Useful advice for our walking enthusiasts

The risks involved in walking are minimum, while the advantages for your health are immense: walking is ideal training for increasing resistance, with only modest stress for our bodies. It is one of the sports that you can practice your whole life long. At the same time few other activities are able to give such beautiful and exciting experiences.
To fully enjoy all the beneficial effects of walking, we recommend that you follow some useful advice!

Plan your excursion:

  • Find out about the distance, the differences in height, the difficulty and the time necessary for your trip.
  • Consider your own physical condition when planning your excursion.
  • Find out about the weather conditions/forecasts.
  • Check the presence of refreshment points/huts along the route.
  • Never undertake long and difficult excursions by yourself.
  • Let our reception know the itinerary of your trip “just in case”.


  • Choose walking boots suitable for the trip you have chosen.
  • Wear/take away clothing suitable for the season/weather (remember protection against rain)
  • Rucksack
  • First aid kit
  • Spare tee-shirt/underwear
  • Map
  • Compass, maybe even an altimeter
  • Cell-phone with emergency numbers (in South Tyrol: 118)
  • Pocket knife
  • Sufficient food
  • Don’t forget sunscreen: the strength of the sun is considerably increased at higher altitudes. 

Behaviour during the trip:

  • Follow the marked paths; always close gates and accesses to pastures.
  • Plan regular stops; drink plenty – even if you don’t feel thirsty!
  • In case of bad weather: turn back in time or look for shelter in a small hut or refuge (never under trees!)
  • If you feel unwell or have other difficulties: don’t take risks, don’t insist, turn back in time!
  • Respect nature and the environment: when you walk make this your motto “Don’t take home anything but your impressions, don’t leave behind anything but your footsteps!”
  • Respect the rules for behaviour in nature parks!
  • Take care when lighting fires – in the event of prolonged drought, absolutely avoid making fires!
  • Animals at pasture: your dog must be on a lead. Keep at a distance of at least 20 – 50 m from herds of animals.