Below you can find some rules as well as several hiking tips, which could be well-suited for your four-legged friend.
No matter if in summer or in winter - the hiking paradise South Tyrol offers plenty of easy and demanding walking tours, which become an adventure also with your dog. During a mountain hike in South Tyrol, for sure you will meet dogs, which are not kept on a lead. This behaviour is not legal, because also along hiking paths dogs must be kept on the lead.
If you move in the vicinity of cattle herds it is of particular importance to walk your dog on a lead, no matter how well-behaved it is. Normally cows feel threatened by dogs. If the dog moreover runs free or barks at them or there are mother cows, the defence instinct of the normally quite friendly animals is triggered and an unwelcome and also dangerous incident might occur.
To collect the excrements of your dog also during the hike is not only a sign of respect and responsibility, but it’s also compulsory in South Tyrol. And don’t forget to take enough water along for your four-legged friend - even though South Tyrol is a region rich in lakes - and the muzzle for potential cable car rides.
Among the following hiking suggestions there are easy walking tours and demanding alpine hikes. Please notice the information about altitude difference, trail conditions and distance at the end of the description to avoid a potential physical overload of your four-legged companion.