Tour from Varna to Scaleres and Spelonca

This walking tour leads us through the valley of Scaleres (Schalders) to Spelonca (Spiluck) on the mountain of Varna (Vahrn).

Our starting point today is the village centre of Varna where we take the Vernagg-path to reach the start of the circular walk at the crossing with the Carl-Toldt-path. We walk into the valley, cross a bridge and proceed along the Georgssteig-path. This path was constructed like a promenade, plenty of playing opportunities for children, information panels about the nature in this area and several tables and benches to take a rest are offered.

For a long while we walk along the creek in the shady forest till we change to the other valley side. Here we walk along the forest path which leads us up to Bagni di Scaleres (Bad Schalders). At the level of the fairground - at the edge of the meadows - we turn off right and walk up to the village through the meadows.

The small village of Scaleres was built around the beautiful church of Saint Wolfgang. After a short rest we follow the path no. 3A towards Spelonca, partly on an asphalt road and partly on a forest trail. Shortly before the small village the marker no. 2 leads us downwards to the Valle Isarco, we proceed along the Spelonca creek and come back to our starting point at Varna.

Author: AT

Starting point: Varna, Vernagg-path
Route: Varna – Scaleres valley - Scaleres - Spelonca - Varna
Markers: 5, 3, 3A, 2
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
Altitude difference: 840 m
Altitude level: 690 to 1,310 m asl.
Distance: approx. 10.5 km
Experienced in: July 2011
Further information: tourist association Bressanone, phone: +39 0472 836401

Hiking Hotels: Holiday package vitrine

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Tratterhof

    Hotel Tratterhof

  2. Hotel Sambergerhof

    Hotel Sambergerhof

  3. Hotel Stephanshof

    Hotel Stephanshof

  4. Residence Sylvanerhof

    Residence Sylvanerhof

  5. Hotel Torgglerhof

    Hotel Torgglerhof

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