A family-friendly theme trail in the Val Martello valley in the Stelvio National Park is entirely dedicated to the red fruits.
The Val Martello valley in the Val Venosta is not only known for its unspoilt beauty, but also for its berries. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants and blueberries ripen more slowly here than elsewhere due to the unusual altitude between 900 and 1,800 m a.s.l., but they have a first-class aroma and an incomparable taste. Strawberries are particularly celebrated in the Val Martello: Every year at the end of June, the South Tyrolean Strawberry Festival takes place, and there is also an 8 km long adventure trail in the valley.
Start is at the Trattla Leisure Centre, near the South Tyrolean Strawberry World, and this is also where the two-hour hike (180 metres in altitude) ends. The South Tyrolean Strawberry Trail - "Südtiroler Erdbeerweg" in German, "Sentiero delle Fragole" in Italian - leads along the paths no. 22 and 36 past strawberry meadows and producing farms: The symbol of the strawberry points the way, and information boards tell about the red fruits, their origin and processing. Some of the farms also offer their products for sale. By the way: In the above-mentioned Strawberry World, a farm shop, the delicious strawberries are sold from June to September.
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