meraner hoehenweg von giggelberg nach nassereith naturpark texelgruppe
meraner hoehenweg von giggelberg nach nassereith naturpark texelgruppe

Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park

The Tessa Group Nature Park stretches from the Val Senales and Val Passiria valleys to the Alpine divide and can be best discovered along the Merano High Route

Also known as the Tessa Group Nature Park - "Naturpark Texelgruppe" in German, "Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa" in Italian - it includes the name-giving Tessa Group as well as parts of the Oetztal Alps - the Senales Ridge and the Gurgl Ridge - and Stubai Alps with the area of the Rombo Pass. The reserve covers the following municipalities in the western part of South Tyrol: Senales, Naturno, Parcines, Lagundo, Tirolo, Rifiano, San Martino and Moso in Passiria.

Among the most famous attractions of the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park are the Sopranes Lakes as well as the Parcines Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls of the Alpine area, especially when the snow melts in spring. The water plunges 97 m from a cliff face. An interesting walkabout such as a tour of several days along the Merano High Route shows you the beauty of the protected area. Furthermore, there's the "Val di Fosse" adventure trail which leads from the parking space at Casera di Fuori Mountain Hut in the tributary valley of the Val Senales, past the Casera di Mezzo and Rableid Mountain Huts to the Maso Gelato farm, 5 km away from the starting point.

Founded in: 1976
Surface: 31,391 hectares
Altitude difference: 2,857 m
Area: Val Senales valley, Val Passiria valley, Merano and surroundings
Visitor centre: in Naturno, further information point in Moso in Passiria

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