Mt. Macaion is famous for its striking form and the panoramic view it offers down into the Valle dell’Adige valley.
The Mendola Ridge extends from the 1,518 m high Passo delle Palade mountain pass, located in the south of Merano, to the Monte Roen rising right above the wine village of Termeno. Its form is slightly arc-shaped. The northern landmark of this arc is represented by the 1,866 m high Monte Macaion, also called Gantkofel.
The steep rock faces of this strinking summit belonging to the Nonsberg Group in the background of Appiano and Andriano provide an impressive panoramic view of the entire Valle dell’Adige valley, both of the Oltradige and Bassa Atesina, up to the valley basin of Merano. Besides Mt. and Mt. Roen, also Mt. Macaion is equipped with several transmitting masts and radio transmitters.
Mt. Macaion - and with this mountain also the entire Mendola Ridge - is also well-known for the mountain fires on the Sacred Heart Sunday in June. On this special evening the fires illuminate the sky, remembering the Sacred Heart Vows of 1796 AD.