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Hafling, Meran, Dorf Tirol, Algund, Partschins
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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B28 Meraner Hütte / Rifugio Merano » Hochganghaus / Rifugio del Valico
  |   2h45   |   19.6 km   |   2886 m   |   3007 m

From the Meraner Hut, walk for 4km down over a gravel track to the cable car mountain station. The cable car hovers from Meran 2000 through the Naifgraben rift, of geological interest, to the valley station. Buses and taxis can ferry you to your next destination. A cable car again brings you high above Tirol to the Meran Höhenweg trail, which must be followed until reaching Hochganghaus lodge.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Meraner Hütte / Rifugio Merano
1960 m
| B  4 km / 1h00
Meran 2000 (Seilbahnstation / funivie)
2010 m
|   2.1 km / 0h00
Naif (Seilbahnstation / funivie)
650 m
|   2.6 km / 0h00
Meran / Merano
323 m
|   2.8 km / 0h00
Dorf Tirol / Tirolo
594 m
|   2.6 km / 0h00
Gasthof Hochmuth
1375 m
| D  2.5 km / 0h45
Leiteralm
1522 m
| D  3 km / 1h00
Hochganghaus / Rifugio del Valico
1839 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Vellauer Felsenweg, Hans-Frieden-Weg, Meraner Höhenweg, Hochgangweg trails.
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 53 Meran und Umgebung ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 011 Meran und Umgebung ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
  • WKS 1 ~ Freytag & Berndt (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Lexikon 53 Meran und Umgebung ~ Kompass (ISBN 3-85491-059-2)
  • Wanderführer Rund um Meran ~ Rother (ISBN 3-7633-4267-2)
  • Via Alpina Gelber Weg, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4858-7)
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  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-22
    Etape de transition...Arrivé dans la vallée par la télécabine de Méran 2000, prendre le bus pour Merano. Descendre du bus à la gare pour une correspondance vers le village de Tirol. Au sommet du village prendre la télécabine pour rejoindre le magnifique et parfois impressionnant sentier Meran Hohenweg que l'on découvre au fil de trois belles étapes ... Sentier sécurisé par endroits.
    A Tyrol petite supérette pour le ravitaillement .
    Réservation recommandée pour les refuges
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Step transition ... arrived in the valley by the gondola Meran 2000, take the bus to Merano. Get off the bus at the station for a match to the village of Tirol. At the top of the village take the cable car to reach the beautiful and sometimes impressive trail Meran Hohenweg that we discover in the course of three beautiful stages in places ... Secure Path. Tyrol A small supermarket for supplies. Reservations recommended for shelters
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-25
    Monaco - Trieste
    Possible to get off Via Alpina and Meraner hohenweg by following up trail #7 from Hochganghaus to reach 2420m Milchseen (few lakes to see and great view on Merano)
    As it get close to the lift it gets busy and ruining the beauty of this place

    Merano have an expensive camping place 14.5euros (swimming pool) and a youth hostel (B&B at 25euros)

    the Merano therm has nothing great compared to any Japanese or Taiwanese thermal water.tried it 2hours at 12.5euros (Radon water supposed to relax...)

    For people who do not take buses or cable car the meran2000 cable car station is 5km from the camping place and it takes

    At Meran2000 cable car station. trail #55 (30m down the cable car entrance on the right,not clearly marked)

    Merano camping platz - Meraner hutte about 6hours with a lunch break in Falzeben
  • Mountain Girl - 2012-10-16
    For those wishing to make a stop in lovely Merano, Hotel Kolping is a good value.
  • Philippe - 2010-08-05
    Si vous voulez eviter les telepheriques (franchemment, on n'est pas venus sur la via alpina pour s'épargner du denivellé.....) on vous propose le parcours alternatif suivant. Nous l'avons parcouru dans l'autre sens que celui que nous décrivons.Compter un jour de plus, economisé en doublant deux étapes courtes: de Meraner hutte, monter à Oswaldcharte, puis descendre sur Verdins et Schenna (ravitaillement complet). traverser la rivière au fond de la vallée (Passer) sur une passerelle pieton-cycliste et remonter en face sur Kuens et Tiroler Kreuz, puis Hochmutt, fin de la déviation.Aucune raison de bouder ce beau parcours, surtout pour lui preferer bus et telepheriques
    Automatic translation [Google]
    If you want to avoid the cableways (franchemment, it did not come about via alpina to save the unevenness .....) we propose the following alternative route. We traveled in the opposite direction than we décrivons.Compter one more day, saved by doubling two short steps: from Meraner hut Oswaldcharte climb, then descend on Verdins and Schenna (full supply). cross the river at the bottom of the valley (Skip) on a pedestrian-cyclist bridge in front and back and on Kuens Tiroler Kreuz, then Hochmutt end of déviation.Aucune reason to shun this beautiful course especially for him preferer bus and cableways
  • Lighthiker - 2010-05-17
    Die hintere Seilbahn bei der Station Meran 2000 ins Tal nehmen. Von dort Bus Nr. 1 zum Hauptbahnhof Meran und von dort ins Dorf Tirol und hier in kostenlosen Gästebus zur Seilbahn hinauf nach Hochmuth. Ab Meran 2000 ca. 2 Stunden für den kompletten Transfer einplanen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The rear cable car station at the Merano 2000 to the valley take. From there, take bus No. 1 to the central station and from there to the village Meran Tyrol and here in free guest bus to the cable car up to arrogance. From Merano 2000 schedule about 2 hours for the complete transfer.
  • Jean-Luc - 2010-04-28
    Nous avions fait étape juste après Merano , à Lagundo dans une Zimmer, tenue par la famille Thaler, que je vous recommande. Lagundo, village niché au milieu des vignes d'où vous pouvez rejoindre le sentier en balcon et itinéraire jaune au dessus de Parcines
    Automatic translation [Google]
    We made a stop just after Merano, in a Lagundo Zimmer, Thaler held by the family, that I recommend. Lagundo village nestled among the vines where you can join the trail route and yellow balcony above Parcines
Last update : 2009-12-03