The Ladin pilgrimage is the best known and most popular foot pilgrimage to Säben and continues to take place to this day. Its documented existence goes back 500 years, but it is probably much older. The three-day pilgrimage, in which only men may take part, is held every three years: in 2006, exactly 1,046 travelled from the Badia Valley.
The three-day pilgrimage sees the men cross the ridge line between the Badia Valley and the Eisack Valley at the Würzjoch or Kreuzjoch passes. They spend two nights in the Villnöss Valley, formerly in barns on the local farm, nowadays in rooms provided for this purpose by the innkeepers and families of Villnöss.
There are several assumptions concerning the origins of the pilgrimage from the Badia Valley. It may be a thanksgiving procession, because the Badia Valley was Christianised by Säben; the pilgrimage may also originate from a vow made in times of great need; or it could represent a petition to the miraculous cross of Säben.