winter suedtiroler weinstrasse bei montan pinzon
winter suedtiroler weinstrasse bei montan pinzon

Winter hike on the Sentiero Ferrovia path

The sun-drenched promenade along the former railway line of the Val di Fiemme near Montagna is ideal for a winter walk

Not only in spring or autumn, but also in winter you can do a walk along the terraced landscape above the Adige Valley, ideal for enjoying the sun - no matter if there is snow or not. The course is located at about 500 m a.s.l., so snow is rather rare, as we also discovered in our walk. Ideal starting point is the parking space at the Via Bartholomeo road directly underneath the centre of Montagna village. We walk towards south, past the former station building of the abandoned Val di Fiemme railway line. At the crossing with the Via Pinzano road, on the opposite side of the road there is the signpost "Bahnweg", leading us towards the wide and gently ascending path.

We walk across vineyards and enjoy the great view on the Valle dell'Adige valley, from Salorno to the environs of Merano. The valley is slightly befogged, but the panorama on the surroundings is just great. A viaduct takes to a wide bend, before the path continues to north towards Doladizza.

Right after the hairpin bend, there is a junction of paths, on the right there is the path to Gleno, while the path on the left takes down to Pinzano - after a steep path the way down we reach the village centre. On the road to Pinzano and the Via Kaldegg path we return to the parking space in Montagna. Variants: After the curve on the Sentiero Ferrovia path, continue towards Doladizza (each direction about 90 minutes or additional 4 km), or from Pinzano to Castelvetere (path no. 5, then no. 4) in order to make this tour a circular tour (total 60 minutes longer, or additional 3 km).

Author: AT

stroller-friendly suited for families circular route difficulty: easy dog-friendly
  • Starting point:
    Montagna (parking space)
  • Time required:
    01:30 h
  • Track length:
    4,0 km
  • Altitude:
    from 414 m to 519 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +107 m | -107 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 4B, "Bahnweg", 1, 5
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Winter hike on the Sentiero Ferrovia 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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