When trekking through the Puster Valley, we are all like children at heart. We are just happy to be out and about. We are happy to be out in nature. Free and alive. Everything we achieve, we do it through our own energy. Maybe there is no final goal. Maybe we just enjoy the route to a lovely viewpoint in the Gitschberg-Jochtal region, or maybe we want to reach the top.
Here in the Ski & Alm Region Gitschberg-Jochtal you will find countless possibilities for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol - all the hiking trails are signposted routes. You can walk for hours through our valley around Vals, watch the farmers bringing in the hay or listen to the cowbells. Or, from the four-star Superior Hotel SILENA, you can simply climb the mountains, march through the forests, maybe even as far as the Wilde Kreuzspitze which is located at 3,134 above sea level. Choose between various mountain pasture hiking tours, theme routes or alpine hikes.
Every week we can take you with us from Vals on diverse walking tours through the Gitschberg-Jochtal and Pustertal area (see our weekly program). For example, on an evening torchlight hike followed by a Late-Night sauna. Or trekking at sunrise, with the aid of our home-made energy-bar. Or simply join a “breath walking” tour, where you can listen intensively to your inner self. In the winter, you can try out a gentle, meditative snowshoe trek. There is something for everyone.
You can climb to the summit of the Gitsch from the neighbouring Meransen, reached by car in around 15 minutes. Reach the summit after about 4 hours hiking time and 1,100 meters in height. Enjoy the 360° panorama views over the Dolomites. You can cut short the descent by simply getting in the next cable car (with your Almencard Plus) and return to Meransen.
If you would like to climb to the Wilde Kreuzspitze, at 3,134 m the highest peak in the Pfunderer Mountains then we can recommend two possibilities: You can either drive by car or bus to the hikers' parking lot in the valley and start off from there, with 1,813 meters uphill climb. Or you can carry on to the Fane Alm parking lot and shorten the time for ascent by about an hour. Enjoy the views of lake Wilder See and enjoy the alpine feeling!
This hiking tour begins with a trip on the Jochtal cable car, the valley station is right next to the SILENA. When you arrive 2,000 m above sea level you then continue via the Rotenstein mountain Trail over the mountain slopes of Rotenstein through heathlands and meadows to the lake Marblsee. See how the surrounding mountain peaks are reflected in its crystal clear water. Enjoy the peace of this high plateau at around 2,400 m above sea level. You return via the Valler Schramme to the Fane Alm and from here back to Vals.