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Hirzer cable car and more… Activities in Val Passiria

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Taking the Hirzer Cable Car into Hiker's Heaven

The Hirzer cable car is just a few minutes away from the Alpenhof Hotel. Get your hiking boots on and discover how wonderful it is to walk in the Hirzer hiking area, gazing in awe at the breathtaking mountain backdrop all around us. The Hirzer pasture tour, the Alpine rise hike or a trip up Punta Cervina itself… whichever Val Passiria hike you choose, you're guaranteed to have the time of your life.

For more information about the Hirzer cable car, visit www.hirzer.info.

Nordic Walking near Merano, Val Passiria

Nordic walking near Merano, Val Passiria… the pristine countryside and the numerous marked hiking trails in Val Passiria offer you the perfect conditions for a day outdoors, at one with nature. Experience peace and tranquillity on your tours through Val Passiria and return home rested and rejuvenated.

Courses, tours and hikes in Val Passiria, South Tyrol (organised by the tourist office)

Monday: Nordic Walking Techniques

Nordic Walking track 1 – Scena-Mitterplattweg
Difficulty Level: easy
Walking Time: 1-1½ hours
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Point: 9:30am at Scena tourist office
Cost: 6 Euro with a Tourist Card
Lowest and highest possible number of participants

Wednesday: Nordic Walking Active Tour

Nordic Walking track 2 or 3 Scena-San Giorgio-Raststein
Difficulty Level: medium
Walking Time: 2-2½ hours
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Meeting Point: 9:30am at Scena tourist office
Cost: 8 Euro with a Tourist Card
Lowest and highest possible number of participants

Friday: Nordic Walking Wellness Hike

Difficulty Level: medium
Walking Time: 2½-3 hours
Duration: 4-5 hours
Meeting Point: 9:30am at Scena tourist office
Cost: 10 Euro with a Tourist Card
Lowest and highest possible number of participants

Our tip: If you wish to take part in the Friday hike, we recommend you complete the introduction on Monday, take part in the hike on Wednesday or rely on any existing knowledge you may have.

What you need for Nordic Walking...
light and comfortable clothing; walking, jogging or light hiking shoes; if possible, a heart rate monitor. You may borrow Nordic Walking poles from us free of charge.

Cycling in Val Passiria

If you like being on two wheels, but prefer to leave your bicycle at home, we'd be delighted to lend you a mountain bike or an e-bike. Plus, at reception you'll find a cycling guide and a great deal of tips for a great day out.

If you do bring your bike, we have a garage for you to store it in.

Val Passiria is precisely the right place for mountain bike enthusiasts to be… predominantly a rocky gravel path, the Merano mountain bike trail is well maintained, well marked and brings you close to nature. The Passirio, our local river, will guide you along the entire trail.

Begin your bike tour directly from the Alpenhof… a short distance from the house, you'll find the Lungo Passirio, along which you can take a comfortable cycling tour towards Merano or continue further into Val Passiria.

The mountain landscape around us means that mountain bike fans will also be spoilt for choice by the various tours available, ranging in difficulty level from ‘easy’ to ‘challenging’. There are also weekly bike tours.

Discover the numerous cycling tours on the interactive map

ALPENHOF BIKE HIRE

  • Mountain Bikes: 5 Euro per day
  • E-bikes: 20 Euro per day
  • Children's bike: FREE, but ONLY when accompanied by an adult

Also available fpr hire: child seats, helmets, pumps and locks.

We offer the following bikes:

E-BIKE Mountain Bike

MOUNTAIN BIKE KID 20" & 24"

MOUNTAIN BIKE

CITY BIKE

CYCLING TIPS - FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS

Easy Tours:

San Martino – Mora

Lungo Passirio - San Martino - Baumkircher Säge - Mora - back on forest path no. 5/A - Bucherkeller - San Martino - San Leonardo.
Altitude: 150m
Difficulty Level: easy to medium
Duration: approx. 2 hours

Medium to hard cycling tours:

Saltusio – Prenn

Lungo Passirio - San Martino - Saltusio - Kehrerhof - Grüblerhof - path no. 4 - Prenn - Passo - Saltusio and back again.
Altitude: 900m
Difficulty Level: medium to hard
Duration: approx. 2½ hours

Saltusio – Scena

Lungo Passirio to San Martino - Saltusio - towards Rifiano - taking a left up to Scena and back the same way.
Altitude: 400m
Difficulty Level: medium
Duration: approx. 2 hours 50 minutes

Prantago - Pfandler Alm

Lungo Passirio - San Martino - until you reach the Passerblick hotel - Via Prantago - Via Principale - continue until you reach the Pfandleralm, and follow the same way back.
Altitude: 700m
Difficulty Level: hard
Duration: approx. 3 hours

Prantago - Fortleis Alm

Lungo Passirio - San Martino - until you reach the Passerblick hotel - Via Prantago - Fortleis Alm - follow the same way back.
Altitude: 750m
Difficulty Level: medium
Duration: approx. 3 hours 50 minutes

Passo - Talle – Punta Cervina

Lungo Passirio - until the Passo bridge (just before Saltusio) - Passo - Talle - Via Principale - Punta Cervina high plateau and follow the same way back.
Altitude: 1400m
Difficulty Level: medium
Duration: approx. 4 hours 50 minutes

Recommended Tours outside of Val Passiria

Val Passiria - Tesimo - Lago di Calrado - Merano - Val Passiria

Distance: approx. 110km
Altitude: 1200m

Val Passiria - Passo della Mendola - Passo delle Palade - Merano - Val Passiria

Distance: approx. 130km
Altitude: 2000m

Val Passiria - Collalbo - Cles - Fondo - Passo delle Palade - Val Passiria

Distance: approx. 130km
Altitude: 1800m

Val Passiria - Passo della Mendola - Collalbo - Cles - Fondo - Passo delle Palade - Val Passiria

Distance: approx. 150km
Altitude: 2500m

Val Passiria - Passo delle Palade - Passo della Mendola - Bolzano - Val Passiria

Distance: approx. 130km
Altitude: 2000m

Val Passiria - Appiano - Termeno - Bolzano - Val Passiria

Distance: approx. 120km
Altitude: 1000m

Paragliding… wonderful views from above

The Hirzer area is a true heaven for paragliders. In cooperation with local flying clubs, we can make your dreams of soaring high above the ground come true as you take part in a tandem paragliding activity and float over Val Passiria in South Tyrol. You may register on site.
The ‘Ifinger Tandemclub’ information office is really close by, at the Hirzer cable car.

New to Val Passiria – Canyoning and Tree Top Adventures

Between April and October, you can unleash your ‘inner Tarzan’ with a fantastic experience featuring climbing, abseiling, assault courses, ziplines and much more! The adrenaline junkies among you can have a go at canyoning (from June to September).

Information and Registration:
Erwin Mairginter, Mountaineering and Canyoning Guide
Tel.: +39 348 2924124
E-Mail: erwin.mairginter@yahoo.de

Horse Riding in Val Passiria

There is a lovely stable, just a stone's throw from the Alpenhof Hotel in Saltusio, which has many different types of horse and pony just waiting to help you discover the area.

The range of riding experiences in Val Passiria stretches from carriage rides to single lessons and much more.

Stables in Val Passiria

Andreus Tel.: +39 338 5343134
Quellenhof Tel.: +39 0473 645474
Pfelders Steinerhof Tel.: +39 0473 646741 or +39 349 4047460

Fishing in Val Passiria... the perfect place for fly fishing

Beautiful countryside; crystal clear, diverse waters with mysterious pools; rapid sections and areas that meander at a leisurely pace; surrounded by our impressive mountain world means that Val Passiria offers the potential for fascinating fly fishing experiences. The ideal conditions for fly-fishing enthusiasts of any ability level, beginner and professionals alike.

Fishing licences and daily passes are available at the tourist office. Fishing is only possible from an hour before sunrise until an hour after sunset each day from mid-February until 30 September.

You may also fish on the following lakes/streams with your own daily pass:

  • Quellenhof – Valclava
  • Valclava – San Leonardo
  • Rio di Plan
  • Lago dell'Alpe
  • Lago Nero grande
  • Lago Nero piccolo

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