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Hiking on the high Alpine Schnalstal Glacier, where the famous Oetzi glacier mummy was discovered
Hiking in the Texelgruppe Nature Park and on the Merano High Mountain Trail
Unique family-run mountain restaurants, huts and inns

Hiking in the Schnalstal Valley

Alpine hiking holidays in the Schnalstal Valley

The wild and natural Val Senales valley ranges from mild apple orchards at the valley’s entrance to cold and mighty glaciers at the head of the valley.

Half of the area forms part of the Texelgruppe Nature Park. This unique natural shelter and the Hochjochferner Glacier form a high-altitude hiking region with numerous historic farms and traditional mountain inns.

The trails at 500-3200m a.s.l. enable both hiking from mountain hut to mountain hut and challenging mountaineering up to the peaks. Experienced hikers can make their way to the discovery site of the 5000-year old glacier mummy Ötzi on the Tisenjoch ridge, or around the Texelgruppe mountain range on the Merano High Mountain Trail. Archaeological trekking tours run along the sites of important historical discoveries and through the mountains. New cable cars shorten the ascent. Guided hikes to the most scenic places complement a hiking holiday in Schnalstal Valley. Additional information on hiking in the Schnalstal Valley and walking maps are available at the local Tourist Office.

Interactive map of trails

Plan your hiking tours with our interactive map which provides you with all the necessary information regarding distances, altitude differences, alpine huts etc.

The Schnalstal Valley Hiking Pin

Hike your way to a Val Senales hiking pin in bronze, silver or gold. In order to acquire the pin, hikers have their hiker’s pass or holiday booklet stamped. The bronze Val Senales pin is available once you’ve reached 200 points, the silver pin with 350 points and the gold pin with 500 points. The number of points is doubled for hikers over 65 years of age and for children up to 10 years of age. The Val Senales hiking pins are available from the Karthaus tourist office for a small fee of €5 per pin.

 
 

Approx. 300 km of marked hiking trails run through the original Schnals valley - from the vineyards at the entrance to the valley right up to the glacier...

 
 

One of the most characteristic features of the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley is the array of high-altitude mountain inns.

 
 

The Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car goes directly up the mighty Hochjochferner Glacier on the border with Austria.

 
 

Hikers can explore the diverse cultural and natural landscape of Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley together with experienced mountain and hiking guides, who...

 
 

Mountaineering in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley: discover the peace and originality of the valley on panoramic hiking trails, paths and glacier tours.

 
 

The Texelgruppe Nature Park is set in an area of about 30,000 hectares, extending between Schnalstal Valley in the west and Passeiertal Valley to the east,...

 
 

The Merano High Mountain Trail is a circular route covering about 100 km of the Texelgruppe Nature Park. The entire hike takes five days, but can be...

 
 

Everywhere in the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley, visitors will find traces of ancient history. The archaeological trails in the Schnalstal Valley lead...

Accomodation for your hiking holiday in Schnalstal Valley

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Our small family-friendly inn lies on the edge of the woods in the main locality of the Schnals Valley. Harmoniously embedded in the unforgettable...

 
 

The Gfallhof is a mountain bio farm on 1.840 m of sea-level.

 
 

welcome to the Moarhof is located at the rear of the beautifully situated village of Monte Santa Caterina, Senales. Quiet and sunny, sheltered in a nearly...

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