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Hiking holidays Reschensee - Lake Kaltern

Hiking: Reschensee - Meran - Lake Kaltern

Blooming Vinschgau & South Tyrolean Wine Route

During your hiking week you will discover one of South Tyrol‘s most beautiful sections located between the Vinschgau region and the southern wine route, causing hikers hearts to leap for joy. The tour starts at the well-known Lake Reschensee, surrounded by marvellous mountain panorama and with a view onto the snow-covered Ortler-massif.

The route leads you along fabulous high-altitude paths high above the fertile Vinschgau-valley towards Merano. Enjoy the view onto splendid vineyards and orchards, numerous castles and palaces along the way and amongst others Reinhold Messners Mountain Museum. The Mediterranean spa town of Merano with its thermal springs offers tremendous opportunities for relaxation before you proceed into the wine region around Lake Kalterer-See as a crowning finale.

Itinerary

First along Reschensee reservoir and over to Graun, where you will find the best known camera motive of the Vinschgau, the flooded spire of Gaun. The route runs past lake Haidersee and along the largest alluvial fan of the Alps and leads up to the idyllic mountain village Planeil. Downhill you walk through forest and later through flowering meadows to Burgeis, with view to the impressive monastery of Marienberg.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 21 km
200 m
550 m

Walk along the Sonnensteig path, a newly created theme path with fantastic views of the snowy mountain peaks. High above the town Mals, with its many towers, onwards and over the Tartscher Bichl past ‚Ganglegg’, a historic archaeological site from the Bronze and Iron Age on to Schluderns, with the most impressive and best-preserved castles in South Tyrol.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
100 m
350 m

From the foot of Sonnberg your walk starts and continues crossing through dense forests. Above Laas, well known for the white marble, you later reach the orchards of Vinschgau – apple trees as far as the eyes can see.

approx. 4.5 – 5.5 h
approx. 19 km
550 m
750 m

Today you pass through the orchard of the Vinschgau. Along the Latschander Waal path you walk through regions of the best South Tyrolean wines. Continue on the archaeological path which almost takes you to Messners castle ‘Juval’, high above the valley. On a meandering trail downhill you reach Naturns.

approx. 6 – 6.5 h
approx. 22 km
400 m
600 m

High up you continue following the Rablander Waal path through forests, past Alpine mountain farms forever accompanied by stunning views of the Vinschgau valley. Follow Partschinser and Algunder Waal path down into the Meraner basin. Tired muscles get a chance to relax in the thermal spa.

approx. 5 h
approx. 18 km
350 m
550 m

On Marlinger Waal path, the longest Waal of South Tyrol you walk into the apple centre Lana. On your way enjoy lovely views on Meran and the Adige valley to Bolzano. Pass through light forests up to Tisens, well known for the sweet chestnuts. During the second half of this path many ancient fortresses are passed: Nals with Stachelburg, Schwanburg and Payrsberg castle.

approx. 5.5 – 6.5 h
approx. 19 km
550 m
550 m

Walk past castles, raised stands and fortresses with great views of the Etschtal Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. A section of the path takes you along the ‘Three-Fortress-Route’ and continue via St. Michael through extensive vineyards until you reach the beautiful lake Kalterer See. In this beautiful valley you should taste a glass of "Kalterer See".

approx. 5.5 – 6.5 h
approx. 21 km
500 m
550 m
Hiking Via Claudia 2 South Tyrol map

Tour character

You walk mainly on good walking paths, often on the so called ‘Waal paths’, ancient water systems as well as on paved sections. The paths are easy to walk, the route is undulating through lovely countryside, dotted with orchards and vineyards. Longer ascents only occur on two of the days. We recommend a good basic fitness level for walking days of up to 6.5 hours. Shortcuts of daily sections are possible by train or coach.

Prices & dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Reschen
  Season 1
30.04.2022 - 08.05.2022
19.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
09.05.2022 - 19.06.2022
05.09.2022 - 18.09.2022

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
20.06.2022 - 04.09.2022

Daily
Reschensee - Lake Kaltern, 9 days, IT-SJWRK-09A
Base price
919.-
989.-
1'115.-
Surcharge single room 215.- 215.- 215.-
Half board 229.- 229.- 229.-

Category: 3* and country hotels

Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
May 9, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Daily
Reschensee - Lake Kaltern, 9 days, IT-SJWRK-09A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Half board
919.-
215.-
229.-
989.-
215.-
229.-
1'115.-
215.-
229.-

Category: 3* and country hotels

Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
May 9, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Season 3
Jun 20, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Reschen A Komfort
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Merano A Komfort
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Lake Kaltern A Komfort
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
98.-
79.-
128.-
99.-
118.-
89.-
98.-
79.-
128.-
99.-
128.-
99.-
98.-
79.-
128.-
99.-
128.-
99.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Reschen
  Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Sep 19, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
May 9, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022

Daily
Reschen A Komfort
Extra night single room (BB) 98.- 98.- 98.-
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.- 79.-
Merano A Komfort
Extra night single room (BB) 128.- 128.- 128.-
Extra night double room (BB) 99.- 99.- 99.-
Lake Kaltern A Komfort
Extra night single room (BB) 118.- 128.- 128.-
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 99.- 99.-
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Transfer Kalterer See - Reschen
65.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Please note:

  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

Optional:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 
  • Return transfer by minibus from Lake Kalterer See to Reschen every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, costs CHF 69.- per person, from Meran CHF 65.- per person, CHF 25.- per dog, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance. 
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • By train to Landeck (North Tyrol) and by bus approx. 1.5 hours to Reschen. Or by train via Bolzano and Meran to Mals (South Tyrol) and by bus to Reschen in approx. 30 minutes
  • Innsbruck or Munich airport
  • Parking: parking spaces available, no reservation. Parking spaces near the hotel are free of charge and unguarded
  • Return transfer from Lake Kalterer by bus/train in approx. 1 hour to Meran, then from Meran by Vinschgau train in approx. 1.5 hours to Mals and from there approx. 30 minutes to Reschen

Walking with a dog 

On this particular walking tour you have the option of bringing your 'four-legged friend'. When booking, simply let us know the breed and size of your dog. Possible additional costs are payable locally on site.

Other important information:

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

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