The path allows you to get to know the landscape and cultural features of the area around Proves in Val d'Ultimo on the border between South Tyrol and Trentino. Not only different languages and cultures but also different architectural structures, different woods, different types of rocks, naturalistic and geological contrasts.
Distance 6.5 km
The route is designed with the intent to let the visitor know the peculiarities of landscape and culture of this territory, unique because it is located on the border between two very different ethnic groups. Along the 5 km route there are 14 thematic panels that illustrate the peculiarities of the area: traces of mining, examples of energy production, information on the medicinal properties of native plants and examples of a spontaneous orchid and a mill.
You can't miss a stop at the Malghe di Cloz and Revò! Their cold cuts serving boards and homemade cakes really are special!
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Hofmahd Pass (1,688 m)
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The route starts from the "Hofmahd" car park (located at the entrance of the tunnel that connects Val di Non to Val d'Ultimo) and runs between Malga di Cloz, Malga di Revò (reachable by following the flat forest road n. 8) and Malga Kessel (from Malga di Revò trail n. 11 and 133), all inserted in the upper Val di Non territory on the border between Trentino and Alto Adige.
From the Kessel Alm you can easily go down to the village of Proves following the signs no. 11 first and then no. 2a.
The educational trail is suitable for people of all ages and offers the possibility of stopping at the huts along the trail that offer excellent catering and reception services. The journey time is a couple of hours one way. For those who want to avoid the return on foot, it is best to make the return by bus. There are three daily trips between S. Valburga (Val d'Ultimo) and Proves.
all notes on protected areas
From Val di Non continue in the direction of Val d'Ultimo passing through the villages of Rumo, Revò or Castelfondo. After the village of Proves in the province of Bolzano, pass through a short tunnel and immediately afterwards you will notice the large dirt car park on the right.
Before and after the short gallery there are two large free parking areas.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Mappa escursionistica scala 1:25.000 4Land, Val di Non #155
Normal trekking boots are sufficient
Basic Equipment for Nature Trails
Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
Rucksack (with rain cover)
Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
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.