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The back-country of Merano and the Val Passiria meet at Saltusio located at 490 m a.s.l

Saltusio is the southernmost village of the valley and is located at 490 m a.s.l., so to speak at the "border“ of the Val Passiria and the back-country of Merano. Its name derives from the term “saltus“, which means gorge, canyon. As this village is only 9 km from the spa town of Merano, we absolutely recommend you a visit of this charming place. By the way, in Saltusio there are two Shield Farms, which are the Steinhaus farm and the Saltauserhof farm. The latter used to be a toll station of the Lords of Tyrol in the Middle Ages.

Saltusio is also the seat of the valley station of the Hirzer Funicular, taking hikers into the hiking area on the Monte Cervina. No matter if you decide to make a pleasant walk or you climb the Monte Cervina mountain, the experience will be unique. However, also the village of Saltusio offers a wide range of possibilities as far as promenades are concerned, such as the Roggia di Maia. Those who prefer cycling can make a tour on the the Val Passiria Cycle Path. Particularly venturesome holidaymakers might want to try rafting or canyoning.

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