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
The path 24 encompasses the reserve of the Tessa mountains
The highest plateau in Europe, situated in the middle of the Dolomites
A quiet and sunny position at the foot of Gitschberg Mountain
Cycle paths, lake Caldaro and lake Monticolo, the castles