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South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbello/ Kastelbell)

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  • South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    / South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    / South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
  • / South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg - Route of St. James in South Tyrol (12th Stage: Lagundo/ Algund to Castelbe
    Photo: Tourismusverein Partschins, Partschins
m 700 600 500 400 300 20 15 10 5 km
moderate
Distance 24.7 km
7:10 h
1,115 m
874 m
712 m
341 m

The South Tyrol’s Jakobsweg is a pilgrimage route that leads to the Spanish pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. The starting point can be varied, as it leads through the whole of Europe on various routes to Spain. One of the routes also leads through South Tyrol, more precisely through the Vinschgau/Val Venosta Valley.
The 12th stage of the Jakobsweg takes hikers from Algund/Lagundo to Töll/Tel and Rabland/Rablà along the Sonnenberg/Monte Sole to Naturns/Naturno and Kastelbell/Castelbello.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
712 m
Lowest point
341 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.681760, 11.123810
DMS
46°40'54.3"N 11°07'25.7"E
UTM
32T 662418 5171990
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Turn-by-turn directions

Tour Start
Algund/Lagundo
Tour End
Kastelbell/Castelbello


The start of the hike or pilgrimage stage is in Algund/Lagundo (bus stop n° 213 at the municipality of Algund/lagundo)! From there, continue left towards the entrance to trail n° 25/A and then continue towards the Algunder Waalweg – irrigation channel path. Via the Algunder Waalweg irrigation channel path you reach the hydro-electricity station at Töll/Tel. From here the trail leads along the Vinschgau/Val Venosta cycle path to the train station in Töll/Tel and the famous K. u. K. museum and restaurant Bad Egart. Continue along a forest path to Rabland/Rablà to the Saring bridge and here along the Cutraunstrasse to Vinschgauerstrasse/main road in Rabland/Rablà. At the crossroads (cross the road) turn left in the direction of Vinschgau/Val Venosta valley and after about 200m you will reach the chapel of St. Jakob. Right next to it is a replica of the famous Roman milestone at the Hotel Hanswirt. After a visit, continue in the direction of Geroldstraße until you reach the Happichl inn. There you follow signpost n° 26 and panoramic trail n° 91 until you reach Naturns/Naturno above the famous St. Prokulus Church after about 1 ½ hours of hiking - via marker n° 39. From there, follow the road past the Naturns/Naturno swimming area and the war memorial to the bridge in front of the parish church. At the bridge, the trail leads downhill to the left (towards the Unterstell cableway valley station), from where you follow the signs towards Staben/Stava. In Staben/Stava, take trail n° 1 up to the Stabener Waal – irrigation channel path. There you take trail n° 3 to the junction with trail n° 4 and from there continue to Kastelbell/Castelbello, the end point of the 12th stage.

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Getting there

Public Transport
From Merano: Bus 213 to Lagundo (bus stop in the Lagundo town center)
From Venosta Valley: the Venosta Valley Train to Tel then Bus 213 from Parcines to Lagundo (Lagundo (bus stop in the Lagundo town center)

Coordinates

DD
46.681760, 11.123810
DMS
46°40'54.3"N 11°07'25.7"E
UTM
32T 662418 5171990
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • 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
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.7 km
Duration
7:10 h
Ascent
1,115 m
Descent
874 m
Highest point
712 m
Lowest point
341 m

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