Adventure and relaxation in the heart of South Tyrol

Discover the natural beauty of Val Venosta and Merano

Welcome to the Vinschgau Valley, a real paradise for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. Here, where apple orchards glisten in the sun, our carefully selected campsites offer the ideal setting to enjoy both the tranquillity of nature and the treasures of South Tyrolean culture.

Hikers and summiteers will find numerous hiking routes for every level of fitness in the impressive mountain world of the Vinschgau Valley. Discover the vibrant diversity of flora and fauna along these trails and be amazed by the breathtaking panoramic views.

Historic buildings round off the offer: castles, monasteries and historic town centers invite you to immerse yourself in the region's eventful past. Embark on a journey through time and experience history up close at Tarasp Castle or Marienberg Monastery.

If you want a break from nature and history, you will find plenty of variety in Merano. This stylish city offers cultural events, elegant stores and relaxing spas - perfect for a day dedicated to the sweet life.

In short, the Venosta Valley is a place that combines the beauty of the Alps with cultural richness. Discover this unique corner of the world and create memories that will last. Whether hiking, enjoying culture or relaxing - everyone will find their personal happiness in Val Venosta/Vinschgau.

The journey starts in St. Valentin, where the campsites Camping Thöni and Camping zum See are located on the shores of Lake Reschen and offer a sublime view of the sunken church tower of Alt-Graun. From there, it is just a stone’s throw to the medieval walls of Churburg Castle, which boasts one of the largest private collections of armor in Europe.

Further south in charming Malles/Mals, Camping Malles/Mals and Camping Kiefernhain offer ideal conditions for nature-loving cycling and hiking tours. Here you should pay a visit to the Marienberg monastery, whose frescoed crypt is just as impressive as the high location with a view of the Ortler mountains.

The Residence Sägemühle campsite in Prad am Stilfser Joch offers upscale facilities and close proximity to the Stilfser Joch National Park, a paradise for mountaineers and nature lovers. Not far away, in Sulden, the Sulden Mountain Chalets entice guests with their luxurious alpine flair in the midst of the alpine panorama.

In Lasa, the Camping Badlerhof site is waiting to spoil you with peace and culinary delights, while you can explore the world-famous Lasa marble quarries. Just a few kilometers away, in Silandro/Schlanders, you can marvel at the Schlandersburg Castle from the Vogelsang campsite or make a detour to the Vintschger Museum, which is housed in a historic manor house.

Further along the route, the path leads to Camping Goldrain Cevedale in Latsch-Goldrain, which promises peace and quiet under apple trees and whose surroundings are ideal for cycling tours along the “Via Claudia Augusta”. Equally tempting is the neighboring Camping Latsch square on the Adige, where the sun’s rays are reflected in the waters of the Adige.

Finally, the picturesque Naturno forest campsite is a green oasis where you can take a breather before heading to the mystical Juval Castle, the home of extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner. This castle is home to an extraordinary collection of Tibetan art and a picture gallery and is surrounded by magically landscaped slopes that continue in the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

These campsites and sights from Vinschgau to Meran accompany you on a path that takes you through time and creates memories that are as eternal as the mountains that watch over you. Pack your camping gear and set off on a journey that will take you into the soul of South Tyrol and reveal it piece by piece.

This is what awaits you on this route:

The journey starts in St. Valentin, where the campsites Camping Thöni and Camping zum See are located on the shores of Lake Reschen and offer a sublime view of the sunken church tower of Alt-Graun. From there, it is just a stone's throw to the medieval walls of Churburg Castle, which boasts one of the largest private collections of armor in Europe.

Further south in charming Malles/Mals, Camping Malles/Mals and Camping Kiefernhain offer ideal conditions for nature-loving cycling and hiking tours. Here you should pay a visit to the Marienberg monastery, whose frescoed crypt is just as impressive as the high location with a view of the Ortler mountains.

The Residence Sägemühle campsite in Prad am Stilfser Joch offers upscale facilities and close proximity to the Stilfser Joch National Park, a paradise for mountaineers and nature lovers. Not far away, in Sulden, the Sulden Mountain Chalets entice guests with their luxurious alpine flair in the midst of the alpine panorama.

In Lasa, the Camping Badlerhof site is waiting to spoil you with peace and culinary delights, while you can explore the world-famous Lasa marble quarries. Just a few kilometers away, in Silandro/Schlanders, you can marvel at the Schlandersburg Castle from the Vogelsang campsite or make a detour to the Vintschger Museum, which is housed in a historic manor house.

Further along the route, the path leads to Camping Goldrain Cevedale in Latsch-Goldrain, which promises peace and quiet under apple trees and whose surroundings are ideal for cycling tours along the "Via Claudia Augusta". Equally tempting is the neighboring Camping Latsch square on the Adige, where the sun's rays are reflected in the waters of the Adige.

Finally, the picturesque Naturno forest campsite is a green oasis where you can take a breather before heading to the mystical Juval Castle, the home of extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner. This castle is home to an extraordinary collection of Tibetan art and a picture gallery and is surrounded by magically landscaped slopes that continue in the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

These campsites and sights from Vinschgau to Meran accompany you on a path that takes you through time and creates memories that are as eternal as the mountains that watch over you. Pack your camping gear and set off on a journey that will take you into the soul of South Tyrol and reveal it piece by piece.

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Here is a detailed description.

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Mals

Camping Mals
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Prad am Stilfserjoch

Camping Kiefernhain
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Latsch

Camping Latsch an der Etsch
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Laas

Camping Badlerhof
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St.Valentin a.d.H.

Camping Thöni
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Goldrain

Camping Cevedale
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Prad am Stilfserjoch

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Sulden

Alpina Mountain Caravan Park
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St. Valentin a.d.H

Camping Zum See
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Naturns

Naturno Forest Camping

Look forward to a combination of Alpine beauty and Mediterranean flair in the sights of Merano and the Venosta Valley.

Nationalpark Stilfser Joch

Stelvio National Park

The Stelvio National Park, a nature reserve of incomparable biodiversity and rugged landscape, is a paradise for ecotourists and nature enthusiasts who want to experience the untouched wilderness of the Alps. With its numerous hiking trails leading through alpine meadows and pastel-colored flower valleys, the national park offers countless opportunities to discover the breathtaking flora and fauna.
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Lake Reschen

Lake Reschen, known for its sunken church tower that rises mystically out of the water, is a symbol of change and a fascinating testimony to local history. This panorama not only offers a view of tranquil beauty, but also attracts water sports enthusiasts and hikers who want to enjoy the natural surroundings.
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Juval Castle

Juval Castle, idyllically situated on a rocky outcrop, is not only the home of extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner, but also houses the Messner Mountain Museum, which provides insights into the culture of the mountain world. The mixture of private residence, museum and wine culture makes a visit to this historic estate an unforgettable experience.
Schlandersburg

Schlandersburg Library

Schlandersburg Castle, a characteristic feature of the townscape of Schlanders, reflects the eventful history of the Vinschgau Valley and presents itself as a picturesque ruin with a fascinating past. Those interested in history visit the castle to embark on a journey through time through the eras of South Tyrol.
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Marienberg Monastery

The Benedictine monastery of Marienberg rises high above the Vinschgau Valley. As Europe’s highest monastery, it not only offers a spiritual atmosphere, but also a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. The monastery walls are home to valuable frescoes and offer an insight into the monastic life of the monks.
Churburg Schluderns

Churburg Castle

The imposing Churburg Castle towers majestically over the village of Schluderns and impresses visitors with its extensive collection of armor and weapons. It is one of the best-preserved castles in South Tyrol and takes you back to the era of knights and medieval festivals.

These three hiking trails offer an incomparable combination of alpine challenge, easy walks and a wealth of natural and cultural sights, making them must-do experiences for every hiking enthusiast in the Venosta Valley and Merano region

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Merano High Mountain Trail

The Merano High Mountain Trail is one of the most spectacular routes in the South Tyrolean Alps and circles the Texel Group. The trail is around 100 kilometers long in total and can be divided into several stages. There are several ascents and descents to conquer, offering breathtaking views over Merano and the Adige Valley. Hikers should note that some sections require alpine experience.
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Waalwege in the Vinschgau Valley

The Waalwege in Val Venosta/Vinschgau are a network of hiking trails along the historic irrigation channels, the so-called “Waale”. These flat paths are ideal for families and all those who prefer leisurely walks. Well-known trails such as the Tscharser, Schlandrauner and Marlinger Waalweg offer wonderful nature experiences with panoramic views and are easy to walk.
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Venosta Valley High Trail

The Vinschger Höhenweg trail runs for around 108 kilometers from Staben below Naturns to St. Martin im Kofel and impresses with its diversity. It runs over several thousand meters in altitude and offers hikers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the valley. The high trail is divided into several daily stages, but can also be hiked in shorter sections.

These cycle paths offer suitable options for every fitness level and invite you to discover the beauty of South Tyrol on two wheels. Whether as a leisurely day tour or as part of a longer cycle tour – in Vinschgau and Meran there is a suitable route profile for every cyclist.

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Val Venosta cycle path

This popular cycle path leads from Mals in Vinschgau to Meran and follows the course of the Etsch. With a length of around 80 kilometers, it offers a varied route through orchards, past castles and through small, charming villages. The well-maintained trail is largely flat, family-friendly and, as it is mostly downhill, particularly easy to ride.
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Merano-Mals cycle route

Partly coinciding with the Adige Valley cycle path, the route from Merano to Malles/Mals is also popular because it mainly runs along the old Vinschgau railroad and offers cyclists spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Thanks to the rail connection, it is also possible to travel part of the route by train, which makes planning more flexible.
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Pfelderer Talweg

For cyclists who are looking for a challenge and are not afraid of climbs, the Pfelderer Talweg in the rear Passeiertal Valley offers a demanding route. It leads through a scenically impressive area in which the mountains of the Texelgruppe Nature Park rise majestically. This trail is particularly recommended in the fall, when the leaves of the larch forests turn golden.

SUDTIROL

Starting point | Destination:

St. Valentin → Naturns

LENGTH:

98 km

Contact details

VCS Vereinigung der Campingplatzbetreiber Südtirols
Reichsstraße 4
I-39021 Latsch
Tel.: +39 0473 623217
E-Mail: info@campingsuedtirol.com
Webseite: campingsuedtirol.com

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