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Hikes in Sarntal

South Tyrol, Italy

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In the heart of South Tyrol is the Sarntal valley, which is surrounded by clear mountain lakes, deep forests and a grandiose mountain backdrop. The Sarntal valley is a true paradise for hiking in summer, but the popular holiday region also has a lot to offer in winter in the Reinswald skiing area.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Sarntal

Stone towers in the most different variations
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
From Hafling to the Stoanernen Mandl´n
Premium content Difficulty moderate
20.5 km
6:30 h
873 m
873 m
Long and rewarding tour along a panoramic mountain ridge to an impressive place of worship
Traminer Alm
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Tramin Alm (1.982 m ) und Knappenstollen
recommended route Difficulty easy
7.9 km
3:00 h
466 m
468 m
Leichte und familienfreundliche Almwanderung im hintersten Sarntal.
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Cable car hike around the Großer Mittager
Premium content Difficulty moderate
20.2 km
4:00 h
1,070 m
1,054 m
Scenic panoramic trail on the Merano 2000 route.
Meranerhütte Winter
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Meranerhütte Wanderung von Falzeben
recommended route Difficulty easy
12.3 km
3:51 h
470 m
470 m
schöne Rundwanderung  von ca 13 KM mit ca 450 Mt Höhenunterschied - Gesamtgehzeit ca. 3,5 Stunden
Blick auf die westlichen Sarner Berge
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Sarner Mittelkamm
recommended route Difficulty moderate
17.2 km
8:00 h
1,400 m
1,920 m
Diese wunderschöne, aber lange Kammwanderung von Durnholz bis Astfeld bietet Abwechslung und tolle Ausblicke auf die umliegenden Sarner Berge, genauso wie auf die Gletscher des Alpenhauptkamms als auch auf die kahlen Felstürme der Dolomiten.
Blick vom Wannser Joch in Richtung Penser Weißhorn
Hiking trail
Vom Wannser Tal ins Sailer Tal - Rundwanderung in Innerwalten
recommended route Difficulty moderate
15.3 km
5:30 h
1,068 m
1,068 m
Wanderung über Almen und Jöcher mit lohnendem Ausblick auf das benachbarte Sarntal. Für ambitioniertere Wanderer besteht die Möglichkeit, zusätzlich die Alpenspitze zu besteigen.
View of Punta Cervina
Hiking trail · Meraner Land
Hirzer Peak and Kratzberg Lake
Premium content Difficulty moderate
14.7 km
5:45 h
1,067 m
1,163 m
The tour takes us up the highest peak of the Sarntal Alps.
Auener Alm
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
To the Stoarnen Mandln
Premium content Difficulty moderate
12.2 km
3:30 h
623 m
623 m
Schöne hike to the legendary stone figures in the Sarntal
Der Aussichtspunkt bei den Stallner Wänden
Hiking trail · Sarntal
Vom Putzer Kreuz zu den Stallner Wänden
recommended route Difficulty moderate
9.4 km
3:30 h
374 m
374 m
Leichte , abwechslungsreiche Familienwanderung oberhalb von Sarnthein
Die Flaggerschartenhütte
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Zur Flaggerscharten-Hütte
recommended route Difficulty moderate
14 km
5:40 h
1,120 m
1,080 m
Bergwanderung von Asten über die Hörtlanerscharte nach Durnholz
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Hikes to Lake Durnholz

Wonderful hiking trails and walking tours lead through idyllic mountain villages such as Pens or Durnholz, where there are two gems to discover. At the fairytale lake in Durnholz, nature lovers and those interested in culture as well as those seeking relaxation will get their money's worth.

In the summer months, you can fish on the shores and enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the natural landscape. A short walk will take you to the parish church, whose uncovered frescoes are well worth seeing. Both the lake and the church are suitable motifs for taking a nice photo. This way friends and family can see how eventful hiking in the Sarntal valley is.

Hikes and mountain tours around the Sarntal valley

Well-signposted hiking trails lead steeply up to the Sarner Scharte. To climb this mountain, you need to be in very good physical condition. On your hikes you will pass sights steeped in history such as the Totenkirchl from the 16th century, the Rheinswälder mills as well as the gallery entrance of the Ribner-Seeberg. After the strenuous climb to the 2,458-metre summit, you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the entire valley. If you want to indulge in South Tyrolean culinary delicacies, hike to the Auener Alm, which is located above the Sarner ski hut. From there, it takes about half an hour to reach the rustic, cosy alp.

The 2,460-metre-high Sattele is also recommended for a hike in the Sarntal Alps. Several peaks and the pilgrimage church at the Latzfonser Kreuz await you on this loop. With a length of around 13 kilometres, you should be in good shape, but you will be rewarded with wonderful views.

Hiking tours from Durnholz to the Jakobsspitze

The hiking tours to the Jakobsspitze start in Durnholz am See. Various hiking trails lead up to the summit of the mountain, where surefootedness and experience are necessary. Follow the Jakobspitze No. 5 sign through the forest up to the first farm. Afterwards, well-signposted hiking trails take you through sparse forests to the Tellerjoch. From here, you walk through a narrow ridge directly to the mountain summit, where you are presented with a spectacular view of the surrounding regions.
Mountain tour · Bolzano and environs
To the Jakobsspitze
Premium content Difficulty difficult
Distance 15.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 1,259 m
Descent 1,259 m

This demanding mountain tour takes us via the Flaggerscharte up to the Jakobsspitze. There we are rewarded with a magnificent view of the Dolomites.

from Viktoria Specht,   ADAC Wanderführer

Day trip to Bolzano

There is a lot to discover in Bolzano, the beautiful capital of South Tyrol. Stroll through the narrow streets of the historic old town and admire the historical sights. Stroll through the shopping streets and marvel at modern art in the countless museums. Enjoy the dolce vita with a cappuccino on the piazza in the middle of the vibrant city. What you should definitely see in Bolzano:

  • Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary: magnificent Gothic-style building from the 15th century
  • Lauben: shopping street and heart of the former medieval Bolzano
  • Walther Square: Named after the poet Walther von der Vogelweide
City walking tour · Bolzano and environs
City tour Bolzano
Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 4.2 km
Duration 1:02 h
Ascent 10 m
Descent 10 m

Cultural monumentsA city walk through the streets of the old trading town of Bolzano



From the Penser Joch to the Sarntaler Weißhorn by Sabrina
October 30, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 30, 2022
Klammeben - Hirzer - Klammeben by Engelbert
October 13, 2022 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 12, 2022
Photo: Engelbert Breg, Community
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