South Tyrol for families
From Reschen to Merano - suitable for all shoe sizes.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
- Minimum age: 8 years old. Younger children upon request might be possible.
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.
Reschen - Burgeis
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.
Burgeis – 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.
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.
Naturns – 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.
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.
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?
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.
Category: 3*** hotels and guest houses
Child prices valid when staying in a room with 2 full paying adults.
- 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- If you choose half board, 3 course meal included
- Train ride on the Vinschgaubahn from Schluderns to Kastelbell
- Vinschgau-Card with lots of activities and attractions included
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome briefing
- Well designed route
- Detailed travel documents (maps, route description etc)
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Take the train to Landeck and then the bus to Reschen. Or take the train via Bolzano and Merano to Mals and then bus ride to Reschen.
- Parking: free hotel car parking spaces.
- Return from Merano with the Vinschgaubahn to Mals and then from there to Reschen.
- Return transfer by minibus available upon request on Saturdays and Sundays. Costs about € 50 per person.
- Any visitor’s taxes not included in the tour price and payable on site.