Hike through the Bletterbachschlucht Gorge

Deutschnofen
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
6:00
Duration in hours
Distance
16.1
Distance in km
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This is an interesting hike from a natural history and geological perspective. It leads to the UNESCO World Heritage Geoparc Bletterbach geological park. Hiking through the impressive canyon and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the history of Earth’s creation are the highlights of this unique tour.

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
16,1 km
Activity time
6 h 00 min
Ascent
790 m
Descent
656 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.764 m
Lowest point
1.416 m
Directions

The hike begins at Tyrol’s largest pilgrimage site, the Maria Weißenstein monastery, which is well worth a visit. Numerous votive tablets demonstrate how, for centuries, the devout sought refuge and mercy from the mother of god in times of worry or distress. Trail S leads to the Schmiederalm and Lahneralm Alpine farms and the Bletterbach gorge. To return, follow trail [3] into the Kösertal valley, then take trails [E5], [3], [4], and [9] back to the starting point. An exciting and adventurous day is guaranteed!

public transportation

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 or 181 from Bozen | Bolzano
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Lago di Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga, Welschnofen | Nova Levante
- 184 from Birchabruck | Ponte Nova, Stenk, Eggen | Ega
- 184 from Petersberg | Monte San Pietro,  Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente
- 182 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Weissenstein | Pietralba; online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/ Meeting point: Weissenstein | Pietralba: https://goo.gl/maps/BNSP7XGxA78ptriZ7

How to get there

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 or 181 from Bozen | Bolzano
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Lago di Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga, Welschnofen | Nova Levante
- 184 from Birchabruck | Ponte Nova, Stenk, Eggen | Ega
- 184 from Petersberg | Monte San Pietro,  Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente
- 182 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino
- 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Weissenstein | Pietralba; online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/ Meeting point: Weissenstein | Pietralba: https://goo.gl/maps/BNSP7XGxA78ptriZ7

By car:
Destination: Weissenstein  | Pietralba
Parking: Parking lot Weissenstein  | Pietralba
Meeting point: Weissenstein | Pietralba: https://goo.gl/maps/BNSP7XGxA78ptriZ7

Where to park

Parking: Parking lot Weissenstein  | Pietralba
Meeting point: Weissenstein | Pietralba: https://goo.gl/maps/BNSP7XGxA78ptriZ7

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