Terrain Cure Trail 5 - Partschins – Sonnenberg Panoramic Trail – Naturns

The Climatic Terrain Cure - Health and Fitness for the Heart and Circulation

General description

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.

Route description
  • Total length: 7.7 km
  • Length of ascending sections: 1.7 km
  • Ø walking time: 2 h 30 min. at 3 km/h
  • Altitude: approx. 530-720 m
  • Degree of difficulty in terms of performance physiology: medium-high (5 out of 7)
  • Thermal stress level: high
  • Energy expenditure during ascents: 6.6 kcal/min at 3 km/h
  • Power output during ascents: 75 Watts at 3 km/h

From Partschins/Parcines take the Sonnenbergweg path to Partschins/Parcines suspension bridge and the Winklerhof farm/inn. From here head directly onto the Sonnenberg panoramic trail (n° 91) to Naturns/Naturno. Return to Partschins/Parcines by bus.

Landscape & Requirements: Trail exposed to the sun and wind with few shady sections - 90% open landscape - deciduous forest, lovely views, benches, mostly flat route with a few short, steeper ascents and descents; due to its exposure to the sun, especially recommended in spring and autumn.

Due to the limited parking facilities in the municipality of Parcines and in the spirit of sustainability, as well as the protection of the Parcines recreational area, we ask you to use public transport. Thank you very much!

Public transport

From Meran/o: bus n° 213 to Partschins/Parcines
From Vinschgau valley/Val Venosta: train n° 250 to Rabland/Rablà – and from there bus n° 266 to Partschins/Parcines
From Naturns/Naturno direct bus n° 266


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