The Ortler is the highest peak in South Tyrol (3905m), it is located in the Stelvio National Park and offers magnificent panoramic views: from the Ötztal Alps all the way to the Dolomites, and under optimal conditions, as far away as Switzerland. The ascent of the Ortler can only be done by experienced mountaineers, but the surrounding panoramic mountains on the opposing side of the valley offer great views on the majestic peaks of the Ortler,  Königsspitze and Cevedale respectively.

Another remarkable feature of Venosta Valley are the significant differences in altitude within short horizontal distances. One of the most spectacular crags is the vertical distance at the Tschenglser Hochwand mountain of approx. 2500 m from the valley to the peak.