Castelfeder recreation area
The area above Ora is an ideal destination for hikes in spring and autumn. The ruin of Castelfeder is namegiving for this area.
Castelfeder is located below Montagna, above Ora and close to Egna. Parts of the popular excursion destination belong each to the above mentioned villages.
Hardly any soil can be found at the 190 m high porphyry hill and also the vegetation is respectively bleak, rather Mediterranean. Low bushes and steppe grass are typical for this area. In this biotope, along the hiking trails, there are low and high moors with a respectively high number of animal and plant species.
At the top of this area, that can be reached in a hike of about 20 minutes, there are the ruins of a castle complex dating back to the period around 500, including fertility slide, the Saint Barbara chapel (orignin 6th century) as well as circular wall. However, those who visit this place above all appreciate the panoramic view ranging from the Chiusa di Salorno to the Oltradige. In this beautiful spot of land you literally have the world at your feet.
Also for children Castelfeder is an adventurous place, offering rocks for climbing, ruins and special animals and plants. For adults, however, it is an ideal place for recharging one’s batteries and taking a break from everyday life. As there are only few shade-giving trees it is recommendable to visit Castelfeder in spring or autumn.