Hiking in Val Venosta

The 3000 metre peaks always in sight

From the Latschander canal and the Alta Via Val Venosta to the high mountain tours in the Sesvenna and Ortles-Cevedale group, Coldrano is known for its vast network of hiking trails, offering tours of all levels of difficulty. While Monte Sole with its low rainfall and steppe vegetation invites hikers and climbers in early spring and until late autumn, the shady Monte Tramontana with its thick forest is ideal for hiking and climbing in midsummer. Thematic trails such as the South Tyrolean Strawberry Trail or the Waldberg Farmers Trail combine the passion for hiking with the knowledge of the life and culture of Val Venosta. The houses of the Stelvio Natural Park also invite you to learn about a unique environmental and cultural context. If you don't know where to start, you can count on our advice: we are the number one fans of the mountains and we will be delighted to tell you about our favourite tours.

Our favourite hikes

Along the Plima river above Morter, slightly uphill towards Obermontani and further on to the Ramini canal.

An easy path that crosses wooded slopes on the eastern edge of the Morter meadows.

By way of the Tiss and the Tisserbrücke bridges, you reach the charming canal connected to the one called Schnalserwaal.

Immerse yourself in the landscape riches of Val Martello. The Rainhof farm is also worth a visit.

Seven stations that tell the story of farmers and forest management. Also ideal as a snowshoe excursion.

An interesting route with twelve high mountain stations overlooking the glacier. Starting point: Malga Melago.

The starting point of this panoramic and picturesque tour is the parking area of Martello di Dentro. Initially moderately steep, it continues up a hill and to a section secured by ropes to the cross on the summit and then to the Martello hut.

From the Hotel Stallwies through the larch and Swiss stone pine forest to the end of the trees and further north-west on a path that crosses partially steep slopes and rocky slabs through a steep basin to the top. Follow the same path to return.

From the mountain station of the Malga di Tarres through the Zirmraunhütte to the Großes Wetterkreuz, keep right along the ruins of the aqueduct of the Tarscher Joch irrigation canal up to the Latscher Jöchl. From here, continue towards the rocky and partially exposed ridge up to the panoramic point.

From the mountain station of the San Martino cable car through the Malga di San Martino in Monte, follow the signs marked 6 towards the fork and from there continue on path no. 9, through the entire spruce forest. Then, you will pass cheerful huts up to the climb to the summit via stony and steep paths.

Stage 1

The first of the six stages that start from Coldrano along Monte Sole offers a lot for nature-loving hikers: from Castel Juval you climb up to the altitude of 1458 m at the mountain station of the San Martino cable car.

Stage 2

Intense (1156 m uphill and 1339 m downhill) and full of scenic points, this stretch of the Alta Via is characterized by unique views and the numerous mountain farms where you can stop for a refreshment break.

Stage 3

From Paflur, the path leads over a difficult mountain stretch to Glieshof, right in the heart of the rustic Val di Mazia, which extends to the Ötztal Alps in a northerly direction (1105 m uphill and 772 m downhill).

Stage 4

Ideally to be tackled in the early morning hours, the fourth stage of the Alta Via leads to the small hamlet of Mazia up to Montecin in about 6 hours of walking (709 m uphill and 1152 m downhill).

Stage 5

By far the shortest and easiest stage of the Alta Via, it is characterized by the arid and steppe landscape, which offers a harsh but fascinating contrast with the dense woods of Val di Mazia (520 m uphill and 314 m downhill).

Stage 6

After the arid landscape of Monte Sole, the last part of the excursion is particularly exciting because it includes the shores of Lake Resia. The tour ends at the source of the Adige, the real vital source that crosses the entire Venosta Valley to reach Merano and from there continue to Porto Fossone (850 m uphill and 865 m downhill).

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