Hiking tour to the waterfall of Barbiano

Family hiking tour from Barbiano to the upper waterfall of Barbiano, which cascades from Mount Corno del Renon.

Starting at the leaning church tower of Barbiano, we follow the signpost “Wasserfallweg” and than trail no. 6A towards south, hiking upwards through the upper village and across the meadows above it.

The trail offers great views of the opposite side of the Val d’Isarco: we see the village of Laion and the Val Gardena, the hamlet Tagusa, Trostburg Castle and Mount Sciliar. Soon we reach the signpost leading to the lower waterfall („Unterer Wasserfall“). However, since we want to hike to the upper waterfall, we continue to follow trail no. 6A, which starts getting steeper and snakes upwards through meadows and forests.

At an altitude of about 1,100 metres asl we reach trail no. 6, which we follow towards south. This last section is a little more difficult than the rest of the tour, but still very well maintained and even secured with ropes, which does not seem to be really necessary. After about one hour we reach the impressive upper waterfall. From a small wooden bridge, we watch the water rushing down.

On our way back we decide to hike to the lower waterfall, which is connected to the upper waterfall by a hiking trail. However, because of some maintainance works, this trail is closed at the moment (June 2011). Therefore, we have to hike the same way back. Alternatively, one could hike to the three churches of “Dreikirchen“ on trail no. 6 and back to the centre of Barbiano on the “Trimm-Dich-Pfad“.

Author: AT

Please note: When you plan to do this hiking tour, please inform yourselves on the conditions of the trails!

Starting point: Barbiano (parish church)
Trail numbers: „Wasserfallweg“, 6A, 6
Length: 2.8 km (one way)
Walking time: approx. 1 hour (one way)
Altitude difference: 340 metres
Altitudes: 840 - 1,180 metres asl
Experienced in: June 2011
Recommended season: from spring to autumn
Suitable for families? Yes, particularly the last trail section and the waterfall are a great adventure for children! However, the trail is not accessible for prams!
More information: tourist board Barbiano, tel. +39 0471 654 411

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