Winter walk in Ridanna

In a long promenade, you can perfectly experience the snow-covered Val Ridanna es well as sun and nature in this fabulous area.

Today the weather is ideal for a winter walking tour in the Val Ridanna. The fresh snow transforms the landscape in the high mountain valley into a fairytale wonderland and makes us forget the cold. We start our walk in the Val Ridanna (parking space near Sonklarhof). Past the church, we follow the path no° 7, lading us to the valley basin. At the riverbank, paralleling the cross-country ski trail, there is the winter walking trail no. 8 towards Masseria/head of the valley (Talschluss).

Comfortably we walk across the beautiful valley, past the ancient farms and hamlets. Soon we reach the village of Masseria, but we stay on the path paralleling the river until we reach the head of the valley at the mining museum Monteneve (the last section of the trail parallels the road). This is where we cross the bridge, before our route turns to Masseria. Across the snow, we follow the traces to the hamlet of Gesennen, where we change to the southern riverbank of the Rio Ridanna river, to Masseria. We traverse the little village and walk past the Schneeberg hotel, towards the forest and on the southern side of the valley. The last section takes us across a forest on a forested road, the former “Obere Erzstraße” (which means upper ore road). This is how we reach the starting point again, where our extended winter walk ends.

Author: AT

If you would like to do this tour, please inform yourselves about the current conditions.

Starting point: Ridanna (village centre)
Route: Ridanna - Winterwanderweg 8, Masseria - head of the valley (mining museum) - Gesennen - Masseria - “Obere Erzstraße” - Ridanna
Signposts: 7, Winterwanderweg 8, 27A, 30, Obere Erzstraße
Length of the trail: about 9 km
Walking time: about 2.5 h
Altitude difference: about 185 m
Altitude: between 1,300 and 1,410 m asl
Experienced: December 2013

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