obere erzstrasse panorama waldweg ridnauntal
obere erzstrasse panorama waldweg ridnauntal

Hike on the Obere Erzstrasse Path

The Obere Erzstrasse path describes the route between Mareta and Masseria in the Val Ridanna valley where once the ore conveyor of the Monteneve Mine was located.

Our starting point is Mareta (Mareit). At the parking space beneath the Wolfsthurn Castle we start first towards south-west, across the road and up the hill. After this quite demanding ascent along a narrow trail we reach the flat forest road, where the ore conveyor was located 100 years ago. Boards inform about the former transport route, which was constructed in the 19th century.

Comfortably we walk through the forest towards west, shortly before the village of Ento (Gasse) we cross the road of the Val Ridanna valley and continue until the village of Ridanna (Ridnaun), always surrounded by meadows.

From here it’s not far anymore to Masseria and the popular Mining Museum Monteneve Ridanna, one of the Provincial Museums. For our way back we take the same route or go by public bus.

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: Mareta (village centre)
Destination: Mining World Schneeberg Ridanna near Masseria
Signpost: Obere Erzstrasse
Distance: approx. 10.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 3.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 550 m
Altitude level: between 1,040 and 1,420 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: October 2013

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