fruehlingswald am mendelsteig
fruehlingswald am mendelsteig

Spring hike along the Mendola Trail

This beautiful spring hike proceeds under the green beech leaves in the forests around Caldaro to Appiano on the South Tyrolean Wine Route.

We start our spring hike along the Mendola Path (Mendelsteig) in San Antonio, a district of Caldaro. The signpost "M" leads us past the church to the locality of Pozzo and further on to the Mühlburg castle. We walk steeply uphill to the edge of the forest. The Mendola Path proceeds to the Passo della Mendola at 1,363 m asl, but we stay beneath - we've chosen the Zollwiese meadow at 1,000 m asl as highest point of our hike. From the meadow we continue our pleasant walk on the Boos forest path towards north.

At the crossroads with the Mendola road SS42 near Matschatsch we follow the asphalt road for 200 metres uphill until the junction with the hiking path no. 7 on the right. It leads us downhill to the Steinegger tavern. Following the signpost no. 540 we finally reach San Michele Appiano and take the bus back to our starting point.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: San Antonio Caldaro (parking space and bus stop near the Mendola Funicular)
Destination: San Michele Appiano
Signposts: "Alter Mendelsteig", M, "Forstweg Boos", 7, 540
Trail length: approx. 12 km
Walking time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 525 m (ascent), 635 m (descent)
Altitude level: between 400 and 1,000 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: April 2017

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