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Old May 6th, 2019, 12:30 PM
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Venice -> Val Gardena (Ortisei or Selva?)-> these trails by public transport?

I think we will fly into Venice Marco Polo airport in mid-June, spend 1-2 days in Venice, and then go to Dolomites via train to Bolzano and then Bus 350 to Val Gardena.

The 2 hotels I am looking at in Val Gardena area are either in Selva or Ortisei:

Hotel Antares (Str. Meisules, 195, 39048 Selva di Val Gardena BZ, Italy).
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Garni Walter (Palmerstrasse 1, 39046 Oltretorrente, Ortisei, Italy)

We will use this hotel as our base for our 5-6 days stay in Dolomites. Which hotel is easier and closer to get to these hiking trails using public transportation?

- Adolf Munkel Trail
- Seceda - Pieralongia - Col Raiser
- Lago di Braies
(I got these hikes from: fullsuitcase [dot] com / dolomites-best-hikes / )

Or is there a better hotel to use as a base, also reachable via public transportation? Thanks!

I also wanted to visit Lake Garda, but I think without a car, that will be too complicated, so that will have to be put in the back burner. Thanks for any help!
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We've stayed in Hotel Garni Walter and would stay there again. The owners are lovely people, and the husband has a wealth of knowledge about the area and transportation. If you end up staying there, you could email questions to them.

According to Google Maps, there is a chair lift or cable car from Ortisei to Seceda and a lift or cable car from Col Raiser down to the main valley road. From there you could walk back to Ortisei or catch a bus. You could do the reverse if you stayed in Selva.

I don't think you could get to Lago di Braies from either Ortisei or Selva using public transportation in much less than 3 hours each way.

For the Adolf Munkel Trail, this link might help, but you should verify that the info provided is still correct.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...rentino_A.html

Your priorities seem to be hiking, but I hope you figure out a way to see some of the mountain passes between Ortisei and Cortina.
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Search for your hotels with www.booking.com and open the map (google map) that you will get by clicking on "show on map". You can then see the distances between the hotels and the trails you are interested in.
Lago Braies/Pragser Wildsee is far away and not worth the journey (IMO). You would have to go down to Waidbruck or Klausen (Bus 350) and then by train to Niederdorf and finally by bus 442 to Pragser Wildsee (3 hrs OW).
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If you want to travel via LAKE GARDA, you may
go by direct train from Venice to Peschiera or Desenzano and by boat up to the Northern end of the lake at Riva, then by bus to Rovereto and by train to Waidbruck/Ponte Gardena where you can board bus 350 to Ortisei. Or take a bus from Verona to any village along the Eastern shore of the lake and go on via Riva as above.
http://www.navlaghi.it/
https://www.atv.verona.it/flex/cm/pa...T/IDPagina/653
https://www.trentinotrasporti.it/lin...rno=635#andata
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If you want to travel via LAKE GARDA, you may
go by direct train from Venice to Peschiera or Desenzano and by boat up to the Northern end of the lake at Riva, then by bus to Rovereto and by train to Waidbruck/Ponte Gardena where you can board bus 350 to Ortisei.
Navigazione Laghi | Lago Maggiore | Lago di Garda | Lago di Como
https://www.atv.verona.it/flex/cm/pa...T/IDPagina/653
https://www.trentinotrasporti.it/lin...rno=635#andata

Or take a bus from Verona to any village along the Eastern shore of the lake and go on via Riva as above.
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