This relaxing round tour starts in the village centre of La Villa and proceeds to the traditional farmsteads of the valley
Image gallery: Cycling tour to the Ladin farmsteads
The 13.6 km long tour starts in the centre of La Villa. Passed by the Hotel Christiania, we follow the signposts towards Corvara. After about 2 km we traverse a wooden bridge and pass by the Hotel Cristallo. After the farmsteads of Verda, a hamlet near La Villa, we follow the path C1 to the parish church of La Villa, dating back to the 16th century. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Afterwards we cross the historical quarter and proceed towards Lake Sompunt at 1,460 m asl, where we make a short break. Ongoing we follow the signposts towards Pedraces - at its tourist information we turn towards the hamlet of San Leonardo, where shortly before the parish church we proceed in the direction of La Villa and Oies. The latter is the birthplace of Saint Joseph Freinademetz: his birth house can still be seen and has become a real pilgrimage site.
Along this section you can see numerous original Ladin farms such as the ones of Craciurara, Cianins and Altin. These small housing estates at the slopes of the Val Badia valley and the Alta Badia are known as "Les Viles". Finally we return - after 1.5 hours - with many great impressions to our starting point in La Villa.
Important: if you want to do this cycle tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: village centre of La Villa
Route: La Villa - Verda - Lake Sompunt - Pedraces - San Leonardo - Oies - La Villa
Distance: 13.6 km
Cycling time: about 1.5 hours
Altitude difference: 360 m
Characteristics: forest roads and asphalted tracks
Suitable for families? Yes, it is an easy cycling tour.