Hiking & Climbing
Explore South Tyrol over hill and dale! Do you want to do something good for your health and at the same time get to know this region and its people? Then a hiking holiday in South Tyrol is exactly what you need! 17,000 kilometres of well-marked hiking trails are waiting to be discovered.
Escursions for everyone
On the southern side of the Alps the sun shines more than 300 days a year and offers warm temperatures, endless views and a wonderful nature, which make South Tyrol a true paradise for hikers and climbers. Many excursion destinations are just waiting to be explored, no matter if you're a passionate hiker or an experienced climber and mountaineer:
- Three Peaks of Lavaredo in the Dolomites
- Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm (largest high plateau in Europe)
- Bletterbach gorge in Aldino/Aldein
- Sopranes Lakes in the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park
- Alta Badia and Val Gardena/Gröden
- Ancient larch trees in Val’Ultimo (among the oldest conifer all over Europe)
For hikers, we particularly recommend the following destinations: the picturesque Tappeiner Promenade in Merano/Meran, the Spring Valley in Monticolo/Montiggl, a circular hike around Lake Braies or a walk along one of the many Waalweg paths surrounded by orchards and vineyards.
Experienced hikers, on the other hand, will be able to enjoy more demanding via ferrata routes and mountain peaks, especially in the Dolomites and in the Ortles area. Also multi-day tours from one mountain hut to the next are becoming more and more popular throughout South Tyrol.
Hiking holiday with the family
In South Tyrol you can go on many family hikes, ideal for young and old, for example:
- the Urlesteig trail in Val Sarentino/Sarntal
- the Chestnut trail in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal
- the Waldbrunnenweg Trail in Val d’Ultimo/Ultental
- the Hiking on the legends trail on Mount Salto, in Parcines/Partchins and in Trodena/Truden
- the Trail of International Felt Crafts Percorso in Tesimo/Tisens
Hiking all year round
In South Tyrol you can go on beautiful hikes all year round. In spring you can walk among the colourful flowers, in summer you can undertake an exciting alpine tour, in autumn, after a nice walk through the colourful leaves, you can enjoy the local culinary tradition of "Törggelen" and in winter you can walk through the charming, snowy winter wonderland landscape.
There is really a lot to discover! A hiking holiday in South Tyrol is a truly unforgettable experience.