South Tyrolean Wine Trail Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £459 per person
Marvel at vineyards and apple orchards as far as the eye can see, during the first part of your week of walking. Starting from the well-known spa town of Meran you walk along the South Tyrolean wine route, past historic castles and palaces.
Alpine pastures in full bloom, clear larch forests and grazing cattle, whose milk is turned into delicious specialities there and then. During the whole walking experience you are accompanied by countless panoramic views, for instance, onto the jaggered peaks of the Dolomites, the Sarnthaler Alps, the most fertile Etsch valley or lake Kalterer See
Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast
Difficulty: Moderate. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.
Walking Tour Highlights
• Individual journey to Meran
• Walk from the well known spa town of Meran and the South Tyrolean Wine Route
• Visit historic castles and palaces
• Admire the countless panoramic views
• Technically an easy tour
Walking Route Features
You walk on well-maintained walking paths, on ‚Waalwegen’ (old irrigation systems) and in sections on forest roads and asphalted paths. Technically an easy tour, for walking times of 4 to 4.5 hours a good basic fitness level is required.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st Day: Individual journey to Meran
Discover the countless enchanting corners of Meran during a stroll through this spa town, a favourite dwelling spot of the Empress Sissi. After a walk through its arbour alleys, relax along the promenade of the raging river Passer.
2nd Day: Meran – Nals
Along the path ‚Marlinger Waalweg’, the longest Waal of South Tyrol into the ‚apple metropolis’ Lana. On your way marvellous views onto Meran and the Etsch valley until Bozen await.
Through deciduous forests you ascend all the way to Tisens, famous for its sweet chestnuts. The second section of Day 2 brings you to an area teeming with castles, in Nals the 3 castles Stachelburg, Schwanburg and Payrsberg await.
Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 19 km | Up 540 m / Down 550 m.
3rd Day: Nals – Bozen
A wonderful walk past palaces and castles along the high-altitude path with a fantastic view. Part of the way leads you along the 3-castle route into the well-known wine-growing village of Eppan with its extensive wine growing areas and the characteristic flair of the South Tyrolean wine route.
Then a short bus ride into the provincial capital Bozen. Enjoy the Italian flair in the arbour alleys and whilst sipping a cappuccino on Waltherplatz square.
Details: approx. 4 hours | 11 km | Up 470 m / Down 400 m.
4th Day: Bozen – Molten
In the morning take the cable car to Jenesien and experience South Tyrol’s most stunning facets. Starting with a unique panoramic view from lake Kalterer See over the castles and palaces along the wine route to the jaggered rockfaces of the Dolomites.
Walk across vast meadows dotted with horses and cattle and through clear forests with ancient larch trees until you reach the village of Mölten on the high plateau of the Tschöggelberg mountain.
Details: approx. 4,5 hours | 11 km | Up 470 m / Down 420 m.
5th Day: Circular walk Molten
The picturesque village of Mölten, situated above 1100 m is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Meadows covered in flowers, insanely fragrant larch forests and alpine pastures right up to the ‚Steinerne Mandln’ (stoney people) invite to a relaxing walk.
Nature at its finest as well as breathtaking distant views onto the Etsch valley right at your feet and numerous impressive mountain peaks are a constant companion on this circular walk.
Details: approx. 4 hours | 14 km | Up 600 m / Down 890 m.
6th Day: Mölten – Meran
The final leg of this tour takes you across a glorious Alpine pasture scenery with green meadows and grazing cattle to the Leadner Alp, where you simply have to taste their home-made dumpling specialities.
After a hearty break your tour continues along the panoramic high-altitude path to Trauttmannsdorff palace. Please visit the magnificent parks and landscaped gardens before you descend into the centre of Meran.
Details: approx. 5 hours | 13 km | Up 580 m / Down 440 m.
7th Day: Individual departure or extra days
You walk on well-maintained walking paths, on ‚Waalwegen’ (old irrigation systems) and in sections on forest roads and asphalted paths. Technically an easy tour, for walking times of 4 to 4.5 hours a good basic fitness level is required
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
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The South Tyrolean Wine Trail tour stays in lovely 3 and 4 star hotels and innscarefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
• 6 overnight stays, breakfast included
• Luggage transfer
• Welcome meeting
• Cable car ascent fare Jenesien
• Carefully elaborated route description
• Detailed travel and tour documents
• Service hotline
• Coach transfers during the tour
You walk on well-maintained walking paths, on ‚Waalwegen’ (old irrigation systems) and in sections on forest roads and asphalted paths. Technically an easy tour, for walking times of 4 to 4.5 hours a good basic fitness level is required. .
We recommend flying to Innsbruck or Venice and travelling by train to Meran. For more information, please visit Trenitalia.
Arrival by train in Meran
Parking: hotel parking spaces free of charge or limited parking spaces near the hotel approx. € 30 per week, payable on site, no reservation possible. Underground carpark (limited spaces) approx. € 12 per day, payable on site, no reservation possible.
South Tyrolean Wine and Alpine Trail, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.
2017 Walking Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 13.05. – 17.06.2017 | 24.09. – 14.10.2017
Season 2: 18.06. – 15.07.2017 | 27.08. – 23.09.2017
Season 3: 16.07. – 26.08.2017
April to June: £59
July to October: £66
Single Room Supplement: £17
Single supplements apply.
You will stay in the same hotel as the previous night.
Holiday Price: £459
Single Supplement: £99
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