Mountain hikers in unspoilt nature at lake Kalterer See
Hiking trails aound lake Kalterer See
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Hiking holidays from Meran to Lake Garda

South Tyrol, Brenta-Dolomites & Trentino.

Starting in the famous spa town Meran you walk through vineyards and orchards, past historic castles and sparkling tarns and visit idyllic places with some of the most wonderful views. All of the mountains of South Tyrol and Trentino are incredibly fascinating! They offer views of turquoise lakes, enormous plateaus, deep river valleys and canyons. The rugged peaks of the Dolomites accompany you on your way, giving you an excellent feel for the fascinating alpine world of the lonely and steep rugged giants. In Trentino you discover mountain villages with winding narrow streets and idyllic stone houses before you reach your final destination, lake Garda. In the middle of high cliffs, enclosed by olive orchards, cypresses and fig trees you feel the Mediterranean flair. Cappuccino and Gelato at the banks of the dark blue lake – ‘La vita é bella!

Itinerary

Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in this wonderful and cultural town in the heart of South Tyrol. Wander around the charming arcades or follow in the footsteps of Emperess Sissi along the 'Passer' esplanade.

Hotel example: Flora

Along the Waal paths you venture through apple plantations before arriving at an impressive waterfall. Soon your trail leads you through the hills of the chestnut place Tisens and up to the historic little church of St. Christoph. After hiking through a beautiful woodland with fantastic views deep into the Etsch valley you reach Nals, an idyllic little village in the middle of apple orchards and vineyards.

Hotel example: Traubenheim

approx. 5 to 6 hours
20 km
560 m
550 m

Today you can look forward to a fascinating hike on the trail of castles. On interesting and steep roads you walk from fortress to fortress where you can admire diverse historic architecture. In the afternoon you wander through the region of ‘holes in the ice’, a natural phenomenon which gives you the chance to discover icicles in midsummer. Past the tower of St. George and many more vineyards, you will soon reach Lake Kaltern.

Hotel example: Masatsch

approx. 5 to 5.5 hours
18 km
710 m
600 m

In the morning you travel to the Mendelpass (saddle of Mendel) by train. Enjoy the phenomenal view before you continue your comfortable walk over the plateau towards Nonstal, the language and provincial border. Into amazing canyons and through idyllic small villages to the pilgrimage site of Saint Romedio and past two small sparkling lakes, you will soon reach Coredo. Here you can enjoy the Italian comfort in the middle of Trentino.

Hotel example: Miraval

approx. 4.5 to 5 hours
17 km
200 m
700 m

After a short transfer you can admire the impressive landscape of the Nonstal, before you begin your walk along the ‘Way of St. James’, up to the airy high plain of the Paganella. The path leads through wide woodland areas up to Cavedago with its famous triple-arched bridge. Further on across the wetland of a karst lake towards Andalo and then on to the village of Molveno, situated at the foot of the Brenta-Dolomites and the same-named mountain lake with its turquoise water.

Hotel example: Londra

approx. 4.5 to 5.5 hours
15 km
700 m
400 m

Enjoy the fascinating alpine world of the tall peaks of the Brenta group! You ascend into the mountain area of the Pradel by cable car and you discover one of its most beautiful hiking routes. Stop at a Rifugio (mountain hut) and enjoy a typical Italian snack as well as the impressive view of the surrounding mountain tops, before you slowly descend to the crystal clear, green tarn Lago Nembia. You proceed to today’s final destination Comano Terme by bus, passing woodlands and hilly areas, meandering rivers and the home of numerous small country villages on your way.

Hotel example: Comano Cattoni Holiday

approx. 3 to 5 hours (depending on chosen route)
15 km
390 m
900 m

At the end of your hiking week you walk through the untouched meadows of the valley of Lomason. After that you climb up to Rifugio Monte San Pietro, where you are presented with a stunning view of Lake Garda. Walk down through winding streets and archways, past stonewalls to the castle of Tenno. On the last few kilometres of your tour you walk through olive groves and Mediterranean cypress vegetation until you reach the goal of your hiking week, the banks of Lake Garda.

Hotel example: Antico Borgo

approx. 3 to 4 hours
10 km
400 m
800 m
Walking Meran - Lake Garda map

Tour character

You will mainly walk on well maintained walking paths, often on the Waal paths which are ancient water systems. In some sections you will be walking on forest trails and steep paths. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of 3 up to 6 hours as well as for longer ascents. Easier alternatives of the daily sections are possible by bus. A varied walking tour for lovers of promising trails.

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Season 1
May 9, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Saturday - Thursday
Season 2
May 25, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Saturday - Thursday
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020
Saturday - Thursday
From Meran to Lake Garda, 8 days, IT-SJWMG-08A
Base price
Half board (6x)
Surcharge single room
869.-
195.-
219.-
969.-
195.-
219.-
1'065.-
195.-
219.-

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and country hotels (partly with pool)

Season 1
May 9, 2020 - May 24, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
May 25, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020
Merano A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Riva del Garda A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
120.-
85.-
120.-
95.-
120.-
85.-
120.-
95.-
120.-
109.-
144.-
Price
Transfer
65.-

Services & information

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Mendelpass mountain railway
  • Transfers according to program
  • Ascent fare cable car Pradel-Molveno (only during summer season, otherwise short walk)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • If half board: min. 3-course evening meal (6x, not in Riva. Sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Organised transfer from Riva to Meran available, cost CHF 65.- per person, CHF 21.- per dog (transfer Sat / Sun / Mon, morning and Tue (occasionally), afternoon). Booking in advance required, payable on-site.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train to Meran.
  • Parking: Limited number of free hotel parking spaces or limited car parks near the hotels, approx. CHF 34.- per week. Basement car park (limited number of spaces) approx. CHF 14.- per day, payable on-site, no reservation required.
  • Return journey from Riva to Rovereto (www.ttesercizio.it) by bus and then by train via Bozen to Meran, approx. 3 hours.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due is not included in the price
  • Bus fare Lago Nembia to Comano, approx. CHF 6.- per person

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Martin Büeler CH | 21.10.2018
Eine tolle Wanderung bei herrlichem Wetter
Die Wanderung ist sehr abwechlungsreich und gut geplant. Gute Tagesstrecken und schöne Hotelorte.
4 stars
Karin Wischer CH | 11.09.2018
Eine lohnenswerte Tour
Tolle, abwechslungsreiche Tour, leider hatten wir gerade die schlechteste Woche bzgl. Wetter getroffen, aber so sind die Regenschütze auch getestet worden. :-) Gute Reisedokumentation, manchmal fast zu viel geschrieben. Gepäcktransport war super ! Preis Leistung bzgl. Halbpension hat NICHT gestimmt !
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
In diesem Jahr ist es gar nicht so leicht, eine Woche mit schlechtem Wetter zu treffen. Schön, dass Sie gut vorbereitet waren und den Regen mit Humor genommen haben. Ihre Rückmeldung zur Halbpension leiten wir gerne weiter. Es tut uns leid, dass dieser Aspekt der Reise Sie nicht überzeugt hat. Wir werden prüfen, ob wir für kommendes Jahr etwas verbessern können.

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