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Hike on the Val Racines Valley Path

A pleasant walking tour from the village of Stanghe to Colle through the beautiful Val Racines valley.

The Val Racines valley path starts at Stanghe (Stange), the main village of the community of Racines where the Val Racines separates from the Val Ridanna valley. The first section, via Pratone to the Val di Giovo, is the only one with considerable ascents - up from 975 m to 1,170 m a.s.l.

Afterwards the path proceeds comfortably along the creek until Colle in the Val Racines (Ratschingstal). But we decide to walk an alternative route from Stanghe to the Val di Giovo, the path through the Gola di Stanghe (Gilfenklamm), an adventurous gorge at the entrance of the valley. The promenade from Val di Giovo mostly is a wide forest road, always comfortable to walk. A path for everybody, also for families with pushchairs.

Who walks like us up the Stanghe Gorge is able to get onto the Val Racines Valley Path at the Val di Giovo and walk further through the Val Racines. At Colle (Bichl, 1,290 m a.s.l.) there are the starting points for all who want to do higher tours. But the valley path does not end at Colle, it still proceeds via Flading to the head of the valley (1,490 m a.s.l.).

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: Stanghe (Racines)
Signpost: Ratschinger Talweg
Distance: approx. 6.5 km
Walking time: about 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: 370 m
Altitude level: between 975 to 1,290 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: August 2010

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