Our best route suggestions for your hiking holiday in the Dolomites
Hiking in Villnöss is a true benefit for body and soul: on easy walkways and well-marked hiking paths in the valley and on the mountains you will feel the attraction of the Dolomites.
Hiking possibilities in Villnöss Valley with the Geisler Peaks right in front of our doorstep are nearly unlimited. Follow the pioneers’ traces on the Adolf Munkel Trail in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park, which was established in 1905 by the Dresden Alpine Association and was named after its founder. It runs beneath the Geisler Peaks and provides you with exceptional insights and views of (maybe) the most astonishing mountain backdrops of South Tyrol – if not worldwide. Follow the Herrensteige, former hunting trails through the Herrenwälder – the estates of the Tyrolean sovereigns. But that’s far from all: pleasant walks across the valley, easy alpine pasture hikes, adventurous family hikes, exciting theme hikes or demanding climbing- and summit tours are waiting for you.
Our hiking proposals:
Start your adventure tour in the Villnöss Valley right at the Kabis! Here are our recommendations for you:
Ottohöhe and Wolfsgrube
This tour includes a pleasant circular walk which can be made all around the year. Start: right in front of our doorsteps! Just follow trail no. 30, leading past the town church across blooming pastures, silent woods and past the Moarhof snack bar over the saddle up to the Ottohöhe. Up there, the trail runs through the woods back to San Pietro/St. Peter offering exceptional views of the episcopal city of Bressanone/Brixen. Shortly before San Pietro you’re passing by the Wolfsgrube, a pit which was used as a wolf trap in the 16th century.
- Length: ca. 9.7 km
- Duration: 3.5 h
- SLevel of difficulty: easy
- Difference in altitude: 541 m
Mt. Peitlerkofel circular tour
This mid-grade, yet long trail leads you across romantic alpine pastures and rocky deserts around the Mount Peitlerkofel. You start the tour at the Würzjoch mountain pass car park you reach by bus from San Pietro/St. Peter. Trained hikers free from giddiness will be rewarded with outstanding views and the beauties of nature.
- Length: ca. 12.3 km
- Duration: 5 h
- Level of difficulty: intermediate
- Difference in altitude: 750 m
Günther Messner Trail
This demanding via ferrata, suited for experienced mountaineers leads across the ridge of the Aferer Geisler mountains to the Würzjoch mountain pass and the Gampen Alm alpine pasture, offering truly amazing mountain views. If you’re a practiced hiker free from giddiness and in good shape, you shouldn’t miss out on this tour!
Take the public bus SAD from San Pietro/St. Peter to the Zanser Alm and follow the via ferrata named after Günther Messner, rope partner and brother of world-famous alpinist Reinhold Messner..
- Length: 14 km
- Duration: 7.5 h
- Level of difficulty: difficult
- Difference in altitude: 1,312 m
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