The village of Valas is starting point for several hikes on the Salto high plateau.
Valas, a component locality of San Genesio, is located at 1,357 m asl and has got some 280 inhabitants. First mentioned in 1186 in written documents, the name of the little mountain village probably derives from the Roman term „valles“, which means valley.
Located in the heart of an unspoilt natural landscape, the village is surrounded by innumerable hiking trails. Above all families and children feel at ease. The Salto, boasting the largest larch meadow of Europe, is not only an ideal spot of land for those who seek relaxation, but offers also a huge playground for children. By the way. the so-called “Sagenwanderung” brings the world of legends closer both to adults and kids. Moreover there is the Fahrer pond, a little biotope located close to Valas, which is also one of the main excursion destinations of this area.