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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

suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Stanghe (Racines)
  • Time required:
    01:55 h
  • Track length:
    6,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 971 m to 1.294 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +353 m | -31 m
  • Signposts:
    Ratschinger Talweg
  • Destination:
    Colle/Bichl (Racines)
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike on the Val Racines Valley Path

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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