Hiking in Merano, Val Venosta and Parcines

Insider tips & more: Hiking in Merano, Val Venosta and Parcines

Views like nowhere else

Those wanting to double their holiday happiness should not only get to know our hotel das stachelburg, but also the impressive natural landscape around it. Hiking lovers can enjoy their time out in Parcines along idyllic Waalweg irrigation channels, sun-drenched hiking trails around Merano and up to the most beautiful peaks of the Texel Group. Off towards the horizon …

Waterfall in Parcines
Neighbourhood of Parcines
Schlerihaus Parcines

Along the Waalwege paths

South Tyrol’s Waalwege gently meander for around 80 kilometres through Merano and the surrounding region, inviting you to enjoy a relaxing hike. Passing picturesque orchards and rugged rock faces, hikers walk alongside the water on their journey through the marvellous natural landscape. And enjoy breathtaking views of the historic spa town of Merano.

Waalweg in autumn
The most beautiful options
Our favourite Waalwege
  • Parcines Waalweg
    Length: 4.5km | Walking time: 2:00 hrs. | Difficulty: easy
  • Rablander Waalweg
    Length: 3.5km | Walking time: 1:00 hrs. | Difficulty: easy
  • Via the Algunder Waalweg from Parcines to Merano
    Length: 10km | Walking time: 3:30 hrs. | Difficulty: medium
      The peaks of pleasure

      If you are looking for magical mountain moments somewhat higher up, we recommend various tours around the San Vigilio and Giggelberg hiking areas and the Texel Group Nature Park. As the highest lake district in Europe, the Sopranes Lakes are often referred to as the pearl of the surrounding area and are a must for every active holidaymaker in das stachelburg.

      More hiking tips & mountain tours
      • Parcines waterfall
        Length: 6km | Walking time: 2:00 hrs. | Difficulty: easy
      • Parcines Trail of Legends & Golderskofel
        Length: 7km | Walking time: 2:30 hrs. | Difficulty: medium
      • Via the Saxnerweg to Velloi
        Length: 10km | Walking time: 3:30 hrs. | Difficulty: medium
      • Sopranes Lakes
        Length: 18km | Walking time: 7:30 hrs. | Difficulty: hard
      • Orenknott
        Length: 7km | Walking time: 3:55 hrs. | Difficulty: hard
      • Merano high altitude trail
        Hiking tour in day stages
        Length: approx. 100 km | Duration: 5 – 8 days | Difficulty: hard
      • Zieltal valley hut hike
        Length: 14.5km | Walking time: 5:30 hrs. | Difficulty: hard
      Pssst … more information and insider tips are available directly at our reception.
      stachelburg’s hiking services
      • Rental of walking poles and backpacks
      • Packed lunch and isotonic drinks
      • Hiking maps
      • Weekly guided hikes to the most beautiful places in Val Venosta
      • Sale of tickets for the lifts in our hiking area (Cable Car Texel, Cable Car Unterstell and Cable Car Aschbach)
      Mountain hut
      Hiking in nature