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Visiting the Hiking Village La Val

In our hiking village people are explicitly allowed to walk-on and enjoy

  • Artistic workshops with long tradition
  • The Armentara meadows in the natural park Fanes-Senes-Braies
  • Distinctive rural countryside
  • Good choice of accommodation in different price ranges.
La Val in summer

The Hiking Village La Val is situated some 1,348 m above sea level at the foot of the mighty Santa Croce group, right in the middle of the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. Surrounded by unspoilt mountain woods and pastures, the village is blessed with an incomparable beauty. Nature still sets the pace here. Ancient arts and crafts, agriculture and age-old customs also contribute to the character of the village.

La Val offers an unforgettable holiday for the whole family. With its especial closeness to nature, it is just the place where you will find it really easy to relax. Because La Val is a village with distinctive agricultural and arts and crafts traditions, there are many opportunities for experiencing country life close up. In the artisan district in Pederoa you can also visit local firms and businesses such as the cabinet makers and artisan workshops rich in traditions that go back centuries. Of particular interest are the bespoke weavers which can look back on a hundred years of tradition and experience.

And as for the choice of accommodation on offer in La Val, there is something to suit every possible requirement. There are hotels and hostelries, B&Bs, holiday homes and of course an impressive number of welcoming farms, all offering regional specialities and local agricultural produce.

Armentara meadow and Sas dla Crusc

The numerous festivals and events which take place over the course of the year bear testimony to the fact that traditions lie at the heart of life in La Val. So for example, the “Sons y Saus de Armentara" event takes place on the Armentara meadows in summer, when local choirs and folk groups provide musical entertainment and Ladin specialities are on offer.

  • La Val in winter
    Infrastractures harmoniously embedded in the natural landscape
  • Huts on the Armenatra meadow
    Armentara meadow
  • Holy Barbara's church with the Pütia in sight
    Holy Barbara's church

This charming hiking village offers many fascinating destinations for excursions in both summer and winter. For instance, a hike in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park is an absolute must, as it forms part of the Dolomite UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Rit and the Armentara meadows natural biotopes are particular highlights of this heritage site, and here you can admire rare orchids, silicate spruce trees, larch meadows, stone pine forests and more than 60 varieties of bird.

Weekly walks and tours with expert guides are on offer during the summer months including, for example, a walk through the typical hamlets of the area where you can sample Ladin specialities.

La Val during the summer

In winter it is just a few minutes by car to get from La Val to the two large skiing areas of Alta Badia and Plan de Corones. Or if you would rather not use your car, you can always make use of the free ski shuttle bus service. For the non-skier La Val offers ten kilometres of natural toboggan runs and cleared winter hiking trails through a sublime landscape.

Population: 1,302