Hiking in Dorf Tirol and surroundings

Hiking directly from the hotel

Characterised by beautiful landscapes

Dorf Tirol is an ideal region for hiking trips and alpine excursions: 70 km of well marked paths in the midst of an untouched nature, surrounded by orchards and vineyards, alpine meadows, romantic mountain farmsteads, clear alpine lakes and snow covered mountains.

The Texelgruppe Nature Park extends over an area of around 31,349 hectares belonging to the villages of Schnals, Naturns, Partschins, Algund, Tirol, Riffian, St. Martin and Moos in Passeier. The park is situated between the Etsch Valley in the south, the Schnals Valley in the west, the Passeier Valley in the east and the main Alpine crest in the north. The park includes the entire Texelgruppe, the Ötztal Alps in the north of it with Schnalser Kamm and Gurgler Kamm, as well as a small part of the Stubai Alps between Timmelsjoch and Timmelsjochberg.

The Laghi di Sopranes lakes

The Laghi di Sopranes lakes are situated in the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park above Tirolo at 2000 – 2600 meters above sea level. With its 10 lakes this group of alpine lakes is the largest of its kind in South Tyrol.

The lakes are scattered on an area of about 30 ha and thanks to their individual colors and shapes they have an exceptional character. This unique high-alpine lake landscape is an absolute “must” for persistent hikers and mountaineers!

The Waale are ancient artificially constructed water channels which in some areas are still used today to supply the fields and meadows with water.

They are diverted from larger water courses so that the water flows along mountain slopes through the man-made channels with little gradient Along the routes the water can be diverted to the various farms by means of small sliuce-gates or locks. The amount of water each farmer receives is defined in the statutes of the Waal regulations. The “Waale” are still important today and are of considerable economic significance. The narrow pathways along these water courses invite all those seeking restful recreation to enjoy a walk and take photos.

Besides the numerous irrigation channels Tirolo offers beautiful promenades for a pleasant round walk. For example, the Falknerpromenade where you enjoy movement and a wonderful view over the Meraner Land.

Easy walking trails are ideal for hiking with the whole family , from young to old. For these routes, a light footwear is sufficient. Challenging are already the more difficult trails for which it is recommended to wear strong mountain boots. The mountain tours in the higher mountains levels, however, require routine and experience because the unusually long or steep section

The different paths are marked with colour markings or numbers. On the way you may come across some forks, so it is important to pay attention to the directional signs. These are usually also provided with time or altitude information so that you can adjust accordingly to the rest of the route.

Our holiday resort in South Tyrol is an ideal region for excursions, hikes and mountain tours. The varied trails invite you to explore the beautiful untouched nature with lush green alpine meadows and snow-covered mountains every day.

The diversity of the Merano region offers so much to see and discover: If you not only enjoy hiking but are also attracted by other activities, there is also a wide range of leisure and active sports on offer for you.