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Hiking holidays from Meran to Lake Garda

South Tyrol, Brenta-Dolomites & Trentino.

Spring, summer or autumn, South Tyrol is always worth a trip especially by bike. Glistening ice caves, mountain massifs, bountiful orchards and vineyards transform your journey into a sensuous adventure. Cycle downwards into the valley along the river Adige as far as Bolzano. Relax, recuperate and enjoy a bottle of the world renowned ‚Kalterer’ wine. Appreciate the well-maintained and stunning cycling paths to your final stop, the impressive lake Garda - the crowning finale of this very attractive tour.  

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.  

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.

 

approx. 5 – 6 h
approx. 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.

 

approx. 5 h
approx. 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.

 

approx. 5 h
approx. 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. 

approx. 5 h
approx. 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.

 

approx. 3 – 5 h (depending on chosen route)
approx. 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.

 

approx. 3 – 4 h
approx. 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 for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Merano
  Season 1
07.05.2022 - 22.05.2022
26.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Daily
Season 2
23.05.2022 - 12.07.2022
05.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

Daily
Season 3
13.07.2022 - 04.09.2022

Daily
From Meran to Lake Garda, 8 days, IT-SJWMG-08A
Base price
899.-
1'015.-
1'079.-
Half board (6x) 189.- 189.- 189.-
Surcharge single room 259.- 259.- 259.-

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

Season 1
May 7, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Daily
Season 2
May 23, 2022 - Jul 12, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Daily
Season 3
Jul 13, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Daily
From Meran to Lake Garda, 8 days, IT-SJWMG-08A
Base price
Half board (6x)
Surcharge single room
899.-
189.-
259.-
1'015.-
189.-
259.-
1'079.-
189.-
259.-

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

Season 1
May 7, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
May 23, 2022 - Jul 12, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 3
Jul 13, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
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)
99.-
128.-
95.-
150.-
99.-
128.-
95.-
150.-
99.-
128.-
115.-
170.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Merano
  Season 1
May 7, 2022 - May 22, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Daily
Season 2
May 23, 2022 - Jul 12, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

Daily
Season 3
Jul 13, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022

Daily
Merano A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.- 99.-
Extra night single room (BB) 128.- 128.- 128.-
Riva del Garda A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 150.- 150.- 170.-
Filter
Transfer
69.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned 
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Mendelpass mountain railway
  • Transfers according to program
  • 1 Ascent fare cable car Pradel-Molveno (only during summer season, otherwise short walk)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
  • Bus drive from Lago Nembia to Comano (approx. CHF 6.- per person) is not included in the price

Optional:

  • Half-board evening meal (6x, not in Riva. Mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Return transfer by minibus from to Meran every Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon occasionally, cost CHF 65.- per person, CHF 21.- per dog reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance. 
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • By train to Meran
  • Verona airport. 
  • 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

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.  
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 

Ratings

4.4 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
4 stars
Mario Perini CH | 28.09.2021
Super schöne Tour
Sehr sorgfältige Auswahl der einzelnen Tagesetappen, teilweise atemberaubende Regionen Für mich als Gegenteil von schwindelfrei wäre ein Hinweis für die Rundwanderung Brenta Dolomiten (Pradel - Rif. Croz Altissimotour) in Moveno wichtig gewesen, dass dieser Weg sehr ausgesetzt ist. Ich musste umdrehen. Trotz Vorabklärung war beim Starthotel Adria keine PW Parkmöglichkeit für die Reisedauer gegeben. Eine eindeutige Info bei der Buchung wäre hilfreich.
Eurotrek AG answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre postive Reisebewertung. Gerne werden wir Ihr Feedback bezüglich der Rundwanderung an unserem Partner weiterleiten. Bezüglich des Parkplatzes ist es leider bei den meisten Hotels im Ausland nicht möglich, diesen vorzureservieren. Es tut uns sehr leid, dass Sie hier keine Parkmöglichkeiten hatten und hoffen sehr, dass Sie eine Lösung gefunden haben.
4 stars
Martin Büeler CH | 20.10.2018
Eine tolle Wanderung bei herrlichem Wetter
Die Wanderung ist sehr abwechlungsreich und gut geplant. Gute Tagesstrecken und schöne Hotelorte.
4 stars
Karin Wischer CH | 10.09.2018
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.
5 stars
Markus Meyer CH | 21.09.2016
Meran - Gardasee
5 stars
Barbara Blatter CH | 07.06.2016
Trotz sehr viel Regen SUPER
Es war unsere erste mehrtägige Wanderung, wir sindabsolut begeistert.Spannende Strecke, fantastische Natur. Überall nette, hilfsbereite Leute.Die Hotels waren gut (bis auf eines zu viel Teppiche)überall gutes Frühstück.Sehr nette ,,Mittandere,,Wir freuen uns schon auf unsere nächste Tour.

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