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Circular hike: Andrian - Festenstein Castle - Gaid - variant path Larchsteigndrian

Hiking trail · Südtirols Süden
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Andrian
  • Castelforte
    / Castelforte
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • hiking sign
    / hiking sign
    Photo: TV Andrian, Andrian
  • / Canyon
    Photo: Tourismusverein Andrian, Andrian
  • / waterfall
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • / ladder before the castle
    Photo: Tourismsuverein Andrian, Andrian
  • / ladder before the castle
    Photo: Tourismsuverein Andrian, Andrian
  • / path nr 15
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • / path nr 15
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • / Panorama castle Festenstein
    Photo: Tourismsuverein Andrian, Andrian
  • / path nr 15
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • / path nr 15
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • / path nr 15
    Photo: Tv Andrian, Andrian
  • / Curch of Gaid
    Photo: Tourismsuverein Andrian, Andrian
  • / Moarhof
    Photo: Tourismsuverein Andrian, Andrian
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moderate
Distance 8.5 km
3:05 h
550 m
550 m
From Andrian along the Gaider Gorge to the ruins of Festenstein Castle - the path is only recommended for experts - on to the hamlet of Gaid (Moarhof), then down the Larchsteig to the Bittnerhof and back to Andrian.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
906 m
Lowest point
356 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.516062, 11.225578
DMS
46°30'57.8"N 11°13'32.1"E
UTM
32T 670720 5153794
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park at the upper end of the Bindergasse, path no. 15 leads directly into the Gaider Gorge. The gorge is moderately steep at the beginning, later very steep. In the rocky bush terrain it takes about 1 hour to climb up to the ruins of Festenstein Castle. From there you follow trail nr. 15 for about 20 minutes to Gaid. Heading north, take the forest path "Larchsteig" marker F, to the Bittner Buschenschank. To the right you continue to the farms Regele and Kofler and then through beautiful mixed deciduous forest on trail nr. 5 back to Andrian.

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Getting there

Motorway Bolzano - Merano, exit Andrian

Coordinates

DD
46.516062, 11.225578
DMS
46°30'57.8"N 11°13'32.1"E
UTM
32T 670720 5153794
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Question from Michele Pilati · February 10, 2021 · Community
Si può visitare il castello?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:05 h
Ascent
550 m
Descent
550 m

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