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From Meran to Lake Garda with Charm

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!’

Mountain Walking
Mountain Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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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.

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.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
20 km
560 m
550 m

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.

approx. 5 to 5.5 hours
18 km
710 m
600 m

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. 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.

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

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Season 1
May 9, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Season 2
May 25, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
From Meran to Lake Garda 8 days, Charm, IT-SJWMG-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room

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

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Mendelpass mountain railway
  • Transfers according to program
  • 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)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Organised transfer from Riva to Meran available, cost EUR 59 per person, EUR 19 per dog, (transfer Sat / Sun / Mon, morning and Tue (occasionally), afternoon). Booking in advance required, payable on-site.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train journey 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.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus fare Lago Nembia to Comano, approx. EUR 5 per person
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

From our hiking blog


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Isabella Strasser, Customer Service


4.9 of 5 Stars (11 Ratings)
5 stars
Andreas F. DE | 01.09.2019
Tolle Wandertouren
Tolle Wanderstrecken. Die gebuchten Hotels waren sehr gut. Die Wanderbeschreibung und die Unterlagen waren sehr gut
5 stars
Angelika Lortz DE | 19.08.2019
Eindrucksvolle Wanderung
Es war eine sehr schöne Wanderung mit teils nicht so gut ausgeschilderten Wegen. Dennoch haben wir alle Routen und Wege dank des schön aufgegliederten Heftes und guter Orientierung gefunden. Ein besonderes Highlight ist die Wanderung in den Brenta Dolomiten gewesen, die leider ein wenig durch nicht so gutes Wetter an diesem Tage vor allem für die Aussicht getrübt wurde. Eine sehr schöne Etappe ist auch der Weg entlang der Waalwege von Meran nach Nals gewesen. Auch die Burg Hocheppan ist sehr beeindruckend gewesen. Sehr gut hat es uns außerdem am Molvenosee und natürlich dann zum Schluss in Riva am Gardasee gefallen. Rundum eine tolle Wanderung mit viel abwechslungsreichen wunderschönen Etappen. Ein herzliches Dankeschön auch an Frau Strasser, die im Vorfeld durch unsere Umbuchung mehr Aufwand hatte, aber immer supernett und hilfsbereit geblieben ist und alles ermöglichen konnte.
5 stars
Frank V. DE | 15.08.2019
Sehr schöne Genusswanderreise
Wir erlebten dank der perfekten Organisation und umfangreichen Wanderunterlagen herrliche Wandertage in sehr reizvoller Landschaft. Die Teilstrecken waren auch mit normaler Kondition insgesamt gut zu bewältigen. Die insgesamt sehr gastfreundlichen Hotels boten Gelegenheit zur Erholung und bei durchweg guter Küche auch zum Genuss. Die Unterlagen waren insgesamt sehr detailliert und boten stets gute Orientierung. Sie enthielten auch Hinweise für Alternativrouten z.B. bei schlechtem Wetter. Insgesamt erlebten wir eine Tour, die wir gern weiter empfehlen!
5 stars
Lise A. DK | 02.08.2019
We did the hike with our children aged 8 and 11 years, and it was a fantastic way of spending the holiday. The route was optimal for children - hard, but not too difficult and there were a lot of interesting things to look at and talk about on the way. We were very lucky to have pool at all hotels, which was worth walking after for the children!!
5 stars
Geir Jensen NO | 29.07.2019
Beautiful walk from Maran to Lake Garda!
Beautiful scenery, ok distance and very nice hotels.
4 stars
Anne Buelow Find DK | 27.07.2019
Generally very good!
Nice and varied hikes with lots of vertical meters, mountains, forrests, small cosy villages. Tough but rewarding.
5 stars
Thomas und Iris H. DE | 12.07.2019
Macht Lust auf mehr
Eine sehr gut organisierte Wandertour mit vielen Highlights. Die schönste Strecke für uns war die Wanderung durch die Brenta Dolomiten. Das Gepäck war immer im Hotel, wenn wir von unserer Tagestour ankamen. Transfers waren immer pünktlich. Wir werden sicherlich nochmal bei Eurohike buchen.
5 stars
Manfred H. DE | 07.07.2019
Top organisiert!
Durchweg abwechslungsreiche und tolle Wanderstrecken, zeitlich gut zu bewältigen. Täglich wechselnde Landschaftsbilder. Unterkünfte waren super, auch die dazu gebuchte Halbpension. Gerne wieder auf Tour mit Eurohike.
5 stars
Michael u. Dagmar H. DE | 25.06.2019
Einzigartige Wanderungen mit exklusiver Rundumbetreuung
Kurzfristiger Wanderurlaub von Meran zum Gardsee in Südtirol, Brenta-Dolomiten und Trentino war aufgrund einer erstklassigen Organisation und tollen Wetter ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis.
5 stars
Giuseppe G. DE | 25.06.2019
Wanderung von Meran nach Riva
Vor der Wanderung bekamen wir eine kurze Einweisung und dann konnten wir von den guten Unterlagen (Digital und auf Papier) profitieren. Die Hotels waren gut und vorallen sauber. Nachdem das Wetter noch mitgespielt hat, war es für uns eine perfekte Wanderung.
5 stars
Sandra Gutzat DE | 29.08.2018
Unser erster super gelungener Wanderurlaub!!!
Die einzelnen Strecken waren perfekt ausgelegt für einen Tag. Wir waren super entspannt aufgrund der tollen Unterkünfte. Wir haben die Reise mit 4-Sterne-Hotels gebucht. Es war unser erster Wanderurlaub und bestimmt nicht der letzte :-) mit Eurohike! Die Betreuung vor Ort war perfekt und die Mitarbeiter super nett!

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