Many roads lead to the Val di Non mountain valley. The route from Merano reaches Senale along the old road up the Palade mountain Pass. From Bolzano, another historic road crosses over the Mendel Pass to reach the Val di Non and the route from Trentino also leads into the high meadows of the Val di Non. In this idyllic mountain landscape under the gaze of the imposing Monte Lucco, are four German-speaking Nonsberg villages situated along the Mendelkamm Ridge bordering Italian Trentino. This unspoilt, sunny mountain valley has sprawling forests, abundant wildlife, solitary mountain trails for hiking, mountain lakes, canyons and gorges. Its vast natural expanse has earned the Val di Non the moniker: Little Canada.
Though bordering Italian-speaking Trentino, the four German-speaking villages in Senale are historically and culturally bonded to the neighbouring province of South Tyrol, as is reflected in the local language, traditions and cuisine. Visitors come to see the oldest religious sanctuary in Tyrol, as well as to experience the pristine natural environment of Senale and explore its magnificent hiking trails. The hiking paths lead through the forests into the Brenta Mountains or up onto the summit of Monte Lucco with fantastic views of the surrounding territory. The more devoted can also follow the footsteps of the pilgrims along the ancient St. Jacob and St. Romedius pilgrimage routes.