Vallelunga

Nature in its purest state, this is what the solitary Vallelunga with its steep larch slopes has to offer.

The glacier of the Palla Bianca mountain ridge is ideal terrain for those who love high alpine mountaineering and even ice climbing. At the upper end of the Vallunga, there is the Rif. Palla Bianca, located at 2,544 m at the border of Austria and Italy.

The villages in the Vallelunga, which at Curon branches off in the upper Val Venosta, comprises farms and hamlets. Driving across the valley, you come across Molino di Fuori, Molino di Dentro, Schmiede, Malsau, Raffein, Pedross, Lorett, Maso Anger, Caprone (1750 m), Prevarco, Riegl, Zerkaser, Padöll, Pleif, Pozzin, Patscheid, Casabella, Pratzn, Grub, Kappl, Hinterkirch, Wies and Melago (1,900 m), farther up there are the Alpine pastures of Caprone, Monte Bove, Pazin, Maseben and the Malga di Melago.

Vallelunga has also got its own skiing area. In winter, the valley is above all famous with those who love cross-country skiing, as there are also cross-country ski and dog sledding events.

What is particularly striking is a unique rock formation, the so-called “Krampusloch”, which closely resembles a human being. Covered by algas and lichens, its colour scheme is likewise impressive.

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