WALKING ROUTES: Merano and Environs


5 km

Height difference:

220 m



Easy walk: reaching the beloved hiking goal of Tiroler Kreuz

Starting-point: Tirolo/Dorf Tirol (596 mt)
At a glance: Tirolo/Dorf Tirol - Farmerkreuz - Tiroler Kreuz - Tirolo/Dorf Tirol
Highest point: Farmerkreuz (816 mt)
Height difference: 220 m
Difficulty: two climbing-boots hike

Useful advice: a former important junction, as the name of the Hotel "Tiroler Kreuz" suggests (it means Tyrol Cross), located at the beginning of wide Fossato di Finele/Finelgrabens, which constitutes the lower part of Val di Sopranes/Val di Sopranes. This easy hike can be defined as a quiet walk, is suitable to children as to elders. We always recommend anti-slide footwear, howewer.

Itinerary description: from the village of Tirolo/Dorf Tirol (596 mt.) we proceed towards the castle's access road after Castle Tirolo/Dorf Tirol. Here across the "Knappenloch" we reach the Köstengraben. At this point we continue till we meet a klosk nearby Castle Tirolo/Dorf Tirol, where on the right is placed the Burgfriedweg. This footpath takes us at the side of the Leisterhof and then, initially descending then climbing the mount, up to Farmerhöfen (Hotel, 816 mt.).
Now, at our wish, we can proceed on the upper side of "Fitnesweges" (gymnastic path), that brings us across a wood to the Tiroler Kreuz (Hotel, 806 mt.).

Return: from the Tiroler Kreuz we follow westwards the sign "Waldweg". Finally following the "Fussweg verso Tirolo/Dorf Tirol" and footpath number 6 we arrive at Tirolo/Dorf Tirol.

Maps: Freytag & Berndt, sheet S 1 (Bolzano/Bozen - Merano/Meran and outskirts); Kompass, sheet 53 (Merano/Meran).