Fane Alm in Vals is a must-see attraction in any season.
This quaint Alpine village owes its unique beauty to a combination of historical flair and majestic mountain surroundings. Originally built as a hospital for plague and cholera patients in the Middle Ages, it now presents itself as a collection of rustic huts, some of which serve food and drinks, with the picturesque addition of a small church. All of this amidst breathtaking natural scenery.
In the summer, Fane Alm serves as a mountain pasture for cattle, while in winter it turns into a snowy wonderland. Now that autumn has arrived, it offers unclouded views and a triumph of colours under a clear blue sky.
How to get to Fane Alm:
From Panorama Living Dolomites, take the 15-minute drive to the neighbouring village of Vals and park in front of the Kurzkofel hut. From there, you can choose between two different routes. The Milk Trail (Milchsteig) is especially recommended for families, as it features educational stations along the way providing information on dairy farming and animal husbandry.
Alternatively, you can take the asphalt road and walk for about an hour and a half to Fane Alm, where you can visit one of the three managed huts and indulge with the local specialities.
From Fane Alm, experienced mountaineers have the opportunity to climb to the highest peak in the area, Mt. Wilde Kreuzspitze (3,132 metres of altitude), or to Mt. Wurmaulspitze (3,022 metres).
Whether you’re after a leisurely walk with the family or an exciting challenge, we’re willing to bet that Fane Alm will steal your heart!