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Over hill and dale

Through shady forests, over sunny Alpine pastures up to lofty peaks. South Tyrol's hiking trails reveal our region’s scenic diversity. Fascinating impressions await you at every altitude.

The Dolomite mountains shine in the morning light. In the valleys, paths wind through vineyards and apple orchards, past castles, around lakes and along the Waalweg canal trails, the old irrigation canals. Over 16,000 kilometres of signposted, pure and natural hiking trails lead through South Tyrol's contrasting landscape. Numerous Alpine inns invite you to take a rest and refreshment, while higher up, spectacularly situated mountain huts offer shelter from the wind and weather. Climbing fans can get up close to the rocks on 50 via ferratas. No matter what their physical condition. Where would you most like to go today?

Our hiking tips for demanding hikers

Your hiking holiday starts here

These accommodations are ideally situated starting points for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol. Here you will also get all the important information and tips from expert hiking professionals.

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All accomodations for hikers

Five good reasons to plan a hiking holiday in South Tyrol

1. Your cardiovascular system becomes stronger: hiking trains your heart and lungs in the long term.

2. The reward for your efforts are culinary delights: good food is the order of the day in South Tyrol. Even in mountain huts and Alpine inns, hosts do not miss the opportunity to serve creative, down-to-earth and, above all, delicious dishes.

3. Hiking takes your mind off things: hiking stimulates the brain cells, strengthens the branching of the nerve cells and releases additional energy through the increased oxygen supply. This works particularly well on the highest mountain in South Tyrol, the King Ortler...

4. Hiking opens up new perspectives: not only those that take place in your head. The view from the summit of the surrounding mountains, of the bizarre rock formations of the Dolomites and of glittering lakes definitely leaves a lasting impression.

5. Hiking releases endorphins: when you reach your destination after physical exertion, you are rewarded with feelings of happiness. This makes you want to do more.

Mountain huts and Alpine inns in South Tyrol

If you get hungry and tired while hiking, numerous Alpine inns invite you to stop for a break. On the summits, you will find shelter from the wind and weather in spectacularly located mountain huts.

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Long-distance hiking along the Alto Adige Wine Road

Explore the Alpine-Mediterranean landscape with all its castles, lakes, magnificent manors and countless grape vines from March until late autumn.

View of the Wine Road

The most scenic and environmentally friendly way to explore our region

South Tyrol's landscape is a gift that you can easily enjoy on foot. This completely decelerated way of travelling offers you enough time to experience the breathtaking natural scenery with all your senses.

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Safety in the mountains

These 10 recommendations from the South Tyrol Alpine Club will make your hike or Alpine tour safe and fun.

Mountain hiking is an endurance sport. Choose your pace so that no one in the group gets out of breath.

Plan carefully: hiking maps, the Internet and experts provide information on length, altitude difference, difficulty and current weather conditions.

Adapt your equipment to your undertaking and make sure your rucksack is light, with rain, cold and sun protection, as well as a first aid kit and mobile phone (the Euro emergency number is 112).

Choose good walking shoes that protect and support your feet and improve your sure-footedness!

When you get tired, your sure-footedness and concentration are impaired and the risk of falling increases. Avoid treading on stones.

Return to your last known point if you stray away from the signposted trail. Avoid precipitous old snowfields!

Take regular breaks for food and drink to stay fit and focused.

Avoid making tours with children that require prolonged concentration. These trails are not suitable for them.

Hiking in small groups means you can be flexible and allows for mutual assistance.

Take your litter with you, avoid making noise, don't disturb wild and grazing animals and leave plants untouched. Use public transport or carpool.

Take it easy

For people considering the journey as the destination and cities and towns as places to be discovered from new perspectives. Do you want to spend time in nature? Take walks and hikes around South Tyrol and you'll be rewarded with mesmerizing views.

Your summer activities in South Tyrol

Explore the Alpine-Mediterranean landscape on two wheels. Experience the highest feelings of happiness while climbing. Keep cool in a lake. South Tyrol has many fascinating facets.