The Merano High Path
A beautiful walk through some of the loveliest countryside in the Alps.
The Merano High Path is listed as path number 24 an it meanders its way gently through the Texel Nature Park.
A relatively easy path, it stays at virtually the same altitude as it meanders its way through the high mountain landscape on the Texel Group with wonderful views down towards the Mediterranean vegetation of the nearby Adige valley. The panorama takes in the green Val Venosta valley and the Merano basin as well as the Passiria and Sarentino valleys and the Stubai and Ötz valley Alps.
The High Path, which is divided into a north and south section is 90 km long and is safe at most times of the year. Generally-speaking, the best season is from the end of June to October, barring unseasonal snowfall.
You can walk part of the Merano High Path in a day or choose to take a longer two, three or even five to seven-day trek if you decide to do the whole circuit. Public transport including cable cars and chairlifts, various shuttle services will get you to one of the many starting points along the path and, for your safety, all exposed or over-hanging stretches are well-fitted with railings, ladders, steps or steel ropes.
Although there are paths leading down all along the High Path, you should not forget that you are at a relatively high mountain altitude and must be healthy, fit and in good condition, have a local map with you and sturdy hiking shoes als well as suitable protective clothing as prevailing weather conditions can change with verly little warning.
Its total length measures 90 kilometres and there are a number of easy-to-reach starting and finishing places along it as well as numerous vantage points for fantastic views of the surrounding mountain peaks reaching 3,000 m and down into the nearby valley.
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