Serrai di SottogudaIn winter, Sottoguda is the perfect place to go ice climbing in the famous Serrai di Sottoguda, a deep natural gorge around two kilometres in length, carved out into the rock between Malga Ciapela, the departure station of the Marmolada cableway, and Sottoguda. Closed in between huge rock walls that dash downwards, this canyon is the best known and most popular ice climbing area in the Dolomites, with its rock walls and frozen waterfalls offering unique thrills for fans of this exciting sport, as well as breath-taking scenery for all visitors to enjoy.
The Serrai di Sottoguda are also the ideal setting for relaxing family hikes in the summer: a large number of legends children will love, are illustrated along the route, such as the one featuring King Ombro and his daughter Ombretta, turned to stone by her stepmother.
The Serrai di Sottoguda, declared a nature reserve, can be visited on foot throughout the summer, as well as aboard the little tourist train, and can also be cycled through, upwards only. They are also accessible during the winter months, when the canyon can be explored in the midst of a delightful natural landscape made up of the numerous frozen waterfalls that flank the route, making it irresistibly attractive to climbers from all over the world.