Wandern im Naturpark Fanes
Wandern am Kronplatz
Wandern im Naturpark Fanes
Wandern am Kronplatz
Wandern im Naturpark Fanes

Hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal – mountains, alpine pastures, sunshine

Hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal is all about contrasts. You have the choice between green alpine pastures and pale giant rocks, between challenging high-altitude tours and easy family hikes. Die Waldruhe nature hotel is situated in the middle of a stunning hiking region – numerous tours start right in front of our hotel in Chienes/Kiens or very nearby.

Anyone heading off in a northerly direction, can explore the green Fundres/Pfunderer mountains while hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal. The Fundres/Pfunderer high-altitude trail, which is covered in several stages, is very well-known and a classic for hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal. The 5th and 6th section run close to your nature hotel in South Tyrol. In the south, by contrast, are the so-called pale mountains of the Dolomites, which have been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Service for you when hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal

Your hiking and outdoor experience is very important to us. We offer you a special service for hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal so that your hiking holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal is unforgettable:

  • Weekly guided tours including hiking taxi
  • Personal advice and tips
  • Hire of hiking poles, hiking backpack and maps
  • Waldruhe hiking app as free download
  • Packed lunch, on request
  • Guestnet in room with tour descriptions and hiking tips

Tour tip: Grünbachspitze and Cime di Pozzo/Putzenhöhe

From the “Gelenke” car park above Die Waldruhe hotel, follow the signpost 65 to the Moarhof Alpine hut (possible rest stop) and then continue to the lower Grünbacher Alpine hut. Hike past the top mountain hut to Grünbachsee at 2,258 m. Climb up to the Grünbachspitze’s summit cross over a rocky slope and then carry on to your second summit experience, the Cime di Pozzo/Putzenhöhe.

1,020 m elevation gain – 12.8 km – max. 2,437 m

Hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal: tour to several peaks

From the “Gelenke” car park above Die Waldruhe hotel, hike to the Moarhof Alpine hut and up to the Cime di Pozzo/Putzenhöhe (approx. 2.5 hours) first of all. You can already enjoy a wonderful view from the top here. But summiteers have the chance to savour hiking in Val Pusteria/Pustertal to the full on this tour: just 20 minutes away is the neighbouring Bärental peak and once again just a few minutes further on is the next easy to reach peak, the Cima Plata/Plattnerspitze peak. Are three peaks not enough for you? Then keep climbing to the next peak, the Monto Sommo/Sambock with fantastic panorama over the Zillertal Alps and Dolomites. Now you head down to the hamlet Plata/Platten from where you can get to Falzes/Pfalzen and then carry onto Corti/Hofern (Note: the starting point of the tour is not the finish; a hiking taxi is required).

1,034 m elevation gain – 13.4 km – max. 2,450 m

Rifugio Lago di Pausa/Tiefrastenhütte and Cima di Terento/Eidechsspitze peak

At the entrance to Terento/Terenten village a road forks off to the right to the “Winnebachtal” car park. First of all, you hike on a wide forest trail along the Rio Vena/Winnebach, then later through the larch forest and over pastures into steeper mountains where we approach the Rifugio Lago di Pausa/Tiefrastenhütte at 2,026 m. Anyone who wants to end their hike in Val Pusteria/Pustertal can do so here, but for experienced mountaineers it’s worth continuing the tour up to the Cima di Terento/Eidechsspitze peak for the view alone. Caution is called for on the scree – the Campofosso/Kompfoss saddle leads us to a little lake and on towards our destination: the Cima di Terento/Eidechsspitze peak (Note: partly exposed).

1,400 m elevation gain – 17 km – max. 2,738 m

Munt da Rina Alpine hut and Glittner lake

From the sports field in Rina/Welschellen you hike on a marked forest trail first and then on a marked hiking trail to the Munt da Rina Alpine hut (rest and refreshment stop). Then you follow the signposts to Glittner See with great view over Val Pusteria/Pustertal’s mountains. The trail back leads via the Turnaretscher Alpine hut and Munt da Rina Alpine hut back to the starting point.

770 m elevation gain – 10.3 km – max. 2,175 m