In Val Venosta you'll notice gradient level, which is unique in the Alps:
Between Croda di Cengles in Val Venosta and the river bed of Adige River there is a difference in altitude of 2500 metres within a distance of only 6 kilometres. This means, that in such short distance to the icy and stormy summits, the first chestnuts grow in the nearby village of Corces, and that the landscape is characterised by vineyards.
These opposites between vineyards and glacier are due to the four mountain massifs in Val Venosta, which surround and protect the valley and keep the bad weather away.
Val Venosta hiking paradise
Val Venosta is a hiking paradise, which is located directly at our doorstep: Irrigation channels, hikes on alpine pastures, fixed-rope routes, summit tours, and even glacier tours... There are lots of possibilities!
3 guided hiking tours a week
We offer our guests 3 guided hikes per week:
- summit experiences and high-alpine hikes
- unique experiences in the surrounding mountains
- impressive mountain landscape
- hiking in the heart of the Alps
- plenty of fun and movement
For mountain, hiking and summit hikes, certain prerequisites of 4-5 hours stamina and some hiking experience and a safe step are required.
We are pleased to inform you about cable cars, opening hours, etc.
Experience beautiful moments in the mountains!
The four mountain chains in Val Venosta
The Ortles Group encloses the Val Venosta Valley to the south and comprises the glacier-region from Stelvio Pass to Tonale Pass. Ortles Mountain with its 3905 m is the highest elevation in the Ortles area. There are 4000 other elevations to the head of the valley in Solda and around the head of the Martello Valley. Almost the entire Ortles Mountain Group is part of the Stelvio Pass Nature Park.
The Sesvenna Group extends from Stelvio Pass to Resia Pass and to the west Val Venosta borders with the Swiss canton of Graubünden.
The Sesvenna area with many peaks and mountain passes is a popular hiking and cycling area and a nice ski touring area in winter.
The Monte Sole is unique in the entire Alpine region. Many locals do not even notice its beauty, some feel even ashamed when looking on the barren vegetation at the strip of forest.
However, one should have a closer look at Monte Sole in order to discover its true beauty.
Monte Sole extends from Malles to upper Val Venosta and Merano, and starts directly at the valley basin, where you can admire vineyards and chestnut trees. Above the valley shrubs and trees grow, which have perfectly adapted to the dry and warm climate.
Monte Sole is a popular hiking destination especially in winter, and all those who don’t like winter, can look down to the snowed in side of the valley with a smile.
There is a lot to discover, so you'd better look twice.
The Ötztal Alps border Val Venosta in the north from Austria. The high mountain ridge is the weather divide, which isolates Val Venosta from the continental climate.
The Ötztal Alps are carved by the high-alpine valleys Vallelunga in the Passo Resia holiday region, the Mazia Valley in the Upper Val Venosta holiday region, Valle di Silandro in the Silandro holiday region, Lasa and Val Senales.
However, not only these natural high-alpine valleys provide a highlight of this mountain ridge, every mountaineer definitely knows renowned summits like Palla Bianca, Monte Cermigna, and Punta di Vermoi.
Monte Sole with its unique vegetation stretches at the bottom of the Ötztal Alps from Malles to Juval near Castelbello-Ciardes.