From Tirolo to the Muta Farms

This nice excursion in the area of Merano is recommended especially in autumn for sun-seeking hikers.

Autumn is the ideal season for this walking tour from Tirolo up to the Masi della Muta farms. The almost 5 km long route leads us first from the valley station of the Tirolo Cable Car to the Farmerkreuz and Tiroler Kreuz restaurants. Here the actual ascent starts: path no. 23 proceeds zigzagways uphill. Chestnut and spruce forests, bright yellow aspen trees, oaks and red beeches cater for a brightly coloured autumnal atmosphere.

Before we arrive at the Talbauerhof – the first rest point close to our destination – the old Muter Weg path crosses the road. We walk further uphill across sunny meadows to the Hochmuth Tavern at the mountain station of the cable car. From here we can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view which extends from the entrance of the Val Passiria valley (with Ifinger and Hirzer mountains) via Scena, Tirolo and Merano until the Dolomites and the Alps of Lake Garda.

The history of the Masi della Muta farms goes back to the Middle Ages, when King Meinhard II. of Tyrol ordered the cultivation of the steep slopes at the Monte Muta mountain. Today the beautiful farmhouses are a popular destination for hikers along the Merano High Route and starting point for walking tours in the Tessa Mountain Group.

Descent: by the Muta Cable Car you can come down to Tirolo within few minutes and enjoy a fantastic panoramic view. Those who want to walk, take the path no. 23 which proceeds towards Tirolo (not asphalted and traffic-calmed road). This descent takes about 70 – 90 minutes.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Tirolo (village centre resp. valley station of the cable car)
Route: Tirolo – Farmerkreuz – Fitnessweg – Tiroler Kreuz – Masi della Muta farms
Markers: 6, Fitnessweg, 23
Altitude difference: approx. 720 m
Altitude level: between 680 and 1,370 m
Distance: approx. 5 km (ascent)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours (ascent)
Experienced in: beginning of November 2015

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