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dorf tirol apfelweg schild

Tirolo Apple Trail

The apple country of South Tyrol is the topic of the 4 km long family-friendly Tirolo Apple Trail

An easy circular hike takes families through the orchards of Tirolo village in the Merano region, a highlight that is particularly interesting at apple blossom time in spring and in autumn, when the ripe apples glow yellow and red. In about 1.25 hours, you will pass numerous apple trees and significant places such as the St. Rupert Church or Aura Castle. The view on the Merano countryside always remains unobstructed. The starting point of the hike is the tourist office.

The various stations of the Tirolo Apple Trail - "Apfelweg Dorf Tirol" in German, "Sentiero delle Mele" in Italian - are especially something for the little hikers: They tell about South Tyrolean apples, the new and old varieties, and about all the things the apple farmer has to do so that a crisp apple can be harvested in autumn. By the way, there is another apple trail in Naz-Sciaves, the high plateau near Bressanone. If you are interested in agriculture, we recommend a detour to the Agriculture Museum at Fontana Castle, also a family-friendly destination with some animals.

suited for families circular route difficulty: easy dog-friendly theme trail
  • Starting point:
  • Time required:
    01:30 h
  • Track length:
    4,4 km
  • Altitude:
    from 560 m to 724 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +175 m | -175 m
  • Signposts:
    Sentiero delle Mele (Apfelweg)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Tirolo Apple Trail

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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