Val Passiria - A high-alpine valley for families and active holidaymakers
The Val Passiria, which forms a branch of the Merano basin, has everything that lovers of activity holidays and families who like hiking could possibly want: 5 km near the city of Merano are well situated between orchards and vineyards the two holiday places Rifiano and Caines. Hospitality and south tyrolian tradition will welcome you in Rifiano and Caines. Taking San Martino and San Leonardo as your starting point, you can take extensive hikes in the mountains.
The high alpine villages of the Alta Val Passiria (Hinterpasseir), where the Ötztal, Stubai and Sarntaler Alps meet, are substantially more rustic. Moso (Moos), Stulles (Stuls), Corvara (Rabenstein), Plata (Platt) and Plan (Pfelders) offer a myriad of options for recreation, activities, and relaxation in summer and winter alike.
Every municipality here has its own charm. The village of Stuls is located on an exposed site, getting more sunshine hours than any other town in the region. The former mining village of Moso is home to the new Mooseum, which winds into rock tunnels.
Corvara's ice tower is one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular ice-climbing facilities while the high alpine town of Plan, which has an extensive area for skiing and winter sports, is family friendly and romantic. An old mule and smugglers’ path across Passo Rombo (Timmelsjoch) has connected Val Passiria (Passeiertal) with the Ötztal Valley for centuries. Today the High Alpine Road across the pass offers numerous stops with architectural sculptures and a high alpine gallery.