High Routes and Hutting at Selva


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  • Comfort
  • Flora
  • High Mountains


  • Challenger
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Difficulty indicator

Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £1,049.00 - 7 nights


Prices are per person

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Holiday overview

New at HF Holidays

Enjoy challenging routes with the added thrill of spending one night in an authentic mountain hut - a great way to savour your surroundings in a unique setting and enjoy some spectacular walks previously off-limit. 

Holiday highlights

  • 8-13 miles per day with some rough, exposed, scrambly passages, scree sections and steep descents
  • Up to 4,500ft of ascent in a day
  • High mountain walks each day and a night at 2,440m in a mountain hut
  • Dramatic peaks including Piz Boe, Sasso Platto, Piz Duleda or Puezspitze
  • Challenge and adventure a plenty

Price includes

  • A full programme of guided walks
  • All transport to and from walks
  • The services of an experienced HF Holidays' leader
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 6 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms, one night in a mountain hut
  • Half Board - continental breakfast and evening meal

In pictures...


Hotel Malleier in Selva, Italy

The 3-star Hotel Malleier has been consistently rated as one of our very best hotels by our guests. The manager Carmen and her friendly staff offer a warm welcome, efficient service and excellent meals. The hotel is situated in a quiet location on the outskirts of Selva and benefits from stunning views, direct access for many of the walks, and is just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the village.

Gold & Silver accommodation 60pxHF Holidays Europe Partner Hotel Awards 2016
Gold Award for Overall Hotel and Breakfast.
Silver Award for Great Hotel Staff and Dining.

Your room

Hotel Malleier has 35 comfortable ensuite bedrooms.

Most rooms have a balcony and also enjoy views down the valley.

All rooms have television, telephone, safe deposit boxes and hairdryer.

Hotel Malleier bedroom


Hotel Malleier lounge Hotel Malleier has a comfortable lounge on the ground floor and a bar area with additional seating. In front of the hotel you can relax in a pleasant garden.

In the basement there is a very modern and luxurious spa suite, complete with Turkish and Finnish sauna, solarium, spa pool and fitness room. An additional charge is made for these facilities.


Our holidays at Hotel Malleier are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.

The hotel offers an extensive continental breakfast including cereals, fruit, bread and pastries, cheeses and ham. Tea and coffee is also available.

Evening meal
Hotel Malleier provides an excellent 4 course set menu each evening and offers a selection of hot vegetables and a well stocked salad bar. All the meals are prepared at the hotel using fresh produce.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Lunch (payable locally)
Lunch can be purchased for the next day from the hotel (ordered the night before). Alternatively ingredients can be bought from local shops, or you may choose to eat at a mountain hut - your leaders will advise you of the options.
Hotel Malleier dining room

Your evenings

The focus of your evening will be a leisurely meal.

Your leader will also be checking out for any local events going on nearby, or you may like to relax in a local bar with a drink and chat with your fellow guests.

Hutting Accommodation

Tierser Alpl Schutzhaus

Selva, High Routes & Hutting - Close up of hutting accommodationThe Tierser Alpl hut is situated on the saddle of the same name, a place where all paths seem to cross. Over the years, the refuge has been adapted and the latest refurbishment was in 2015. It has become a place where people meet, seek shelter from the forces of nature or simply enjoy a good meal. It offers a unique experience, at nearly 2,500m above sea level, yet you still have the conveniences of modern life, electric lighting, heating and showers. Our accommodation is in simple dormitory rooms and pillows and blankets are supplied.

All our High Routes with Hutting holidays include breakfast and evening meal at this location.

Selva, High Routes & Hutting Selva, High Routes & Hutting - Bar and restaurant Selva, High Routes & Hutting - Close up of hutting accommodation


Download Selva Guest Booklet 2017

High Routes: 8 to 13 miles (13-21km) with some rough, exposed, scrambly passages, scree sections, steep descents and up to 4,500ft (1,350m) of ascent in a day.

Our High Routes holidays offer challenging high-level walks. We aim to reach high summits and ridges that are usually out of reach on our Guided Walking holidays; these may be exposed or have sections of fixed ropes or ladders. Whilst a high level of fitness and stamina are required, the rewards will be a bird’s eye mountain panoramas and an immense sense of achievement.

These High Routes holidays run alongside a regular Guided Walking week and you are free to choose one of these walks if you prefer something a little easier. 

Some of the possible walks include: 

Sasso Piatto

Starting from Passo Sella, the walk then takes the Friedrich August Weg traversing path high up on the south side of Sassolungo before striking up the amazing flat plate ramp to Sasso Piatto summit, with a short exposed scramble at the end. We return on the north side of the extensive massif to the Ciampinoi gondola to ride back down to Selva.

Piz Duleda via three passes

A relatively simple but striking mountain to climb, Piz Duleda is quite remote so we tackle this peak from the delightful Puez-Odles Natural Park, but have to negotiate three remote mountainous passes to achieve our objective. Interesting stretches of fixed ladders and narrow ridges add to the excitement.

Sassongher and the Puez Plateau

From Colfosco we take a new gondola to the Edelweiss valley and onto Sassongher. This involves a lot of scree walking and narrow paths to Forcella Sassongher and then continues on ever more exposed paths, with ropes for security, to reach the airy summit cross, with its wonderful all round view. We return on a marvellous remote route on the Puez plateau to the hotel.

The Sella Group and Piz Boe

This huge fortress massif, bounded by four road passes, appears to be reserved for mountaineers. However, several valleys slice deep into the block so competent walkers can reach its high level plateau, using the extensive ladders, ropes and rungs to help us on our way. The plateau is barren, often with stretches of snow to negotiate. If you are lucky you may spot shy herds of chamois. Our route traverses the entire Sella Group taking in Piz Boe its highest summit – complete with café on the summit.

Please note that the itinerary outlined above is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and your leader will brief you every evening about the next day’s walks.

Free day

Each week there is a free day where you may want to visit the 'Ice Man' museum in Bolzano, or relax in one of the valley villages. For other options see Local Area tab

Local area

An introduction to the area

The Val Gardena or Grödental, as it is called in German, lies at the heart of the Ladin region in the South Tyrol. The Dolomitic scenery in this area is unique, with its sheer limestone cliffs towering above green valleys. The local culture is still strongly influenced by the Ladin traditions; about 80% of the population are of Ladin descent, and you may hear this old local language spoken. Today the Val Gardena is popular with tourists but peace still reigns in the high mountain pastures

Selva (Wolkenstein is the German name) is situated at an altitude of 1,560m at the head of the Val Gardena. Until the 1970s it was a very small village, but since then it has developed into an extensive winter and summer resort. However the modern buildings have been sympathetically designed with the majority in a traditional chalet appearance. Towering above are the mountains of Stevia, Pizes da Cier, Sella and Sassolungo and the magnificent Dantercëpies and Ciampinoi forests.

Local highlights

Local walks - there are a wealth of walks in the Gardena Valley and your leaders will be happy to recommend options if you would like to walk independently on your free day.

Ortisei  - Ortisei is the largest of the villages in the Gardena Valley and is easily reached by bus. Here you could learn more about the traditional local Ladin culture or the thriving local sculpture and art scene and perhaps enjoy lunch in one of the pavement cafés. Alternatively Ortisei is also the starting point for a number of lifts which will take you high into the mountains.

Bolzano - an interesting town that is the administrative centre of the South Tyrol region. There is a direct bus service from Selva, with the journey taking approximately 1½ hours. Some of the town’s interesting historic buildings include the 14th century Franciscan church and the Chiesa dei Domenican monastery which has frescoes of 15th century life painted on the walls. Bolzano’s main attraction is the fascinating ‘Ice Man’ museum which contains the preserved body of a prehistoric man and his artefacts that were found high on an alpine glacier.

Bressanone - another interesting historic town with arcaded streets, again you can catch a direct bus from Selva. The Duomo in the main square dates from the 13th century and its 14th century cloisters are decorated  with medieval frescoes. The nearby Bishop's Palace now houses the Diocesan Museum.

Entertainment - There is a programme of summer events in the village, and most weeks in high season there is a good selection of concerts, slide shows and folklore events.

Shops & facilities

Selva, although it isn't large, provides all the facilities you need. There are two small supermarkets, a chemist, bakeries, cafes, outdoor equipment shops and shops selling local woodcarvings. If you feel adventurous you can book a local guide to climb a via ferrata, go tandem paragliding or hire a mountain bike.

Further Information - www.val-gardena.com


Frequent buses connect Selva with the other valley villages of Ortisei and St Cristina. In the other direction there are regular buses that head over the Gardena, Sella and Pordoi passes at the head of the valley towards Corvara.


We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.


Travel by plane


‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ from Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham to Verona airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 3 hours to the Hotel Malleier.

British Airways plane




‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, we can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Verona airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £29.00.

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

 Coach heading to Glen Coe

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
18 Aug 2018 SELTH - High Routes & Hutting Selva
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 18 Aug 2018, 6:15 a.m.
  • Arrive: 18 Aug 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Verona Villafranca

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 25 Aug 2018, 10:35 a.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Aug 2018, 11:55 a.m.
  • Depart from: Verona Villafranca
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,419.00 Book Now
18 Aug 2018 SELTH - High Routes & Hutting Selva
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 18 Aug 2018, 8 a.m.
  • Arrive: 18 Aug 2018, 11:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Verona Villafranca

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 25 Aug 2018, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Aug 2018, 1 p.m.
  • Depart from: Verona Villafranca
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,349.00 Book Now
18 Aug 2018 SELTH - High Routes & Hutting Selva - Without Flights 7 £1,049.00 Book Now
25 Aug 2018 SELTH - High Routes & Hutting Selva
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 25 Aug 2018, 8 a.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Aug 2018, 11:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Verona Villafranca

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 1 Sep 2018, 11:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Sep 2018, 1 p.m.
  • Depart from: Verona Villafranca
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,349.00 Book Now
25 Aug 2018 SELTH - High Routes & Hutting Selva
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 25 Aug 2018, 6:15 a.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Aug 2018, 9:35 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Verona Villafranca

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 1 Sep 2018, 10:35 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Sep 2018, 11:55 a.m.
  • Depart from: Verona Villafranca
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,419.00 Book Now
25 Aug 2018 SELTH - High Routes & Hutting Selva - Without Flights 7 £1,049.00 Book Now

Prices are per person


  • Single room: £18 per night
  • All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday

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