Hiking in the Val Martello in Venosta Valley
Hiking trails and mountain paths in the Stelvio National Park
The varied landscape in Val Martello at the entrance to the Stelvio National Park meets the needs of all types of excursionists, from those choosing the least challenging to those in search of high altitudes. Hikers can follow the Pedertal Valley circular path, from the Enzianalm Alpine pasture to the Pederköpfl (2,585 m). Another circular path worth experiencing is the "Haus der Natur", which starts at the ‘Culturamartell’ Visitor’s Centre in the Stelvio National Park.
Easy hikes in the Martello valley lead to the Lyfi Alm mountain pasture (2,164 m), the Soy Alm mountain pasture (2,072 m) and to the renowned Zufallhütte mountain hut (2,265 m). The impressive Martello High Mountain Trail leads to the Marteller Hütte mountain shelter, which may also be reached from Stallwies.
The guided tours of the Stelvio National Park provide a basic introduction to the flora and fauna found in the Park and to the rural traditions of a centuries-old culture. There are themed walks on the subject of the vital role of water, the healing properties of mountain herbs and the bearded vulture. The observation of the wild animals at dawn is an opportunity for visitors to experience something special. The forest rangers share their experiences about wild animal life with hikers and, with a little luck, explorers and nature-lovers may also be able to experience the deer-mating season.
The Soyreit Mills and a visit to the Niederhof farm are of particular interest to families and history buffs. A more challenging alternative is a guided tour of the Ebenes Jöchl or Kalvenwand peaks, which is rewarded with spectacular views.