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Multiday Hike on the Val Venosta Alpine Ridgeway Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail

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  • Panoramic view from the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail
    / Panoramic view from the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail
    Photo: FriederBlickle_Vinschgau_Marketing, Vinschgau
  • Signpost on the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail
    / Signpost on the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail
    Photo: FriederBlickle_Vinschgau_Marketing, Vinschgau
Map / Multiday Hike on the Val Venosta Alpine Ridgeway Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail
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difficult
106.5 km
33:34 h
4852 m
3842 m

The Val Venosta Alpine Ridgeway (Vinschger Höhenweg) in the Lower Vinschgau valley, from Stava/Staben to the source of the Etsch river at the Reschen Pass where three countries meet, is a true experience for passionate hikers. The stretch totals 108 km and follows existing and new footpaths, paths alongside "Waale" (historic irrigation canals) and connecting roads between farms.

The Alpine Ridgeway unites various stages that can be hiked as part of a multi-day tour or as a one-day excursion. The individual stages are easily accessible via access points in the villages in the valley. In order to help hikers keep their bearings, the entire Alpine Ridgeway is marked with a uniform red logo.

It is a truly remarkable experience to hike through the species-rich vegetation and impressive world of nature that could not be more filled with contrast. The trails on the Sonnenberg mountain feature diverse vegetation such as steppe grass and herbs. They also offer exciting views of the highest mountains in South Tyrol and the fertile valley below.

The best time for the hike is from April to October, although one should be aware that it can be very hot in summer.

Tip: special rates for the Val Venosta Alpine Ridgeway are available (B&B including luggage transport, hiking map of the ridgeway, return transport to the starting point).

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2215 m
Lowest point
556 m
Best time of year
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Turn-by-turn directions

The various stages:
Stage 1 – From Staven to San Martino al Monte (Laces)
Stage 2 – From San Martino al Monte (Laces) to Tanas (Lasa).
Stage 3 – From Tanas (Lasa) to the Glieshöfe farms in Mazia (Malles)
Stage 4 – From the Glieshöfe farms in Mazia (Malles) to the hamlet Monteschino (Tarces)
Stage 5 – From Monteschino (Tarces) to Planol (Malles)
Stage 6 – From Planol (Malles) to the source of the Etsch river at the Reschen Pass

More information: www.vinschgau.net

Getting there

Parkplätze: - Staben: Dorfzentrum am Bahnhof, kostenlos und unbewacht - Reschen: Sportplatz, kostenlos und unbewacht (Gehzeit ca. 10 Minuten bis zur Etschquelle)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
106.5 km
Duration
33:34 h
Ascent
4852 m
Descent
3842 m

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