Mountain hikes in South Tyrol: The Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites
Mountain hikes in South Tyrol
The 10 Most Beautiful mountain hikes in South Tyrol
South Tyrol - a paradise for mountaineers
Historic towns such as Bolzano, Bressanone and Merano, as well as many traditional mountain villages, are ideal starting points. The excellent South Tyrolean cuisine and warm and hospitable people ensure that your mountain hikes in South Tyrol will be an unforgettable experience. These regions and mountain groups in South Tyrol are best suited for mountaineering:
The Sassolungo high above the Val Gardena valley is not only a paradise for climbers. The crossing of the Langkofelscharte also promises mountain hikers an impressive panorama. From Sesto, on the other hand, you can climb to what is probably the most famous hut in the Dolomites, the Dreizinnenhütte (Rifugio Locatelli).
If you have enough stamina, you can escape the photo tourists at the beautiful Pragser Wildsee on the ascent to the Seekofel. The path leads through alpine terrain, but is secured in difficult places. It also gets alpine and lonely in the Latemar. Wild rocky landscapes and craggy peaks give the routes here a charm all of their own.
Stelvio National Park and Ortles Group
But not only King Ortler itself is worth a visit. Around the massif stretches the Stelvio National Park, with 530 square meters one of the largest protected areas in Europe. Unique mountain panoramas, quiet mountain lakes, glaciers and a high alpine landscape, which is the habitat for numerous protected animal and plant species, characterize the park.
Texel Group and Sarntal Alps
Hikers explore the Texel Group on the well-maintained Merano High Trail, which leads all the way around the area. A more demanding variant of the trail also takes you into the interior of the mountain group and up to some high peaks as a multi-day mountain trek. There are several excellent huts in the area to choose from for overnight stays - it's worth making a reservation!
In the surroundings of Merano not only the Texelgruppe offers beautiful mountain tours. The Sarntal Alps to the east of the city are also known for their beautiful mountain trails. A classic among the mountain treks is the Horseshoe Trail, which leads through the area on 7 daily stages on a large circuit. You can enjoy a magnificent view here, for example, at the Hirzer, at the Rittner Horn or at the Stoanernen Mandln. In addition to the picturesque mountain landscape, you can also look forward to beautiful huts that provide you with South Tyrolean specialties.
Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
The mountain tours in the Rieserfernergruppe are mostly difficult and best suited for experienced and physically strong mountain hikers. Surefootedness, a head for heights and basic climbing experience are required, for example, for the magnificent, solitary traverse of the entire mountain group in 5 daily stages. However, there are also various shorter summit tours and hut hikes in the nature park that are worth starting with.