Telves is located on the north side of the Val Ridanna valley and reflects the rural character of this area.
The village of Telves is divided into Telves di Sotto and Telves di Sopra and has got some 290 inhabitants. It is located on the northern side of the Val Ridanna and can be reached via a road that branches off at Casateia. The alpine pastures Freudalm, Kuhalm and Ochsenalm can be reached starting from Telves.
In winter Telves offers a toboggan run at the Atscherwiesen pastures. Moreover the snow-covered landscape is ideal for making winter hikes and snow shoe tours. An ideal area are the alpine pastures of Telves.