Villanderer Alm, one of Europe’s largest alpine pastures, is undoubtedly one of South Tyrol’s most popular hiking areas. The mostly flat Alm alpine pastureland, which has a surface area of about 20 square kilometers, offers many hiking trails and a wealth of unspoiled nature at elevations between 1,700 and 2,500 meters. The Villanderer Alm circuit trail, for example, runs along undemanding paths to the most beautiful spots on this vast plateau. Hikers will be amply rewarded with fantastic views of the Dolomites, the Rieserferner Gruppe and the Zillertal Alps. At the mountain huts of Villanderer Alm, hungry hikers can enjoy South Tyrolean specialties and sun terraces with panoramic views.
Man has left his mark here for centuries, if not millennia: The trail leads past the Am Toten Chapel, and the path leading to it follows the old Stations of the Cross. A little further from the Schwarzseen Lakes, you’ll find the remains of a mine dating from the sixteenth century.
Raised moss and sun terrace… Alpe di Villandro is a great place for spending a day under the open sky.
Numerous refuges are spread all over, offering traditional delicacies and a great place for a rest and having a cool drink.