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kastanienweg keschtnweg ritten saubach

Chestnut trail, stage 2: from Auna di Sotto to Sant’Ingenuino

The longest (17 km) but probably most beautiful stage of the chestnut trail.

From the centre of Auna di Sotto (reachable by bus from Bolzano and Renon), we pass the church before we hike across fruit orchards and into a deciduous forest. Having crossed the narrow ravine of the Steger stream and passed the Castelpietra ruin, we arrive at the sunny slopes under the small village of Siffiano. Following the signposts towards Longostagno, we cross another forest and the valley of the Finsterbach stream.

At the beginning of the last ascent to Longostagno we follow the signpost “Keschtnweg Antlas”. This trail leads us across the beautiful sunny meadows of the Antlas farms and the St. Andreas church. From here, we enjoy a wonderful view of Mount Sciliar, the famous emblem of South Tyrol.

We continue our hiking tour through a beautiful landscape of meadows and forests. After a short section on an asphalted road we reach a trail with stations of the cross leading to the small St. Verena church. From here, we head towards the narrow asphalted road leading from Renon to Barbiano. Arrived at Sant’Ingenuino, we take the bus to Ponte Gardena and from Ponte Gardena the train back to Bolzano.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Auna di Sotto (Renon)
Destination: Sant’Ingenuino (Barbiano)
Signpost: “Keschtnweg“
Trail length: 17 km
Walking time: 5 hours
Altitude difference: ascent 645 m, descent 740 m
Altitudes: between 750 and 965 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: October 2011

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