La Val: hiking village

An Alpine village where craftsmanship, agriculture and ancient traditions are still well preserved

The village of La Val lies on the green slopes in front of the Sasso Santa Croce and the centre is 1.348 m above sea level. Though a part of the tourist area of Alta Badia, the Alpine village of La Val is strongly distinguished from other villages of the area, not only because it is without ski lifts, but also for the farmer landscapes, peaceful tranquility and the presence of ancient Ladin traditions, which are cherished.

La Val is very much loved by families with children and people who want to spend a truly reinvigorating holiday in strict contact with an uncontaminated nature.

In La Val, traditions are felt everywhere, they are clearly visible in the talented artisan workshops in the district of Pederoa, at the religious festivals and folk events, in the typical constructions known as Viles and in the strong love for their land of its 1.300 inhabitants.

Especially during summer, there are many organised excursions with expert guides, visits to the typical residential farmer areas and culinary events as the "Sonns y Saus" on the Armentara meadows along with the various “Segra” (cultural events) in the different villages.

Les Viles in La Val

Les Viles in La Val

Like few other places in Val Badia, La Val offers numerous well-preserved traditional Ladin houses, scattered on the slopes of the village. In the Ladin language (Ladino) they are known as “Les Viles”: they represent the local architectural style par excellence and are a unique form of organisation based on spaces and infrastructures shared amongst multiple family units.

Church of Santa Berbura

Church of Santa Barbara

Built in 1491 on a panoramic hill just above the village of La Val, this church represents the photographic emblem of La Val, thanks both to its location and also to its extraordinary historical and artistic value. Both, this church, as well as the bell tower of the Old Church of La Val can be reached from our hotel with a 20-minute walk.

Bruneck city


In case of rare bad weather, beyond the visits to the many shops and workshops of Pederoa, we would absolutely recommend a visit to the nearby town of Brunico. The cheerful town in Val Pusteria offers shopping streets with typical Tyrolean architecture, churches and cultural monuments. Here visitors will find the very interesting “Messner Mountain Museum”, dedicated to the mountain populations. If you visit this town during Christmas time, you can’t miss the famous Christmas markets.