herbst muehlbachtal bei oberbacher alm
herbst muehlbachtal bei oberbacher alm

Hike to the Valle di Rio Molino mountain pastures

A comfortable hike to the Bagni di Rio Molino and the alpine pastures at the head of the valley in the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park

Starting point of this valley hike is the parking space at the entrance of the Valle di Rio Molino valley (Mühlbachtal) above Gais, about 2 km from the small mountain village of Rio Molino (Mühlbach). The forest road no. 2 proceeds slightly uphill through the valley, already after 1 km we pass the Bagni di Rio Molino bath (Mühlbacher Badl). Here the healing spring, a little chapel and the eponymous mountain tavern are located.

Further up in the valley we pass some mountain huts, among them the Huber Mountain Hut (Huberalm), which is also a rest point in summer and the higher located Unterwanger and Oberwanger Mountain Huts. The latter is located at 2,030 m a.s.l. at the end of the forest road and at the beginning of the paths to Mt. Cima del Vento (3,041 m a.s.l.), across the Giogo di Riomoline ridge and the Cima Valfredda glacier to the Vedrette di Ries Mountain Hut (Rieserfernerhütte).

Such demanding hiking tours are not our aim today and after a break we return to the parking space again. Those who make this walk in autumn, can enjoy the beautiful colours of the larches.

Author: AT

alpine pasture hike suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    parking space in the Valle di Riomolino valley
  • Time required:
    02:35 h
  • Track length:
    8,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.618 m to 2.047 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +432 m | -432 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 2
  • Destination:
    Oberwanger Alm
  • Resting points:
    Mühlbacher Badl, Huberalm
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike to the Valle di Rio Molino mountain pastures

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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