The climatic terrain cure is a special form of exercise therapy characterised by activity adapted to one’s fitness level, endurance training, and time spent in the outdoors experiencing the landscape, which is carried out through a personalised walking programme.
So-called terrain hiking improves endurance and agility, increases speed and flexibility, reinforces the cardiovascular system, stimulates breathing activity and strengthens muscles, ligaments and joints. It has a positive impact on the metabolism, activates the digestive system and noticeably increases the expenditure of calories.
The climatic terrain cure is recommended for functional cardiovascular disorders, respiratory and metabolic disorders, and above all is a tried and tested method of primary prevention and general health promotion.
The "Terrainkur" trails in Partschins/Parcines have been certified by the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
- Total length: 6.4 km
- Length of ascending sections: 1.1 km
- Ø walking time: 2 h 15 min at 3 km/h
- Altitude: approx. 620 - 1200 m
- Degree of difficulty in terms of performance physiology: medium (3 out of 7)
- Thermal stress level: high
- Energy expenditure during ascents: 9.6 kcal/min at 3 km/h
- Power output during ascents: 150 Watts at 3 km/h
Route: Take the bus to Partschins Waterfall. Follow the signposts on the forest track to Tabland and from there take the Partschins High Mountain Trail to the Saxner Hof above Algund. After branching left the trail leads back to Partschins.
Landscape & Requirements: Shady mixed woodland - 20% forest - alternating with sunny, open sections (50%), forest, mountain and sloping trails, lovely views at high altitudes, good air circulation; due to its narrowness the Partschins High Mountain Trail demands sure-footedness.
From Merano: bus 213 to Partschins/Parcines, bus 265 to the waterfall
From Venosta Valley: the Venosta Valley Train 250 to Rabland/Rablà, bus 265 to Partschins/Parcines and to the waterfall