Hike along the Alta Via Val Venosta from Mazia to Planol

Whether in spring, summer or autumn – this section of the Val Venosta High Route is not demanding and offers gorgeous views on one of the most beautiful parts of the Val Venosta valley.

To reach our starting point Mazia (Matsch) we take the Citybus in Malles. In the village centre of Mazia we follow the signpost “Vinschger Höhenweg” (Val Venosta High Route). The path first proceeds uphill, then it runs with moderate height difference along the slope towards southwest. Mostly we walk on wide and easy paths which lead us through mixed and larch forests.

After about 3 km a short section leads us downhill towards the farms of Monteschino (Muntatschinig), but shortly before we reach the hamlet the path proceeds again to the wood, towards Malettes. Then the Val Venosta High Route proceeds through the larch forest downhill to the Malles Heath beneath the villages of Ultimo-Alsago. At the end, a last ascent of about 250 m has to be managed: the high route takes us to the beautiful mountain village of Planol, steeply located on the sunny slope. From here we return to Malles by bus.

Please note: if you want to take the public bus, please first inform yourself about the actual timetables because the mentioned bus stops are served only few times a day, on Sundays and public holidays not at all.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Mazia/Matsch (village centre)
Destination: Planol (village)
Marker: Vinschger Höhenweg
Distance: approx. 14 km
Walking time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 550 m uphill, 540 m downhill
Altitude level: between 1,350 and 1,630 m asl.
Experienced in: May 2017

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