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Hiking tour along the sun trail

Hiking trail · Vinschgau
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  • Sculpture of the legend Burgeiser Nörggele
    Sculpture of the legend Burgeiser Nörggele
    Photo: Ferienregion Obervinschgau, Mals/Burgeis-Schluderns-Glurns
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moderate
Distance 19.2 km
7:00 h
392 m
826 m
1,355 m
886 m

Sonnensteig trail - the theme trail in Upper Vinschgau Valley

There are some interesting points of exploration along this themed route such as the Benedictine abbey, the paths along the irrigation canals (known locally as ‘Waale’) as well as the natural landscape and some of the legends of the Alta Vinschgau Valley. And if you prefer, you can select just specific sections of the themed trail of interest to you. 

Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
1,355 m
Lowest point
886 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.706120, 10.520090
DMS
46°42'22.0"N 10°31'12.3"E
UTM
32T 616197 5173629
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Turn-by-turn directions

This themed trail starts at the western outskirts of the locality of Burgusio/Burgeis. Passing close to the Marienberg/ Monte Maria Abbey, this first section is called the St. Benedict Trail after the friars who inhabit the abbey. The trail bends right shortly before reaching the Abbey and leads along a slight slope to the northern side of Burgusio, through the centre to the east side of the town. The trail then turns left and across the fields, over the stone bridge and to the Malles Oberwaal irrigation channel trail. Once you’ve reached the Montecin farmsteads, walk across the mountain slope above Tartsch/ Tarces until you get to the Ganglegg archaeological site above Sluderno/Schluderns. Following the Leitenwaal irrigation channel trail, you’ll pass the farms on the mountainside above Sluderno before reaching Spondinig/ Spondigna. The trail ends on the main road near the Spondinig railway station. 

Public Transport: Malles-Burgusio-Sluderno: Citybus - Spondigna – Malles: Venosta Valley train www.sii.bz.it

 

SIGNPOSTS & SCULPTURES LEGENDS

- The little gnome of Burgusio
- The Witch of Tschirfs
- The Salige Women of Margronda
- The Ogre of Malles
- Tarces Hill
- The Ogre of the landslides
- The Ell larch
- The Spondigna Pony
- The women of the forest
- The Witch 

SIGNPOSTS CONCERNING THE ENVIRONMENT

- Solda torrent Delta: the Prader Sand
- The Malles alluvial fan
- The lark’s song
- Hard times for the terrestrial egg-laying species
- Canals and irrigation - tradition and modernity
- The hedges adorning the landscape
- The Monte Sole mountain: a haven for rare bird species
- The lizard
- The dry grasslands on the Monte Sole mountain
- The Sluderno marshes
- The Venosta Valley microclimate

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Troought the Venosta Valley to Burgusio/Burgeis

Coordinates

DD
46.706120, 10.520090
DMS
46°42'22.0"N 10°31'12.3"E
UTM
32T 616197 5173629
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.2 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
392 m
Descent
826 m
Highest point
1,355 m
Lowest point
886 m
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