Today is a chance to slow it down and take in the scenery. Today's green countryside path will take you from Bella Vista Lodge down to Maso Corto/Kurzras, before rising above Lake Vernago and on to Vernago in the Val Senales valley.
Route: Bella Vista Lodge – Naturns (Merano)
Today is a chance to slow the pace and take in the scenery. Your beautiful green countryside route will take you from Bella Vista Lodge down to Maso Corto/Kurzras before rising above Lake Vernago, where you can take in outstanding views and enjoy a break in one of the many small mountain lodges.
Your hike through the Alps ends at Lake Vernago in the Val Senales valley. From here, you will be transfered back down to Merano.
Take a break at Finailhof and enjoy a “Brettljause” – a traditional plate of meats and cheeses served on a wooden board – while taking in the breathtaking views over Lake Vernago.
Make sure you leave with enough time to catch the shuttle bus at the end of the day, it departs at 16:30
Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.
Always allow plenty of time for your hike. The walking times indicated do not include breaks. Rest and photo breaks must be added to the times indicated.
Check the latest weather information and be on the lookout for changes in the weather. Storms can develop rapidly in the Alps.
Do not leave the marked hiking trails.
Tips and hints
Refreshments can be picked up at Finailhof, however opening times can vary so we recommend carrying enough food to keep you going for the day!
Finailhof: This restaurant is located in a beautiful setting looking out over Lake Vernago. A break here to regain your strength and take in the views is highly recommended.
Always wear good walking boots with a robust sole, and take waterproofs with you. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you (at least two litres) and to protect yourself against the sun. Trekking poles are recommended.