Part of a European wide association and delight for guests
The region around La Val is captivating with fascinating mountain stories and lovely nature and biodiversity. The imposing backdrop around Peitlerkofel, Heiligenkreuzkofel and Kreuzspitze mountains is impressive, the hay-huts at Armentara convey a historic agricultural culture and the varied landscapes (meadows, hillside forests, valleys and hills) create a firework of natural attractions. This landscape is the result of a centuries-old mountain farming culture, one that lives in time with nature
Peace, nature and tradition – these are the three qualities that best characterize La Val. The Alpine meadow village in the South Tyrolean Dolomite mythical landscape was the first European Hiking Village. It embodies the Ladin way of life in its purest form: rural hamlets characterize the village structure, choirs and music groups keep the legacy of folk music alive and high quality handcraft products can be found in the craft zone.The numerous summer evening events, from concerts to performances of folk-dance groups and to multivison shows, are popular tourist attractions.
The traditions and culture of Alta Badia can also be found in the kitchen. Seasons, events and festivals have their specialties. The traditional Ladin dishes consist of simple ingredients, prepared with ancient recipes, based exclusively on local products; They are therefore characterized by freshness and purity.
Enter step by step into the wonderful world of the Armentara Alpine meadow village of La Val and be enchanted by its beauty – that’s the promise of a hike along the Tru di Pra on Ritwiesen Meadow to Ciamplorët. As far as the eye can see, green fields extend in a traditional landscape that was once farmed by hand by our rural ancestors. Today these fields still remain an important part of our livestock farming, but are now maintained by machines.
The higher you hike along the trails, the more species can be found in the meadows. Beautiful lookout points, fotopoints, info cabins with cool games for kids, designated sun bathing meadows, a sulfur spring with radioactive water in Al Bagn, and diverse refreshment stands, all together create an unforgettable hiking experience. For visitors who do not want to hike the entire 24 km distance, there are comfortable hiking taxis available.