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FAQ - Frequently asked questions about the Holiday Area Upper Venosta Valley

All information about your holiday in the Upper Venosta Valley at a glance

Are you looking for a specialised bike shop, do you wish to find out the opening times of pharmacies in the Upper Venosta Valley or are you simply searching for the perfect region for a holiday with the family? Frequently asked questions, in short FAQ, is a compilation of the most recently asked questions on holidays in the Holiday Area Upper Venosta Valley. You will find the answers to the most important questions here.

If you do not find your questions among the ones that are listed, or the answer does not meet your expectations, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email. We will do our best to provide you with sufficient information

What are irrigation channel paths?

Waalwege is the German name for the characteristic hiking trails in the Venosta Valley, which werde dug many centuries ago and were used to irrigate the fields until the 19th century. There used to be 300 irrigation channels in the Upper Venosta Valley but today only a dozen of these are still accessible. Read more about the irrigation channel paths and where they are here.

What are Bunkers?

These traces are not visible to the naked eye, because they are monumental underground bunkers that were planned as defense facilities and places of refuge. Today, the relics of the interwar period are embedded in the surrounding fruit orchards and pastures. History buffs should not miss the guided bunker tours in summer. Find out more.

When does the apple blossom take place in the Upper Venosta Valley?

The apple blossom is taking place every year between mid-April and mid-May. It strongly depends on the weather conditions and the temperatures.

What is the Adige Cycling Trail?

The Adige Cycling Trail runs along the ancient trading route Via Claudia Augusta and is one of the most popular cycling paths in South Tyrol. You can find everything you need to know for a journey on the bike along this historical route here.

What is the Venosta Valley Card and what can I do with it?

The Venosta Valley Card is the ticket to an unforgettable holiday experience. At the participating hotels, you will receive the Venosta Valley Card as a gift on arrival. Thanks to the integrated Guest Pass, these accomodation providers will enable you to use the Venosta Valley Card and all other public transport in South Tyrol free of charge. On presentation of the Venosta Valley Card you will also receive discounts on cable cars, museums, leisure facilities and many more highlights are waiting for you. Learn more about the uses and benefits of this unique ticket.

What is the bikemobil Card?

The bikemobil Card is a combination ticket for the use of bus, train and rental bicycles valid throughout South Tyrol. Discover all the advantages and prices of this unique ticket.

What is the museumobil Card?

The museumobil Card unites two offers: Unlimited travel on all public transport, as well as free admission to over 90 museums, collections and exhibition venues throughout South Tyrol. Discover all the advantages of this unique ticket.

Which bus and train tickets are available and what are the benefits?

  • Mobilcard: Non-transferable, advantage: you can either buy a 1-day ticket for 15,00 euro, a 3-day ticket for 23,00 euro or a 7-day ticket for 28,00 euro and use all buses and trains in South Tyrol. Find out more.
  • Value card: Available for 10,00 euro, 25,00 euro and 50,00 euro, is valid for two years until the value is used up. Advantages: Rides are cheaper than single tickets and several people can share this card.
  • Single ticket: Only valid for one trip and for one person, an advantage if you only travel once or twice by bus.

Distances in km - how distant is everything?

Malles/Mals - Merano/Meran = approx. 56 km - 1 hour
Malles/Mals - Bolzano/Bozen = approx. 86 km - 11/2 hours
Malles/Mals - Livigno = apporx. 54 km - 1 hour
Malles/Mals - Innsbruck (Austria) = approx. 140 km - 2 hours
Malles/Mals - S. Moritz (Switzerland) = approx. 84 km - 11/2 hours
Border to Austria = approx. 23 km - 20 minutes
Border to Switzerland = approx. 11 km - 10 minutes

Where is the Adventure Lake and what can you do there?

Embedded in the heart of the Watles hiking area is the artificial Spielesee Adventure Lake for children, directly below the mountain station of the chairlift and the mountain restaurant Plantapatsch. Children and adults alike can enjoy the beautiful view while experiencing many adventurous activities with lots of fun and action. Here you will find all interesting information about this special kind of children's amusement park.

What can you do in winter in the Holiday Area Upper Venosta Valley?

Immerse yourself in the winter world of the Holiday Area Upper Venosta Valley with the sunny ski area Watles located in the western part of South Tyrol. Whether you like skiing snowboarding, sledging, cross-country skiing or ski touring, snowshoe hiking and winter hiking. Here you can find something for everyone.
South Tyrol – Municipality of Malles in Venosta Valley
Fly with us over the seven Romanesque towers and the numerous sights of the historical village of Malles/Mals in the Vinschgau Valley.