The best route tips
for your hiking holiday
in the Dolomites

With the Geisler Peaks right outside your door, the Villnösstal offers a variety of hiking opportunities, from leisurely strolls to challenging summit tours. Additionally, you can enjoy leisurely valley walks, easy alpine hikes, exciting family hikes, fascinating themed hikes, or demanding climbing and summit tours. The Adolf Munkel Trail in the Puez-Odle Nature Park and the "Herrensteigen" through the historic "Herrenwälder" are special highlights.

Our Hiking Tips:

Start your adventure hike directly from Kabis in the Villnösstal! Here are just a few of the most beautiful routes: Ottohöhe and Wolfsgrube This tour includes a pleasant circular walk which can be made all around the year. Start: right in front of...

Start your adventure hike directly from Kabis in the Villnösstal!
Here are just a few of the most beautiful routes:

 

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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