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Italy's Meran to Lake Garda 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour Level 3

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  • Italy

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From Meran to Lake Garda Self-guided Walking Tour

South Tyrol, Brenta, Dolomites & Trentino

Starting in the famous spa town Meran you walk through vineyards and orchards, past historic castles and sparkling tarns and visit idyllic places with some of the most wonderful views. All of the mountains of South Tyrol and Trentino are incredibly fascinating! They offer views of turquoise lakes, enormous plateaus, deep river valleys and canyons. The rugged peaks of the Dolomites accompany you on your way, giving you an excellent feel for the fascinating alpine world of the lonely and steep rugged giants. In Trentino you discover mountain villages with winding narrow streets and idyllic stone houses before you reach your final destination, lake Garda. In the middle of high cliffs, enclosed by olive orchards, cypresses and fig trees you feel the Mediterranean flair. Cappuccino and Gelato at the banks of the dark blue lake – ‘La vita é bella!’

Character - Mountain Hiking Level 3

You will mainly walk on well-maintained walking paths, often on the Waal paths which are ancient water systems. In some sections you will be walking on forest trails and steep paths. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of 3 up to 6 hours as well as for longer ascents. Easier alternatives of the daily sections are possible by bus. A varied walking tour for lovers of promising trails.

Included in the Meran to Lake Garda Walking Tour:

7 overnight stays in selected category, breakfast included
If half-board: min. 3-course meal (6x, not in Riva) 160 Euros
Luggage transfer
Welcome meeting
Mendelpass mountain railway
Trentino-Card with numerous inclusive services
Ascent fare cable car fare Pradel-Molveno (only in the summer season, otherwise walk)
Carefully elaborated route description - transfers as per program
Detailed travel and tour documents
Service-Hotline

Not Included in the tour:

Visitor's taxes not included and must be paid on site
Train ride from Coredo/Dermulo to Crescino, bus fare: from Lago Nembia to Comano, approx. EUR 5 per person

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

By train to Meran
Parking: Limited number of free hotel parking spaces or limited car parks near the hotels, approx. EUR 30 per week
Basement car park (limited number of spaces) approx. EUR 12 per day, payable on-site, no reservation required
Return journey from Riva to Rovereto (www.ttesercizio.it) by bus and then by train via Bozen to Meran, approx. 3 hours
Organised transfer from Riva to Meran available, cost EUR 58 per person (transfer only Sat/Sun/Mon). Booking required, payable on-site
Departure Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays

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  • Day 1

    Individual journey to Meran

    Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in this wonderful and cultural town in the heart of South Tyrol. Wander around the charming arcades or follow in the footsteps of Emperess Sissi along the 'Passer' esplanade.

  • Day 2

    From Meran to Nals

    Along the Waal paths you venture through apple plantations before arriving at an impressive waterfall. Soon your trail leads you through the hills of the chestnut place Tisens and up to the historic little church of St. Christoph. After hiking through a beautiful woodland with fantastic views deep into the Etsch valley you reach Nals, an idyllic little village in the middle of apple orchards and vineyards. Walking time: approx. 5 to 6 hrs. Details: approx. 20 km, +560 m / -550 m

  • Day 3

    From Nals to Kaltern/Kalterer Lake

    Today you can look forward to a fascinating hike on the trail of castles. On interesting and steep roads you walk from fortress to fortress where you can admire diverse historic architecture. In the afternoon you wander through the region of ‘holes in the ice’, a natural phenomenon which gives you the chance to discover icicles in midsummer. Past the tower of St. George and many more vineyards, you will soon reach Lake Kaltern. Walking time: approx. 5 to 5.5 hrs. Details: approx. 18 km, +710 m / -600 m

  • Day 4

    From Kaltern/Kalterer Lake to Coredo

    In the morning you travel to the Mendelpass (saddle of Mendel) by train. Enjoy the phenomenal view before you continue your comfortable walk over the plateau towards Nonstal, the language and provincial border. Into amazing canyons and through idyllic small villages to the pilgrimage site of Saint Romedio and past two small sparkling lakes, you will soon reach Coredo. Here you can enjoy the Italian comfort in the middle of Trentino. Walking time: approx. 4.5 to 5 hrs. Details: approx. 17 km, +200 m / -700 m

  • Day 5

    From Coredo to Molveno

    After a short transfer you can admire the impressive landscape of the Nonstal, before you begin your walk along the ‘Way of St. James’, up to the airy high plain of the Paganella. The path leads through wide woodland areas up to Cavedago with its famous triple-arched bridge. Further on across the wetland of a karst lake towards Andalo and then on to the village of Molveno, situated at the foot of the Brenta-Dolomites and the same-named mountain lake with its turquoise water. Walking time: approx. 4.5 -5 hrs. Details: approx. 15 km, +700 m / -400 m

  • Day 6

    From Molveno to Comano Terme

    Enjoy the fascinating alpine world of the tall peaks of the Brenta group! You ascend into the mountain area of the Pradel by cable car and you discover one of its most beautiful hiking routes. Stop at a Rifugio (mountain hut) and enjoy a typical Italian snack as well as the impressive view of the surrounding mountain tops, before you slowly descend to the crystal clear, green tarn Lago Nembia. You proceed to today’s final destination Comano Terme by bus, passing woodlands and hilly areas, meandering rivers and the home of numerous small country villages on your way. Walking time: approx. 3 to 5 hrs (depending on chosen route). Details: approx. 15 km, +390 m / -900 m

  • Day 7

    From Comano Terme to Riva del Garda

    At the end of your hiking week you walk through the untouched meadows of the valley of Lomason. After that you climb up to Rifugio Monte San Pietro, where you are presented with a stunning view of Lake Garda. Walk down through winding streets and archways, past stonewalls to the castle of Tenno. On the last few kilometres of your tour you walk through olive groves and Mediterranean cypress vegetation until you reach the goal of your hiking week, the banks of Lake Garda. Walking time: approx. 3 to 4 hrs. Details: approx. 10 km, +400 m / -800 m

  • Day 8

    Individual departure or extra days

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