Starting right in front of the Hotel Ambet in Meransen, numerous exciting hiking trails lead into the heart of the Gitschberg Jochtal holiday arean. With trails totalling in excess of 100 km, there is the best on offer for every type of activity: from short, brisk family walks to challenging treks up to the summits.
The so-called Big Five summits challenge even the fittest and most seasoned climbers. These are the Wilde Kreuzspitze, the Napfpitze, the Seefeldspitze, Geisjoch and the Astjoch. The theme paths including the Rodenecker bee trail or the Obervintl elven path are more suited to families with children. In a matter of minutes, the cable car reaches an altitude of 2,500 m a.s.l. to start out on hiking trips with breath-taking views.
The Pfunderer mountains and Altfasstal Valley are for those on the lookout for pristine environments and the more adventurous seeking spots off the beaten track. More than 30 mountain shelters und huts operate in the area where visitors can stop and indulge a little in the local culinary delights. A light lunch might consist of a tasty dumpling platter or a hearty rye bread and speck snack in the afternoon.
Hiking Trails in Meransen
Routes at various altitudes throughout the Gitschberg Jochtal holiday area
A characteristic feature of the trails around Meransen is the breath-taking views. A must-do hike starts from the nearby village of Vals leading to Fane Alm pastures.This small village off the beaten track is the starting point for numerous and rewarding hikes.
The gentle terrain in the Altfasstal Valley above Meransen is ideal for family walks with children. The hiking circuit along trails no. 15 and 16 lasts about 3.5 hours. There are also more challenging excursions such as to the tour to the big Seefeldsee lake, the Kleine Gitsch or the Wilde Kreutzspitze mountains. For a multi-day mountain hiking adventure try the Pfunderer High Mountain Trail leading from Sterzing to Bruneck.