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Discovering the legend "The Salvan of the Gardena pass"

Discovering the legend "The Salvan of the Gardena pass"

Corvara Tourist Office
Str. Col Alt 36
39033 Corvara
Operation Schedules
description to arrive at destination

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it
General description

Embark on a four-hour hike from Colfosco to Passo Gardena, and you will find yourself in the footsteps of the Salvan, the mythical little man of the forest who lived on the border with the Val Gardena.

Discover the whole legend in the book: "Walking through an enchanted land" available in the tourist offices.

Public transport
Getting to the starting point of the tour or point of interest by public transport is easy and convenient.
Route description

From the church in Colfosco you descend the Sotdlijia street, along the Cassa Raiffeisen bank, until you reach the junction with path no. 28 to the Pisciadú waterfalls, at the feet of the Val Mezdí. Continue on path no. 650 along the meadows to the Gardena pass. Cross the road and follow path no. 8. The trail leads to the "Salvan" spring then continues halfway up the hill through the Rü meadows, descends on path no. 8b to the neighbourhoods of Rönn and Pecëi and finishes in the Colfosco village centre.