Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour
Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour

Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour

8 days

Mountains surrounding Val VenostaBeautiful day above Val Venosta in ItalyVal Venosta, Italy

Stroll through the perfect green mountains of South Tyrol on a peaceful walking tour

The Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour follows gorgeous hiking trails in South Tyrol, Italy. Follow the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail in South Tyrol, a multi-day hiking trip at great heights, a true attraction for adventurers who want to explore Italy. Its path starts from the Adige river source at the Resia Pass in the north until Stava/Staben in the Lower Venosta Valley, finishing in the capital Merano. The rich and varied vegetation of the Monte Sole mountains and the splendid panoramic views of the Ortler mountain make the journey a unique experience. The Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail usually offers good weather conditions as well as a clear view of the glaciers, making it 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. 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.

Highlights of the Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour

Take in endless panoramas of lush mountains, valleys, glaciers, and pastures as you walk through Tyrol.
Stop into local villages with friendly people, great food to try, and lots of charm to enjoy.
Walk part of the Monte Sole hiking trail, with each stage showing off different vantage points.
Rest up in carefully chosen, hospitable hotels and family-run B&Bs after each walking stage.

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From $925USD
8 days
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Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour

The Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Resia

Arrive with public transport or private transfer to Resia, check-in at the accommodation and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Dolomites and take a stroll along the lake.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Resia
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Walk to Planol

It's a long but gentle walk through villages, forests, and pastures with a stretch along the Resia Lake. You pass next to the River Adige spring, which is worth a stop. Along the way, you have great views of the surrounding mountain chains and the Lake. You can shorten the walk by starting from Curon Venosta.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Planol
Distance: 8 hours, 15.5-20.5km, 778m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Walk to Sluderno/Malles

Today, walk along the mountainside which dominates the upper Val Venosta. Along the way you can enjoy great views of the Ortles massif and the villages of Glorenza, Burgusio and Malles. The route runs mostly on gravel tracks and footpaths. In Sluderno you can make a short detour to visit the famous Coira Castle.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Malles
Distance: 5 hours, 15km, 389m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Agri Avionshof to Tanas Walking Trip & Transfer to Lasa and Silandro

This morning you are transferred uphill to the Agriturismo Avionshof, where the walk starts. It's a panoramic hike along the mountainside which dominates the upper Val Venosta. Along the way you can enjoy great views of the Ortles massif and the villages in the valley floor. The route runs mostly on gravel tracks and footpaths.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Silandro
Distance: 5 hours, 15km, 589m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Walk in Tanas Village to Silandro

Today a short transfer by car will lead you to the tiny village of Tanas. Take a long but gentle walk along the mountainside with great views over the valley and the mountain chain between the Val Martello and Stelvio Pass. Along the way you can see the Hohe Angelusspitze, the Laaser Spitze and the Tschenglser Hochwand. Today it is possible to make a short detour to see a waterfall.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Silandro
Distance: 7 hours, 17.8-19km, 481m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Val Martello Loop Walk

Take the bus to Val Martello. Today’s adventure is a relatively easy walk that runs through the mountain area where the village of Martello is set. You walk the entire day in one of the most spectacular areas of Stelvio National Park. Along the itinerary, you can enjoy great views of the lower Val Martello and Ortles massif. You can shorten the route following the signs for Martello Paese. Along the route, it is possible to take a short detour to a magnificent viewpoint.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Silandro
Distance: 5 hours, 11km, 920m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Transfer to S. Martino al Monte and Walk to Stava

Transfer to Laces. Here, hop on the cable car to San Martino a Monte, where the walk starts. It's a gentle walk that runs along the mountain slope at the end of Venosta Valley. You can enjoy great views of the lower valley and the mountain chains which delimitate the valley. Along the way, it Is possible to do a short detour to Castel Juval. At the end of the walk, take the train to Merano.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Merano
Distance: 4 hours, 12km, 173m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Arrivederci Dolomiti!

Time to head home after a beautiful week in Italy. Safe travels!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour Price and Dates

Have a private tour for your group only! The prices depend on the time of your travel, as well as the room types you choose for your group.

The prices below are per person.

Departures on May 15th - June 25th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,475 USD
  • Price per person in single room (group of 2+): $1,225 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,050 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $925 USD

Departures on June 26th - July 16th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495 USD
  • Price per person in single room (group of 2+): $1,250 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,075 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $950 USD

Departures on July 17th - September 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,525 USD
  • Price per person in single room (group of 2+): $1,275 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,075 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $975 USD

Departures on October 1st - 15th:

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,495 USD
  • Price per person in single room (group of 2+): $1,250 USD
  • Price per person sharing a double room: $1,075 USD
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: $950 USD
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Accommodation on the Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 2-3-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel Etschquelle ★★★

This cute hotel offers clean rooms, great service, and welcoming hospitality. Enjoy mountain views and the food from the restaurant, which is quality.

Gasthof Gemse ★★★

This hotel is super quiet and relaxing. Snuggle up on the terrace with a hot meal and enjoy the thoughtful attention from the staff.

Hotel Greif ★★★

This hotel is artfully designed. It’s got three bars for you to socialize at and the breakfast is known to be quite delicious.

Hotel Goldene Rose in Silandro ★★★

The mountain views from this hotel are superb. The vibe here is relaxed and you can soak up the feeling of being tucked into a mountain lodge in Italy.

Flora Hotel & Suites ★★★

With a lovely outdoor pool, this is the perfect place to end your adventure off at. You’re nice and close to town and the Tirol Castle here.

What’s Included in the Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 overnights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transfer is included in this trip. Your transfer for Days 4, 5 and 7 of the trip are also included. It does not include public transport fees and you’ll have to carry your luggage with you unless specified.

Also Included

  • Information Kit
  • Route guidelines

Not included

  • Flights
  • City taxes
  • Meals not mentioned as included
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Personal and luggage transfer Merano train station-Resia
  • Additional nights during the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequently Asked Questions about Alta Via Val Venosta Walking Tour

S-Cape Travel is a boutique tour operator focused on sharing the best walking, cycling, cultural and food & wine tours in Europe. Book one of their self-guided tours to live La Dolce Vita for a week or two, as you walk or cycle around Europe, enjoying incredible views and amazing food and wine.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. The trails are not particularly demanding and the routes are suitable for reasonably fit individuals. You should have some experience hiking or walking consecutive days to get the most out of this tour.

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