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From Aica|Aicha to the Stöcklvater Church in Rio di Pusteria

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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This walk through interesting landscapes at the entrance to the Pustertal Valley, leads through the upper boundary of orchards and vineyards, where on the sunny slopes of Rio di Pusteria there are cultivation trials of apple trees and grape varieties. A gem worth seeing is the “Stöcklvater” chapel, a place of pilgrimage in Rio di Pusteria, as well as the renowned “Urlaubstöckl”.
Distance 9.3 km
2:30 h
140 m
140 m
855 m
728 m
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Hubert Mair
Update: October 10, 2017
Highest point
855 m
Lowest point
728 m

Rest Stop



Church in Aica|Aicha (719 m) (728 m)
46.776028, 11.642063
46°46'33.7"N 11°38'31.4"E
32T 701698 5183665


Church in Aica|Aicha (719 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

At the church in Aica (719m) take the village street, which leads through the railway underpass, ascending to the upper outskirts of the village (770m). Continue south-eastwards on the asphalt road no. 9A at the edges of the fields where it meets a bend in the road in the forest, which takes you to Spinga. Follow the ascending road almost to the next bend, then past “Urlaubstöckl“ chapel (860m) path no. 9A forks right and continues on a long stretch as forest trail bending north-eastwards to the first fields before Rio di Pusteria. Near the Nussbaumer Hof farm you reach the tarmacked Höfestraße farms trail that you now follow to Stöcklvater chapel and then further on to Rio di Pusteria (777m). Return by the same route.


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46.776028, 11.642063
46°46'33.7"N 11°38'31.4"E
32T 701698 5183665
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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9.3 km
2:30 h
140 m
140 m
Highest point
855 m
Lowest point
728 m


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