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Terrain Cure Trail 7 Aschbach valley station – Badlweg – Via Claudia Augusta cycle path – Rabland biotope – Aschbach valley station

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: 3.9 km
  • Length of ascending sections: 0.8 km
  • Ø walking time: 1 h 20 min. at 3 km/h
  • Altitude: approx. 500 – 560 m
  • Degree of difficulty in terms of performance physiology: low (1 out of 7)
  • Thermal stress level: very high
  • Energy expenditure during ascents: 5.8 kcal/min at 3 km/h
  • Power output during ascents: 75 Watts at 3 km/h

Route: Follow Badlweg (Töll forest trail) from the valley station of the Aschbach cable car until over the Töll bridge, and then continue left in a westerly direction along the ancient Roman road Via Claudia Augusta (cycle and footpath) along the Etsch as far as the Rabland biotope. From there return to the cable car valley station. 
Landscape & Requirements: Sections on tarmac roads exposed to the sun and wind, here and there shady forest sections - 30% forest; easy, effortless, trouble-free hike in the valley, ideal as a beginner’s route; high thermal stress on sunny summer days.  

Park

-Aschbach/Rio Lagundo Cableway valley station - free parking
-Saringstraße, Rabland/Rablà (parking No 1 on the cycle trail, close to the railway station) - parking fee
-Cutraunstraße, Rabland (parking No 2 on the cycle trail, close to the railway station) - parking fee

Public transport

From Merano: train 250 to Rabland/Rablà
From Vinschgau valley: train 250 to Rabland

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