The environment in the Upper Venosta Valley is largely characterized by green valleys and high Alpine pastures. It is also the location of the Malles heath - largest in the Alps. Further north there is the extensive lake complex situated around the Resia Lake and the lake around S. Valentino/St. Valentin on the heath.

Today, there are more than 80 farmed pastures in the Venosta Valley on an area of 37,000 hectares of grazing areas and at an altitude of 2,000 m. Many of the pastures also provide resting places for hikers offering their guests peace and relaxation, along with music, concerts and traditional South Tyrolean cuisine, served on spacious sun terraces. The numerous dairies in the Valley produce their own cheese, butter and milk products.

Important: Most of the alpine pastures in the Upper Vinschgau Valley are open in the summer months, from June to October. Some are also open in the winter months, from December to April. All opening hours of our alpine pastures at a glance in our info app.