Hiker enjoys the panoramic view
Breathtaking Alpine scenery at the Watles mountain station
Wide view into the picturesque Vinschgau valley
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Panorama Hiking in the Vinschgau

Blooming apple trees and traditional cuisine

If you can call the stunning distant view of the high mountains as your constant companion, then you are on a hiking tour through the beautiful Vinschgau. Time for a break? Quaint alpine huts, historic mountain villages and traditional cuisine with lots of delicacies make a break from hiking all the more tempting.

Let your eyes fall over the lush green valley and immerse yourself in the living traditions in the picturesque South Tyrol.

Details about a hiking holiday in the Vinschgau

The Eurohike hiking tour takes you from Mals via Schulderns to Burgeis and St. Valentin through the enchanting South Tyrol. Every day something new, another exciting natural backdrop is waiting to be discovered by you. In addition to blooming alpine pastures, inviting huts and an impressive glacier world, the crystal-clear mountain lakes sparkle.

Simple switch off your thoughts and become one with nature. The here and now counts on this hiking trip and you should enjoy it to the fullest.

The highlights of the hiking trip in the beautiful Vinschgau

  • Unique and famous – the Churburg: It is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in South Tyrol and houses impressive panelling, fireplaces and other cultural assets inside.
  • 360-degree platform on the Tellajoch: One step, and the mighty mountains of Taufers open up in front of you. The platform at the Tellajoch offers a unique all-round view and never ceases to amaze.
  • Tasting Vinschgau delicacies: Whether typical flatbread, hearty mountain cheese or traditional speck: the best delicacies of the region are served at the Sesvenna hut.

Useful information about the hiking trip in the Vinschgau

What do I pack? Sturdy shoes won’t go wrong on the route through the beautiful Vinschgau. During the eight days you always hike on well-developed paths, but you have to factor in longer climbs and walking times of up to five hours. Therefore, you should have a good physical condition and a few (training) kilometres behind you.

If the legs do give up, individual stages can be shortened by bus or train.

Have you already fallen in love with the South Tyrolean Vinschgau Valley and can’t wait to start your hiking trip: Then book yourself happy now!

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Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Discover the alleyways of this tranquil Vinschgau market town and marvel at the numerous towers in the sunniest place of South Tyrol.

Hotel example: Zum Hirschen

Along the most beautiful Waalweg-paths you ascend into the mountaineers‘ village Matsch, gurgling watercourses accompany your route. Via the old castle ruin and the boldly laid out ‚Leitenwaal‘ you reach the prehistoric excavation site Ganglegg. In the afternoon the pretty village of Schluderns welcomes you with its proud Churburg castle, one of the best-preserved castles in South Tyrol.

Hotel example: Saldur

approx. 5 hours
18 km
800 m
950 m

After a visit to Glurns, the smallest town in the Alps, you ascend high up into the ‚Stilfserjoch‘ national park. Past the nature experience ‚Wooden-Xylophone‘ you walk through the primal fir tree forest and reach the idyllic mountain village of Taufers, the Romanic ‚Haufendorf‘ is characterized by houses huddling densely together along the steeply rising mountain sides. Today you are less than a kilometer away from the Swiss state border, a short hike takes you to the neighbouring country and the famous UNESCO monastery Müstair.

Hotel example: Chavalatsch

approx. 4 hours
10 km
450 m
150 m

Today the queen’s stage of your hiking week awaits. Past traditional mountain farms you ascend to the ridge Tellajoch, where an impressive mountain world reveals itself to you with a panoramic view on the 360°-viewing platform. The descent leads you down to Schlinig, from there a short bus ride takes you to Burgeis. For a shorter tour to Burgeis we recommend the so-called ‚Stundenweg‘ via the hamlet Schleis.

Hotel example: Das Moriggl

approx. 6.5 hours
14 km
1.400 m
900 m

Enjoy a relaxing day of rest or embark on a beautiful loop tour past the Schliniger Alp to a roaring waterfall. Situated amidst some of the highest mountain giants, only a stone’s throw away from the Swiss border, the quaint hut ‚Sesvenna Hütte‘ awaits and tempts you to take a break. Extensively explore the adventure path Watles, before gliding leisurely by cable car back down into the valley.

Hotel example: Das Moriggl

approx. 4.5 hours
11 km
650 m
200 m

From Prämajur through shady forests all the way to the Brugger-alp, where we highly recommend you sample traditional Vinschgau delicacies. Enjoy the view onto the glacial world of the Ortler-Mountains during your descent to Plagött and onwards to St. Valentin, where we recommend a stroll along the lakeside of the glistening Lake Haidersee.

Hotel example: Lamm

approx. 4 to 4.5 hours
12 km
350 m
600 m

Across the largest alluvial fan of the Alps, the ‚Malser Haide‘, you proceed across blooming meadows and past sleepy farm houses uphill into the little mountain village of Planeil. Listen to the dabbling of the Punibach-stream and allow your glance to wander over the vast valley below you. A short bus ride takes you back down to the valley to Mals.

Hotel example: Zum Hirschen

approx. 4 hours
11 km
450 m
350 m

Tour character

You always walk on well-maintained hiking paths, along the typical Waalwege-paths and in parts also on forest roads. For the in parts longer ascents and walking times of up to 5 hours a good basic fitness level is recommended. The ‚Königsetappe‘-stage on Day 4 can be cut short if needed, for nearly all longer tours there are always options available to cut the route short by bus/train.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Mals
  Season 1
11.06.2021 - 20.06.2021
13.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
21.06.2021 - 04.07.2021
30.08.2021 - 12.09.2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
05.07.2021 - 29.08.2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Panorama Hiking in the Vinschgau 8 days, IT-SJWMA-08X
Base price
629.00
669.00
699.00
Surcharge single room 119.00 119.00 119.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 169.00 169.00 169.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Jun 21, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Panorama Hiking in the Vinschgau 8 days, IT-SJWMA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
629.00
119.00
169.00
669.00
119.00
169.00
699.00
119.00
169.00

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and country hotels

Season 1
Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Season 2
Jun 21, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Mals
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
59.00
74.00
69.00
84.00
69.00
84.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Mals
  Season 1
Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Sep 13, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Jun 21, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021
Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Mals
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 74.00 84.00 84.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Descent cable car Watles
  • 1 x salami from the “Vinschgauer mountain sheep”
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available 
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course meal (sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Landeck (North Tyrol) and by bus in approx. 2 hours to Mals (1x change). Or by train via Bolzano and Merano directly to Mals.
  • Parking: limited number of hotel parking spaces and public parking spaces near the hotel, both free of charge. Public basement car park approx. EUR 15 per day, payable on-site. No reservation required.

 

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Bus rides (Schluderns – Glurns, Schlinig – Burgeis, Burgeis – Schlinig, Prämajur – Burgeis, Burgeis – Prämajur, Planeil – Mals), approx. EUR 10 per person
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Ulrich Stücher DE | 18.10.2020
Schöne abwechslungsreiche Wanderung im Vischgau
Die Wanderung war sehr abwechslungsreich, die Etappen gut zu schaffen. Man konnten einfach durch wechselnde Perspektiven wunderschöne Ausblicke ins Vinschgau geniessen. Eigentlich war es besonders in den Höhenlagen sehr schön, da auch wirlich wenig Betrieb war. Zeitweise war man 2 Stunden unterwegs, bevor man andere Wanderer oder Radfahrer traf. Gepäcktransfer hat wie immer super geklappt. In einem Ort waren wir beim "falschen" Hotel, war aber kein Problem und hatte sich schnell geklärt. Die Dame vom Hotel hat uns dann sogar zum "aktuellen" Hotel gefahren. Die Hotelliste hatte sich kurz vorher geändert und wir hatte nicht in die aktualisierte Hotelliste in den Reiseunterlagen geschaut, die am 1. Tag ausgehändigt wurden. Alles in Allem sehr schöne Tour und Woche!
Lisa Seidl
Lisa Seidl answered:
Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben uns eine so schöne Bewertung zu schreiben. Es freut uns sehr, dass ihnen die Tour in Südtirol so gut gefallen hat! Bei der Planung und Buchung Ihrer nächsten Wanderreise sind wir Ihnen gerne behilflich!

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