The jewel of Valles is the idyllic alpine village Fane Alm, located above the village.
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Valles is located only a few minute’s car drive from Rio di Pusteria, at 1,353 m asl at the end of the homonymous mountain valley. Not only its location is striking, but it also boasts one of the most beautiful Alpine hamlets, the so-called Malga Fane.
Valles stands for an idyllic spot of land in the mountains, to which tradition and culture are of utmost importance. In winter Valles is an ideal place for spending one’s family holidays: two ski lifts for beginners and kids are available directly in the village, while more experienced skiers can head for the slopes on the mountain. At the top of Jochtal, there is another highlight, taking place every Tuesday evening: the „Tanz der Vampire“ (dance of the vampires) is a party at 2,008 m asl. The slopes are illuminated for ski touring, the funicular is in operation for party tigers. To make the offer complete, there is a toboggan run from Malga Fane down into the village. And there is also a cross-country ski run, with several possibilities to stop.
Particularly popular events are also the return of the cattle in autumn, as well the alpine festival and milk festival at Malga Fane, taking place in August. Summer in Valles is the best season for hiking, as there are several alpine tours that can be done. A shuttle service takes you to the Malga Fane, which is also starting point for several tours on the mountains. Not only the Rif. Bressanone, but also the Picco della Croce and Cima Valmala are worthwhile destinations for experienced mountaineers.
> Our tip: in April, there is a ski touring competition taking place round the Cima Valmala, come and see. By the way, another must-do is tobogganing from Malga Fane, down to the village.