The Dolomites

The Dolomites are located in the southeastern part of the Alps.

Getting there


The Dolomites are easy to reach from all directions thanks to several major European main roads such as the Brennero motorway and the Alemagna state road, and a well-developed network of internal roads that connect the Dolomite valleys to one another and to the numerous neighboring hamlets.


If you don’t have a car, there are many public and private transportation options that will easily take you to your destination in Val Badia and in the Dolomites. Holimites will help you plan your trip and take care of all the details – from airfares to airport transfers – so that you reach your destination safely and quickly.


The easiest way to reach Val Badia is Provincial Road SP 244, that branches off south from the Val Where Dolomiti 2Pusteria “Strada del Sole” at San Lorenzo di Sebato. Once you leave Val Pusteria and you get onto the Val Badia road, the road ascends slightly through a kind of gorge. You go through 5 tunnels – roughly 10 km – before reaching the hamlet of Longega. The towns of San Vigilio and Pieve di Marebbe are located close by. If you continue on the main road, you fist reach San Martino in Badia and then the other towns in Alta Badia: La Valle, Badia, La Villa, San Cassiano, Corvara and Colfosco.


Val Badia can also be easily reached through the Falzarego and the Valparola Mountain Passes if you’re driving up from Cadore and Cortina d’Ampezzo, through the Campolongo Pass if you’re driving up the road that goes from Agordo to Alleghe and the Livinallongo Valley, or through the Gardena Pass if you plan to take the quickest route by driving on the road that from Chiusa goes up Val Gardena to Corvara.


Whether you choose to reach Alta Badia by car or another form of transportation, Holimites is your Where Dolomiti 3ideal partner. We can offer advice and find the best solution for your needs, depending on your point of departure and destination.


Here are some links that will no doubt help you decide on how to get to Val Badia and facilitate your travel plans.


By car
We recommend that you use the Google Maps “route planner” so that you find the route that is best for you.

Important: Between November 15 and April 15, all vehicles circulating on the Dolomite road network must have snow tires or snow chains (mounted or equipped).


By train
Visit the Trenitalia website for Italian train timetables. The nearest train station is Brunico/Bruneck. From this train station there is a regular bus service to Val Badia.


By plane
The nearest airports are Bolzano (80 km), Innsbruck (127 km), Treviso (170 km), Venice (180 km), Verona (230 km), Milan Linate (360 km) and Milan Malpensa (390 km).


By bus
Click here for SAD local bus service timetables. There are also low-cost airport transfers from the Treviso, Venice and Bergamo airports. Contact us for further information and fees.


Getting around

A few decades ago, getting around in the mountains could sometimes be an arduous task because of weather and/or road conditions. These problems are now a thing of the past. Even if you decide not to use your own car, moving from one town or from one valley to another is almost as easy as taking a city subway: the area features improved public and private transportation services, as well as the excellent services of an extensive ski-lift connection network that operates in both winter and summer.

To reach summer’s most beautiful destinations in Val Badia using the uphill lift systems, make sure to get the Alta Badia Mountain Pass or the Plan de Corones Ticket.


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