Hiking with kids in South Tyrol
Hiking with kids in South Tyrol
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South Tyrol for families

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. Family walking in South Tyrol - an amusing walking holiday for all shoe sizes. 

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum age: 8 years old. Younger children upon request might be possible.
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Itinerary

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.

Hotel examplel: Hotel Panorama 2000

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Maraias

4 - 5 hours

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Saldur

approx. 4 hours

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Kleinkunst

Journey time: approx. 40 minutes
Walking time: approx. 4 hours

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Kleinkunst

Journey time: approx. 10 minutes
Walking time: 1.5 - 3 hours

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Botango

3 - 4 hours

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.

Hotel example: Hotel Flora

approx. 3 hours

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Reschen
  Season 1
24.04.2021 - 09.05.2021
20.09.2021 - 09.10.2021

Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Season 2
10.05.2021 - 23.06.2021
06.09.2021 - 19.09.2021

Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Season 3
24.06.2021 - 05.09.2021

Arrival daily
South Tyrol for families, 8 days, IT-SJARM-08X
Base price
629.00
449.00
399.00
649.00
449.00
339.00
729.00
449.00
339.00
Surcharge single room 149.00 149.00 149.00

Category: 3*** hotels and guest houses

Child prices valid when staying in a room with 2 full paying adults.

Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Season 2
May 10, 2021 - Jun 23, 2021
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Season 3
Jun 24, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Arrival daily
South Tyrol for families, 8 days, IT-SJARM-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 8 - 11 Years
Surcharge single room
629.00
449.00
399.00
149.00
649.00
449.00
339.00
149.00
729.00
449.00
339.00
149.00

Category: 3*** hotels and guest houses

Child prices valid when staying in a room with 2 full paying adults.

Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
May 10, 2021 - Jun 23, 2021
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Season 3
Jun 24, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Reschen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Meran
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
78.00
79.00
98.00
69.00
78.00
79.00
98.00
69.00
78.00
79.00
98.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Reschen
  Season 1
Apr 24, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Season 2
May 10, 2021 - Jun 23, 2021
Sep 6, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021

Arrival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Season 3
Jun 24, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021

Arrival daily
Reschen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 78.00 78.00 78.00
Meran
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 79.00 79.00 79.00
Extra night sgl/bb 98.00 98.00 98.00
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Transfer
55.00

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Train ride on the Vinschgaubahn from Schluderns to Kastelbell
  • Vinschgau-Card with lots of activities and attractions included
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus available upon request on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Costs about EUR 55 per person. To be paid for at the time
  • Unterstell Cable car ride. Costs about EUR 12,50 per adult and EUR 5 per child. To be paid for at the time

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Unterstell Cable car ride. Costs about EUR 12.50 per adult and EUR 5 per child. To be paid for at the time
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Arrival/Parking/Departure
  • Fly to Innsbruck, Munich or Verona.
  • Take the train to Landeck and then the bus to Reschen, which takes about 1.5 hours. Or take the train via Bolzano and Merano to Mals and then a 30 minutes bus ride to Reschen.
  • Parking: free hotel car parking spaces. No reservation necessary.
  • Return from Merano with the Vinschgaubahn to Mals (about 1.5 hours) and then from there it is about 30 minutes to Reschen.
Detailed information
  • Minimum age: 8 years old. Younger children upon request might be possible.
  • 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.
Walking with a dog

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.

This tour has 1 more variation

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