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muthoefe herbstwald und aussicht dorf tirol umgebung fr

Autumn hike 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 (Dorf Tirol) up to the Muta Farmsteads (Muthöfe). The almost 5 km long route leads us first from the valley station of the Alta Muta Cable Car 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 Muta Path (Muter Weg, or Via della Muta) 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 Mt. Ivigna and Mt. Punta Cervina) via Scena, Tirolo and Merano until the Dolomites and the Alps of Lake Garda. The history of the Muta Farms goes back to the Middle Ages, when King Meinhard II of Tyrol ordered the cultivation of the steep slopes at Mt. Muta.

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 Alta 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 hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: Tirolo (village centre resp. valley station of the Alta Muta Cable Car)
Signposts: 6, "Fitnessweg", 23
Altitude difference: approx. 720 m
Altitude level: between 680 and 1,370 m a.s.l.
Distance: approx. 5 km (ascent)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours (ascent)
Experienced at: the beginning of November 2015


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