The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail in South Tyrol is a multi-day hiking trip at great heights, a true attraction for hikers. Its path develops from the Adige river source at the Resia Pass in the north until Stava/Staben in the Lower Venosta Valley, finishing in the capital Merano. The rich and varied vegetation of Monte Sole mountain and the splendid panoramic views of the Ortler mountain make the journey a unique experience.
The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail usually offers good weather conditions as well as a clear view of the glaciers, making it a perfect trip for lovers of mountains and nature.The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail passes through various stages of the Monte Sole hiking trail. Each stage offers unique features as well as breathtaking views, cultural highlights and local gastronomy, making a mountain holiday in the Venosta Valley in South Tyrol a rich and unforgettable experience.
Arrive with public transport or private transfer to Resia, check-in at the accommodation and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Dolomites and take a stroll along the lake.
It's a long but gentle walk through villages, forests and pastures with a stretch along the Resia Lake. You pass next the River Adige spring, that is worth a stop. Along the itinerary you have great views of the surrounding mountain chains and the Lake.
You can shorten the walk (5 km) starting from Curon Venosta.
Today walk along the mountainside which dominates the upper Val Venosta. Along the itinerary you can enjoy great views of the Ortles massif and the villages of Glorenza, Burgusio and Malles. The itinerary runs mostly on gravel tracks and footpaths. In Sluderno you can do a short detour to visit the famous Coira Castle.
This morning you are transferred uphill to the Agriturismo Avionshof, where the walk starts. It's a panoramic hike along the mountainside which dominates the upper Val Venosta. Along the itinerary you can enjoy great views of the Ortles massif and the villages in the valley floor. The itinerary runs mostly on gravel tracks and footpaths.
Today a short transfer by car will lead you to the tiny village of Tanas. It's a long but gentle walk along the mountainside with great views over the valley and the mountain chain between the Val Martello and Stelvio Pass. Along the itinerary you can see the Hohe Angelusspitze, the Laaser Spitze and the Tschenglser Hochwand. Along the route it is possible to do a short detour to see a waterfall.
You can shorten the walk by 1.2km.
Take the bus to Val Martello (25min). It's a relatively easy walk which runs through the mountain area where the village of Martello is set. You walk the entire day in one of the most spectacular area of Stelvio Bational Park. Along the itinerary you can enjoy great views of the lower Val Martello and Ortles massif. Along the route it is possible to do a short detour to a magnificent viewpoint.
You can shorten the route following the signs for Martello Paese.
Transfer to Laces. Here hop on the cable car to San Martino a Monte, where the walk starts. It's a gentle walk which runs along the mountain slope at the end of Venosta Valley. You can enjoy great views of the lower valley and the mountain chains which delimitate the valley. Along the route it Is possible to do a short detour to Castel Juval. At the end of the walk take the train to Merano.
Your arrangement ends here, unless you have booked a transfer or an extra night with us.
Nights in double room in *** hotels , B&B with breakfast
Hotel Etschquelle is immersed in an atmosphere of well-being in a quiet and sunny location in the heart of the village of Resia. The rooms are very comfortable in traditional style.
The Gasthof Gemse is located in the mountain village of Planòl. Breakfast and dinner are included and also a packet lunch for the following day.
Hotel Greif die Malles in Val Venosta is a small family-run hotel dating back to the 15th century. Breakfast is included.
The Gourmet Hotel Goldene Rose in Silandro is one of the most beautiful and traditional hotels in Silandro. Breakfast is included in the price.
The Flora Hotel & Suites - Merano is located in a quiet area, in the heart of Merano. Breakfast is included.
Best arrival airports: Innsbruck and Verona.
From and to Innsbruck:
You can take a bus or a train to reach the central train station (for information visit www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/train-bus/) and then get a train to Merano (to check timetables please visit www.trenitalia.it).
Or you could opt for a shuttle from the airport, look on www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/transfer/
From and to Verona airport:
You can take a shuttle that runs every 20 minutes to and from the central train station (www.aeroportoverona.it/en); or you could choose a train.
When you are in Verona Porta Nuova railway station, take a train to Merano (please check on www.trenitalia.it). From Merano a private transfer/train will take you to the Malles, where you can take the bus to Resia.
From Stava, where the last hike ends, you can take the Val Venosta train to Merano.
Best departure station: Merano (please check on www.trenitalia.it)
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour: