Environment

Suggestions for excursions

South Tyrol is worth a trip in every season. It offers a wealth of culinary delights and well-known wines. Surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Dolomites and the numerous medieval castles and palaces, you can enjoy beautiful days in a beautiful environment.

Dolomites Tour

Dolomites Tour

Great Dolomites tour over Brunico.
Through the Pustertal over Dobbiaco to Lake Misurina with views of the Three Peaks in the north and on the Sorapisgruppe in the south. Continue on the Tre Croci Pass to Cortina d'Ampezzo, before there to Falzaregopass, Arabba and through the Buchensteintal to Pordoijoch (2239 m). Continue on the Selljoch through the Grödnertal, Wolkenstein, Ortisei and back to Feldthurns.

Merano and Lake Kaltern

Merano and Lake Kaltern

Day trip to Merano and then in the afternoon Continue to Lake Caldaro and Caldaro with wine tasting.

Seiser Alm

Seiser Alm

Excursion to the Seiser Alm near Castelrotto.
The most extensive alpine pasture in Europe with about 60 km is known for its flora and countless hiking opportunities.

Bischofsstadt Brixen - Kloster Neustift

Bischofsstadt Brixen - Kloster Neustift

Visit to the episcopal city Bressanone. In addition to the cathedral, we recommend above all the visit of the cloister, the cultural jewel of Brixen par excellence, also worth a visit to the parish church of St. Michael.
In the immediate vicinity of the cathedral square is the episcopal Hofburg with an impressive two-story loggia courtyard, also housed in the Hofburg is the crib museum.

Then make a detour to the monastery Neustift, just 3 km away. The collegiate church with the famous ceiling paintings, the adjoining cloister, the library, the Pinakothek and the St. Viktors Chapel are year after year a sought-after destination for those interested in culture.

Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Day trip on the Brenner motorway to Riva on Lake Garda with opportunity to take a boat trip to Sirmione or Limone.

Ahrntal

Ahrntal

Excursion via Brixen - Bruneck into the beautiful Ahrntal.

Klausen

Klausen

Half day excursion to Klausen and stay in the picturesque old town

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Easy walk to the monastery Säben (1/2 hour - back) - one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Eisacktal, then descent to Klausen (20 min.) And back to Feldthurns by bus.

Landesbergbaumuseum Ridnauntal

Landesbergbaumuseum Ridnauntal

Landesbergbaumuseums Schneeberg/Ridnauntal Landesbergbaumuseums Schneeberg/Ridnauntal (Sterzing)

Fascinating day trips in the mining area with start in Ridnaun / Maiern or in Passeier. Climb on the old Knappensteig (today nature trail) along the largest ore-overground conveyor system in the world.
The hiker enjoys a magnificent view over countless peaks on the Kaindljoch. A visit to the old miners' settlement of St. Martin on Schneeberg, a look at the museum there and a visit to the mine give an insight into the hard and dangerous life of the Schneeberg miners. The shelter offers the possibility to eat. Two-hour guided tours are offered every day at 12.30 pm in the miners' settlement St. Martin am Schneeberg.

Pustertal

Pustertal

Visit Innichen to visit the convent with the rome church, crypt and museum. In good weather trip to Lake Misuirnasee. In the afternoon sightseeing castle Rodenegg.

Day trip to the Ritten and the Überetsch

Day trip to the Ritten and the Überetsch

Drive to Lengmoos to visit the Deutschorden Kommende. Walk to the earth pyramids. Continue to Eppan to visit the museum in the castle Schulthaus. Afterwards visit of a winery with tasting (Eisacktaler Kellereigenossenschaft).

Velthurns

Velthurns

Hiking in the beautiful surroundings of Feldthurns also possible with half-day guides. In the afternoon opportunity to visit Castle Velthurns.

hiking tips

The location of Feldthurns is unique: embedded in meadows and fields, surrounded by rushing deciduous trees and mighty chestnut trees. Enjoy the magnificent view of the imposing Geislerspitzen and old villages that nestle on rolling hills. A landscape that invites to hiking, to the rushing waterfall over Schrambach or up to the 2436 m high Königsangerspitze.

Feldthurns- Weilerwanderung

Feldthurns- Weilerwanderung

Route: From Oberschnauders (1,135 m) on the trail 9 in a northwesterly direction to the farms of Stilums, from there on the wide path through forest and meadows to Gereuth. Here is a nice walk to the 1,362 m high situated Gasthof Feichter (Refreshments)

Walking time: 4 hours on the way back Altitude difference: 250 m
Length: 11 km Difficulty: easy

Feldthurns – Verdings - Latzfons

Feldthurns – Verdings - Latzfons

From village Feldthurns follow the mark. E blue-white to Verdings - beautiful panorama over Eisacktal and Peitlerkofl - to Gernstein Castle - ascent to the St. Anna Chapel (1.134 m miner's chapel Pfunderer Mine) - descent (Mark 3) via Graveysch Castle to Villanders and via Mark. 3 to Klausen.

Return to Velturno by bus.
Ascent and descent: Walking time: 6 hrs.

Chestnut Way Feldthurns

Chestnut Way Feldthurns

Alternating hike in the sunny low mountain landscape of Feldthurns. The path runs through meadows, mixed forests and chestnut groves with a beautiful view of the Dolomites. It leads past old farms, manors, crossroads, little churches and the renaissance castle Velthurns. Walkable in all seasons, especially to the chestnut blossom and in autumn. Bus connection from Brixen to (Wöhrmaurer) or Klausen to Bressanone.

Walking time: 2 ½ hours Total distance: 5 km

Route: The trail no. 11 leads from the Wöhrgraben (guest house Wöhrmaurer) in almost flat hike via Tschiffnon to Ansitz Ziernberg (30 min.) Down to the Schnauderer road to the castle Velthurns (possibility to visit the castle). There on route no. 12 in a southwesterly direction through the village center to Laurentiuskirchl, Antoniskirchl and on to the Radoarhof. After a short ascent again through chestnut groves and mixed forest, one reaches the Ansitz Moar to Viersch, the destination of the hike (45 min.).

It is possible to descend via Kloster Säben to Klausen or hike back the same way.

Panoramic hike to the Radlsee

Panoramic hike to the Radlsee

The 11 km long panoramic hike with a difference in altitude of 1080 m, leads to the Radlsee and the Radlseehütte, which offers excellent service with hearty home-style cooking and a wonderful panoramic view.

Walking time: approx. 6 hours

Difficulty: intermediate

The car can be left at the Garner Wetterkreuz (1,410 m). To increase you stick to the mark. 10, the footpath up to Garner mountain. Via the mountain meadows you walk to the tree line and then via the "Munschegg-Steig" to the Königsanger (2,436 m). The climb is indeed trailless, but the Gipfelkreuchen in sight. From the Königsanger can be reached via a trail, Mark. 7 on the north ridge to the Radlseehütte. If you have tasted the unique panorama and the good air, you can make the way back and still at the quaint Jausenstation "Bruggerschupfe" (2,000 m) and then to the starting point Parking / Garner Weather Cross return.

or other route Directions to Kühhof on the farm road Mark. 17 to the Klausner Hütte (1,920 m - refreshment stop), continue over the mark. 5/7 to the Königsanger (2,436 m).

Kaseregg - Stöffelehütte

Kaseregg - Stöffelehütte

Kaseregg - Anstieg-Abstieg: leichter Anstieg
Total distance: 5 km
Time: 2.00 hrs easy hike

Directions Latzfons-Kaseregg / Parking on the Almfahrweg continue to the tree line to Gfoler Schupfe (2,210 m). From here the best route to Reinswald in the Sarntal and the Rittner Horn. Continue on good marked path to the Stöffelehütte (2057 m), wonderful panoramic view of the Dolomites (refreshments available).

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Rise-descent: 330

Time: 3 hours, medium hike

Directions Latzfons-Kaseregg / car park, ascent in northern direction the signs Latzfonser cross partially paths and meadow walks over the ridge to a crossroads. Nice view to the Dolomites and the Eisacktal. On the mark. 1 to the Latzfonser cross 2,311 m (the highest pilgrimage church in Europe)

Descent to Mark. 1 to the Stöffelehütte and from there to the parking lot back

Bressanone Dolomites view - mountain trail

Bressanone Dolomites view - mountain trail

The Dolomitenblick high-altitude trail offers landscapes that are among the most beautiful in the entire Dolomites area. The first part of this trail (return to the Roßalm 1.5 hours) can be recommended as a short easy mountain hike for families with children.

Difference in altitude: 300 m Distance: 9 km

Mark No. 17-17A-4, return route No. 8-17

Course: From the cable car station leads the trail Mark. 17 to the southeast to the chapel and eastwards to the Plosestraße, from this branching off to the right, the mountain hike leads on Wirtschaftsweg in a level course over alpine pastures to the east. At the junction, follow the left ascending climb Mark. 17A, it leads past the old Roßalm to above new Roßalm, 2200 m (Refuge). The continuation of the path now leads to the east and northeast, crosses the one lift around the waterfall in Schnatzgraben to climb Mark. 4 to connect. This crosses south on the steep western slope of the Gabler, there are steep ravines and rocky areas secured with wire ropes. The Mark. 4 leads then in the meadows slightly downhill to Almweg, right is the Schatzerhütte, 1984 m, left, a little further east the Enzianhütte, 1967 m.

Unique is the image of the Dolomites.

As a way home Mark leads. 8 on the alpine path to the ski lodge, 1900 m. On the rise Mark. 17 leads you in a short climb to the trail and back to Kreuztal cable car station.

Over the Rodenecker Alm to Astjoch

Over the Rodenecker Alm to Astjoch

Ascent and descent 470 m, walk time 5.15 hours medium difficulty

Course: Zumis car park - Ronerhütte - Pianer cross - mountain inn Starkenfeld - Astalm - Astjoch - Kreuzwiesenhütte - Steineralm - Pianer cross - Zumis parking lot

High-altitude hike through the forest and the sunny pastures of the unique Rodenecker Almhochfläche.

Directions Mühlbach - Nauders - Ahnerberg - Zumis parking 12 km.

Follow the slightly uphill road to the east and after a few hundred steps turn left onto the "Cofinweg". You go through Hochwald, then through flat alpine meadows, you reach the marshy plateau of the Roneralm and follow there shortly the alpine road left on the sunny slope located Ronerhütte (1832 m) 0.45 hrs.) The old footpath Mark. 2 leads slightly uphill to the Pianer Kreuz / 1901 m), follow the alpine road through the pastures and reach the Rastnerhütte and Starkenfeldhütte. (1.00 hours). The alpine road leads now uphill to the next hollow, where it connects at the Astalm right, south to the Steineralm. Now follow the road Mark. 2 and get to the free slopes. The Mark. leads left there on the partly rocky ridge weglos to the northeast to the Astjoch (2,194 m, 1.00 hours).

As a descent, follow the south ridge of the mountain, crossing the alpine path Mark, which runs diagonally across the slope. 2 and descends to Kreuzwiesenhütte (1924 m). The climb Mark. 2 leads through beautiful meadows to the west, after the Raffreitalm you reach the Steineralm (1.00 hours). The old road leads there starting the ditch, continue to the west past some huts to reach the Almstraße and there follows the Anmarschweg to the starting point (1.30 hrs)

Villnößtal - Zanser Alm on the Peitlerkofel - 2.875 m

Villnößtal - Zanser Alm on the Peitlerkofel - 2.875 m

Ascent and descent 1200 m, travel time 7.00 hrs.

History: Directions to Zanseralm by car or bus, parking at the nature park border.

Experience the sunrise on the Peitlerkofl - unique!

You follow the road to the Pension Sass Rigais, a forest path leads through the meadows then in the forest along the stream to the creek of Tschantschenon. There you will find the alpine road that leads from the Zanseralm along the Schatthang to the Schlüter hut. Shortening the hairpin bends, you climb to the Gampenalm. (2062 m, 1.00 hours (refreshments available).

The climb Mark. 35 leads the climb mark. 4, from the refuge northeastwards, to the nearby Kreuzkofeljoch (2,310 m), there in the flat grassland north to Kreuzbergsattel and in a longer traverse along the Peitlerscharte (2357 m), 0.45 hours.

The trail leads now steeply on the steep grassy slope to the northeast and through a steep grassy hollow, to the broad saddle at the summit (2,765 m).

After overcoming the rock, the gravelly trail leads to the broad summit of the Peitlerkofel (2.875m, 0.30 hrs)

In the clear air, in addition to the great view, there is a diverse panorama on this north-facing freestanding Dolomite peak. Descending, follow the ascent to Zans (descent 3.00 hours)

Villnöß – Zanser Alm Adolf - Munkelweg

Villnöß – Zanser Alm Adolf - Munkelweg

round trip

Directions to the Zanseralm / parking lot continue the Almfahrweg direction Tschantschenon Bach over the Mark. 35 the famous "Adolf Munkel Trail" (geological structure) to Glatschalm 1,902 m (refreshments available) to Gschnagenhardtalm (1,996 m). The panorama of the massive, close Geislergruppe is worth the hike. Descent on the Dusleralm (1782 m) back to the starting point Zanseralm.

Walking time: 4 ½ hours
61/5000 Meintest du: Höhenunterschied: 310m Schwierigkeit: mittel Difference in altitude: 310m Difficulty: medium

Bad Dreikirchen and Zargenbachschlucht

Bad Dreikirchen and Zargenbachschlucht

A shady forest walk in the Eausgeprägten mountain fold of the Zargenbaches north of Bad Dreikirchen, on the border between Barbianer and Villanderer Berg. From early summer to late autumn, even in unstable weather conditions, commendable, short half-day hike.

Directions: Klausen and on the Villander mountain road to the right turn above the village, left branching to Stofels, private parking at the inn Winterle.

Ascent and descent: 260 meters in altitude, 5 km distance Walking time: 1 hr.

Route: In Stofels, 1000 m, continue on the road and branch off at Lafojer, 987m, with Mark. 4 rising economic path. After the bridge in the Zargenbachgraben the path leads through forest and meadows rising to Bad Dreikirchen, 1123 m, mountain inn with a beautiful view of the middle Eisacktal. Now branch off to the Gasthaus Messnerhof (key to visit the three chapels), the Steig 11 - blue-white leads uphill to the north to a ditch with boulders and flows increasingly into the Florbergstraße. From here, a path leads into the Zargenbachschlucht. Now follow the Höhestraße through meadows and forest back to the starting point

Hike to Ratschings through the Gilfenklamm

Hike to Ratschings through the Gilfenklamm

Directions to Stange - small town near Ratschings. From there several signs point to the Gilfenkamm.

Walking time: approx. 45 to 60 minutes ascent

The best way is to take the wide hiking trail immediately after the inn "Zur Gilfenkamm" Continue along the Ratsching stream. On the other side, a dilapidated mill soon arouses the Curiosity. After this detour, one makes a determined move on the path that is now rising. The gorge becomes narrower, the bushes and trees cling to the steep cliffs, towering high above Köfel, in the depths rushes the brook. Then you continue serpentines and steps up to the hill. Is there a scenario that even the sober contemporaries are in aroused excitement. The view falls into a scary, deep gorge in which a 15 m high waterfall sprays and thunders. From Jaufensteg you can either descend again through the gorge or in the form of a circular hike over the ruin Reifenegg - on paved road past some farms back to rod.

Meransen - to the Seefeld lakes

Meransen - to the Seefeld lakes

Route: By cable car you reach the mountain station Gitschberg (2,198 m). From there you hike to the alpine pastures to Zaßlerhütte and Ochsenboden (2,198 m); Walking time: 45 min. Here, the partly exposed, but very promising trail no. 6 leads along the slope of the 2,568 m high drop to Seefeld-Alm (2,340 m, walking time: 1 hour, 15 min.) And down to the Großer Seefeldsee. On the way 14/15 it goes steeply down to the managed Wieserhütte and the Pranter-Stadel-Hütte.

(1,850 m) and continue into the Altfass valley until you reach the Großberghütte (1,645 m).

Descent: moderately steep back to Maranza

Total walking time: 4.5 hours Difficulty level: difficult

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