Vinschgau railway line
With the railway line in Vinschgau across the hiking and cycling paradise Vinschgau. It is just wonderful leaving the own car at home and having the possibility to get anywhere easily and quickly. If you are interested in culture and history, you can visit not only castles but renovated historic railway stations too.
100 years after the maiden voyage and after a break of 15 years, the poplar railway line between the South Tyrol’s capital Bozen and Mals in Vinschgau is again operated since May 2005. Including the train station of Meran, Vinschgau railway line has 18 train stations and stops on its 60 km; all of them have high platforms offering a barrier-free entering and leaving.
Charming train stations
The train station buildings in Vinschgau were built in 1906 at the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and have been lovingly restored during the reconstruction period of Vinschgau railway line. While they have different sizes and structures, they have many common elements such as the green and red painting as well, forming a harmonious ensemble.
Ideal hikers & cyclists
Be it with hiking shoes, with your own bike or with a rental bike – the varied landscape of Vinschgau between peaks and vineyards is perfect for discovery tours. The range extends form rapid trails for mountain bikers to difficult glacier tours for alpinists, from family cycle tours on Via Claudia Augusta to easy hikes along the “Waalwege” paths.
Basically, the bike transport on Vinschgau railway is allowed with the appropriate ticket. Between the end of April and the end of October, there is a separate bike transport with trucks between Meran and Mals as bikes can only be transported on the trains to a limited extent. More information is available on our article about tips for bikers in Vinschgau.