The Vinschgau High Mountain Trail extends for 108 km. It can be walked in both directions, from Reschensee lake in Obervinschgau/Alta Val Venostal to Reinhold Messner's Mountain Museum Juval Castle in Staben/Stava. Existing and new trails intersect to create this multi-day hike, which is divided into five daily stages.
The sparse, steppe-like vegetation on the Sonnenberg mountain in the Vinschgau valleyis the backdrop of this unique hiking experience, which gets you closer to mountain farmers’ life and the cultural history of the region. You will hike on an old trail system whereWaalwege canal trails run close to mountain farms - these ancient routes extend along irrigation canals which were built centuries ago to drain high-altitude streams and springs on exposed fields and meadows.
The best time for the Vinschgau High Mountain Trail is from April to October, although it can get very hot in high summer. The individual stages of the Vinschgau High Mountain Trail are also good for day trips. In effect, the high mountain trail can be accessed easily via ascents and descents from the valley’s villages.