fruehling bluehender mohn am burgstaller hoefeweg
fruehling bluehender mohn am burgstaller hoefeweg

Circular hike on the Postal Farm Trail

On the slope above the Val d’Adige valley, south of Merano, the mountain farms of Postal are located, which we visit on this circular hike along old cart tracks and forest paths.

We have chosen the church hill of Postal as the starting point for our circular hike. From here we first follow the Graf-Volkmar-Path towards north, which winds along the hillside near the valley. After about 1 km, at the level of the Förstlerhof farm, the Farm Trail (Höfeweg) branches off to the right. As a stony path, it leads steeply up through the deciduous forest. 200 metres in altitude further up it joins a forest path that leads to the Mitterwalder snack-bar.

About 100 meters of altitude difference are still missing up to the highest point of the tour, and this next section we walk on the asphalted mountain road, which connects the farms with each other. Like this we come to the Hecherhof Törggele tavern and, between meadows, orchards, the chestnut groves of the tree nursery and vineyards, to the Koflerhof farm and finally to the Wiesler-Hof, the last rest point on our circular hike. Again and again we enjoy beautiful views on Lana and the mountains of the Val d’Ultimo valley.

At the end the descent follows a forest path south of Postal. Carefully we walk over the slippery stones down into the valley, and so we get back to our starting point again. Due to the low altitude we recommend not to choose too warm days for this hike - ideal is spring or the Törggele season in autumn.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Postal (parish church)
Signposts: path K, Höfeweg / Percorso masi (Farm Trail)
Distance: 6.7 km (in total)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 490 m
Altitude level: between 300 and 650 m a.s.l.
Rest points: Mitterwalder snack bar - Heacher-Hof farm - Wiesler-Hof farm
Experienced in: April 2019

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