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Two hikers walking in the hills above Bolzano

Walking excursions in Bolzano

The routes extend for hundreds of kilometres from and around the city; walks, excursions, hourly tours, hiking and running trails interlace with urban architecture and draw a complex network of communications.

Personalised routes and information on BoRunning (walking and running routes in and around the city) can be obtained from the Information Office.

The Tourist Office offers a wide programme of excursions to the most stunning corners of the province both for tourists and local residents. Bolzano strives to attain the role of "alpine city" underlining its own unique geographic location right at the centre of a broad network of spectacular routes. This is emphasized by UNESCO recognition of the Dolomites as World Heritage and with a precise objective of preservation.

Various itineraries can be found at: www.sentres.com with detailed descriptions and maps.

Guided hiking tours in the Dolomites

Crossing the Sciliar/Schlern

Alpe di Siusi / Seiser Alm with its 56 km2 is the largest high plateau in Europe. From Compaccio we walk across the meadows and pastures to the Sattler Hut, from where we start the one-and-a-half-hour uphill-hike to the Sciliar plateau. The summit (2,500 m) offers a spectacular panorama. Lunch and break at the Rifugio Bolzano / Schlern Hütte. Return along the Bear Trail to Lavina Bianca in Tires. A particularly beautiful route across bridges, rocks and gorges.
» When: 11th July 2021
» Difficulty: medium with 700m uphill and 1.200m downhill
» Start: 8am at the bus station of Via Renon/Rittnerstraße at bus stop nr. 170
» Return: at about 5pm by bus from Tires
» Cost contribution: € 18.00
» Extra: bus tickets (free with guestcard), cable car ticket, lunch
» Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
» Lunch choice: at the rifugio or packed lunch
» Reservation until 12 noon of the previous day.

Circular hike through the rocky landscape of the Latemar to the Torre di Pisa hut

From Obereggen we take the Oberholz lift up to trail no. 18 and wind our way up the steep mountainside through the rocky Latemar paradise. A unique environment with many bizarre rock formations leads us to a fantastic plateau where we take a break and eat our sandwiches. With new energy we continue to the Torre Pisa hut where we stop for a coffee and a piece of cake. We descend over the Pampeago Pass, past the Laner Alm and down to Obereggen.
» When: 25th July 2021
» Start: 8am at the bus station of Via Renon/Rittnerstraße at bus stop nr. 170
» Return: at about 5pm by bus from Obereggen
» Difficulty: medium with 600m uphill and 1.100m downhill
» Price: € 18.00 per person
» Extra: bus tickets (free with guestcard), cable car ticket, lunch
» Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
» Lunch choice: at the rifugio or packed lunch
» Reservation until 12 noon of the previous day.

Excursion to Seceda in Gröden/Val Gardena

From St. Ulrich/Ortisei we climb to the Resciesa plateau with the new cable car. Crossing meadows and woods we pass near the Brogles hut under the Odle mountains. From there, we start the steep climb up to Seceda where we can admire the famous and spectacular view. Lunch in a mountain hut. After a break we descend along the stunning alpine pastures with views of Sasso Lungo/Langkofel and Sasso Piatto/Plattkofel to the Regensburger Hut and back into the valley to St. Christina.
» When: 8th August 2021
» Start: 7.50 a.m. at the entrance to the train station
» Return: 5.50 p.m. by bus from Santa Cristina
» Difficulty: medium with good physical condition, stability on the trails, high mountain shoes, water and snacks
» Height difference: 700m ascent, 800m descent
» Cost contribution: € 18,00
» Extras: train/bus tickets (free with guestcard) and cable cars
» Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
» Lunch choice: at the rifugio or packed lunch
» Reservation until 12 noon of the previous day.

Vajolon circular hike

From Carezza we take the chairlift up to the Paolina Hut (2,125m) and we are already below the rocks of the Catinaccio. We walk along a flat rocky path which becomes steeper and steeper up to the Vajolon pass with a spectacular view from an altitude of 2,600m. On the way down we choose a refuge where we can have lunch and after a break we return to Carezza.
» When: 22th August 2021
» Start: 8am at the bus station of Via Renon/Rittnerstraße at bus stop nr. 180
» Return: 5 pm by bus from Carezza
» Difficulty: medium with good physical condition, stability on paths, high mountain shoes, water and snacks
» Height difference: 600m uphill, 900m downhill
» Price: € 18,00
» Extras: bus tickets (free with guestcard) and Paolina chairlift
» Minimum 3 and maximum 15 participants
» Lunch choice: at the rifugio or packed lunch
» Reservation until 12 noon of the previous day

Suggested hiking itineraries

Bolzano is the perfect starting point for excursions and walks in the surroundings.

Here you find our suggestions:

You get further information on itineraries at the Tourist Office in Via Alto Adige / Südtiroler Str. 60, tel. +39 0471 307000 info@bolzano-bozen.it