Milchsteig Suedtirol
Milchsteig Suedtirol

South Tyrolean Milk Path

An interesting hike with information about the South Tyrolean dairy industry leads to the most beautiful alpine village in South Tyrol.

A theme trail in the country also provides information about milk, which is available in South Tyrol e.g. as hay milk. The destination is the most beautiful alpine village in South Tyrol, which invites you to stop all year round: In winter, a toboggan run starts here, making the way back even more exciting. The Fane Alpine Village, an alpine pasture high up in the Valles Valley, consists of living huts, hay huts, a chapel and three alpine taverns, i.e. a total of around 30 buildings. Its history goes back to the Middle Ages, when a military hospital was built here for plague and cholera sufferers.

The starting point for the South Tyrolean Milk Path (path no. 17) - "Südtiroler Milchsteig" in German, "Sentiero del Latte dell'Alto Adige" in Italian - is the car park at the head of the valley in Valles at 1,396 m a.s.l. Afterwards, you walk 2.8 km through the magnificent alpine landscape to the legendary Fane Alpine Village, the highlight of the hike. The information boards along the trail are in the shape of a cow or a goat, once as a bale of hay. The hike can also be combined with a tour including a tasting of the mountain cheese "Valler Gold", which the cheesemaker of the Kuttn Mountain Hut on the Fane Alpine Village offers once a week in summer. By the way: South Tyrol also celebrates its milk at the South Tyrolean Milk Festival here every two years...

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Opening times

  • Thu 23 Sep 08:30 - 16:30
  • Fri 24 Sep 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sat 25 Sep 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sun 26 Sep 08:30 - 16:30
  • Mon 27 Sep 08:30 - 16:30
  • Tue 28 Sep 08:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 29 Sep 08:30 - 16:30

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Fane Alpine Village - summer 2021 (05/16/2021 - 10/31/2021)

  • Mon 08:30 - 16:30
  • Tue 08:30 - 16:30
  • Wed 08:30 - 16:30
  • Thu 08:30 - 16:30
  • Fri 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sat 08:30 - 16:30
  • Sun 08:30 - 16:30

Fane Alpine Village - winter 2021 (12/05/2021 - 04/17/2022)

  • Mon 09:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 16:00

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freely accessible

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The rest days and opening hours of the Fane Alpine Village depend on the single mountain huts.

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