fine circular walk to S. Giacomo with wonderful views of the Sassolungo and the Sella. The walk begins at the church square and goes via Ulėta (2 to 2½ hours; open also in winter).

Selva Gardena

The walk to Selva Gardena starts at the back of Hotel Wolkenstein above Dosses Square and leads to Hotel Oswald. The return route to S. Cristina is via La Sėlva, Ciaslat and Monte Pana.

Planetary Trail

S. Cristina boasts the only Planetary Trail in South Tyrol. It is situated along the promenade built on the route of the former Val Gardena railway. The nine planets of our solar system (including the Earth) have been set up true to scale, and information boards have been added to provide the relevant date, such as the diameter of the planets, their density, distance from the Sun, number of moons etc. The educational goal of the Planetary Trail is to demonstrate to visitors the literally astronomical dimensions of the Universe.

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