The wine and culture trail is located in the famous Pinot Noir area, on the edge of the Monte Corno Nature Park.
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The longest of South Tyrol's wine trails, the Pinot Noir Trail - "Blauburgunderweg" in German, "Sentiero del Pinot Nero" in Italian -, winds for 14 km through the vineyards in the south of the province. It can be walked in various sections, and is characterised by its beautiful views and the individual interactive stations. Pinot Noir, a high-quality red wine variety that is considered rather difficult, thrives particularly well here on the slopes of Mazzon, Gleno and Pinzano.
The day hike can be started in Ora, Montagna or Egna, and leads through the Pinot Noir slopes above the individual villages. In itself, the hike is easy and family-friendly, a division into a half-day stage is recommended. The trail passes numerous interesting places and sights, including the Castelvetere recreation area, the St. Stephen's Church in Pinzano, the Church of St. Michael in Mazzon, and the ruins of Caldiff Castle or Enna Castle. The Pinot Noir is also celebrated every year in June at the famous South Tyrolean Pinot Noir Days around Ora. Walking time: 5 hours.
Alternative route 1:
Ora - Montagna - Ora: 6.2 km
1.75 hours (260 m altitude difference)
Alternative route 2:
Montagna - Gleno - Montagna: 4.1 km
1.25 hours (180 m difference in altitude)
Alternative route 3:
Egna - Mazzon - Villa: 7.9 km
2.5 hours (450 m altitude difference)