The Villnoess Valley – a Dolomite Valley in a Unique Mountain Landscape


Find peace and relaxation in one of the most beautiful and quiet Dolomite valleys. The Geisler Group of mountains in the Puez-Geisler Nature Reserve, is the emblem and major eye-catcher, with its craggy tors and mountain summits, which, thanks to their limestone content, are also known as the pale mountains.


Scarcely another valley has such a rapid transition from the gentle low mountain terraces of the Eisack Valley, on which it is possible to grow excellent grapes for wine, to the impressive rocky massifs of the Dolomites.


Geisler for hikers


The peaks of the Geisler - Villnoess' Hiking Pin


The "peaks of the Geisler" pin is a special incentive for hiking in the Villnoess alpine pastures. It is possible to buy the basic pin from all of the huts mentioned here for just €3.00. The petals that go with it can then be obtained for free from all of the other huts when you stop there for a drink or snack.







Guided Hikes in Villnoess


Guided hikes are offered throughout the summer:
> Nature reserve hikes
> Crags and springs
> Villnoess Herrensteig track
> Beginning and ending
More information and reservations: Villnoess Tourist Information Association, Tel. +39 0472 840 180 -



Naturerlebnispfad ZansExperiencing nature in Zans – hiking with no barriers


The regional office for nature reserves and the regional agency for forestry and public property have jointly developed a trail that is also suitable for use by people with disabilities. It is accessible by wheelchair along its entire length and also features Braille signage in places.
The trail is approx. three kilometres long, with an incline of no more than 8 percent, is equipped with a special wearing course and has several rest areas – all of which should guarantee that wheelchair users too will feel comfortable and safe here.
The Zans Nature Experience Trail begins at the car park in Zans, leads over the Piuswiese meadow and a newly built wooden bridge to the game reserve, past the lime kiln, the "Kelderer Wiese" hut and the forester's lodge before ending back in the car park in Zans. It is a lovely circular route, which, in a total of fourteen stations offers many views and insights into the beautiful natural and cultural landscape in and around Zans.

More information on the start and course of the Zans Nature Experience Trail





Getting to the Villnoess Alpine PasturesAnfahrt


A22 Brenner motorway – Klausen/Chiusa exit. Drive for approx. 2 km on the main highway towards Brixen/Bressanone and then turn right as per the signs into the Villnoess Valley.
At the head of the valley after approx. 15 km you will reach the Ranui car park, or alternatively you can continue to the Zans car park, approx. 3 km further on.
Both starting points are also accessible by public bus from Klausen.






Low Impact Mobility


are the magic words for anyone who wants to combine leisure-time fun with environmental awareness. The group taxi offers the option of reaching a wide variety of hiking route starting points without your own car.

Group taxi tel. +39 0472 840 051



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