The Upper Vinschgau in South Tyrol offers a diverse landscape around the Ötztal Alps, the Ortles and Sesvenna groups. The vacation region is an attraction for active travelers and families in summer as well as in winter and is tailor-made for an active vacation.
From the blossom in spring to the sunny summer
Already in spring, nature in the South Tyrolean vacation region of Upper Vinschgau awakens from its winter sleep. The alpine landscape offers everything that active vacationers expect. Whether with family, as a couple or alone: the area is a natural paradise for hikers and mountaineers, cyclists and mountain bikers. It also holds numerous surprises for other leisure activities such as archery, paragliding, swimming, tennis and fishing. A dense, well-maintained and marked network of paths for bikers and hikers runs through the Upper Vinschgau. Refreshment stops in the valley and mountain huts and alpine pastures invite you to rest. At lower altitudes, beautiful and leisurely hikes are offered along the irrigation Channel Paths in Upper Venosta Valley. Experienced mountaineers venture on high-alpine tours in the Ötztal Alps, in the Sesvenna Group or in the Ortles Group. Also popular are the alpine multi-day hikes such as the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail and the newly built 360 degree Upper Vinschgau circular trail.
The golden autumn and a white winter
When the sun is a little lower, the Upper Vinschgau shines in warm colors. Autumnal landscapes like from a picture book frame the harvest time. In winter, snow-covered winter hiking trails and challenging mountain peaks are waiting to be discovered. Active winter vacationers go on a ski tour, take a snowshoe hike, or a somewhat easier winter hike. Ice skating rinks and toboggan runs are also an experience here in winter. Friends of Nordic skiing can expect a center for cross-country skiing with a 15-kilometer trail in Schlinig.
The adventure mountain Watles
The skiing and hiking area Watles above Burgeis is an ideal starting point for fascinating hikes in summer as well as in winter. From there you have a fantastic panoramic view of the Upper Vinschgau valley basin and the surrounding Alps. A must for all mountain lovers: the Piz Watles.