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Experience pure nature

On tour between mountain and valley

Waalweg trails, single trails, the Meraner Höhenweg, summit tours, climbs, the Vinschgau cycle path – there are so many possibilities for actively exploring the diverse natural Vinschgau valley landscape and to feel the energy that nature exudes. Use the small selection of our favourite hikes, bike routes and climbs as a starting point for putting together your own personal active holiday experience.

Are you a mountain biker or a racing cyclist, or would you like to tour the Vinschgau valley and Merano area by electric bike? Then we have a special tip for you: the Ötzi Bike Academy. We are partnered with the academy and, as our guest, you’ll enjoy benefits on all the Ötzi Bike Academy offers. Discover our offers for cycling fans.

Bike Tour | 18.67 km | 679 m | 6:30 h | average
Naturnser Nörderberg Tour

This tour has it all! It shows us the newest trail on the Nörderberg and rewards us with delicacies from the Brandhof cheese dairy. Still have any wishes?

Jogging | 2:30 h | 9.95 km | easy
Keep Fit

This jogging route is a good tip for a short tour in the morning. It leads along the Etsch to Plaus and then back to Naturns through the forest.

Hike | 4:00 h | 8.4 km | average
Lake Zirmtal

For a day by a mountain lake, we recommend lake Zirmtal, which is surrounded by Swiss pines and is at 2,110 m above sea level . Start at the Kastelbell car park by the Schlumsbach stream.

Hike | 1:45 h | 4.6 km | average
Gsindboden nature trail

Through meadows and fruit orchards up to Waldschenke and then on to Gsindboden with the fantastic panoramic view and the rich variety of plant life.

Family | Minigolf
Minigolf Naturno

At the minigolf course in the Naturno sports zone, every course offers challenges for players of all ages. Two courses in the forest are ready for exciting competitions.

Climb | 2:45 h | 3.3 km | difficult
Hoachwool fixed-rope route

The challenging fixed-rope route on the Sonnenberg in Naturns provides experienced climbers with delightful views and tough challenges.

Hike | 4 h | 427 m | average
Farm hike on Sonnenberg

Above Naturno, on the sunny mountain slopes, there are old, beautiful mountain farms which, in addition to the wonderful panoramic location, also offer refreshment stops and are connected to each other by a well laid out network of paths.

Bike tour | 1:20 h | 15.9 km | average
Naturns Sonnenberg tour

Wonderful round trip, ideal for between March and October. Challenging in terms of fitness, moderately challenging technically with a downhill section.

Bike | Skills training
Bike park

Skills training course for riding mountain bikes and electric bikes. From beginners through to pros – certified bike guides have the right tip for you.

Hike | 3:30 h | 11.1 km | average
From Vigiljoch to Aschbach

Mountain hike on the Nörderberg with fantastic views. From Vigiljoch to Eggerhof via the Schwarze Lacke. Start at the Rabland cable car station.

HIKE | 3:00 H | 9.0 KM | DIFFICULT
The 1,000-step gorge

At 9 kilometres in length and with nearly 1,000 steps, the adventurous 5th stage of the Meraner Höhenweg is one of our favourite tours.

MTB | +280 HM/ -280 HM | 11.0 KM | S1
Ötzi Flow Trail

Start at the Naturns sports field, go from there to the Waldschenke, along the forest path to the Ötzi Flow Single Trail and back to the Waldschenke.

Lamas, mountains and nature

A child-friendly llama tour for the whole family at Pirchhof in Plaus, including fantastic panoramic views and a llama “license”.

HIKE | 3:00 H | 6.0 KM | EASY
Waalweg Tschars-Staben route

Pleasant family hike with wonderful views towards Tschars. Start at the Schnalserbach stream right below Juval Castle.

Other tips for your active holiday
Waalweg route | 1:30 h | 5.0 km | average
Juval Castle – Tscharser Waal
Hike | 1:30 h | 4.0 km | average
Sonnenberg round trip hike
Hike | 8:00 h | 15.5 km | difficult
Hausberg Kirchbach peak
Electric bike tour | 3:00 | 24 km | difficult
Partschins waterfall