Dolomite cinema and hiking happiness in the Funes Valley
Funes Valley, also known as Val di Funes or “Villnöß”, is the gateway to the legendary Dolomites along with Val Gardena to the south. The small chapel of St. John in Ranui with its characteristic bell tower is a particularly popular photo motif.
Part of the Funes Valley belongs to the Puez-Odle Nature Park, a protected area of exceptional beauty. The park is home to diverse alpine flora and fauna and offers numerous hiking trails and via ferratas (fixed rope routes) for outdoor enthusiasts.
In summer, the villages of St. Peter and St. Magdalena in Funes can also be reached via the “Würzjoch” pass (Passo delle Erbe or Ju de Börz). The mountain pass is a popular route for motorcyclists and cyclists. The winding road leads through a spectacular mountain landscape with panoramic views of the surrounding Dolomite peaks.
Funes is a popular hiking area in summer and winter.
Many mountain huts invite you to take a break and stop for refreshments. Hike comfortably at the foot of the Odle group on the Adolf Munkel trail or high up on the challenging via ferratas to the mountain peaks.
In winter, Funes Valley is a true Eldorado for outdoor enthusiasts: snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski touring opportunities abound. Hike from the Zanserhütte hut to the Geisleralm or Gampenalm. Return by toboggan on the groomed trails.
And the small village lift in St. Magdalena is an inexpensive alternative to the crowded ski areas in Val Gardena on some days.