Today: variant Gschwell - Gschweller Lake - Valzer Schartl - Rossbodenstock Alm - grays
This variant is known as the 'Little Langtauferer Trail' offers in contrast to the ' Great Langtauferer trail ' for it takes about 8 hours to be very pleasant circular walks.
Home is Gschwell, a small hamlet of the Melag is from 1,816 m to reach by car or bus. From here you walk on the road # 8 Langtauferer the sunny side of the valley on the former military road along with slight slope to the ruins of the military barracks. Surrounded by the beautiful clear but steep larch forest, next to barren side slopes up to 2,614 m on the Gschweller lakes. From there, there is also the possibility to Kappler lake 2,599 m to migrate further, what you should about 1 more hour walk Anticipated. Here you can enjoy the panorama of the surrounding mountains of the Ötztal Alps and the beautiful mountain lakes.
Or walk along the marking on to Valzer Schartl to 2,672 m, and from there to the horse pasture ground to 2,364 meters. Then the trail will lead back to grays.
For glacier friends: the White ball group with its magnificent glaciers arises from the trail as a unique eye and it makes sense to represent also the white ball hut hiking.
The special feature of this trek are the different colors of the flora of the forest, the mountains and glaciers which reflect different depending on the season in the lakes and mix and the various challenges of small height increases. This interplay of effort and unique impressions make the hike to the impressive experience !
The smallest town in the Alps with its historic townscape
Glurns - immerse yourself in the vibrant past, experience a journey through time and plan your holiday in South Tyrol a trip to the medieval town with a. The smallest town in South Tyrol enchants with its charming medieval flair, visitors. An architectural and cultural history of gem since the 16th Century has hardly changed. The historic city was largely preserved. Under the scientific collaboration began in the 1970s, an extensive renovation of the historic heritage. Glorenza has caught up with the present and has preserved its unique character.
1163 the village was mentioned for the first time Glorenza documented. The name is Romansh origin and means "Erlenau". The market rights were granted to the city in 1291 by Count Meinhard II and got its city rights Glorenza 1304. The heyday owes the oldest town in the Alps of trade in the late Middle Ages. It developed into a thriving commercial city, because they had the right stack for the salt trade in the Lombardy. It was also with wine from the Valtellina, iron - traded and hardware, with tropical fruits and spices from northern Italy. Glurns was repeatedly razed by fire and flood the floor and put the city to wars, but it was always rebuilt. Between 1505 and 1580, the present city wall was built.
Glurns is best explored on foot due to its size. The intact city wall with three massive towers and seven towers surrounded the city. Many visitors now enjoy a walk through the smallest town and encountered several town houses from the 16th Century. Each angle is special, the cityscape is dominated by small shops and narrow streets. A special highlight is the portico - the only Venosta. The medieval market square is still used as a venue for joyful celebrations and there is hustle and bustle in the markets. The St. Bartholomew's Market takes place on 24 Of August on the town square of Glorenza. Also, a significant event is the great fair, the Sealamorkt (core market) takes place on All Souls.
Let yourself be transported back into the mysterious, medieval time. Gerstl family with team wishes you a variety of magical and eventful impression on your journey of discovery through Glurns.
Hiking to and on our mountain Watles
Who does not like abrakkert with the bike and would like to experience more of the wondrous nature, along with the sounds, colors and shapes, which can make the walk: when walking around in the upper Vinschgau and at the Watles .
Just a few minutes by car or public bus near Prämajur the valley, from where you can get comfortable with the 4-seater chairlift amidst tall trees and shrubs, animals and fragrant meadows to the mountain station. Or they already go from the valley on the beautiful trail through the Höferalm the mountain station. Here you will find the restaurant Plantapatsch, a children's playground, a 1,500 m² large mirror Lesee with sand beach and wooden chairs and many snack stations. This opens up the magnificent hiking area for everyone: easy trails for the whole family and challenging hiking tours for experienced mountaineers.
With the children explore the Pfaffensee with its many tadpoles and enjoy five minutes before the lake-Egg, fantastic views from Resia in the north to the Ortler in the south! Some easier hikes offer themselves as to the Piz Watles with 2.250m, the Sesvennahütte or Brugger Alm From burgeis starting to explore the upper and Mitterwaalweg of Glorenza from you come to the Glurnser Alm and more experienced on the Glurnser Koepfl from Marienberg monastery below Gerstl our hotel takes you to the Stundenweg you can connect without any hustle and bustle of South Tyrol with Switzerland on foot, of times, you come to the Malettes floors and continue to achieve very pleasant and easy on the Pointed Lun, Tures of from the Piz Chavalatsch and many wonderful walks more! Surprise yourself. Gerstl family and team from the Hiking Hotel Gerstl wish you exciting trips on mountain hiking Watles.
With the bike around our home mountain!
The Vinschgau Valley is well known for its many cycling. Whether you want to travel with the whole family, your children are using it, or treat yourself to an active holiday as senior citizens and are therefore looking for an easier route, or would like to explore as a professional bikers demanding tours in our region you will find everything a biker's heart desires! The bike season starts in our Holiday region in early April and usually only tends towards the middle / end of November to the end, when the air begins to smell of snow!
Many of our Hotel Gerstl - family vacationers make day trips with their children, for example by Schlinig towards Schliniger pasture where adults and children at lunch and afternoon apple strudel served food friendly and the kids have plenty of space to run and play. Or plan a route on the Watles, our local mountain. From the station it is Watles on forest road through the beautiful forest, past magnificent alpine flowers and plants up to Plantapatsch hut. There is a cozy restaurant with a children's playground, the Spielsee, paragliding and 3D archery facility for adults! For experienced mountain bikers, the tour continues to Pfaffensee, the Watles summit cross in the Zerzertal to Oberdöfer or to Bruggeralm, or in the other direction to Sesvenna to Sesvenna hut and on over the Schlinig pass at 2.308m to the famous and challenging Uinaschlucht up to Sur En and Martina Switzerland.
Here are some trail suitable for safe handling of benefits! Greatly appreciated and always happy navigate the three-country tour to Switzerland to Sur En, according to Lake Schwarz Austria and the Reschenpass back to Italy Schlinigertal direction. Senior Martl as Junior Chef Luke will be happy to inform you or accompany you on your trips! These are just some of the mountain bike tour variants here in your sunny vacation bike can do starting right from our hotel Gerstl.
Beautiful mountain peaks, demanding tours and hiking and relaxing walks characterize the hiking area Watles. But in any case, these include the many pastures and dairies!
Pastures and dairies in the hiking area Watles
Today they have become indispensable to many dairy farms and alpine pastures in Val Venosta. At the beginning of pure pastoralism was operated on the mountain pastures, however, a Raising of dairy cattle and the production of cheese and butter on the mountain pastures in the Middle Ages to be scientifically proven. Today there are in the whole of the Val Venosta 28 Mountain pastures that produce cheese, yogurt, butter, cream and cottage cheese. In most cases, up to 10 cows in the barn to produce premium South Tyrolean dairy products.
Many cheeses of the alpine region of migrant Watles have been internationally awarded. There are 2 types of cheese, for a soft and fast maturing cheese and other hard the long-aged cheese, both are made from raw milk and can be tasted and purchased directly on the Vinschger pastures.
Of course there is the sunny Vinschgau not only dairy products, but to try a large number of farm products! Thus, the typical Vinschger Paarl and the smoked bacon have long known about the borders of South Tyrol. And everything can be best together with a traditional afternoon snack in the hiking region Watles enjoy!
The Vitalpina Hotel Gerstl is only 3 minutes away from the ski Watles. The ski area with 3 lifts and 18 km of slopes is ideal for families. The Höferalm that Plantapatsch igloo tent, and the load of tasty traditional dishes and a mountain hut. Children find your fun in the park and Bubo children in kindergarten. Since 2013 there is a novelty in Hotel Gerstl! We offer our guests in the times of 07.01.2013 to 25.01.2013 and from 08.03.2013 to 22.03.2013 with guest cards at a discount of 25% for the lift tickets.
Whether you above the Marienberg Abbey in burgeis fresh mountain air while skiing in Watles want to breathe in the cross-country center in Schlinig 4 km away or on numerous winter hiking trails, then you are correct in all cases in Vitalpina Hotel Gerstl. Even in winter we offer our guests again Vitalpina breath of program to help you feel comfortable and relaxed with charged batteries can start the day wear again. Vitalpina breath is not only used on massages but also in our guided walks through the Vinschgau mountains.
The Langtauferer Langtaufer valley with the trail on the right side of the valley offers a unique ambiance for sure a long walk. On the opposite side of the glacier mountains shine like white ball or Bear Beard Mountain. Langtauferer trail leads past beautiful lakes and offers new and views of the mountains of the Ötztal Alps.
Langtauferer trail is a very rewarding mountain hike, from early summer until late into the autumn. Usually, the tour of Melag is given by grays, but in view of the great glacier and valley panorama of the rear Langtauferertales, it is recommended to migrate to the white ball hut.
There are several variants of the trail:
eg Melag - White Ball Hut - shepherd's hut interior - exterior shepherd's hut - Meadow - Melag
Gschwell - Gschweller Lake - Valzer Schartl - Rossbodenstock Alm - grays
The hike "Stundenweg" begins right at our hotel overlooks the Klostermarienberg . 24 tables accompany you on their way up to the monastery of St. John Müstair Switzerland. The road runs on different paths through the varied landscape of the upper Vinschgau right down to the beautiful Munster. It is also worthwhile to migrate only sections of the route hours. Some sections would include Klostermarienberg - Clusio, Clusio - Laatsch, Laatsch - Tures and Convent of St. John.
Total time: about 6-7 Stunen
Difference in altitude: 800 m
Catering is available from the backpack, since no Refreshments on the way
Use for the best return on public transportation or a shuttle.