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8 Days South Tyrol Walking for Families (Self-Guided)

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  • Italy

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Reschen to Merano Walking Tour with Family

From Reschen to Merano - suitable for all shoe sizes.

Lots of sun, walks past nicely scented apple orchards and vineyards and magnificent views of the high peaks in the Ötztal and Ortler Alps. In South Tyrol the sun shines for over 300 days of the year! It is not just the impressive views of South Tyrol’s largest national park but also the characteristic irrigation channels that make this walking holiday in South Tyrol a wonderful family tour.  ‘Waalwege’, or irrigation channel paths are popular family paths because they go alongside the rivulets and are never really steep. Previously and to a smaller extent still today, they served the purpose of irrigating South Tyrol’s fields. They provide lots of fun for children because the irrigation channels and the great waterways gurgle and turn the walk into an entertaining water game. When you aren’t walking along the shady paths, there is a lot of adventure in store for you: fixed-rope routes, lakes, adventure paths and exciting museums.

Highlights

  • Glistening and huge mountains
  • Themed footpaths and lots of information along the way
  • A great family adventure

Tour character: Level 1 - Moderate walking

  • Minimum age 8 years old. Younger children upon request 
  • Requirements: basic fitness and walking experience. Children should be used to walking a couple of hours at a time.
  • Well built footpaths, which often go along the ‘Waalwege’, the old irrigation channels. Some parts are on tarmac. Individual stages can be shortened by public transport.

Included in this tour:

  • 6x nights accommodation in 3*** and 4**** hotels and inns
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Train ride on the Vinschgaubahn from Schluderns to Kastelbell
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Not included:

  • Tourist tax, if due
  • Arrival and departure
  • Return transfer by minibus from Meran to Reschen every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, costs EUR 75 per person, EUR 29 per dog, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
  • Cable car ride Unterstell, approx. EUR 13 per adult and EUR 6 per child

Arrival and departure:

  • By train to Landeck (North Tyrol) and by bus approx. 1.5 hours to Reschen. Or by train via Bolzano and Meran to Mals (South Tyrol) and by bus to Reschen in approx. 30 minutes.
  • Innsbruck or Munich airport.
  • Parking: parking spaces available, approx. EUR 5 per day, no reservation. Parking spaces near the hotel 40-80 EUR per week.
  • Return journey from Meran to Mals with the Vinschgaubahn (approx. 1.5 hours) and from there in approx. 30 minutes to Reschen.

Notes:

  • Prices are based on adults. 12-14 year old 679 EUR* or 6-11 year old 479 EUR*. * Child prices are valid when they stay in a room with 2 fully paying adults.
  • On this particular walking tour you have the option of bringing your 'four-legged friend'. When booking, simply let us know the breed and size of your dog. Possible additional costs are payable locally on site.
  • Departures Fridays to Mondays
  • Extra nights
    • Reschen: From 79 EUR p.p (+19 EUR single person)
    • Meran: From 95 EUR p.p (+29 EUR single person)

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Reschen

    Welcome to Vinschgau! The steel-blue Lake Reschen and its famous tower that pokes out of the water will make you feel welcome. Not only kitesurfers and other water sport fanatics splash around in this very welcoming lake. Enjoy your first hours in this border triangle region in the sun and take in the view of the mountains before you start your walk through the lush green South Tyrol tomorrow.

  • Day 2

    Reschen – Burgeis/Mals

    You leisurely walk along the magnificently glistening Lake Reschen and you can admire the former church tower poking out the dammed lake. Continue through St. Valentin, where you can take a detour on the Talai forest exploratory path with a treasure hunt. Afterwards you keep on walking along Lake Haider. In doing so, you can observe lots of ducks swimming in the lake from secluded places. From the South side, you walk further along the rippling Adige river until you get to Burgeis. Walking time: 4-5 hours, approx. 15 km

  • Day 3

    Burgeis/Mals – Schluderns

    Let’s go along the ‘Sonnensteig’, an exciting irrigation channel path where you can find out a lot about the VInschgau mythological world. You keep getting fantastic views of the snowy mountain tops. You walk high up above Mals along the ‘Malser Oberwaal’ and you will go via the Tartscher Bichl to “Ganglegg”. Have a look through the most researched cave settlements from the Bronze and Iron Ages in the entire Alps. At the end of the day you cross impressive bridges and wooden steps over the gorge, which will bring you to today’s destination, Schluderns. Once there, it’s worth checking out the archeological finds from Ganglegg in the Vinschgau museum. Walking time: approx. 3 hours, approx. 10 km

  • Day 4

    Schluderns – Ride on the Vinschgaubahn from Kastelbell to Naturns/surrounding

    You start today with a journey on the Vinschgaubahn, which will take you through the colourful scenery in South Tyrol to Kastelbell. From there you walk on the Schnalser Waalweg in the shade thanks to the trees. You will go via Kastelbell towards Juval palace, which is owned by the one of the most famous mountaineers, Reinhold Messner. Of course you have time to go on a tour through the palace. Afterwards you walk uphill to Naturns via the windy path. Journey time: approx. 40 minutes, Walking time: approx. 4 hours, approx. 13 km

  • Day 5

    Circular Walk Naturns

    Ascend by cable car into the mountains and explore the Texelgruppe nature park. Once you arrive up top, you can go on a circular tour, do the practice and family high-ropes course or just simply enjoy the view from the ‘Unterstell’ viewing platform. Would you prefer to have a break from walking? Then head to the fun park or visit one of the play areas or a certified Alpine spa holiday centre in South Tyrol. Journey time: approx. 10 minutes, Walking time: 1.5 - 3 hours.

  • Day 6

    Naturns/surrounding – Partschins

    Jump into Naturns water park with giant slides. It is a great way to cool down before continuing with your walk. You will go along the ‘Schlossweg’ (palace path) from where you can enjoy another magnificent view, this time of Naturns. After this, you walk along the ‘Sonnenberger’ panoramic path. As the name suggests, you get breathtaking views over extensive orchards in the valley whilst the sun beats down on your face. Today finishes in a pleasantly adventurous manner via a suspension bridge to Partschins. This is the gateway to the Texelgruppe, which is South Tyrol’s largest nature park. Walking time: 3-4 hours, approx. 9 km

  • Day 7

    Partschins – Merano

    You start today in an amused manner going along the ‘Bergbach’ up to the ‘Sagenweg’ (legend path), which is an exciting exploratory path where you can once again learn lots about Vinschgau’s mystical mythological world. After this, you walk through sweet-smelling apple orchards and vineyards along one of the diverse forest paths to the Algunder Waalweg. You follow the calming bubbling Waalweg past more vineyards and you can enjoy the view across the Adige valley. Above the town you walk along the world famous Tappeiner promenade where palm trees and cacti grow before arriving at today’s destination and the end of your walk - the centre of Merano. Walking time: approx. 3 hours, approx. 10 km

  • Day 8

    Departure or extension

    Today it is time to go home - or do you want to stay for longer and explore Merano, a cultured city with a mediterranean flair?

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Double rooms 899€
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Double rooms 899€
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Double rooms 899€
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Double rooms 899€
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Double rooms 899€
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Double rooms 899€
Oct 05 2024 Oct 12 2024 10 Single rooms 1,078€
Double rooms 899€

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