gais tesselberg
gais tesselberg


The Montassilone Round Trip, a mountain bike tour, shows you the beauty of the area around Gais and Perca

Just like Rio Molino and Lana di Gais, Montassilone is also one of the small hamlets on the slope that together with Gais and Villa Ottone form the municipal area of Gais. You can reach the small hamlet from Gais village at the entrance to the Valli di Tures and Aurina or from Perca village a little above Brunico. Along this road leads the popular Montassilo Round Trip, a mountain bike tour on asphalt which is also suitable for racing cyclists and takes about three hours.

Impressive in Montassilone are the paired farmsteads with hipped roofs, which are grouped together with the houses around the Church of Saints Chrysant and Daria. Montassilone has few inhabitants, everyday life seems very far away. Mountain tours take you from here to the summit of Mt. Geige or Mt. Bel Colle, with the way back via the Montassilone Mountain Hut, where a stop for refreshments is worthwhile. The descent is somewhat easier, for example on the excursion from Montassilone through the Valle dell'Orso or Bärental valley - literally the Bear Valley - to the legendary Chela Castle in Gais. You can take the bus back.

Several legends tell of Montassilone (Tesselberg). If you believe them, on the way to the Montassilone Hut you can meet the little men "Tesselberger Männlein", who used to dig for mineral resources. They are little brownies who still live in the tunnel holes and are directly connected to Mt. Untersberg in Salzburg. Another legend tells that in Montassilone Barbarossa - Emperor Redbeard - will pass by when he re-establishes his empire in the south.

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