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Hiking to the earth piramids near Soprabolzano

Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs · closed
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Ritten
  • Earth Pyramids - Soprabolzano
    / Earth Pyramids - Soprabolzano
    Photo: Tourismusverein-Ritten_Visualite, Ritten
  • Maria Assunta
    / Maria Assunta
    Photo: Tourismusverein Ritten - Visualite, Ritten
  • / Cablecar Renon and church St. Georg & Jakob
    Photo: Tourismusverein Ritten - Pechmann, Ritten
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closed
moderate
5.4 km
1:21 h
275 m
275 m

Tourism in Renon/Ritten can look back on a long tradition rooted in the desire of the town dwellers of Bolzano/Bozen to escape to their summer retreats. The Renon Themed Trail tells the stories of the Rittnerbahn narrow gauge railway, the tracks of the emperor, the earth pyramids, water and stone, Saint George and Jacob, as well as summer retreats in Santa Maria Assunta/Maria Himmelfahrt.

 

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1225 m
Lowest point
1031 m

Turn-by-turn directions

Route: the trail begins in Soprabolzano/Oberbozen at the Rittner Seilbahn cable car mountain station. Follow the signs for the sentiero piramidi down the Schwimmbadweg to hiking trail no. 23. Over hill and down dale, the trail leads to the viewpoint overlooking the earth pyramids in the Katzenbachgraben gorge. Pass by the farms to the hillside location of the St George & Jacob’s Church, featuring paintings in the apse from 1380. The key to the church is available from the tourist information office next to the Soprabolzano railway station. The trail leads across the meadows up to the village of Santa Maria Assunta and the final stop of the Rittnerbahn railway. Pass by the summer retreat houses. Return to Soprabolzano via trail "Sommerfrischweg".

Tip: the easy way to get from Bolzano to Soprabolzano is on the Rittner Seilbahn cable car.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Getting there from Bolzano/Bozen:

By car: from Munich in approximately 3,5 hours via the motorway (Rosenheim-Kufstein-Innsbruck-Brenner) until you come to the motorway exitz Bolzano/Bozen NORD. Take this exit, drive in the direction of Bolzano and toward the Renon/Ritten mountain.

By train: On the Munich-Innsbruck_Verona line to Bolzano wehre alal trains stop. Bus stop near the train station, whrere buses 165 go to Collalbo/Renon. Or walk 10 minutes to the start of ropeways to Soprabolzano/Renon. The ropeway goes in only 12 minutes to Soprabolzano/Renon. There starts the Renon railway every half hour and after 18 minutes you arrive to Collalbo/Renon. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
1:21h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
275 m

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