Sun Lakes Mountains of South Tyrol: active vacations for families in Italy

8 Days

Your trip

You want to experience mountains together as a family? Give the children an impression of this grandiose setting to touch, which – perhaps – shapes a lifetime?

Then you are right here: Welcome under the sun of South Tyrol!

Lots of sunshine, hikes past fragrant apple orchards and grapevines, and magnificent views of the high peaks of the Ötztal and Ortler Alps: in South Tyrol, the sun shines more than 300 days a year.

But not only the impressive views of the largest nature park in South Tyrol, but also the many characteristic Waalwege make the hiking trip in South Tyrol a wonderful family tour.

Waalwege, that’s the name of the popular family hiking trails that accompany, without much of a climb, the rivulets that once served to irrigate the fields of South Tyrol and in some cases still do today.

Great fun for children, because the irrigation channels and great watercourses accompany you rushing and gurgling and turn every hike into a fun water game.

But even away from the shady paths, many little adventures await you: via ferratas, swimming lakes, adventure trails and exciting museum visits. The hiking trip South Tyrol for families – a fun hiking vacation for all shoe sizes.

Experience the lakes and mountains, the Adige Valley of South Tyrol: the hospitality and friendliness will delight you!


You will stay in family and family-friendly 3*** hotels, inns and guesthouses


Every day you start with a rich breakfast. Breakfast is included in the price.

Route and requirements

> We have deliberately put together an easy and child-friendly tour for you.

> Prerequisites: Basic fitness and hiking experience. Children should be used to walking for a few hours at a time. Please note our recommendation of 8 years as the minimum age. Younger children possible on request.

You will travel on well-paved trails, often along the “Waalwege”, the old irrigation systems, as well as on asphalted sections. Individual stages can easily be shortened by public transport.

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.


For the most part, we recommend traveling by train. In this tour it is possible, but not easy.

You can take the train to Landeck and from there by bus in about 1.5 hours to Reschen. Alternatively, you can get to Mals by train via Bolzano and Merano. From there the bus will take you to Reschen in about 30 minutes. Information and timetables can be found at Deutsche Bahn(


Public parking spaces are available near the hotel from approx. €40 to €70 per week; payable directly to the hotel; no reservation possible or necessary.

Return journey

From Merano you take the Vinschgau Railway to Mals in about 1.5 hours and from there by bus to Reschen in about 30 minutes. This tour is worth a real trip! Take plenty of time to do this on the last day and enjoy once again the route you have hiked.

If you choose your tour to travel back on Saturdays or Sundays or Mondays, you can also book a transfer between Merano and Resia by minibus. Please book the option “Transfer Person” in addition.

Travel with dog

On this walking tour you are welcome to take your four-legged friend with you. Please let us know the breed and size of your dog when booking. Any additional costs are payable on site.

Country information

Please note our information on entering Austria and Italy under our country information. Please also see our notes on package tours.

Worth experiencing

  • An individual canoe or SUP tour on the Sylvensteinsee: Ask directly and spontaneously in your hotel, from approx. € 29,- per person.
  • The Murnauer Moos with its 19 lakes
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its alpine panorama to the Zugspitze
  • The Isar Cycle Path via Lenggries to Bad Tölz
  • Starnberger See, Ostersee, Staffelsee, Sylvensteinsee and many other waters in the foothills of the Alps

From day to day

Arrival :
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival to Reschen

Welcome! Your travel documents will be waiting for you at the hotel.

Resia - Burgeis :
Day 2

Hike Reschen – Burgeis, approx. 16 km, 260 m ↑, 470 m ↓, ~ 6 h

You can hike leisurely along the glittering Reschen Lake and admire the former church tower in the dammed lake. Continue through St. Valentin, where you can make a detour to the Talaiwald adventure trail with treasure hunt.

Then you will continue walking along the Haidersee lake. Here you can watch the many ducks swimming in the lake from secluded spots. From the south end, you then continue hiking along the rippling Adige River to Burgeis.

Burgeis - Schluderns :
Day 3

Hike Burgeis – Schluderns, approx. 11 km, 100 m ↑, 450 m ↓, ~ 5 h

We start along the Sonnensteig, an exciting Waalweg trail on which you will discover a lot of interesting facts about the Vinschgau legends and will be amazed again and again by the fantastic views of the snow-covered mountain peaks. High above Mals along the Malser Oberwaal you hike further over the Tartscher Bichl to the “Ganglegg”.

Take a tour of the best researched Bronze and Iron Age hilltop settlement in the entire Alpine region. Finally, the route crosses imposing bridges and wooden footbridges over the gorge to the stage destination of Schluderns. There you can even marvel at all the finds from Ganglegg in the Vinschaug Museum.

Schluderns - Vinschgau Railway - Castelbello - Naturno :
Day 4

With the Vinschgau Railway from Schluderns to Kastelbell
Hike to Naturno, approx. 11 km, 300 m ↑, 370 m ↓, ~ 5 h

You say goodbye to Schluderns with the wonderfully preserved Churgburg and start your day quite comfortably with a ride on the Vinschgau Railway through the colorful landscape of South Tyrol to Kastelbell.

From there you walk along the Schnalser Waalweg in the shade of the mixed forest via Kastelbell in the direction of Juval Castle, owned by probably the most famous mountaineer – Reinhold Messner. Of course there is some time for a guided tour of the castle. Afterwards, the route goes downhill via serpentines to Naturns.

Circular hike Naturno :
Day 5

Circular hike Naturno, travel time approx. 10 minutes, hike approx. 5 km, ~ 3 h

The cable car takes you up into the high mountains to the varied network of paths in the Texel Group Nature Park. Once at the top, you can start on a circular hike, complete the practice and family via ferrata or simply enjoy the view from the Unterstell viewing platform.

Would you rather take a day’s break from hiking? Then head to the fun park, or visit one of the many children’s playgrounds, or the adventure train station in Naturno, the only certified Alpine wellness resort in South Tyrol.

Naturno - Parcines :
Day 6

Hike Naturno – Parcines, approx. 9 km, 220 m ↑, 110 m ↓, ~ 5 h

A jump into the adventure pool Naturno with giant slide to cool down and continue your hiking trip. Up the castle path, from where you can once again enjoy the magnificent view of Naturno, you walk along the Sonnenberg panoramic path.

As the name promises, there are breathtaking views of extensive orchards on the valley floor and warming rays of sunshine on your face. Pleasantly adventurous, at the end of your stage you will cross a suspension bridge to Parcines, the gateway to the mountain massif of the impressive Texel Group, which is considered the largest nature park in South Tyrol.

Parcines - Merano :
Day 7

Hike Parcines – Merano, approx. 11 km, 100 m ↑, 420 m ↓, ~ 4 h

You start happily along the mountain stream up to the Sagenweg, an exciting Waalweg, where you can learn a lot about the mystical legends of the Vinschgau Valley. Then your last hiking stage leads you through fragrant vineyards and apple orchards and along a varied forest path to the Algunder Waalweg.

You continue to follow the soothing ripple of the Waalweg through vineyards while enjoying the view over the entire Adige Valley. Above the city along the world famous Tappeiner Promenade, where even palm trees and cacti grow, you come to your destination of your hiking trip: the center of Merano.

Departure :
Day 8

Departure or extension

Today you are going back home – or do you want to stay longer in Merano, the city of culture with Mediterranean flair?


are included in the travel package:

  • Overnight stays as indicated, in each case with rich breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • If booked: return transfer by minibus to Reschen from Meran (only possible Sat, Sun, Mon)
  • 1 train ride with the Vinschgau railroad from Schluderns to Kastelbell
  • Best elaborated route guidance, Personal tour information (DE, EN), Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (DE, EN)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • If booked: Bringing your dog
  • Service hotline

supplement you should:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Tourist tax, if due, payable on site
  • Ride with the cable car Unterstell, approx. € 13,- per adult and approx. € 6,- Euro per child, payable on site (only with variant 8 days / 7 nights)
  • If necessary, further entries

Dates and prices

Departure 2024: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, in season 3: daily
Season 1 27.04. – 12.05. and 23.09. – 05.10.
Season 2 13.05. – 16.06. and 02.09. – 22.09.
Season 3 17.06. – 01.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply. Please note that – depending on the trade fair dates – unscheduled surcharges are levied by the hotels in Friedrichhafen. It may therefore be that the prices quoted increase by surcharges depending on the overlap with trade fair periods.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room with breakfast / pers 900 € 950 € 1.050 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.080 € 1.130 € 1.230 €
Children discounts
Discount for 2 adults in double room, each extra bed in double or shared room.
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 6 years old free
> Child as 3rd pers in the room from 6 and under 12 years (“Child 1”) 480 €
> 3rd pers in room from 12 and up to under 16 years (“child2”) 680 €
Note: Please select “Child 1” or “Child 2” in the booking, depending on the age.
Extra nights
Extra night in Reschen double room with breakfast / pers 80 €
Extra night in Reschen single room with breakfast 100 €
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 6 years old free
> Child as 3rd pers in the room from 6 and under 12 years (“Child 1”) 40 €
> 3rd pers in room from 12 and up to under 16 years (“child2”) 60 €
Extra night in Merano double room with breakfast / pers 110 €
Extra night in Merano SR with breakfast 140 €
> Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 6 years old free
> Child as 3rd pers in the room from 6 and under 12 years (“Child 1”) 50 €
> 3rd pers in room from 12 and up to under 16 years (“child2”) 60 €
depending on availability, on request.
Additional services
> Return transfer Merano – Resia per person in minibus (only Sat, Sun, Mon) 80 €
> Return transfer Merano – Resia per dog in minibus (only Sat, Sun, Mon) 40 €


Arrival by train?

Yes! As a circular tour, this trip is perfect for getting there by train. Please drive via Salzbaurg to the train station Bad Ischl. Information and timetables can be found at Deutsche Bahn (

Is there a child discount or family discount?

Yes! If you are working with min. two full-paying guests, you can take children with you in a shared or double room with an extra bed under the following conditions:
– Children 0 to under 6 years: free of charge.
– Children 6 to under 12 years: price according to. Directory, please select “Child 1” when booking.
– Children 12 to under 15 years: price according to. Directory, please select “Child 2” when booking.

Please note: The given route is only a suggestion. Follow the paths as you please. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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