From Avelengo to the Sulfner Weiher pond

A comfortable walk along the Bürgeleweg path from the village of Avelengo to the Sulfner Weiher pond and on to S. Caterina.

Our tour through the varied landscape on the mountain above the Merano basin starts in the village centre of Avelengo (Hafling). Starting at the hill at the church the path first descends into the valley of the Sinigbach brook. The Bürgeleweg path was renovated and expanded into the “Haflinger Erlebnisweg” adventure trail: several stations explain the history of the village and the famous Haflinger horses, the most famous symbol of Avelengo.

At the edge of the mixed forest we cross the bridge and on the other side of the valley we walk slightly up again to the Nusser parking space. Here we follow the road uphill towards Avelengo di Sopra for a short section and then turn off to the Hotel Viktoria – just behind the house the forest starts, through which the Sulfner Weiher Nature Trail leads. We now hike up to this natural treasure – a biotope with water lilies and a circular path in the middle of the forest. Then a short descent to S. Caterina (St. Kathrein) follows.

The church “St. Kathrein in der Scharte” is the second landmark of the municipality of Avelengo and not without reason a very popular photo motif. Best with some Haflinger horses in front and the peaks of the Tessa Group behind! Later we take the same route back to Avelengo.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Avelengo village centre
Route: Bürgeleweg path – Avelengo di Sopra (Hotel Viktoria) – Sulfner Weiher pond, S. Caterina
Markers: Haflinger Erlebnisweg, no. 11 (Sulfner Weiher Nature Trail), no. 50A
Distance: 3.2 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1 hour (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 100 m uphill, 150 m downhill (the other way round on the way back)
Altitude level: between 1,230 and 1,330 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: September 2018

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