The Alta Via della Val Venosta (Vinschger Höhenweg) High Trail: The Complete Trek
Long distance hiking trail
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The Castel Juval at the beginning of the Val Senales, here begins the Alta Via hike.
Photo: Tappeiner AG
Distance 103.6 km
South Tyrol's Steppe More than 100 kilometres in length and 5,000 metres of altitude differential covered in six days: it is not only the facts and figures of the Alta Via della Val Venosta (Vinschger Höhenweg) high trail, near Monte Sole (Sonnenberg) in Val Venosta (Vinschgau) Valley, that makes it impressive, but also its extraordinary landscapes and cultural features.
The Alta Via della Val Venosta (Vinschger Höhenweg) high trail runs from Juval Castle, at the entrance to Val Senales (Schnalstal) Valley, to the source of the Adige (Etsch) River, near the village of Resia (Reschen) in Alta Val Venosta (Vinschgauer Oberland). Celebrated South Tyrolean mountaineer Reinhold Messner restored Juval Castle some years ago; the castle is home to one of the five MMM (Messner Mountain Museum) facilities.
The route, which runs more than 100 kilometres, is divided into six day hikes that run along existing and new footpaths, Waalweg trails alongside water channels, and forest roads. Each stage offers the hiker an immersion into the distinctive landscape and culture of the Monte Sole (Sonnenberg) Mountains in Val Venosta (Vinschgau) Valley. This arid landscape represents an anomaly of the Alpine region: its unique climate gives it almost steppe-like vegetation. The multi-legged trail is not a “high trail” in the alpine sense of the phrase because it lies
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