hoefe bei vellau
hoefe bei vellau


At the transition from the vineyards of Lagundo to the high alpine landscape of the Tessa Group lies the panoramic village of Velloi

The chairlift moves slowly up the slope until a picture-book hamlet comes into view: The wood of the farms, the green meadows and forests, the rugged peaks of the Texel Group and the blue sky make Velloi (Vellau) an idyllic excursion destination and photo motif. It lies at almost 1,000 m a.s.l., and above it Mt. Cima Muta and Mt. Cima Rosa tower into the sky.

The small mountain village was first mentioned centuries ago as "Velaw" and was developed early on: Construction of the Plars-Velloi Chairlift and the basket lift, which goes even further up, started already in the 1960s. Where it ends, the Leiter Mountain Hut is located directly on the Merano High Route, the hike that leads through the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park in five to eight day stages. Alternatively, a mountain road takes you from the main village of Lagundo up to Velloi.

The village centre itself is dominated by the Holy Trinity Church. A first church was built already in 1724, but it became too small for the growing population. Trails such as the Saxner Path and the Hans-Frieden-Trail wind their way through the impressive natural landscape. If you are sure-footed and free from vertigo, a mountain tour to the stunning Sopranes Lakes above Velloi or on the Velloi Rock Trail is recommended: The via ferrata leads to the historic Muta Farms above Tirolo.

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