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.
Start and Destination: from Stava/Staben village, Resia/Reschen – Adige/Etsch river spring
Duration: 6 day stages
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.