Venosta is a valley in the western part of South Tyrol. Here, on the border with Switzerland, is the beginning of river Adige that runs through the valley to Merano. The Venosta Valley consists of 13 municipalities and it is surrounded by mountains. Numerous trails cross the valley and go through the woods up to the peaks. This makes the Venosta Valley very popular among tourists, hikers and cyclists. In summer, you can also practice such exciting sports as paragliding and rafting. In winter, instead, enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. From the historical-artistic viewpoint, the valley is very attractive. Besides numerous typical castles, the Venosta Valley still preserves many traces of prehistoric peoples who used to inhabit the Alps.
Excursions in the Venosta Valley
Tour of the Ortler shelters
Ortler is the highest mountain group in the eastern Alps and one of the most popular destinations for expert hikers.
The tour of the shelters starts in Solda, winds along paths 4, 4A and 18 to reach shelters Tabaretta, Pater and Bergl. It is a circular route that climbs up and along which you deal with challenging turns.
Proper hiking equipment is recommended for those willing to take on this path.
Excurtion to the Shrine of the Three Fountains in Trafoi
The Shrine of the Three Fountains in Trafoi is one of the most attractive places worship in the Venosta Valley.
It can be reached by means of a convenient trail suitable even to inexperienced hikers, starting from the Naturatrafoi Visitor Center. From here, you reach the Parish and, after having crossed the forest, you arrive at the Shrine, by passing near the picturesque waterfalls situated along the path.
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