- You're traveling a distance of 2 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. Average length of all hikes in South Tyrol is 7 miles.
- You're facing an uphill climb of 98 vertical meters on this hike. The track is therefore relatively flat. The highest point of the track is 3258 ft above sea level.
- Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this easy hikes. The hike is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip. (See all dog friendly hikes in South Tyrol.)
- Hiking boots are not required, but the hike might be more enjoyable with sturdy footwear (especially in wet conditions). If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Diverse family hike
The starting point of your hike lies in the city center of Vill, where you begin walking down main street following the so-called “Dörferrunde” (translated: village circuit). From there you are going to walk all the way to the Gifenbach creek. The creek leads you to Gifen (city) in the end. You have to stay on this theme trail until you are on main street in Gifen then take a left. At the next big crossroad keep left and continue walking down the path marked number 2, which will take you back to Vill.
Highlights of the tour
The Finther path is a great hike for families with smaller children. The 2,8 kilometer (1.74 mi) trail is a good length for even the littlest of hikers. A big part of the hike takes you alongside the Gifenbach creek, where you will find numerous areas suited for kids to play. The trail winds itself through great fields and striking ash tree forests. So either enjoy the beautiful landscape around you or cool off by the creek on a sunny day.
You can also hike the trail in the opposite direction.
Starting in Bruneck Leave the city of Bruneck driving in the direction of Sonnenburg and continue your drive on the SS49. This road will take you all the way to Mühlbach, where you turn onto Rodenecker street. Follow the street until you reach Vill.
Starting in Bozen Leave the city center of Bozen and drive via the SS12 onto the Brennerautobahn (highway) (A22). Follow the highway for about 39 kilometers (24.2 mi) and exit at Brixen-Pustertal, which will take you onto the SS49. Get off at Mühlbach and turn right onto Rodenecker street. Follow the street until you reach Vill.
Starting in Sterzing Leave the city center driving southward onto the Brennerautobahn (highway) (A22) and follow the highway for about 21 kilometers (13 mi). Take the exit Brixen-Pustertal, which will take you onto the SS49. Get off at Mühlbach and turn right onto Rodenecker street. Follow the street until you reach Vill. There are enough parking spaces in the center of Vill.
By public transportation
By train you can reach Mühlbach without a problem. From Mühlbach you need to take a bus to the city center of Vill.