Alta Via di Merano Vernurio - Muthöfe farmsteads

From Vernurio and Gaveis the trails leads first to the Longfall mountain hut in the Val di Sopranes, and then to the Muthöfe farmsteads above the village of Tirolo.

Vernurio, the starting point of this stage of the Alta Via di Merano, can be easily reached at the time of our hike by “hiking bus” (Wanderbus) from Tirolo or Caines. From the bus station in Vernurio, we take trail n° 24 (Alta Via di Merano) towards Gaveis/Longfall, which leads on several narrow hiking trails and sometimes along the asphalted road. Passing Gaveis, we hike gently downwards to the Val di Sopranes until after about 90 minutes we reach the Longfall mountain hut.

After a short break at the Longfall mountain hut, we hike up the other side of the Val di Sopranes. With its steep and partly rope-secured sections this trail is one of the most challenging of the Alta Via di Merano and requests some attention and a decent physical fitness.

Finally, heading towards the famous Muthöfe farmsteads above Tirolo, we first reach the Talbauer mountain restaurant and than the mountain station of the cable car leading to the village of Tirolo. From here, we can either take the cable car to Tirolo or continue our hiking tour towards the Leiter mountain hut. We decide to take the cable car, and finish our 3rd stage of the Alta Via di Merano in the beautiful village of Tirolo.

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

Starting point: Vernurio (reachable by bus)
Path: Vernurio - Longfall - Muthöfe farmsteads
Signpost: n° 24 (Alta Via di Merano)
Length: 8 km
Walking time: approx. 3 hours
Altitude difference: 700 m (ascent), 420 m (descent)
Experienced in: September 2010
Further information: tourist board Tirolo, phone +39 0473 923314

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