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Monte Sole Mountain

Monte Sole Mountain in Venosta Valley

On the Sunny Side of the Alps

The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail is an unique experience for passionate hikers. the 108km-long several day tour, which offers a view of the Ortles Group, reaches from the lower Venosta Valley to the Resia Pass at the three-country-border along the diverse vegetation of the sun-drenched mountains. Hikers and nature lovers can enjoy a clear view of the high glaciers.
The individual stages of the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail are also ideal for day trips. They can easily be reached from the Venosta Valley's villages and offer to visitors agricultural and culinary highlights.

Technical Information:
Start and Destination: from Stava/Staben village, Resia/Reschen – Adige/Etsch river spring
Distance: 108km
Duration: 6 day stages
Ascent: 5621m
Descent: 4608m

Degree of difficulty: for experienced mountain hikers only (good physical condition, safe walking and mountain experience essential)
Best period: April - October (temperatures can be high at the height of summer)

Special Offer - Vinschgau High Mountain Trail: Vinschgau Incoming

The Theme Trail in Upper Venosta Valley

The popular Sonnensteig Trail runs from Burgusio/Burgeis to Spondigna/Spondinig, forming part of the thematic trails in Upper Venosta Valley. Along the way, hikers learn about the history, the Romanesque church of St. Benedict and of the characteristic irrigation channel paths. They also learn something of the local mythology and the local flora and fauna inhabiting the valley, with its special microclimate.

The Sonnensteig Trail begins at the western outskirts of Burgusio and leads past the Monte Maria Abbey. It passes the Oberwaal Trail and leads up to the archaeological prehistoric site of Ganglegg.
This unchallenging hiking trip ends at the train station of Spondigna/Spondinig.
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Hike in the Stelvio National Park, bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta and ski with panoramic view on the Ortles. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Venosta Valley.