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planatsch oberhalb vilpian

Autumn hike to Planatsch

This circular walk leads us from Vilpiano in the Valle dell’Adige valley to the farms at the slope of Mt. Monzoccolo: In autumn the best time for this walk is the early afternoon, when the sun shines warm.

In the north of Vilpiano (Vilpian) the valley station of the cable car up to Meltina (bus stop and parking space) is located, where our autumnal walking tour starts. We walk through the village, past the church, cross the bridge over the Rio Meltina brook and take the path no. 18 towards Planatsch, which branches off on the left-hand side from the main road.

Immediately a steep ascent starts. Over a short distance we have to manage 200 m in altitude, through the open autumnal forest we climb up to Planatsch, a sunny hamlet at 500 m a.s.l., characterized by fruit- and wine-growing. We continue our walk to the Schol Farms along an asphalt road - it proceeds over a chain bridge across the gorge of the Rio Meltina.

Below we can see the Vilpiano Waterfall. At the Schol Farms we take the path no. 1 and walk downhill towards the valley station of the cable car. A bit of caution should be exercised at the steeper sections because the fallen leaves make the trail slippery. For this nice autumnal walk you should plan about two hours.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Vilpiano (valley station of the cable car)
Distance: approx. 5 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: 290 m
Altitude level: between 250 and 560 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: November 2015

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