Experience area Vinschgau valley
The Vinschgau in South Tyrol is characterised by cultural diversity and historical testimonies from many eras. The valley stretches from the Merano basin to the Reschen Pass between 500 and 1,500 metres above sea level. This is reflected in the diverse landscapes from the Merano basin to the origin of the Adige river in the northwest. To the north and south, the valley is lined by countless three thousand metre peaks. King Ortler, as the highest mountain in South Tyrol with its 3,905 metres of altitude is often called, also has his empire here. While extensive apple orchards, which are rarely interrupted by apricot gardens, strawberry and vegetable fields, have spread to Mals, the landscape of the upper Vinschgau is mainly characterized by extensive meadows and fields and light mixed forests. Extensive hiking trails lead across the sunny, dry and sparsely wooded southern slopes of the valley; the densely wooded northern slopes are a paradise for bikers and hikers. The irrigation channels follow the Waalen, which are centuries-old irrigation ditches. They are popular and family-friendly hiking trails, especially in spring, autumn and winter. The Vinschgau in South Tyrol is the valley for the perfect holiday with the whole family throughout the whole year with its varied leisure, cultural and pleasure offer. Seven family-friendly ski areas delight skiers, and there is also a wide range of winter hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails.