Along the Way of St. James from Andriano to Nalles

A spring walk on the tracks of the awakening nature at the slopes of the Val d’Adige valley.

Our hike starts in Andriano, amidst blooming fruit trees. We follow the path no. 5 which leads us to the edge of the valley. From the alluvial fan of the Gaido stream we walk slightly uphill to the forest, along a nice wide path towards north-west. The route is part of the Camino de Santiago trail. Little terraces with fruit trees interrupt the forest, we follow the path no. 5B and finally reach some farms, among them also the Bittnerhof farm inn, where we take a short rest.

Soon after having crossed the little valley of the Pletterbach stream we come to the Payersburg Castle. Past the beautiful castle we take the path downhill to Nalles (no. 9). The village is also known as “village of the roses”, but now in April especially tulips decorate fields and gardens. After the bend at the Schwanburg Castle we reach the village centre with the baroque church dedicated to Saint Ulrich. To come back to Andriano, we take the path no. 5A in the valley which follows the asphalt road and proceeds partly through the broadleaf forest. Filled with nice impressions we finish our circular walk in the village centre of Andriano with a drink.

Author: AT

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Starting point: Andriano (village centre)
Route: Andriano – Camino de Santiago trail – Bittnerhof farm inn – Payersburg Castle – Nalles – Andriano
Signposts: 5, 5B, 9, 5A
Distance: approx. 10.7 km (in total)
Walking time: about 3 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 420 m
Altitude level: between 250 and 640 m asl.
Experienced in: beginning of April 2016

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