What to do and to se around Val di Fassa if it is raining? Here are our suggestions, ideas, proposals in the mountains in case of bad weather.
Have you looked at the weather forecast in Val di Fassa and are you afraid of bad weather on your mountain holiday? No, no, don't get discouraged, there are various alternative proposals on what you can do between Moena, Pozza di Fassa and Canazei if it is raining. Trust us, there are various beautiful things to do in bad weather in the Dolomites.
The first thing you need to know is that it is useless to check the weather forecasts in Pozza di Fassa in advance, even if you do this to anticipate your holiday. They will change ten times before your departure, you will see! Look at the weather forecast in Val di Fassa at the most a couple of days before you leave in order to pack your suitcase smartly.
Remember that the mountain has its own soul (and character), so accept with confidence that it is in charge here.
The mountains can throw a few tantrums and shed a few tears just when we don't expect them to. So come prepared: a hooded mackintosh, a pair of good waterproof shoes and a water-proof rucksack are always needed!
Don't be surprised if, despite the gloomy forecast, the clouds suddenly disappear and the sun comes out. The weather in the Dolomites is always variable, you've already guessed it.
And if there is just a bit of bad weather in the Dolomites, just smile, you'll have fun anyway, because you already know what to do and see in Pozza, Moena and Canazei if it rains.
10 alternative ideas to spend a beautiful day in Val di Fassa in case of rain
- In case of bad weather in Val di Fassa during your holiday in our apartments in the village Pozza you can enjoy "slow" moments, sleep a little longer, lie down on the sofa and watch your favourite film, warm up at any time with a cup of tea, try cooking a dish of Italian cuisine.
Or maybe you'd like to indulge in a real 'natural therapy' session by meditating while picking mushrooms in the woods? Look, when it rains there are plenty of them and we know all the places where you can find them, but we'll tell you the secret next time.
- You can go for a walk with your umbrella (you will find it just outside your flat) along the cycle-pedestrian path that runs along the Avisio river and passes 50 metres from our Residence, breathe the fresh air, listen to the rain singing and admire the mountains Cima 11, Cima 12, Catinaccio group, Monzoni, Sassolungo.
- Do you know that bad weather in Val di Fassa is a perfect opportunity to have great fun trying to escape from the brand new Escape Room "Fora!"? It is an engaging and original activity for families with children, couples, groups of friends to experience the ultimate team game set in the significant historical period of the Great War.
Drive around the Four Passes (Pordoi Pass, Campolongo Pass, Gardena Pass and Sella Pass) that embrace the Sella massif, so you can boast of having completed the famous Sellaronda even if you are not a ski fan. The most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites look different in low clouds and are worth discovering even in the rain.At Passo Pordoi stop to visit the exhibition dedicated to World War I at the cable car departure point. In the small but interesting museum, suitable for both adults and children and open from June to October, the history of the fighting between Col di Lana and Marmolada is presented with detailed reconstructions of the environments in which the soldiers lived, trenches, barracks made with uniformed dummies, weapons, period photos and newspapers, documents and military artefacts.Also at the Pordoi Pass, a five-minute drive from the museum, is the Germanic Sacrarium in memory of the Austrian fallen soldiers. The austere construction is reminiscent of the typical German Totenburg and contrasting with the beauty and peace of the area conveys strong emotions and leads one to reflect on the First World War.To complete the tour around the Sella by car will take some time. If by the time you reach the last pass, Passo Sella, the bad weather has passed, go and discover the marmot village before returning home.
- Even if it rains in the Val di Fassa, there is a lot of fun for the whole family. Wait for the nice weather in the aquatic centers of the valley. Follow the waves of the 5 swimming pools at Dolaondes, 15 minutes from our apartments, and have fun at Vidor situated in our village.
- You can take advantage of the bad weather in Val di Fassa to discover the villages in the valley, the real little Alpine pearls near our Residence. Go shopping in the smart boutiques in Moena, admire the famous coloured house in Canazei, make a stop at the new craft brewery Rampeèr in Campitello.
You can learn about the traditions of the mountain people in the Ladin Museum of Fassa in Vigo or the testimonies of the Great War in Europe's highest museum on the Marmolada. Be inspired by the shop windows of Pozza to choose souvenirs and typical products to take home from your holiday in the Alps, and, of course, hunt for the best strudel in the valley (your children will be happy!) among the numerous pastry shops.
- Our apartments are located close to the QC Terme Dolomiti, so you can even walk there. Enjoy a day of total relaxation in this wonderful 3-storey spa. You can spend a rainy day between steam baths, saunas, admire the mountains from the heated pools with waterfalls and whirlpool, regenerate in the relaxation rooms to end the dahy in beauty with inevitable Aperiterme dinner. Our apartments have an agreement with QC Terme Dolomiti, for your day of wellness we provide a 10% discount on the entrance.
- Spend time discovering tastes and flavours of the Dolomites. Have lunch or a snack in one of the mountain huts, taste the local dishes, chat with the locals, watch the alpine animals.
You could book at the El Mas agritourism in Moena, which is very popular with the locals, to eat excellent traditional dishes, home-made cold meats and cheeses, visit the cowshed and dairy, and buy local products at km 0. An equally valid alternative is to drop by the authentic maso agritur Weiss in Tamion to see the farm animals and taste the local delicacies. Otherwise you can take the children to see the chickens, calves, piglets and bunnies at the Masc Aloch farm 2 km from our flats, have a tasting of local products or eat a delicious, tasty hamburger with a view of the Catinaccio.
- Have you ever been to Austria? If your answer is "no", know that you also have this chance if it rains in the Val di Fassa during your holiday. The city of Bolzano is only 1 hour away from our Apartments Residence La Roggia and has a very convenient large car park right in the centre (or you can go there also for free with the Val di Fassa Guest Card, the bus N. 180 stops at 50 meters from our house).
All the main attractions of Bolzano are walkable. You can discover the city of a thousand faces without an umbrella, walking under the arcades of the historic centre. If you are a fan of contemporary and modern art, we recommend a visit to the Museion. You definitely can't miss meeting the Similuan Man, the famous hunter Ötzi. Show some respect, the man is 5.000 years old, but he tells his fascinating story to curious adults and children of all ages with great enthusiasm in an engaging and interactive way. Visit the charming market at Piazza delle Erbe, go shopping, spoil yourself with a slice of Sacher and in December visit Italy's largest Christmas market at Piazza Walther.
Still raining? Go to Merano (30 min by car from Bolzano) to see the pretty villas in the old town, visit the most beautiful gardens in Italy (especially to admire the autumn foliage) at Trauttmansdorff Castle, dive into the pools or warm up in the saunas at the Merano Thermal Baths.
- If the weather is bad in Pozza di Fassa, you can take a trip to Trento. Stroll through the streets of the centre, visit the Buonconsiglio Castle, take the children to the MuSE to discover all together many interesting things about nature, mountains and technology, take part in an event or an exhibition at the MART.
The bad weather is about to end, come on, post on Instagram or Facebook the photos you took on your holiday in the Val di Fassa. Soon you will have no more time: the sun is coming out and you will be back to explore the Dolomites.