The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail in South Tyrol is a multi-day hiking trip at great heights, a true attraction for hikers. Its path develops from the Adige river source at the Resia Pass in the north until Stava/Staben in the Lower Venosta Valley. The rich and varied vegetation of Monte Sole mountain and the splendid panoramic views of the Ortler  mountain make the journey a unique experience. The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail offers usually good weather conditions, as well as a clear view of the glaciers, a perfect trip for lovers of mountains and nature.

The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail passes through various stages of the Monte Sole hiking trail. The 108 km long trail takes several days. The individual stages can be made also as day trips, since the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail is easily accessible from many locations of the valley. Each stage offers unique features as well as breathtaking views, cultural highlights and local gastronomy, making a mountain holiday in the Venosta Valley in South Tyrol a rich and unforgettable experience. Between Patsch and the abandoned Zuckbichl farm, the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail leads over a newly built, almost 80-metre-long suspension bridge over the Fallerbach stream. The bridge can be walked on all year round.

We recommend booking your accommodation in advance, as accommodation opportunities are limited. For those, who decide spontaneously to hike along the Trail, we recommend the weekdays (not the weekend). The best time to hike is from April to October. In midsummer, however, temperatures can be very high.

Key information at a glance
Starting point and arrival:
 Stava/Staben – Resia/Reschen – Adige river spring
Length: 108 km
Duration: 5 daily stages
Difference in height: approx. 5600 m
Descent: approx. 4600 m
Degree of difficulty: for more experienced hikers (requirements: good physical condition and mountain experience)
Hiking map: Professional hiking maps of The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail: Tappeiner, 1: 50.000
Hiking Shuttle Services: Taxis Iris, Malles/Mals, Tel. +39 333 565 74 64
Mobil Car, Silandro/Schlanders, Tel .: +39 338 5 07 54 62
Stecher – Stegges Taxi, Silandro, Tel .: +39 335 544 06 20
The entire Venosta High Mountain Trail in South Tyrol is well-signposted with a red logo    vinschger-hoehenweg-markierung