Date: 23 - 28 June / 07 - 12 July / 18 - 23 August
The Merano High Trekking Route is one of the most beautiful in the whole Alpine area. With relatively small differences in altitude, to a certain extent it connects the high mountain climate of the Texelgruppe and the sub-Mediterranean climate of the Merano basin. As if from a panorama terrace you can view Vinschgau valley, the Merano basin, the Passeiertal valley as well as the Sarntal valley, Stubai and Ötztal Alps. On a clear day you feel you can reach out and touch the Dolomites, the Brenta group and the Ortler-Cevedale massif. You can also experience at first hand the world of the mountain farmers, who have laboured for centuries to make this mountain and pasture landscape hospitable. In addition, the route leads around and through the 33,000 hectare large Texelgroup Nature Park, passing lakes, valleys and peaks. This is an excellent way of becoming acquainted with the vast range of contrasts characteristic of this mountain world.
|Sun.||Dorf Tirol - cable car Hochmut - Hochganghaus hut - Gasthaus Giggelberg, overnight.
Gehzeit: ca. 6,5 Stunden, 870 m, descent 650 m – km 13,5
|Mon.||Giggelberg - 1000 Steps Canyon - Katharinaberg - Montferthof, overnight.
Walking time: 6,5 - 7 hours, ascent 770 m, descent 840 m – km 15,5
|Tues.||Pfossental Valley - Jägerrast/Vorderkaser - Mitterkaser, overnight.
Walking time: 4 - 4,5 hours, ascent 750 m, descent 200 m – km 10
|Wed.||Eishöfe - Eisjöchl 2908 m- Stettiner hut - Zeppichl,overnight.
Walking time: 7 hours, ascent 970 m, descent 1266 m – km 18,5
|Thurs.||Ulfas - Christl - Matatz - Valtelehof, overnight.
Walking time: 6 hours, ascent 505 m, descent 1070 m – km 18,5
|Fri.||Passiria Valley - Vernuer - Gfeis - descent to Dorf Tirol.
Walking time: 6 hours, ascent 812 m, descent 1110 m – km 17
Date: 30 June - 06 July / 11 - 17 August
A real jewel among the valleys of South Tyrol with its age-old but well looked-after farm-houses and its lived tradition – that is the Ultental. Along old paths we experience this unique landscape high above the narrow valley. This special trekking tour projected by Meralpin with wide views is led by guides with excellent knowledge of the place. Transfers during the week are executed by our Meranalpin bus, which also serves as depot for the luggage.
|Sun.||Meeting at the inn Kirchsteiger at St. Walburg, Ultental, supper and short information of the trekking week.|
|Mon.||Lana - Vigiljoch - Rauhbühel – Stafleralm – St. Helena
Transfer to cable car of Vigiljoch at Lana at 8.45 h. A bag with extra underwear can be left in the bus. Ascent by cable car followed by a nice walk to the tavern Jocher. Ascent along broad paths up to the Rauhbühel 2727 m. From there starts the wonderful Panorama path, which leads us along the timber line crossing flourishing alpine pastures, past the Stafleralm 1866 m into the Ultental. Underneath the Naturnser Hochwart we descend to the Falkomaital walking out of the valley by passing the Mariolbergalm 1661 m to the Helener Bichl 1532 m, our today`s destination, the tavern St. Helena.
Walking time 6,5 hs, ascent 850 m, descent 740 m, 13,5 km
|Tues.||Peilstein 2542 m – Marschnellalm – Kuppelwies
From St. Helena we ascend up to the Innere Falkomaialm 2051 m by passing through the woody ridge of the Ortler Hühnerspiel 2020 m. Over alpine pastures the track leads on to the look-out peak of the Peilstein 2542 m with its impressing view over the Ultental. Short descent to the Marschnellalm 2212 m and along a panorama track to the Riemerbergalm 2049 m. Descent through the forest to the farmhouse Simian 1752 m, where the Alpinbus waits for us to take us to Kuppelwies.
Walking time 6 – 7 hs, ascent 1150 m, descent 990 m, 13 km
|Wed.||Schwemmalm - Schusterhütte - Höchsterhütte 2561 m
The cable car spares us the first ascent to the Schwemmalm 2147 m. Along a pleasant path without challenging slopes through clear larch forests we reach the charmingly situated rustic Schusterhütte 2308 m. Walking on we pass through the Flaschberg- and Tufertal and thus we have already reached the Stilfser Joch National Park, always following the timber line up to the Weissbrunnsee 2000 m. Now begins the steeper part of the ascent to the Grünsee with its Höchsterhütte 2561 m exactly beneath the Eggenspitze, still a glacier.
Walking time 6 – 7 hs, ascent 1160 m, descent 760 m, 19 km
|Thurs.||Seenrunde – Gleckspitze 2957 m – Haselgruberhütte
After having passsed the dam our way leads us over a track formed by ledges of rock to the lakes, which are situated in the alpine terrain where the river Falschauer has its source. Passing the Langsee, Schwarzsee and Pludersee we can watch Haflinger horses and sheep grazing on the upland moor on our way to the Gleckspitze 2957 m. The decent to the Haselgruberhütte 2425 m at the Rabijoch leads us past many small lakes and is far less challenging.
Walking time 4 – 5 hs, ascent 600 m, descent 710 m, 9 km
|Fri.||Seefeldalm – Klapfbergtal - St. Nikolaus
Descent to the Bärhappalm and along a mountain slope below the Karspitze to Seefeldalm and Innere Alplaneralm 2245 m. An ascent of 250 m takes us to the passage leading to Klapfbergtal, where we enjoy the last view far over the Ultental. Passing alpine meadows we descend to Londaialm where we stay for lunch before we walk on through Klopfbergtal to the Ultner Höfeweg. We pass old farmhouses up to the cable car station where again the bus waits for us. The night we spend in the hut Kirchsteiger at St. Walburg.
Walking time 5 – 6 hs, ascent 550 m , descent 1600 m
Date: 07 - 13 July
This is a awesome hike for everyone who loves exploring the mountains from the Rosengarten the "pale mountains" to the Marmolada. The panoramic views of the surrounding peaks are spectacular. The Dolomites, with their famous peaks, including the Marmolada (3,342 m) which merits the title of “Queen of the Dolomites”, will take their rightful place among the most beautiful mountains in the world. The majestic rocks have strongly characterised the region and have made the Dolomites what they are today: a region of contrasts.
|Sun.||Karerpass - Paolinahütte
Meeting point at 17.00 h at the cable car station at the Karerpass (parking place), ascent to the Paolinahütte 2125 m, lodging.
|Mon.||Cigoladepass - Vajoletthütte
We use the Masare Panorama path, passing the Christomannos monument to the Rotwandhütte. From there the path rises slightly up to the Cigoladepass 2550 m. To reach the Vajolethütte 2250 m we walk below the east side of the steep rockwall of the Rosengarten.
Walking time ca. 3 – 4 hs, ascent 500 m, descent 460 m , 8 km
In the afternoon we walk to the Santnerpasshütte and the Vajolet towers, leaving our luggage behind.
Walking time ca. 2,5 hs, ascent 500 m, 3 km
|Tues.||Vajoletthütte - Seiseralm
Past the east side of the Vajolet towers to the Grasleiten Pass 2599 m and after a short descent over a steep scree we ascend sharply to the Molignon Pass 2596 m. Shortly afterwards we reach by passing an alpine plateau the Tierser Alpl Hütte (descent secured by wire ropes). After a break we walk along a wonderful panorama path and ascend by passing blooming meadows to the Schlern Haus 2457 m where we stay over night.
Walking time 6 hs, ascent 900 m, descent 700 m, 11,5 km
|Wed.||Schlern - Seiseralm - Plattkofelhütte
In the early morning we walk without luggage up the Monte Pez 2568 m, the highest point of the Schlern to admire there the sun rise. After breakfast follows the descent to the Seiser Alm by using the so called Tourist Path. The Seiser Alm is the largest alpine pasture of Europe. Over its meadows we ascend to the Plattkofel Hütte 2305 m, situated below the mountain of the same name.
Walking time ca. 5 – 6 hs, ascent 950 m, descent 1100 m, 16 km
|Thurs.||Plattkofelhütte - Friedrich August Weg - Sellapass 2241 m - Boehütte
Using the fantastic panorama path, the so called Friedrich August Weg, we reach the Sella Pass 2241 m. Below the Piz Chiavazes we get to the bend 33 from where the trecking path leads through the Val Lasties to the alpine plateau of the Piz Boe. Lodging at the Boe Hütte 2871 m.
Walking time ca. 4 – 5 hs, ascent 350 m, descent 500 m
|Fri.||Pordoipass – Bindelweg – Fedajasee
Along the Dolomite Höhenweg Nr. 2 we walk to the summit station of the cable car of Sass Pordoi. We descend by cable car to Pordoi Joch 2239 m and then follow the beautiful panorama path having permanently in view the queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada. We reach at last the Fedajasee, 2054 m. Return transfer to Karer Pass, lodging.
Walking time ca. 4 – 5 hs, ascent 350 m, descent 500 m
Date: 14 – 17 July / 05 – 08 September
Creating a mountain landscape as if by magic, these are the pale mountains into which we dive this week. Past the Rosengarten to the magnificent Vajolet towering above us, we hike past steep cliffs and over breathtaking mountain pastures Distant view up to the unique flower meadows on the Seiseralm with the symbol of South Tyrol, the Schlern.
|Wed.||Passo Carezza - Rifugio Paolina|
|Thu.||Passo Cigolade 2500 m - Rifugio Vajolett 2245 m - Torri Vajolett|
|Fri.||Rifugio - Passo Principe - Rifugio Scilar|
|Sat.||Rifugio Scilar - Monte Pez 2568 m - Alpe di Siusi - Passo Carezza|
Date: 21 - 27 July
An impressive lonely high mountain landscape accompanies us on this week through the Stelvio National Park. enormous High valleys, steep passes, rushing mountain streams and magnificent peaks are on our way. Of course, ibex and chamois are also missing here little like the cute marmots. Under the Eiswand of the Königspitze we walk over the glacier moraine to the Hintergrad hut and continue in the face of Zebru and Ortler to the fantastically located Payerhütte.
|Sun.||Transfer with the MeranAlpin bus to the Ultental valley to Weissbrunn Lake 1900 m. Climb through larch forests
in about 2.5 hours to Höchsterhütte 2561 m at the Grün Lake below the Zufrittspitze.
Walking time: 2,30 hours, Altitude: 650 m
|Mon.||Gleckspitze 2957 m - Dorigoni hut 2437 m
Walking time ca. 5 - 6 hrs, ascent 600 m
|Tues.||Salläntjoch 2982 m - Zufall hut
Walking time 6 - 7 hrs, ascent 800 m, descent 900 m
|Wed.||Madritschjoch 3123 m - Schöntaufspitze 3325 m - Schaubach hut 2561 m
Walking time ca. 5 – 6 hrs, ascent 900 m
|Thurs.||Hintergradhütte 2661 m - Morosini path - Tabarettahütte 2556 m - Payer hut 3020 m
Walking time 6 hrs, ascent 1250 m
|Fri.||Berglhütte 2556 m - Drei Brunnen - transfer to Lana
Walking time ca. 5 hs, ascent 500 m, descent 1300 m
Date: 26 August – 01 September
We leave the castles and palms of Meran behind us and walk past the high alpine lake district in the Ulten Valley and the valley of the waterfalls in the fascinating Brenta group. We traverse these on footpaths with a detour into the heart of the bizarre pinnacles. We leave the Brenta Group via the high plateau at San Lorenzo di Banale and walk along the steeply sloping walls of the Sarche Valley to Lake Toblino where we can expect a serene atmosphere with olive and lemon groves. At a final bath in Lake Garda we refresh our tired muscles and enjoy the Mediterranean flair on the waterfront.
|Sun.||Meeting point at the pension at Lana/Marling, briefing and diner.|
|Mon.||Weissbrunn 1900 m – Gleckspitze 2957 m – Dorigoni hut 2436 m
Start at 8.OO h by bus to the Ultental up to the Weissbrunn Lake 1900 m. Pine – and larch forests accompanying us up to the upper Weissbrunnalm and on we ascend passing the Lang Lake to the Schwärzer Joch 2825 m up to the peak of the mountain Gleck 2957 m. Descent following a small path to the Dorogonihut 2436 m.
Walking time ca. 5,5 hrs, ascent 1000 m , descent 470 m, 10,5 km
|Tues.||Dorigoni hut 2436 m - Tuckett hut 2268 m
We descend through the Saent Valley passing two beautiful waterfalls up to Malga Stablasolo. From there a transferbus takes us to the Rabbi Valley up to Madonna di Campiglio, from where we get to the Brenta group by the Croste cable car. Leaving the bustling Madonna di Campiglio we walk along a wonderful scenic path enjoying the splendid view to the Tuckett hut 2268 m. This hut is situated on a small plateau surrounded by rock towers.
Walking time ca. 4 hrs, ascent 110 m, descent 1100 m, 10 km
|Wed.||Tuckett hut 2268 m - Rifugio Alimonta 2580 m - Rifugio Pedrotti 2491 m
Today we wander through the heart of the Brenta group passing fantastic landscapes and rugged rock towers up to Rifugio Brentei. Here we have the possibility to do a short sidetrip to the Alimonta hut without luggage, ca. 1,15 h ascent. In the early afternoon ascent over the rest glacier with some points secured by steel ropes to the Rifugio Tosa Pedrotti 2491 m.
Walking time ca. 6 hrs, ascent 1000 m, descent 870 m
|Thurs.||Rifugio Pedrotti 2491 m - Sentiero Palmieri - San Lorenzo in Banale 800 m
We leave the pittoresque Brenta group over the Forcolotta di Noghera Pass 2423 m at the Sentiero Palmieri where we again enjoy a marvellous view to reach the Rifugio Cacciatore. Using a gravel road, we finally reach the San Lorenzo in Banale, wonderfully situated on a high plateau where we stay over night in the hotel of the place ( there is the possibility to get there by taxi, ca. 11 km).
Walking time ca. 6 – 7 hrs, ascent 320 m, descent 1990 m, 17,5 km
|Fri.||San Lorenzo in Banale - Toblino Lake - Garda Lake - Lana
Through clear forests we descend to the small and beautifully renovated settlement Molina. From there we follow the Via Vili, an old pilgrim path of Saint Vigilius, wchich leads along the precipitous canyon Limaro, high above the river Sarche, to Ranzo. Along a shadowy path through the Gola we reach the Lake of Toblino. Here the MeranAlpin Bus is waiting for us to take us to Riva. There we have the possibility to take a refreshing swim in the lake. The afternoon we spend at Riva enjoying the southern atmosphere of the beach promenade before we return back to Lana.
Walking time ca. 3,5 – 4 hrs, ascent 300m, descent 800m, 14,5 km
Date: 05 – 09 August / 02 - 07 September
You walk almost the same stages as on the original tour over the Meraner Höhenweg, only you can come back to your hotel in the Meraner Land every evening and can relax so comfortably. The transfer bus takes you to the starting points the next morning, so the tours can be completed with a light daypack. Ideal for those who need a specific diet or are on holiday with friends or relatives, or simply stay overnight in your favorite hotel in Meran want.
|Mon.||Dorf Tirol - cabel car Hochmut - Hans Friedenweg - Hochgang hut - Tablander Alm - Texelbahn cable car,transfer.
Ascent: 750 m, Descent: 550 m, Walking time: 6 hours, Km 13,4
|Tues.||Texelbahn cable car - 1000 Steps canyon - Unterstell cable car, transfer.
Ascent: 600 m, Descent: 900 m, Walking time: 6 hours, Km 14,5
|Wed.||Unterstell cable car - Katharinaberg - Vorderkaser Pfossental Valley, transfer.
Ascent: 750 m, Descent: 550 m, Walking time: 6 hours, Km 13,4
|Thurs.||Pfossental Valley - Eisjöchl 2900 m - Stettinerhut - Pfelders/Plan, transfer.
Ascent and Descent: 1200 m, Walking time: 8 hours, Km 21,5
|Fri.||St. Martin - Magdfeld - Dorf Tirol, transfer
Ascent: 400 m, Descent: 750 m Walking time: 4,5 - 5 hours, Km 12
Date: 25 - 31 August
Along the Dolomites Alta Via Nr. 1 and 3, this hiking week takes you through the most famous and spectacular mountain groups in the Dolomites. Beautiful alpine pastures, wild animals and flower meadows lined with orchids line the way. We following the mountain fighters of the First World War on steep slopes carved into the rock and experience your efforts close up on the descent through the Lagazuoistollen. Good kitchen and fantastic sunsets complete this eventful Dolomite week perfectly.
|Sun.||Monguelfo in the Pusteria Valley, dinner and overnight in a Pension.|
|Mon.||Val Fiscalina - Rifugio Fondovalle - Rifugio Zsigmondyhütte - Giogo Bühelejoch 2544 m - Rifugio Antonio Locatelli 2407 m
Walking time: 4,5 hours- Ascent: 1150 m
|Tues.||Landro Valley - Tre Cime - Landro Lake 1406 m - Monte Specie 2308 m - Rifugio Vallandro
Walking time: 6,5 hours- Ascent: 1000 m
|Wed.||Prato Piazza 2000 m - Malga del Cavallo 2142 m - Forcella Cocodain - Rifugio Sennes
Walking time: 5,5 hours- Ascent: 950 m
|Thurs.||Perderü - Rifugio Fanes 2062 m
Walking time: 4 hours - Ascent: 600 m
|Fri.||Limo Lake - Forcella del Lago - Torre del Lago e Cima Scotoni - Rifugio Lagazuoi
Walking time: 5 - 6 hours - Ascent: 1100 m
|Sat.||descent along the Galleria del Lagazuoi to the passo Falzarego, transfer at Val Fiscalina.|