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Away from the slopes, snow-covered fir branches, sparkling snow crystals and the brilliant sunshine invite you to trudge through the winter landscape and let yourself be slowed down by nature. Hiking is also a "nature experience" during the cold season.
Whether hiking trails in the mountain valleys or specially prepared winter hiking trails, experience the snow-capped mountain peaks, valleys and forests in their full splendor. Enjoy the beauties of winter to the fullest and in between strengthen yourself with South Tyrolean specialties.
Look forward to a fantastic time in the 'bircher' and in your beautiful apartment in South Tyrol, in the heart of winter sports. We are happy to advise you extensively when it comes to choosing the right tour or the ideal winter sports area.
The Kastanienweg or as we call it "The Keschtnweg" is our hiking tip no. 1 for autumn. 60 km of hiking trails between Bressanone and Bolzano give a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites, the Eisack Valley, ancient chestnut trees and alpine pastures.
Hike: We recommend to start at the castle Feldthurns (guided tours in the castle possible) and walk on the Keschtnweg to above the monastery Säben. At Gasthof Huber you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Dolomites and the Eisack Valley with South Tyrolean dishes. This easy hike is for all ages.
Directions: From Freienfeld follow the SS12 to Sterzing. In Vipiteno take the motorway towards Bressanone / Bolzano. Follow until the junction Bressanone the A22 and leave here. At the roundabout take the third exit SS12 towards Feldthurns / Schrambach. After approx. 2 km turn right onto the SP74 to Feldthurns / Schrambach. In Feldthurns follow the signs to Schloss Feldthurns. Parking is available at the castle.
The Alriss Alm, which is open almost all year round (closed April to May and November), lies in the Pflerschtal Valley and can be reached on foot from Innerpflersch, Ladurns and Rosskopf via the new Dolomieu Trail.
We recommend to start on the hiking car park St. Anton Pflerschtal with the toboggan and to follow the path no. 27, which lies on forest paths. This leads directly to Alriss Alm. Once at the top you can enjoy traditional South Tyrolean dishes and the wonderful panorama. After strengthening it goes the same way with the toboggan down. A fun for young and old.
Directions: From Freienfeld follow the SS12 to Sterzing and continue in the direction of Brenner. In Gossensaß, turn left into Pflerschtal. At the end of the valley turn left after the entrance to the left over a small bridge to the trail parking lot, where you can park your vehicle for free.
Note: Please contact us before starting the hiking tour. Due to weather events such as heavy snowfall or other incidents, the route could not be walked on.
Even though the mining world and the alpine pasture are closed in winter, this moderate hike with its approx. 500 hm offers a magnificent view of the mining world in the Ridnaun Valley. About 150 years ago, an ore processing plant of the most modern kind was built here, which today functions as a museum and monument. In the further course of the tour, you can also make a detour to the Burghardklamm gorge, before you come across a valley at the head of the valley, which is surrounded by peaks up to 2500 m high. At the Aglsbodenalm you will experience a breathtaking view and if you wish, you can enjoy a little snack brought along. For this you will find a selection of regional specialties in the 'moidls lokäischn'.
Directions: Drive from Freienfeld to Sterzing; at the big roundabout take the third exit to Stange; Afterwards follow the signs Ridnaun / Stange; 10 km from the bar follow the road to the mining museum. Below the mining world you can park your vehicle for free.
Hike: Follow the road on foot and leave the mining world to your left until you reach the panoramic hiking trail no. 9 (on site, very good signposting). Follow this through the forest. At several vantage points you can experience the fascinating mining world and the Stubai Alps up close. Further on, you will find trail no. 8 (the bridge is the sign of the bridge that leads over the Fernerbach to your right). Here you have the opportunity to continue your way through the Burghardklamm gorge. In the further course both ways hit each other again. Follow hiking trail no. 8 to the Aglsbodenalm.
Note: Please contact us before starting the hiking tour. Due to weather events, such as heavy snowfall or other incidents, the route could not be walked on.