Fancy a view? After a leisurely hike from the mystical little church of St. Hippolyt at 758 m above sea level between the villages of Völlan and Tisens, we look across the valley to peaks and mountain ranges in the distance. Völlan is known as a popular health resort: Natural springs containing sulphate and minerals help with skin and joint problems at the “Völlaner Badl”. In the small village and climatic health resort, we revitalise not only our lungs but also our spirit and soul.
Mount Vigiljoch, the local mountain in Lana, has long been a place for holidaymakers and people escaping the city. Wooden holiday homes nestle crouched under coniferous trees on the hillside and tell of days gone by when people used to whizz down the mountain’s hilly larch meadows on wooden skis in winter and come together in summer to hike, relax, and celebrate after working in the woods and meadows.
Where the best childhood memories can be found, there is also the heart somewhere. Nostalgia is not hard to find up here. It drips from cowberry fields, Alpine meadows, and the scent of needles. The Vigiljoch mountain is car-free, from Lana, you can reach the mountain station at 1,486 metres in eight minutes with the cable car.If you want to be whisked away even further up, take the leisurely chairlift, there’s no hurry, it’s easy to understand here. Some paths at the Mount Vigiljoch are suitable for prams, others lead narrowly through the forest. On the way, with children, we welcome the possibility to arrange our routes flexibly: Again and again, paths cross and open up to different ways for us to reach our destination. This could be the “Schwarze Lacke” biotope, the historic St. Vigilius church, or for experienced hikers, the summit of the Naturnser Hochwart. For most children, the playgrounds and the zoo at the Mount Vigiljoch are a delight. Several restaurant inns spoil their guests with South Tyrolean specialities, and even upscale gastronomy has found its way to the top. The panorama towards the Dolomites is breathtaking, and when looking at the opposite side, we ask ourselves: What is it like there?