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7-day Self-guided Tour Lake Reschensee-Meran Level 2
Blooming Vinschgau and South Tyrolean Wine Route
During your hiking week you will discover one of South Tyrol‘s most beautiful sections located between the Vinschgau region and the southern wine route, causing hikers hearts to beat faster. The tour starts at the well-known Lake Reschensee, surrounded by marvellous mountain panorama and with a view onto the snow-covered Ortler-massif. The route leads you along fabulous high-altitude paths high above the fertile Vinschgau-valley towards Merano. Enjoy the view onto splendid vineyards and orchards, numerous castles and palaces along the way and amongst others Reinhold Messners Mountain Museum. The Mediterranean spa town of Merano with its thermal springs offers tremendous opportunities for relaxation
You walk mainly on good walking paths, often on the so called ‘Waal paths’, ancient water systems as well as on paved sections. The paths are easy to walk, the route is undulating through lovely countryside, dotted with orchards and vineyards. Longer ascents only occur on two of the days. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5hrs. Shortcuts of daily sections are possible by train or coach
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival in Reschen
From Reschen to Burgeis/Mals 5.5hrs | 21km +200m -550m
The day begins walking the along Reschensee reservoir and over to Graun, where you will find the best known camera spots of the Vinschau, the flooded spire of Gaun. The route runs past Lake Haidersee and along the largest alluvial fan of the Alps and leads up to the idyllic mountain village Planeil. Downhill you walk through forest and later through flowering meadows to Burgeis, with view to the impressive monastery of Marienberg.
From Burgeis/Mals to Schluderns 4hrs | 10km +100m -350m
Walk along the Sonnensteig path, a newly created theme path with fantastic views of the snowy mountain peaks. High above the town Mals, with its many towers, onwards and over the Tartscher Bichl past 'Ganglegg’, a historic archaeological site from the Bronze and Iron Age on to Schluderns, with the most impressive and best-preserved castles in South Tyrol.
From Schluderns to Schlanders 4.5 to 5.5hrs | 19km +550m -750m
From the foot of Sonnberg your walk starts and continues crossing through dense forests. Above Laas, well known for the white marble, later reaching the orchards of Vinschgau – apple trees as far as the eyes can see.
From Schlanders to Naturns 6 to 6.5hrs | 22km +400m -600m
Today you pass through the orchard of the Vinschgau. Along the Latschander Waal path you walk through regions of the best wines South Tyrolean has to offer. Continue on the archaeological path which almost takes you to Messners castle ‘Juval’, high above the valley. On a meandering trail downhill you reach Naturns.
From Naturns to Meran 5hrs | 18km +350m -550m
High up you continue following the Rablander Waal path through forests, past Alpine mountain farms forever accompanied by stunning views of the Vinschgau valley. Follow Partschinser and Algunder Waal path down into the Meraner basin. Tired muscles get a chance to relax in the thermal spa.
Departure or extra days
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Sep 15 2023||Sep 21 2023||10||Single rooms||1,388€|
|Sep 16 2023||Sep 22 2023||10||Single rooms||1,388€|
|Sep 17 2023||Sep 23 2023||10||Single rooms||1,388€|
|Sep 18 2023||Sep 24 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Sep 22 2023||Sep 28 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Sep 23 2023||Sep 29 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Sep 24 2023||Sep 30 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Sep 25 2023||Oct 01 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Sep 29 2023||Oct 05 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Sep 30 2023||Oct 06 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Oct 01 2023||Oct 07 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Oct 02 2023||Oct 08 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Oct 06 2023||Oct 12 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
|Oct 07 2023||Oct 13 2023||10||Single rooms||1,338€|
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