5 Reasons to Visit Arabba
Located in the center of the enchanting Livinallongo valley and perched at an impressive altitude of 1602m lies the quaint and welcoming mountain village of Arabba, known as Rèba in Ladin. It is ideally situated in the heart of the Dolomites and surrounded by the massive Sella group of mountains, which tower over the area and provide some of the most spectacular views on earth. Arabba offers charm, personality and endless activities for visitors and provides the perfect combination of relaxation and excitement. Here are five reasons you should plan your own visit to Arabba.
Location – Arabba happens to be part of one of the most incredible ski areas in the world: the Sellaronda. Boasting 40 km of slopes, Sellaronda links the 4 surrounding Dolomite passes: Gardena, Campolongo, Sella and Pordoi. This ideal location makes it extremely attractive to skiers since it makes it easy to get to the many passes, lifts and slopes of the area. Plus, the protection provided by the high mountains, the altitude and large amount of snow in a mostly shaded location make conditions absolutely ideal for skiing.
Serenity – Many of the areas in the Dolomites are known for their electric nightlife and the many available après ski options. One of the nicest things about Arabba is the fact that it is not one of these areas. Instead, it is a peaceful destination where serenity and relaxation abound. Commune with nature, unwind and enjoy the quiet of this quaint town. It’s incredibly refreshing!
Mountain Charm – A tiny little village, Arabba is home to many of the ancient Ladin traditions that make the Dolomites so unique and appealing. Charming locals are friendly and welcoming, and eager to share their world with visitors. If it’s a true “mountain village experience” you seek, Arabba is the perfect place for you!
Skiing – Given its ideal location, right along the famous Sellaronda, it’s no surprise that Arabba is a favorite destination for skiers from across the globe. The village is surrounded by endless passes and ridges which provide ample access to a wide array of ski areas such as the Passo Pordoi, the Passo Campolongo and the Passo Pordon, which all link with area ski resorts and slopes. Additionally, the Portavescovo ridge, along the magnificent Marmolada, is sheltered and shaded and provides some of the best skiing in the area.
Summer Sports – Arabba is also lovely to visit during the warmer months, when the snow melts and gives way to fantastic routes perfect for trekking and cycling. Enjoy a walk, hike or climb, or cycle leisurely through the peaceful surroundings and take in some of the most incredible views in the Dolomites.
Often overshadowed by its more popular neighboring towns, Arabba is one of the most charming and charismatic villages in the Dolomites – a true hidden gem. It affords some of the best year-round outdoor activities, fantastic mountain views and enchanting mountain atmosphere second to none and should be at the top of any Dolomite itinerary.