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Acereto

The mountain village above the Val di Riva offers a magnificent view from the Zillertal Alps to the Plan de Corones and the Dolomites.

Acereto (Ahornach) extends above the entrance to the Riva Valley, which also belongs to the market town of Campo Tures in the heart of the Valli di Tures and Aurina. The mountain village is widely known as a flying area, as it offers the best wind conditions for hang gliders and paragliders. It extends to the farms of Poja with the Poja Mountain Hut above it, which is managed in summer. Acereto means something like "terrain with maple trees": For centuries, the area was only accessible via a footpath from San Maurizio - or Sankt Moritzen - near Campo Tures.

Today the village is also known as the birthplace and home of extreme mountaineer Hans Kammerlander. At the age of eight, he already stood on Mt. Picco di Palù, the three-thousand-metre peak above Acereto. Meanwhile, his list also includes 12 eight-thousanders in the Himalayas and Karakoram, the ski descent from the summit of the Nanga Parbat and the first double traverse of eight-thousanders - Gasherbrum II and Hidden Peak - together with Reinhold Messner.

The Poja Hut mentioned above can be reached from Acereto in a challenging circular hike that also leads through moors and wet meadows with rare plant species. If, on the other hand, you go for a walk in the village to completely switch off in the middle of the mountains and keep hearing people talking about "Fochina", then it concerns the village itself: In South Tyrolean dialect, Acereto is called "Fochina". In winter, the road takes you into the valley and then to the Speikboden Skiing Area near Campo Tures. Around the village itself there are secluded winter hiking paths.

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