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With the camper to Törggelen to South Tyrol – hiking with pleasure

Hiking Collection by
PaulCamper

Autumn has a very special tradition in South Tyrol: the Törggelen. From the beginning of October until the first weekend of Advent, wine taverns and farm taverns open their doors, bringing South Tyrolean delicacies to the table and donating the young wine. A tradition that can be fantastically combined with hiking. For what is better than a hearty retreat after a hike through an enchanted autumn landscape? In this collection, we have selected seven tours in South Tyrol, which unite both the beautiful landscape and the Törggelen.

The tradition of Törggelen goes back many centuries. The farmers were always visited at harvest time to taste the new wines. The culinary tradition in the wine and chestnut growing areas along the wine route has its origin. The term derives from the „Torggl“, the wine press. Today, Törggelen combines culinary delights with autumnal hikes. In good company homemade Schlutzkrapfen, dumplings, Surfleisch and sausages with sauerkraut are enjoyed and wine tasted. As a sweet ending, the innkeepers serve donuts and roasted chestnuts.

With your camper you are flexible and can choose where you want to start the next day's hike. The distances are quite short in South Tyrol, so you do not spend too much time behind the wheel between the hiking days. All hikes in this collection start either at a campsite or give you a tip where you can find a good spot for the night in the area.

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Autumn in South Tyrol is waiting for you: Let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful landscape, drive along the wine route in your camper and get to know Törggelen country and people even better.

On The Map

Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    08:25
    10.1 mi
    1.2 mph
    5,175 ft
    5,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    On this 16 kilometer long hike, you will explore the limestone massif of Schlern on adventurous trails. Start of the tour is at the trail parking lot in Ums. With more than 1,500 vertical meters it has the track in it, so it's best to start early in the morning, so you have plenty of time for the pleasure stations along the way.From the parking lot it goes through the forest up the mountain. Soon you will reach the romantic Prügelsteig. This leads you through a kilometer long gorge on the southwest side of the Schlern, which cut the Schlernbach in the course of time in the rock. At the end of the climb you reach the Sesselschwaige, a cozy alp for a first break.With new energy, it goes on uphill. You leave the tree line and continue on alpine meadows and stony terrain. For now you leave the Schlernhaus on the right, wander up to the high plateau and enjoy the unique panoramic view from the Petz at 2,564 meters altitude.Now you have more than earned your break at the Schlernhaus. In the so-called "castle in the mountains" you can expect typical South Tyrolean cuisine, from hearty to sweet. About the Schäufelesteig it goes downhill again into the valley. Shortly before the end of the road leads you past the Hofer Alpl. Here you can once again enjoy the great panorama and usher in the cozy part of the day with a glass of new wine.Not far from Ums is the fantastically beautiful camping Seiser Alm. All information can be found here: camping-seiseralm.com.

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    4.71 mi
    1.8 mph
    200 ft
    3,225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You are today after a more relaxed hike? Then this tour over the Ritten to Bolzano is perfect for you. The sweaty part uphill you put back with the mountain railway. In twelve minutes you will reach the Rittner sun plateau.After you have stretched your nose on the plateau extensively in the sun, your hike begins on gentle descents back to Bolzano. Soon you will reach the first earth pyramids, the tallest and most beautiful of this species in Europe. The bizarre forms have been created over the centuries by erosion and appropriate climatic conditions. Great to look at - and there is still a great panorama.After just under five kilometers you reach the Ebnicherhof, a cozy tavern with typical farmer's dishes and a unique view to the Dolomites. The ideal place to enjoy the Törggelen.Well-fortified, the path leads you further through the picturesque vineyards and back to Bolzano. It is definitely worth a stroll through the beautiful old town to stroll.You can spend the night at the campsite Moosbauer, not far from the center. Sustainability and climate protection are writ large on the course. You can find more information here: moosbauer.com/en.

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  • Difficult
    06:17
    11.2 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    In autumn, Lake Kaltern presents itself from a particularly beautiful side: it is the time of the harvest, the fruit harvest and the Törggelen. On this good 18-kilometer circular walk you come fully on the fall enjoyment. Start is at the campsite St. Josef directly on the lake. At the beginning you walk on boardwalks through the biotope and nature reserve that surrounds the lake. Keep your eyes open for the many birds that have their home here.You continue to the village of Monte-Gmund and then start the short and crisp climb on the ridge. Once at the top you have a wonderful view over the lake and the surrounding region. Especially nice you can enjoy the view from the Leuchtenburg.Now it goes downhill towards St. Josef am See. You walk along the vines and vineyards - a particularly beautiful path section in autumn. If you have already collected enough altitude, you can also abbreviate here super and return directly to the campsite.Continue to the next ascent through the Rastenbachklamm. With its waterfalls and pools, ivy-covered trees, fallen logs and splashing cool water, it is an impressive natural monument. After the adventurous climb up stairs and bridges, you will enjoy a fantastic view over the lake and the surrounding mountains.At Gasthaus Altenburgerhof you can enjoy traditional South Tyrolean cuisine before the path leads you back down to the lakeshore and the campsite.

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  • Intermediate
    04:32
    9.39 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,550 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This relaxed hike around Bressanone leads you through promising vineyards, to the historic monastery of Neustift and into quaint, traditional taverns. What more is needed for an autumn hike? Start of the 15-kilometer tour is in the courtyard garden in Brixen.From here you wander out of the village, soon you will go up the mountain and you will be rewarded with the first views of the northern Italian city. It goes uphill and past the first tavern. How about the Maratscher Hof with the first break?The higher you climb, the more beautiful the viewpoints become. At the highest point of the tour is worth a short detour to the observation deck over the Rienzschlucht. The view from more than 900 meters altitude is fantastic.Not far, then you have reached the Strasserhof in the middle of the vineyards. The Törggelen is still lived here with conviction, a stop at the winery is therefore worthwhile, especially in the fall.The path leads you gently downhill through the picturesque landscape. Shortly before Brixen there is the monastery Neustift, which you can visit. Relaxed walk then from the monastery back to the city.In Vahrn, two kilometers north of Brixen, you can build your camp at the campsite at the Löwenhof. More information can be found here: loewenhof.it/camping-brixen.

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  • Difficult
    09:05
    11.5 mi
    1.3 mph
    4,775 ft
    4,775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Beautiful viewpoints, exciting hiking trails and quaint restaurants - all good things are three for a successful hike in South Tyrol. This circular walk leads you from Algund, right next to Meran, up to the Leiteralm and over the Töllgraben to the southern slope of the Texelgruppe.Starting point of the 18.5-kilometer tour is at the campsite Via Claudia Augusta. You walk a little way through the village and then start the ascent. On the way you will enjoy great views of the valley. After a good seven kilometers you have reached the Leiteralm, time for a first break.Continue for a while on the Meraner Höhenweg. Soon you will reach the over 50 meter long bridge over the Töllgraben. A slightly shaky, but also fun affair with great views in the ditch. Not for long, then you are standing in front of the high-rise building in the Texelgruppe Nature Park. From the hut starts a nature and adventure trail. Or you can just make yourself comfortable on the sunny terrace and enjoy the mountain scenery.But leave some space in your stomach, because shortly before you get back to Algund, there is still the Saxner Buschenschenke on your way. So beautiful and quaint that you can not miss it.

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  • Difficult
    08:00
    14.1 mi
    1.8 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The tradition of Törggelen is still very high in Lana, reason enough to get to know the municipality south of Meran during an autumn hike. Start of the 23-kilometer round trip is at Camping Arquin. From the campsite you walk through Lana and then start the ascent. A total of 1,100 meters in altitude must be mastered today.Above Lana, the chestnut trail runs with its ten stations, which revolve around the trees and their delicious fruits. A great experience for the whole family. After ten kilometers, you have reached the highest point for today and can enjoy a magnificent view of the Hochwart. You walk a bit further up the hill and are rewarded with great panoramas.Leisurely, you then descend deeper into the valley. In Völlan, the Mayenburg presents itself as a great photo opportunity in front of the beautiful mountain landscape. The property is privately owned, but you can admire it from the outside. Not far, then you reach the inn Falger, where you can taste typical regional food.On the varied Brandiswaalweg you then hike back to Lana and from there to the campsite.

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  • Intermediate
    04:59
    9.11 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Tramin is well-known for the Gewürztraminer, so wine plays an important role in and around the town. On this almost 15-kilometer hike, you will get to know the community on the wine route and get an insight into the wine culture of the region. Start of the circular walk is in the center of Tramin.You leave the village and walk for a while on the Gewürztraminer Weinweg until you reach the Buschenschenke Lenzenhof. You already have a large part of the altitude difference behind you, so a break is worth it - including a great view of the Adige Valley and the Dolomites.You stay on top and hike on a relatively flat stretch, on the way you will always enjoy great views of the valley. After ten kilometers you reach the popular snack station Gummererhof.Relaxed, the path leads you back down into the valley. On the way you can enjoy more great views of the Adige Valley and Lake Kaltern. Finally in glasses Gewürztraminer? Back in Tramin you can try a good drop in the winery of Elzenbaum.Around Tramin you will find several beautiful campsites, for example the idyllic campsite Obstgarten (camping-obstgarten.it) or the campsite Markushof (hotelmarkushof.it/camping.html).

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    70.2 mi
  • Duration
    43:51 h
  • Elevation
    20,425 ft

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