Excursions in Val Martello / Martelltal
The mountains are calling everyone to Val Martello / Martelltal in the Venosta / Vinschgau Valley holiday resort
Hikers, climbers, enthusiasts and families … time for everyone to explore the great world of the mountains.
Val Martello / Martelltal is surrounded by several peaks over 3000m including famous ones like the Cevedale, Cima Gioveretto, Cima Cevedale and others, which attract and satisfy even the most demanding climbers.
The protected area of the Stelvio National Park has endless paths and trails allowing one to walk immersed in an unspoiled natural environment and be enchanted by the forest and its wildlife. Here you’ll find the ideal conditions for family-friendly alpine walks and many unforgettable mountain excursions for young and old alike.
In the Val Venosta / Vinschgau holiday area you will also be able to explore the extraordinary paths along the canals. These artificial canals, originally dug for an ancient irrigation system, today act as excellent trails for leisurely walks with the family. Sunny Val Venosta / Vinschgau still has plenty of these well-preserved paths.
Strawberries and mountain farmers – two of the things which have helped to form the South Tyrolean Val Martello / Martelltal Valley since its beginning. While walking along beautiful educational trails, you can now learn a lot that is worth knowing about both at seven mountain stations during a comfortable hike.
- The Strawberry Path starts at the Recreational Center Trattla and takes you all the way to Ganda and back. It is dedicated to the strawberry and is suitable for the whole family.
- The Forested Mountain Farmer‘s Path takes you through a unique cultural landscape past original Val Martello / Martelltal mountain farmsteads.
OUR TIPS FOR THEME PATHS
Duration: 2 hours | Length: 8 km
“Berry” Fun For The Whole Family
During a hike on the South Tyrolean Strawberry Path you can not only experience the Val Martello / Martelltal Valley from its most beautiful side but also learn everything there is to know about strawberries at seven stations along the way. The Strawberry Path starts at the Recreational Center Trattla, and leads up the valley to the village of Ganda and back. The path is perfectly signposted; the icon of the topical path – the strawberry – shows you the correct way to go. And since on this 2-hour hike there is only a difference of about 170 meters in altitude, it is also easy for children. There is a
brochure about the South Tyrolean Strawberry Path with lots of useful information, which is available in the Visotors' Center culturamartell and at the Val Martello / Martelltal Valley Tourism Association.
Duration: 3 hours | Length: 7 km
The Forested Mountain Farmer Path is located below Orgelspitze mountain (also called Punto di Lasa mountain) and leads past traditional Val Martello / Martelltal mountain farms. Along the path you can learn all about the life of mountain farmers in the Venosta / Vinschgau Valley at seven stations along the way. The path is 8 km long in total, and negotiates a difference of about 430 meters difference in altitude, offering a very special hiking experience due to its breathtaking mountain scenery and unique cultural landscape.
Duration: approx. 1,5 hours | Length: 6 km
The path through the Plima gorge in Martell
The Plima gorge in the Martell Valley has been cut deep into the rock over thousands of years. Since 2017 a new loop path leads you through the narrow gorge with its almost vertical walls.
Four impressive steel constructions allow you to almost step into the gorge and offers breathtaking views near the roaring water.
For a quick break, stop at the hut "Zufallhütte" (2.2.56 m above sea level) right before the end of the path.