Alpe di Villandro – The nature paradise in Isarco Valley
The Alpe di Villandro is located at an altitude of 1700-2500 m and offers one of the most varied hiking areas in South Tyrol. In the East, the striking limestone peaks of the Dolomites tower into the sky. To the North, the Vedrette di Ries Group and the Zillertal Alps rise, and from the top of Mount Totenkirchl the view extends all the way the Ötztal Alps in the West. Up to an altitude of 2,000 meters, lush green meadows and deep pine forests cover the plateau. Above the tree line, barren heaths with small populations of mountain pine dominate the landscape. Wonderful panoramic trails stretch across the Alpe di Villandro. They take you past dazzling mountain lakes, babbling mountain streams and shady pine forests.
Hiking and mountain biking on the Alpe di Villandro
With an area of approximately 20 square km, the Alpe di Villandro is the second largest alpine plateau in Europe – the highest point is Mount Villandro with an altitude of 2,509 meters. For active vacationers a climb to the peak is the highlight during a stay in this hikers’ paradise. From the summit of Mount Villandro you have a breathtaking 360-degree view ranging from the Dolomites to the main alpine ridge. Traditional mountain huts invite you to take a break surrounded by an impressive mountain panorama, and some lodges also offer overnight accommodations. Many mountain bike trails of varying difficulty levels criss-cross the Alpe di Villandro. The variety ranges from challenging single trails to leisurely family bike paths.