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meraner hoehenweg matatz magdfeld vernuer

Alta Via di Merano Montaccio - Vernurio

The trail takes along the sunny slopes of the Val Passiria, passing Montaccio, Valclava, Magdfeld and Vernurio, with a great view of Monte Cervina and Monte Ivigna.

To reach the starting point of this 12 km long stage of the Alta Via di Merano, we first have to follow trail n° 7 from San Martino in Passiria up to Montaccio, which takes us just a bit more than an hour.

Trail n° 24 first leads us on a small asphalted road and later on several forest and hiking trails (with some steps). Passing some beautiful farm houses, we hike through Valclava and finally upwards again towards Magdfeld. After a short rest at the mountain restaurant in Magdfeld we continue our tour across meadows, forests and ravines. Some steep sections are secured by handrails. However, a good physical fitness is recommended.

On a rather broad trail we finally reach Vernurio, which offers several restaurants as well as some nice views of the surrounding mountain panorama. From Vernurio back down to the Val Passiria we can either hike on trail n° 5 towards Rifiano, or take the “hiking bus” (Wanderbus), which at the time of our hike runs every hour down to Caines, Tirolo and Rifiano.

Important: when you plan to do this stage of the Alta Via di Merano, please inform yourselves about the current conditions of the trails!

Starting point: Montaccio (reachable from San Martino in Passiria on trail n° 7 in 1 hour)
Path: Montaccio - Magdfeld - Vernurio
Signpost: n° 24 (Alta Via di Merano)
Length: 11 km (+ 2.5 km for the ascent from San Martino in Passiria)
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours (+ 1 hour for the ascent from San Martino in Passiria)
Altitude difference: 625 m (ascent, further 450 m San Martino - Montaccio), 600 m (descent)
Experienced in: September 2010
Further information: tourist board Val di Passiria, phone +39 0473 656188

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