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Hiking & mountain-tours

Your hiking-hotel in the Vinschgau valley

The variety of the landscape with its Mediterranean and sunny climate is highly appreciated by connoisseurs. It is certainly no exaggeration to state that the Vinschgau valley is one of the most versatile hiking-areas in South Tyrol. Making the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten the right choice for your Southtyrolean stay. 

Whether you want to explore the surrounding mountain peaks ranging um to 3.000 meters, or amble through the fields of apple trees and grassland, the unique nature will charm you.

Everything you need to know about hiking, climbs and tours according to difficulty, a virtual hikingmap, huts, mountain pastures, typical Southtyrolean Waalweg-paths and information on cablecars you can find on the website of the Alpine Association.

More Info »Schlanders - Ilswaal

From Franziskusstraße in Schlanders we walk on the newly restored footpath along the main road to the village Kortsch. At the large square named Unterdorfplatz we turn right and towards beautiful chestnut groves. Soon we reach the picturesque Ägidius-church on a little hill, an energy- and culture spot from prehistoric times, where we engage with the time of our ancestors and continue walking on towards the Ilswaal. At the end of the Ilswaal we climb um several turns up the Schlandersberg until we reach the "Fisolguat" on 1.060 meters. Afterwards we follow the path at the foot of the so called Sonnenberg Bach to the Hotel.

Altitude: 339 m

Time: 3,5 h
Difficulty: medium
Course: Hotel (738m) - Ilswaal - St. Ägidius - Schlandersberg (1060m) - Briel - Hotel

More Info »Ridgeway St. Martin - Schlandersberg

By car or bus we get to the cable-car-station in the village Latsch. We walk the cable car up to the mountain village St. Martin, where we can already enjoy a beautiful view to the upper-Vinschgau valley, the Martell-valley an the eastern Ortler-mountains. We walk along a forest road until reaching the farm Egghof, sticking to the propensity like a swallows nest. Afterwards we continue on a path across mountain-pastures, past the decayed mountain villages Laggar and Zuckbichl - the views are truly amazing. We climb down to the river Fallerbach and will soon reach the farm Tappeinerhof just above Schlanders. A forest road brings us back to the hotel.

Altitude: 200 m
Time: 4 h
Difficulty: medium
Course: St. Martin im Kofel (1740m) - Schloß Schlandersberg (1060m)
Equipment: ankle-high hiking boots with nonslip soles, rainproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and binoculars; hiking poles are recommended
Ideal Time: May, June, July, August, September
Not to be misses: the truly amazing view towards the upper Vinschgau valley, the Martell-valley an the eastern Ortler-mountains; The hike takes you past many different mountain-pastures and - villages.

More Info »Martell-valley – Lifi-pasture

By public transport or car head into the valley of Martell until reaching the village Gand. At the crossing turn right to reach the upper part of the valley. Keep going straight ahead, past the chapel of St. Mary and the turquoise reservoir until reaching the end of the valley, where our hiking trail starts. Follow the signs to the mountain pasture „Lifialm“. Once there, take a little break before returning on the same path. For those of you looking for something more challenging: start the hike from the restaurant „Zufritt“ behind the retaining wall of the reservoir and follow the signs to „Lifialm“.

Altitude: 500 m
Time: 1,5 h
Difficulty: easy – medium
Course: restaurant “Enzian“ (2000m) – „Lifialm“ or restaurant „Zufritt“ (1820m)
Equipment: ankle-high hiking boots with nonslip soles, rainproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and binoculars;
Ideal Time: May, June July, August, September
Not to be missed: Enjoy the national park and landscape of “Stilfserjoch”: the dark green conifer forests, breathtaking views and maybe even wild animals

More Info »Mountain pasture „Stilfs“

By car drive towards the nationalpark of „Stilfs“. The beautiful mountain panorama can already be admired from the parking lot of the farm „Fraggeshof“ at 1676m altitude. From here start the circular route which first brings you to the mountain pasture “Praderalm” at 2050m, and then leads on to a path above the timberline and finally to the mountain pasture of “Stilfs”. Our tour guide Walter is happy to share some interesting facts about the local flora and fauna with you, including some entertaining stories. 

After a cosy rest in the pasture’s hut descend alongside a game reserve and back to the parking lot of “Fraggeshof”.
Altitude: 400 m
Time: 4,5 h
Difficulty: medium
Course: “Fraggeshof“ (1676m) – „Stilfseralm“ (2050m)
Equipment: ankle-high hiking boots with nonslip soles, rainproof clothing, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and binoculars;
Ideal Time: May, June July, August, September
Not to be missed: Enjoy the nationalparks landscape of “Stilfserjoch”: the dark green conifer forests, breathtaking views and maybe even wild animals

More Info »Village of Göflan – orchards – Viallge of Latsch

Walk or drive to the village of Göflan and from there head towards „Morter“ through beautiful orchards of apple trees until reaching the beer-cellar of the village Latsch. Here you have the possibility to enjoy a meal and a glass of beer in a cosy atmosphere. By bus return to the village of Latsch and drive or walk back to Schlanders.

Altitude: 20 m
Time: 2,5 h
Difficulty: very easy
Course: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten (721m) – Göflan – Morter – Bierkeller Latsch
Equipment: sunscreen, hat
Ideal Time: March, April, May, September, October, November
Not to be missed: Enjoy the beautiful orchards, the traditional restaurant and during April the pretty appletree-blossoms. The variety of the landscape with its Mediterranean and sunny climate is highly appreciated by connoisseurs.

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