Information about Cavalese
Information about Cavalese
Cavalese lies on a sunny shelf in front of the mountain chain of Lagorai in the Val di Fiemme valley. The crenellated bell tower of the church dedicated to San Sebastiano dominates the village. In the old centre, there are arts and crafts ateliers, sportswear shops, a disco, pubs, wine bars, famous restaurants, ancient buildings recently renovated, elegant villas and cutting-edge sport venues. One is the ice stadium, where you can skate both in summer and in winter, and the swimming-pool with indoor and outdoor hydromassage pools. In Cavalese, skiers and hikers can take the cablecar to Alpe Cermis, the best place in Lagorai to enjoy marvellous landscapes at high altitude. On board of the cableway you can also reach the bottom of the valley, that in summer is crossed by the cycle lane of the Dolomites - in winter by the famous cross-country track of Marcialonga (26/01/2020).
At walking distance from the town centre lies Parco della Pieve, with the arch-priest church of Assunta (built in 1112) and “Banco de la reson”, where the members of “Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme” used to sit and argue about the management of the valley – as if they were in a Parliament. Magnifica is the thousand-year-old institution that still manages all forests of the valley. In the Palace of Magnifica Comunità, they organize guided and theatrical visits to the rooms, museum-gallery and jails built in the Nineteenth century. Another ancient building hosts the Centre of Contemporary Arts. All around the village – near the urban life but immersed in nature - you can relax walking up and down pleasant trails. Two of the most appreciated natural monuments are the waterfall of Cavalese and the century-old tree “Pezo del Gazolin”.
The ski resort Alpe Cermis offers 24 km of slopes for skiing and snowboarding between 860 and 2.250 m.a.s.l. It is easily accessable with the cablecar from Cavalese and features one of the longest ski slopes in the Dolomiti Superski region. The Olimpia slope is 7.5 km long and leads from the Paion mountain station (2250 m) down to the bottom of the valley (Fondovalle) at 860 m. The particularly favorable north-west exposure enables optimal snow conditions until spring. A special highlight is the amazing Dolomite panorama, which continues to impress skiers visiting the resort.
For those who do not have their own skiing equipment, there are several Ski and Snowboard rentals available in the area.
How to get there
- From Brennero/Modena motorway (A22) take exit Egna/Ora and proceed along the Dolomite national road (S.S. 48) direction "Cavalese".
- From Trento (exit Trento north), you can also take the panoramic routes S.S. 612 (Lavis - Val di Cembra valley) or S.P. 71 (via Lona Lases) direction "Cavalese".
- Closest train stations: Trento, Ora, Bolzano. From there bus connections to Cavalese from Trento (57 km) with the bus company Trentino Trasporti and from Bolzano (47 km) and Ora (26 km) with bus company SAD.
- From TRENTO please check Trentino Trasporti website.
- From BOLZANO please check SAD website.
- Bolzano-Cavalese (bus change in Ora) (about 1h30)
- From ORA please check SAD website.
- Ora-Cavalese (about 46 minutes)
- Nearest airports: Verona (155 km), Bergamo (239 km), Venice (187 km), Treviso (140 km)
- Fly Ski Shuttle:
- Airport transfer services to and from your hotel in Val di Fiemme from the following airports: Verona, Bergamo, Treviso e Venice.
- Call Center tel. +39 0461.391111 from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 6.00 pm
- Online booking: www.flyskishuttle.com
- Direct bus connections from airports and railway stations to the Val di Fiemme
- Call Center +39 335 76 05 170
- Online booking: http://www.fiemmefassaexpress.com/en/