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Behaviour in the mountains

Exploring the South Tyrolean Mountains is one of the most incredible experiences a mountaineer can have. To make sure that every undertaking ends well, you have to follow some simple rules.

We are all part of nature and it is our duty to take care about nature and mountain like we do about ourselves. Because of that we recommend you hiking only on the marked paths, to not throw your rubbish irresponsibly away and to behave respectfully with the vegetation and with the animals.

Hiking in Naturns
Hiking in Naturns

Naturns is a paradise for hikers.

© PhotoGrünerThomas - Tourismusverein Naturns
Hiking in Marling
Hiking in Marling

Discover the magnificent landscape surrounding Marling near Meran.

© DAMIAN PERTOLL PHOTOGRAPHY - Tourismusverein Marling
Hiking in Reschenpass holiday region
Hiking in Reschenpass holiday region

Discover the unique natural landscape and the magnificent hiking paths at Lake and Reschen and environs.

© Frieder Blickle - Vinschgau Marketing
Hiking in Reschenpass holiday region
Hiking in Reschenpass holiday region

The broad network of hiking paths of different degrees of difficulty is ideal for hiking holidays with the family.

© Frieder Blickle - Vinschgau Marketing

Rules of conduct for mountaineers:

Prepare your itinerary, consulting maps and tourist guides. You must have specific footwear for the mountains, clothing and equipment appropriate.

Look at the weather in the mountains remembering that the weather conditions can change in just a few minutes.

Select this trip based on your ability and state of training. Overestimating your capabilities could be dangerous for you and your companions.

Make sure you know how to use the equipment and do not forget a first aid kit.

Do not risk but leaving alone, if you do remember to bring with you a telephone or a radio transceiver. Let however information on your itinerary and on approximate return.

Follow directions and signs of your itinerary carefully. When in doubt, always ask information if possible, to the operators of shelters.

If weather conditions should deteriorate shortly after the beginning of quickly return to the starting point of your itinerary.

If the storm there were not surprised retreat in groups under the trees blocks. And preferably find shelter under a rock or in a cavern near streams of water.

Protect yourself from the cold and the sunlight with boots, a wind jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Be respectful in nature and avoid making noise. Accessing the tours with the means of public transport is recommended.

If you happen to be witnesses to an accident call 112 immediately calmly providing the necessary information.

Cows in Terenten
Cows in Terenten

In spring the cows receive the typical bell and then they are shipped for about three months on the high mountain pastures.

© Thilo Reiter / pixelio.de
Mühlbach
Mühlbach

In the pasture the cows are really good: fresh grass and plenty of space to move around.

© marita / pixelio.de
Yaks are going on high pastures with Reinhold Messner
Yaks are going on high pastures with Reinhold Messner

Yaks are going on high pastures with Reinhold Messner

© Vinschgau Marketing - Frieder Blickle

Attention: cattle!

Especially mother cows feel togetherness with the herd and have a protective instinct against trespassers. For the safety & well-being of hikers, visitors are invited to respect some basic rules:

  • Do not walk off the hiking tracks and keep to a distance of 20 – 30 meters from the herd.
  • Never touch the cattle and particularly baby animals.
  • Keep your dog on the leash and release him only in emergency.
  • Do not hit the cows with a stick.
  • If the cows cross your way, go round them but keep an eye on them.
  • Before animals attack, they communicate with calming signals, lowering the head, pawing the ground etc.
  • For the protection of cattle hikers are kindly invited to follow the instructions in the mountains of South Tyrol. Always respect the flowers, plants and animals.

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Cycling or mountainbiking
Cycling or mountainbiking

Cycling or mountainbiking in the Alps

© ARochau / Fotolia.com
Climbing in South Tyrol
Climbing in South Tyrol

On many walls in South Tyrol, you can find climbing routes with various degrees of difficulty.

© Internet Consulting
Muntejela de Sennes
Muntejela de Sennes

Trekking tour in the Nature Parc Sennes with view of Seekofel.

© Internet Consulting - Catrin Frontull
Skiing area Rotwand
Skiing area Rotwand

The meadows of Rotwand becme a family-friendly skiing area in winter.

© Internet Consulting
Three peaks (Drei Zinnen)
Three peaks (Drei Zinnen)

Three peaks and Paternkofel

© Vincenzo De Santis / Fotolia.com
Three peaks (Drei Zinnen)
Three peaks (Drei Zinnen)

in wintertime

© hagenvontroja / Fotolia.com
Mt. Ortler
Mt. Ortler

Arrived at the top of Mt. Ortler. Here you can still see the old cross.

© Internet Consulting - Stefan Tolpeit
Corvara
Corvara

Hiking around Corvara

© Guenther Linder / pixelio.de
Campolongo Pass
Campolongo Pass

Snowshoe hiking

© PeeF / pixelio.de
Villnöss
Villnöss

A nice photo of the rugged peaks of the Dolomites in contrast with the green of the meadows.

© kordula - uwe vahle / pixelio.de
Sas Ciampac
Sas Ciampac

Sas Ciampac

© digiflex / pixelio.de
Cross-country skiing in Ridnaun
Cross-country skiing in Ridnaun

Enjoy the magical winter landscape by cross-country skiing in Ridnaun.

© Internet Consulting - Andreas Oberpertinger

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