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Hiking tour Lake Vernagt

Stamina
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Difficulty:
Easy
Distance: 8.3 km
Ascent: 370 m Descent: 374 m
Duration:02:30 h
Lowest point:1687 m
Highest point:1960 m
Best season
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Short description

Circular hike around the Vernagt lake in Schnals.

Description

In addition to its glacier, the Schnalstal Valley is known and loved above all for its unique cultural landscape. Many mountain farms in extreme locations, lush green Alpine meadows and the marvellously situated Vernagt lake make the Vinschgau side valley a hiker's paradise.

Starting point of the tour

Vernagt

Destination point of the tour

Vernagt Lake

Route description

The hike begins in Vernagt and leads to the right of the reservoir, first up to the Tisenhof and then on to the Rafienhof. From here, trail no. 9 leads over larch and grassy slopes to the Fineil farmstead, which for a long time was considered the highest granary in Europe. On the access road, trail no. 9 branches off to the right shortly after the first hairpin bend and leads down to the Schnalser Talstraße.

Here, hikers then choose path no. 13a and descend to the fork in the path, where a wooden staircase soon leads to the airy but well-secured suspension bridge on the right. After crossing the bridge, continue along the same path until you reach the southern shore of the lake. Here you return to the starting point in Vernagt.

Trail signs

9, 13a

Hiking equipment

Hiking boots, wind and rain protection, sunglasses

Public transport

Trains stop at the railway station in Bozen, Meran or Mals

Directions

Brenner motorway A22, exit Bozen South, MEBO motorway to Meran, Vinschgau state road SS38, direction Vernagt

Parking

Car park in Vernagt

Type of trail

Length 8.3 km

Author

Editorial team south-tirol.com

Meran & environs

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