A memorable hiking holiday in the Ahrntal Valley
Conquer the mountains, discover alpine pastures and walk past lush meadows and through peaceful woods …
Spend your hiking holiday in the Ahrntal Valley, where famous South Tyrolean mountaineer Hans Kammerlander comes from and climbed the first summits of his undoubtedly successful career! With 84 three-thousanders on your doorstep, passionate mountaineers and hikers are spoilt by choice with all the exciting hiking possibilities.
Those who would like to experience some sea feeling also in the mountains should visit the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park. Combined with a pleasure hike you can easily reach the Reinbach waterfalls, many rushing streams and idyllic mountain lakes. How about an alpine pasture hike? Or a more challenging tour to one of the many refuge huts? Choose the tour that suits you best!
When you’re on a gourmet holiday in South Tyrol and prefer cosy hikes in the Ahrntal Valley, on paths suitable for pushchairs, you can use the cableways of Klausberg or Speikboden hiking resorts, go up the mountains and start your pleasure hike at the top station. Furthermore, you can go on a theme hike in the close proximity and walk on the Architecture Path in Sand in Taufers, the Saint Francis’ Path to the Reinbach Waterfalls, the Energy Learning Trail here in Mühlen and many more!
We made a list of the most beautiful hikes our valley has to offer:
Hike to the Waldner See lake (2,338 m)
Start: town centre of Prettau
Duration: 5 hours (with return)
Altitude difference: 870 m
To reach the “blue sea” above Prettau you must follow the signs indicating “Waldnersee” (no. 16 B) into the woods. At Wieserbach stream you take the forest road or the footpath to the alpine pastures. Follow trail no. 16 A to the Walnderalm mountain hut. walk past it and follow trail no. 16 B upwards and turn right to the Waldnersee lake.
Hike to the Wengsee lake (1,984 m)
Start: parking area in Mühlwald next to the main street
Duration: 4 hours (with return)
Altitude difference: 880 m
Starting from the main street in Mühlen you follow trail no. 2 in direction of Außerpeintner Alm hut. walk past it to the Wengsee lake. On your return, you follow trail no. 66. past the Weng Alm hut down to the Mühlwalder Tal Valley, on the right side of the valley (southern slope) back to the starting point. This is a true insider tip!
Hike on the Arthur-Hartdegen-Trail (2,650 m)
Start: parking area of cross-country centre Rein in Taufers
Duration: 7.5 hours (with return)
Altitude difference: 1,080 m
Starting from the parking area you follow trail no. 1 up to Hasseler Hütte hut. There, the Arthur Hartdegen Trail (no. 8) starts. The mostly level path leads you through varying terrain to the western slope of the Riesernock mountain. There, you follow the trail up until you reach a crossing. Proceed on trail no. 8 A until reaching Ursprungalm hut and follow the same trail passing Brunneralm hut until Kofleralm hut. Your tour continues on trail no. 8 A past Untere Kofleralm hut. Before reaching the Knuttenbach stream, you turn left on the broad path and follow the way back to the starting point.
Need more information? We’ll gladly inform you on further hiking possibilities you may easily start from the Vitaurina Royal Hotel, to the Reinbach Waterfalls, on the Knight’s Trail, the Saint Francis’ Path or to the Walburgstöckl chapel.
Don’t hesitate to ask us!