Merano's Alta Via (the Merano High Mountain Trail) encompasses the reserve of the Tessa mountains and is one of the most beautiful paths of the Alps with its 94 km (58 miles) curling along an irregular landscape offering marvellous views of mountain peaks more than three thousand metres high and peaceful places for a rest.
The funicular of Tirolo Hochmuth and the chairlift of Vellau, access to Tessa Group Nature Park excursion area.
The Merano High Mountain Trail is an extraordinary "several day walking tour" through the Tessa Group Nature Park, the largest reserve of South Tyrol. It is divided into northern and southern circuits.
The entire hike can take between 4 and 6 days. Along the Merano High Mountain Trail are huts and inns for overnight stays.
Hochmut - Leiteralm: 0.50 h
Leiteralm - Hochganghaus: 1.20 h
Hochganghaus - Nassereith - Giggelberg: 3.45 h
Giggelberg - Hochforch - Pirch - Grub: 2.50 h
Grub - Lint - Kopfron - Unterperfl: 3.00 h
Unterperfl - Vorderkaser - Eishof: 4.05 h
Eishof - Eisjöchl-Hütte - Pfelders: 6.15 h
Pfelders - Hütt - Gögele - Christl - Matatz: 4.20 h
Matatz - Magdfeld - Vernuer - Gfeis: 4.50 h
Gfeis - Longfall - Thalbauer - Hochmut: 3.00 h
Total time: 34.15 h
12 different ski areas and 1,200 km of slopes with a single skipass
15 different ski areas and 330 km of slopes with a single skipass
Ski slopes, cross-country trails, toboggan runs and snow hikes
At 3,200 m, large ski slopes, cross-country trails and a challenging toboggan run