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...
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.
Plan your hiking tours with our interactive map which provides you with all the necessary information regarding distances, altitude differences, alpine huts etc.
Keen hikers are rewarded by a personal memento, the Schnalstal Valley Hiking Pin. Hiking stamps can be found at the mountain huts and inns. Whoever reaches 300 points can obtain from the local Tourist Office the Schnalstal Valley Hiking Pin for a fee of €5.00.