Experience the charm of the Dolomites in a responsible, eco-friendly and sustainable way Every Wednesday 05.07. - 30.08.2017. In the international year of sustainable tourism proclaimed by the United Nations Alto Adige – Südtirol and Trentino have launched the project #Dolomitesvives with the intent to enhance and protect the territory of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site. From the 5th July to the 30th August the Sella pass will be closed for cars and motorbikes every Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm. The pass height can be reached on foot, by bike, with the lifts facilities and with local buses. On the nine Wednesdays in July and August, the Sella pass becomes a natural amphitheater for musical happenings, gastronomic events and guided hikes to explore the geology and landscape of the Dolomites. The famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, will open the event on the 5th of July.
Geo hiking on Passo Sella: getting to know the Dolomite A simple guided excursion to discover the Dolomites, in the company of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, experts from the MUSE in Trento, Alpine Guides, and Middle-Mountain Guides of the Fassa, Gardena and Badia valleys. The itinerary will offer a geological reading of the Dolomitic environment, with the illustration of the main evolutionary stages in the territory (from the pre-volcanic carbonate platforms, to Mid-Triassic volcanism, to the post-volcanic carbonate platforms), fossils of the San Cassiano Formation, the Marmolada and its glacier. Information Length: 4.0 km Difference in altitude: 250 m Duration: About 2 hours. Meeting point: Hotel Passo Sella Mountain Resort Excursion departure time: 10 am Suggested attire: Hiking boots, wind breaker, fleece