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Hiking in Valle Aurina-Ahrntal

The Ahrntal Valley is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in South Tyrol with an immense variety of hiking trails between 860 and 3,499 meters a.s.l. To crest a Three-Thousander following the footsteps of alpinist legend Hans Kammerlander or the young alpinist Simon Gietl would really be a great challenge.

Hiking in the Ahrntal Valley makes you long for more!

Even the racing to the peak of these two experienced alpine guides began by discovering their love for hiking. Hiking means to live nature, physical activity, mental balance, relax, mobility, to come to peace, to enjoy the view and much more. Once you have discovered this love, you will always return to the wonderful mountain world and not seldom come back to hike in the Ahrntal Valley. 

You don’t find so many valleys in the Alps with such hiking possibilities, from the simple, comfortable wandering to the glacier tour. Beside the impressive view from the partly high alpine hiking trails, there is also a wonderful flora and fauna to discover, not to forget the abundance of water: gushing streams, blustering waterfalls, wonderful biotopes.

However, in the end also the people give a valley its character and soul. They fondly manage the high alpine slopes and huts, preserving this wonderful landscape for the wandering observer.

Ahrntal Sun Trail - Round trip to the waterfalls
A beautiful one and a half hour hiking trip near to Luttach and around the mysterious Schwarzbachklamm is the round trip to the waterfalls. You start ...
Length: 3.7 km
Place: Lutago/Valle Aurina - Luttach/Ahrntal
Difficulty: quite difficult
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Ahrntal Sun Trail - Witch's Trail
Children need constant change and are always looking for adventure. The Ahrntaler Sonnenwege (sunny trails) and especially its Ahrntaler Hexensteig ...
Length: 3.4 km
Place: San Giovanni/Valle Aurina - St. Johann/Ahrntal
Difficulty: quite difficult
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Ahrntal Sun Trails - Leonardi Trail
The trail leads you to a truly unique sight: the artist Jakob Oberhollenzer’s exposition park that includes a series of breathtaking life-size wooden ...
Length: 3.7 km
Place: San Giacomo/Valle Aurina - St. Jakob/Ahrntal
Difficulty: easy
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Ahrntal Sun Trails - Mountain huts round trip
The Ahrntal Sun trail takes you to several traditional mountain lodges where you can stop to eat and through magnificent flower fields on the sunny ...
Length: 24.4 km
Altitude: 980 m
Place: San Pietro/Valle Aurina - St. Peter/Ahrntal
Difficulty: quite difficult
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Alpine hike Kellerbauerweg
A six-hour, high-altitude hike culminating in a visit to Lago di Cavoni/Tristensee Lake and a stop for something to eat at the Rifugio ...
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Timetable of the cableway Speikboden www.speikboden.it

Length: 12.0 km
Altitude: 1085 m
Place: Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers
Difficulty: difficult
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Arthur Hartdegen high trail
The Arthur Hartdegen Höhenweg was built in 1910 and it is one of the most beautiful mountain trails in South Tyrol.
Length: 17.9 km
Place: Riva di Tures/Rein in Taufers
Difficulty: difficult
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Mountain safety

Safety while hiking in the mountains is a particularly important issue for the mountain rescue teams of South Tyrol. The mountain rescue teams of the Alpine Association South Tyrol would like you to return safely from your mountain hiking trip. For this reason, they have listed a number of rules and regulations, which will ensure your safety:

Correct preparation starts at home
Look at a regional map or tour description. Inform yourself about the grade of difficulty, the summit height and walking times, open Alpine pubs or mountain guides or simple accommodation on the mountain.
Be careful to choose the right equipment and clothing for your trip.

Be well equipped while walking in the mountains
Make sure you carry suitable clothing, sufficient food and necessary tools with you. However, ensure at the same time not to carry too many unnecessary things in your ruck-sack. In any case: don't forget the emergency equipment! Start early and begin your tour walking slowly and not too fast. Take regular breaks.Don't forget to eat and drink.Protect the nature around you as well as yourself by staying on the marked routes.

A mountain tour is better done together with a second person.


Act responsibly
 It is your condition, which determines the next destination point. The tour must be suitable for the weakest person in the group. Inform family, friends or your hotel owner about your trip.

Watch out for weather changes!
Don't forget to study the weather forecast. Keep an eye on the weather development throughout your trip. Avoid secured climbing paths and ridges if there is a storm. These places attract lightening.

Be responsible and be careful!
If you come across an unexpected difficulty, don't forget that it is always better to turn back and do not take unnecessary risks. Keep a cool head and don't over-evaluate your performance on the day. Remember that you are not alone in the mountains and be careful walking in an area where stones can get loose easily.

In an emergency call: Mountain rescue team 112
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