Vinschgau / Val Venosta

Val Venosta/Vinschgau with its glaciers, numerous hiking trails and many possibilities for mountain bikers is a true El Dorado for all active holidaymakers. From Laces/Latsch, Malles/Mals and Burgusio/Burgeis to the Resia/Reschen Pass and the hiking and skiing area of Solda/Sulden, the Val Venosta/Vinschgau is a valley full of attractive contrasts. A wealth of natural beauties, extensive apple plantations, full of eventful history and exciting stories.

The many sides of Val Venosta/Vinschgau

The Val Venosta/Vinschgau region is worth a visit all year round thanks to the broad range of leisure activities it offers its guests. Starting with spring and the blooming apple trees, in summer with the green mountain meadows, to the golden autumn and the snowy winter.

The Stelvio/Stilfser Joch National Park is particularly popular among hikers, as is the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail or the many cosy Waalweg paths.

Those who want to go high up will find impressive peaks such as the Ortler (the highest mountain in South Tyrol), as well as the Ötztal Alps and the Sesvenna Alps.

For mountain bikers and cyclists there are many possibilities and a must-do in the Val Venosta/Vinschgau is the beautiful Lake Resia, with the church tower that rises from the water. While in summer kitesurfers enjoy the lake, in winter you can ice-skate on it.

The various villages in val Venosta/Vinschgau are also well worth seeing, such as the medieval town of Glorenza/Glurns, Curon/Graun or Silandro/Schlanders.

There are five sunny ski areas to choose from in Val Venosta/Vinschgau, which belong to the Ortler Skiarena. Cross-country and biathlon areas can be found in the Val Martello/Martelltal and in Slingia/Schlinig.

Specialities from the region

The Vinschgau is known for its culinary and cultural events. Every year in the Val Martello/Martelltal hiking area there is the Strawberry Festival. The Val Venosta/Vinschgau apricots are also well-known and there is also the Pala Pear, an old pear variety that finds ideal growing conditions in Val Venosta/Vinschgau.