When the mountains are calling

… follow their calls on winding paths leading to pastures, impressive peaks and magnificent view points.

Walking across woods and flowering meadows, past splashing mountain rivers, to authentic huts and impressive peaks offering you a breath-taking panoramic view.

Hiking means more than physical activity. Hiking frees you mind, sharpens the eye for the uniqueness of nature, donates energy and satisfaction. How good that, in Hofern, the hiking seasonlasts from spring way into autumn – and proceeds on marked winter hiking paths even during the cold season. 

The hiking paths in the surrounding area of our hiking hotel in Pustertal are particularly variegated. You may find steep mountain pathsfixed rope routes and seemingly endless high-level trails, as well as wide family-friendly pathsin the woods, perfect for children’s feet and buggies. From farmed pastures, glaciered 3,000 m high peaks in the Ahrntal and summit crosses in the Dolomites to the picturesque mountains in the three surrounding nature parks – you may reach nearly all highlights on foot (and eventually accompanied by a professional mountain guide).

The hiking taxi by the Tourism Association Kiens, brings you to the starting points of selected hiking tours. Furthermore, the association constantly organises a great hiking programme with guided tours.

Hiking in Pustertal
Our suggestions for you
Hiking near Pfalzen
Varied round tour along Kiens, Pfalzen and Issing

The easy, 3-4 hours hike through a cultural landscape with 380 m of difference of altitude starts in the centre of Kiens and leads through the Grünbach gorge to the Schöneck Castle. Then, it proceeds on the Pfaffensteig until you arrive at Pfalzen, via the local sports area to the inviting Issinger Weiher and from there along the Grünbach river to the starting point.

On the way on the farm road
Pleasant walking tour from St. Sigmund to Kiens

The easy walk with 380 m of difference of altitude starts from the “Gisser Eck” in St. Sigmund. Successively, the 3 hours walk runs through the cultural and natural landscape with its rural characteristics in the lower Pustertal.

Alpine Tour Putzenhöhe
Rewarding hiking tour to our local mountain with beautiful panoramic view

The medium-difficult tour starts from the Gelenke parking near Hofern. With a duration of 5-6 hours and a difference in altitude of 980 meters, the path runs along the Moarhof inn and the picturesque Lake Grünbach, arriving at the Putzenhöhe peak where you can enjoy a breath-taking view.

Tiefrasten Hut & Eidechssspitze
Passing by a waterfall, an alpine hut and a mountain lake surrounded by a wonderful panorama

The rather challenging, but nonetheless rewarding tour starts at the Winnebachtal parking near Terenten and has a duration of around 5 hours with a difference of altitude of 1,320 m. However, it surprises advanced hikers in many ways: a legendary witch stone, the Winnebach waterfall, the inviting Tiefrasten hut with its homonymous lake, as well as the breath-taking view from the peak of the Eidechsspitze.

Alpine Tour Sambock
One of the best view points in Pustertal

The tour starts from the Platten parking near Pfalzen. On a quite steep hiking trail, at the beginning through the woods, then on treeless hillsides and finally on a mountain crest to the Sambock peak with wonderful panoramic view. The tour has a duration of about 5 hours; the difference of altitude is 825 meters.

Rewarding hiking tour to our mountain
  • Ountless hiking tours
  • Family-friendly paths, mountain tours, fixed rope routes & long-distance tours
  • Pfunders peaks, Dolomites, Ahrntal
  • Hiking taxi & guided tours (TA)