Velloi

High above the chief village of Lagundo, there is the village of Velloi, located in the transition zone between cultural and high alpine landscape.

The village of Velloi, stretching from 990 to 1,500 m asl, is located in the area in which the cultural landscape with vineyards is exchanged with high alpine vegetation. Inhabited by some 130 people, Velloi was first mentioned in 1347 under the name “Velaw”. Very early in time it became of great importance for tourism. In the 60s and 70s, the chairlift from Plars to Velloi as well as the basket lift from Velloi to the Leiter Alm pasture were established.

The eye-catcher of the centre is the S. Trinity church. The first church dates back to the year 1724, but became too small for the rising number of inhabitants. For this reason a new and larger church was built and completed in 1895. Velloi is also the centre of the hiking area above Lagundo. Numerous trail such as the Saxnerweg trail or the Hans-Frieden-trail make you experience nature and landscape at close quarters. What is also recommendable is a tour onto the Hochmut or the “Vellauer Felsenweg” trail, which is a fixed rope route taking to the characteristic Muthof farms above Tirolo.

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