From Meran to Lake Garda with Charm

SOUTH TYROL, BRENTA DOLOMITES & TRENTINO

South Tyrol is the land of many hours of sunshine, the largest apple-growing area in Europe and a region that makes hikers’ hearts beat faster. This tour goes from Merano to Riva del Garda - so it gets Mediterranean! You can expect excellent cappuccino, charming olive groves and pretty lakeside promenades, complemented by sparkling lakes, great mountain panoramas and South Tyrolean warmth.

Details about the 8-day tour from Meran to Lake Garda with Charm

Even the start in the spa and garden city of Merano is a highlight! Tip: Don’t miss a visit to the botanical gardens. From here you go steadily south. The route takes you over waterfalls and forests to Nals and along the historic castle path to Lake Kaltern.

Let yourself be inspired by the atmosphere in Trentino while you ‘hike’ in the mountain villages of Cordeo and Molveno. You will get to know the famous Brenta Dolomites on a circular route before Lake Garda awaits!

The highlights of the hiking tour from Meran to Lake Garda with Charm

  • South Tyrolean Wine Route & apple orchards: Did you know around 50% of the Italian apple harvest and every 12th award-winning Italian wine come from South Tyrol? Reason enough not only to take in the scent, but also the taste of these natural treasures.
  • High-altitude hikes with fascinating mountain views and the impressive Brenta Dolomites: On the Burgenweg, in the Nons Valley you hike at height with grandiose views - a real pleasure for all the senses! The impressive Brenta Dolomites, where you can hike to the glittering Lago Nembia, are a real highlight.
  • Enchanting mountain villages: The liveliness of the Italian zest for life is the perfect change from the quiet hiking tours. Coredo and Molveno, two real gems in Trentino, are waiting to be discovered by you.
  • Rivers, gorges and glittering lakes: The nature of South Tyrol is unique and you will pass several scenic highlights on the journey. You hike through deep gorges and along idyllic river valleys. Be sure to hop into one of the many lakes, e.g. Lake Kaltern. It is one of the warmest mountain lakes in the Alps.
  • Mediterranean flair on Lake Garda: Enjoy the vastness of the lake with a delicious gelato and soak in the liveliness in the alleys of the enchanting villages around Riva, Desenzano and Sirmione.

Useful information about the tour from Meran to Lake Garda with Charm

As you will be hiking along plateaus and climbing, you will need to be fit and wear sturdy shoes. You will be rewarded with great routes and hiking paths, such as the characteristic Waalwege, as well as great views. The six daily stages are ten to 20 km long and are complemented by panoramic mountain trips. The tour is also ideal for a hiking holiday with a dog.

Mountain Hiking
Mountain Hiking
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

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.

approx. 4.5 to 5 hours
17 km
200 m
700 m

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.

approx. 4.5 to 5.5 hours
15 km
700 m
400 m

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.

approx. 3 to 5 hours (depending on chosen route)
15 km
390 m
900 m

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.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
10 km
400 m
800 m

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Kaltern/ Kalterer Lake
  Season 1
06.05.2023 - 21.05.2023
25.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
22.05.2023 - 11.06.2023
04.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

Arrival daily
Season 3
12.06.2023 - 03.09.2023

Arrival daily
From Meran to Lake Garda, 6 days, Charm, IT-SJWKG-06D
Base price
939.00
1,059.00
1,159.00
Surcharge half board evening meal (4x, not in Riva. Mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 219.00 219.00 219.00
Surcharge single room 269.00 269.00 269.00

Category: You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Season 1
May 6, 2023 - May 21, 2023
Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 22, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023
Sep 4, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 12, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Arrival daily
From Meran to Lake Garda, 6 days, Charm, IT-SJWKG-06D
Base price
Surcharge half board evening meal (4x, not in Riva. Mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
939.00
219.00
269.00
1,059.00
219.00
269.00
1,159.00
219.00
269.00

Category: You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 Mendelpass mountain railway
  • Transfers according to program
  • 1 Ascent fare cable car Pradel-Molveno (only during summer season, otherwise short walk)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, Englisch, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Return transfer by minibus to Kaltern every Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon occasionally, costs EUR 75 per person, EUR 29 per dog, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey to Bozen and by Bus to Kaltern.
  • Verona airport.
  • Parking: Limited number of free hotel parking spaces or limited car parks near the hotels, approx. EUR 50 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 and from Bozen by Bus in about 30 minutes to Kaltern.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus fare Lago Nembia to Molveno, approx. EUR 3 per person
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Accommodation

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