South Tyrol, Brenta-Dolomites & Trentino - From Meran to Lake Garda with Charm

Duration: 8 Days// Total Distance: appr. 95 km//Altitude Difference: 2960m 3950 m//Difficulty: Difficulty 2

Starting in the famous spa town Meran you walk through vineyards and orchards, past historic castles and sparkling tarns and visit idyllic places with some of the most wonderful views. All of the mountains of South Tyrol and Trentino are incredibly fascinating! They offer views of turquoise lakes, enormous plateaus, deep river valleys and canyons. The rugged peaks of the Dolomites accompany you on your way, giving you an excellent feel for the fascinating alpine world of the lonely and steep rugged giants. In Trentino you discover mountain villages with winding narrow streets and idyllic stone houses before you reach your final destination, lake Garda. In the middle of high cliffs, enclosed by olive orchards, cypresses and fig trees you feel the Mediterranean flair. Cappuccino and Gelato at the banks of the dark blue lake – ‘La vita é bella!’


Day 1: Arrival in Meran
Enjoy the Mediterranean flair in this wonderful and cultural town in the heart of South Tyrol. Wander around the charming arcades or follow in the footsteps of Emperess Sissi along the 'Passer' esplanade.

Day 2: Meran - Nals (approx. 20 km - ascent approx. 560 hm - descent approx. 550 hm)
Along the Waal paths you venture through apple plantations before arriving at an impressive waterfall. Soon your trail leads you through the hills of the chestnut place Tisens and up to the historic little church of St. Christoph. After hiking through a beautiful woodland with fantastic views deep into the Etsch valley you reach Nals, an idyllic little village in the middle of apple orchards and vineyards.

Day 3: Nals - Kaltern/Kalterer See (approx. 18 km - ascent approx. 710 hm - descent approx. 600 hm)
Today you can look forward to a fascinating hike on the trail of castles. On interesting and steep roads you walk from fortress to fortress where you can admire diverse historic architecture. In the afternoon you wander through the region of ‘holes in the ice’, a natural phenomenon which gives you the chance to discover icicles in midsummer. Past the tower of St. George and many more vineyards, you will soon reach Lake Kaltern.

Day 4: Kaltern/Kalterer See - Coredo (approx. 17 km - ascent approx. 200 hm - descent approx. 700 hm)
In the morning you travel to the Mendelpass (saddle of Mendel) by train. Enjoy the phenomenal view before you continue your comfortable walk over the plateau towards Nonstal, the language and provincial border. Into amazing canyons and through idyllic small villages to the pilgrimage site of Saint Romedio and past two small sparkling lakes, you will soon reach Coredo. Here you can enjoy the Italian comfort in the middle of Trentino.

Day 5: Coredo - Molveno (approx. 15 km - ascent approx. 700 hm - descent approx. 400 hm)
After a short transfer you can admire the impressive landscape of the Nonstal, before you begin your walk along the ‘Way of St. James’, up to the airy high plain of the Paganella. The path leads through wide woodland areas up to Cavedago with its famous triple-arched bridge. Further on across the wetland of a karst lake towards Andalo and then on to the village of Molveno, situated at the foot of the Brenta-Dolomites and the same-named mountain lake with its turquoise water.

Day 6: Molveno - Comano Terme (approx. 15 km - ascent approx. 390 hm - descent approx. 900 hm)
Enjoy the fascinating alpine world of the tall peaks of the Brenta group! You ascend into the mountain area of the Pradel by cable car and you discover one of its most beautiful hiking routes. Stop at a Rifugio (mountain hut) and enjoy a typical Italian snack as well as the impressive view of the surrounding mountain tops, before you slowly descend to the crystal clear, green tarn Lago Nembia. You proceed to today’s final destination Comano Terme by bus, passing woodlands and hilly areas, meandering rivers and the home of numerous small country villages on your way.

Day 7: Comano Terme - Riva del Garda (approx. 10 km - ascent approx. 400 hm - descent approx. 800 hm)
At the end of your hiking week you walk through the untouched meadows of the valley of Lomason. After that you climb up to Rifugio Monte San Pietro, where you are presented with a stunning view of Lake Garda. Walk down through winding streets and archways, past stonewalls to the castle of Tenno. On the last few kilometres of your tour you walk through olive groves and Mediterranean cypress vegetation until you reach the goal of your hiking week, the banks of Lake Garda.

Day 8: Individuelle Abreise
Departure or extra days

Dates, Prices and Services

Season Category   Double Room Single Room
07.05.2022 - 22.05.2022 (Arrival: daily)StandardEUR9991288
23.05.2022 - 12.06.2022 (Arrival: daily)StandardEUR11391428
13.06.2022 - 04.09.2022 (Arrival: daily)StandardEUR12291518
05.09.2022 - 25.09.2022 (Arrival: daily)StandardEUR11391428
26.09.2022 - 08.10.2022 (Arrival: daily)StandardEUR9991288

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Mendelpass mountain railway
  • Transfers according to program
  • Ascent fare cable car Pradel-Molveno (only during summer season, otherwise short walk)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline
Additional services

Additional services   Prices per person
Return transfer costs dogEUR19
Organized return transfer from Riva to Merano (transfer Sa/Sun/Mo, morning and Tuesday (in some cases) afternoon). Advance booking required, payable on site.EUR59