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Vinschgau high alpine route

It seems that people in Vinschgau really like hiking: nearly 108 km, more than 5,600 m of altitude, 32 hours of walking time, partly difficult and secured mountain path...

But don’t worry – you do not have to manage this on one day. But you should be quite fit, persistent and sure-footed, if you want to do this multi-day tour through the sunny side of the valley Vinschgau in western South Tyrol.

Of course, you can pick out just the stage you like most. And naturally, on the way you will pass many breakpoints, including rustic mountain huts and new inns, where you can have a rest and where you find also a place for the night.

Those, who decide to explore the Vinschgau by foot, will get to know the region in all its details. This high alpine tour starts in the vicinity of Naturns and ends in Reschen. The way goes uphill and downhill, along old paths and new ones. Not only the several stages are very varied, but also the landscape, the mountain pastures, the menus in the refuges, as well as the sights you will pass by.

For instance, hikers will see several famous places, including the church tower immersed in the Lake Reschen, Glurns as smallest town in the Alps or the marble quarry in Laas. Other sights are the mighty buildings of the castle Churburg or Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval, the prehistoric hilltop site Ganglegg in Schluderns or the monastery Marienberg in Burgeis.

Stages of the high alpine tour Vinschgau:

  • Castle Juval near Kastelbell – top station St. Martin im Kofel near Latsch (difficult hiking trail)
  • St. Martin im Kofel near Latsch – Paflur near Laas (difficult mountain trail)
  • Paflur near Laas – Glieshof in Matsch near Mals (difficult mountain trail) 
  • Glieshof in Matsch near Mals – Muntetschinig near Tarsch (difficult mountain trail)
  • Muntetschinig near Tarsch – Planeil near Mals (easy hiking trail) 
  • Planeil near Mals – spring of the river Etsch in Reschen (difficult mountain trail)

Details of the tour:

  • Path length in total: 108 km
  • Difference in altitude uphill and downhill: 5,646 m - 4,633 m
  • Walking time in total: about 32 hours
  • Path number: 2A (“Vinschger Höhenweg”)

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Vinschgau high-alpine route
Vinschgau high-alpine route

On one of the most popular hiking routes in South Tyrol, mountaineers enjoy high-alpine hiking experiences.

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Vinschgau high-alpine route
Vinschgau high-alpine route

The challenging high-alpine route in Vinschgau offers magnificent views.

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Hiking on Vinschgau high-alpine path
Hiking on Vinschgau high-alpine path

From Kastelbell, hikers make a distance of 108 km on the sunny side of Vinschgau and arrive in Reschen.

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Vinschgau high-alpine route
Vinschgau high-alpine route

On one of the most popular hiking routes in South Tyrol, mountaineers enjoy high-alpine hiking experiences.

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Vinschgau high-alpine route
Vinschgau high-alpine route

On one of the most popular hiking routes in South Tyrol, mountaineers enjoy high-alpine hiking experiences.

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Vinschgau high-alpine route
Vinschgau high-alpine route

On one of the most popular hiking routes in South Tyrol, mountaineers enjoy high-alpine hiking experiences.

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Piris Jagdhof - Dolce Vita Experience - Latsch in Vinschgau
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Piris Jagdhof - Dolce Vita Experience
Latsch in Vinschgau
4.7 Excellent

Lovingly run Sport & Spa Hotel, over 3,000 m² garden & wellness area, varied activity programme, personal hospitality and culinary highlights.

from 175 € per day
Familienhotel Bella Vista - Trafoi in Vinschgau
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Familienhotel Bella Vista
Trafoi in Vinschgau
4.4 Very good

The famous ski racer Gustav Thöni accompanies you on hikes and on the slopes. Inviting rooms and suites, new heated outdoor pool & panoramic sauna. Excellent cuisine and wine tastings.

from 110 € per day
Garden Park Hotel - Prad am Stilfserjoch in Vinschgau
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Garden Park Hotel
Prad am Stilfserjoch in Vinschgau
4.9 Excellent

An oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by a well-tended garden and park, with fine cuisine, an extensive wellness area & varied activities.

from 117 € per day
Mein Matillhof - Latsch in Vinschgau
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Mein Matillhof
Latsch in Vinschgau
4.8 Excellent

Joie de vivre and pleasures, relax and regeneration! Take your time for unforgettable holidays in the middle of fruit orchards & the South Tyrolean mountains.

from 162 € per day
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