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Hike to the Malga Monte San Pietro hut

A sunny day gives us the idea to drive to the pilgrimage site of Pietralba near Nova Ponente and explore a mountain hut.

The backpacks are packed, the hiking boots are put on and here we go. On to the Monte San Pietro Mountain Hut on Mount Regolo. The ride is going happily and after about 45 minutes (from Caldaro) we arrive at the car park of the Pietralba Pilgrimage Site, from where we already enjoy a wonderful view on the South Tyrolean mountains. The signpost tells us that it won't take us very long to reach our destination: path no. 2 leads us to the mountain hut in 35 minutes. So there is plenty of time to stop along the way and explore nature a bit closer. The wide forest path allows a pleasant chat while hiking together. In the valley we reach a small bridge that leads over a little mountain stream.

Here we stop. The children take off their shoes and enthusiastically build dams or simply throw stones into the water. The course of the water is explored in detail and also the surrounding forest. The trees provide shade. After some time we convince the children to go on, because there are still interesting things waiting for them at the mountain hut. It works and half an hour later we arrive - after a climbing tour along the "shortcut" - at the Monte San Pietro Mountain Hut. At the entrance there is a herbal snail in front of us, lovingly marked off with stones and extended with a small pond.

The many homemade decorations that make the atmosphere cosy are really striking. Ant hills, meadows, woods and animals form a paradise for children who love nature. Tipis and a sweat lodge decorate the meadow in front of the house. We could go on to the next mountain hut, but we prefer to relax today. The stay at the Monte San Pietro Mountain Hut is crowned with a delicious "Strauben", a traditional sweet. After a few hours of sun and relaxation, we return to the car park where we admire the Catinaccio and Latemar in the evening sun. Satisfied and with the certainty that we will come back, we drive home. You can also extend the tour by starting in Monte San Pietro and including the Labalm Mountain Hut in the tour.


Author: RD

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


Starting point: parking space at the monastery Madonna di Pietralba above Monte San Pietro
Signpost: no. 2
Walking time: about 35 minutes
Altitude difference: approx. 510 m
Suitable for families? Definitely yes! The broad forest road is also accessible for prams, but the steep sections require power. Walking time about 1 hour with children.
Experienced in: July 2010


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