Novale is located at the orographic left riverside of the Rienza, at 1,150 m asl.
Novale is located at the opposite side of Monguelfo and has got about 40 inhabitants. The cycle track of the Val Pusteria passes close to the village, making a tour to the Alta Pusteria or to Brunico possible starting from the village. On foot you can reach the artificial lake of Valdaora, a further popular destination is the Walde Alm.
Also a circircular trail of 5 km starting from Novale is particularly recommendable: via the Lettner farms, Waldbrunn and the Gailerhof farm it leads you back to Monguelfo.