Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness.

- Stendhal, On Love -


Costes is in the centre of Val Gardena in the Italian Dolomites, which is part of the Ladin territory. Ladin refers to the indigenous culture and language that have survived in some of the more remote alpine regions. The region itself with its beautiful landscape is easily accessible and has an excellent infrastructure.
In summer and autumn, the area is great for hiking, trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking and rock-climbing. In winter the main activities are skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ski mountaineering and ski touring.
Troi Paian, nature reserve Puez-Geisler, ski resort Seceda, La Longia, Superski Dolomiti, Sellaronda.
You’re welcome to use the maps, brochures and information you will find in the apartment, and don’t hesitate to ask us; we know the area and are involved in many activities ourselves.

Further information:


Franz Hauleitner, Dolomiti 1. Val Gardena, Val di Funes, Alpe di Siusi. Guida escursionistica, Rother
Val Gardena. Alpe di Siusi, 1:25.000. Carta topografica per escursionisti, Tabacco

Mountain Biking

Mauro Tumler, In mountainbike nelle Dolomiti, Tappeiner

Rock Climbing

Mauro Bernardi, Arrampicare in Val Gardena, Dolomiti, Athesia
Christjan Ladurner, Vie ferrate nelle Dolomiti, Tappeiner
James Rushforth, The Dolomites: Rock Climbs and ViaFerrata, Rockfax

Ski Touring

Scuola sci Ortisei
Comprensorio sciistico Seceda
La Longia
Superski Dolomiti, Sellaronda
The Mountain Guides Catores

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