Monguelfo-Welsberg, the village with an abundant past and its own sun deck by the name of Tesido-Taisten, is located at the entrance to the Valle di Casies-Gsieser Tal valley. It is Welsperg Castle, which, on its sunny cliff, very carefully watches over who is passing through the gateway to undisturbed nature. It will tell anyone who visits and listens to its history about what was once the most noble family in all of Tyrol, the lords of Welsperg. It also plays a role in the Paul Troger Route as a stop. Those, on the other hand, who prefer to put their energy into nature instead of culture will find Tesido to be the ideal starting point. Countless strolling paths and hiking trails lead into a landscape of forests and meadows with abundant views of the Dolomites. A hike to the Malga di Tesido-Taistner Alm is on the must-do list both in the summer and in the winter.
Val Casies valley
The Val Casies Valley, on the other hand, has managed to grab some space between the ridges of the Vedrette di Ries-Rieserferner chain and the Deferegg Alps. The valley runs as far as S. Maddalena: broad, flat, sunny, and beautiful. The slopes are bedecked on both sides of the valley with thick forests of fir and spruce. Magnificent farmhouses with balconies blackened by the sun seem to almost be randomly scattered across the flower and herb-covered meadows. Once a year, the otherwise still winter is interrupted by a colorful event: the Gran Fondo Val Casies draws hundreds or even thousands of participants and spectators to and onto the cross country ski trail. In the summer, it is time for the Val Casies Mountain Pastures Festival, which provides for all sorts of excitement.