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Rio Deserto tour

Sarentino (Sarntal)
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Informationen zur Tour Rio Deserto tour

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  • Duration
    4:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1180 m
  • Altitude
    1170 m
  • Max. height
    2074 m
From Sarentino in the namesake valley passing by the Öttenbach alpine hut until Merano 2000


The big car park before the town centre of Sarentino is the starting point for this itinerary. Across the wooden bridge you reach the centre of town and carry on towards the valley floor until the small business area of Sarentino. To the left the brown sign indicates the direction for Rio Deserto. The narrow road demands a lot of energy from the get go. Until the Obermarchhof farm house in Rio Deserto hamlet, where the asphalt road ends, after having overcome 600 m incline your muscles will be well trained. Now you can ride along on the wider dirt road (10A then 10) until the "Neue Öttenbacher Alm" farm house. Proceed until the Meraner Hütte refuge in Merano 2000 (signposted as a panoramic route). From the CAI refuge you return to the gate from where you can take the long distance routes that pass through the Passo della Croce and then the Giogo della Croce and guide you to Giogo dei Prati. Once you arrive in Giogo dei Prati (with view on the Stoanerne Mandln – little stone men) turn left, cross the "Auener Alm" alpine hut and carry on until the “Sarner Skihütte” ski hut. On the steep gravel trail (N.2) concentration is required. From the “Sarner Skihütte” the road brings you back to the town centre.

Starting point


Target point



Arriving from Bolzano, at the first sign bear left for Sarentino. At the first big car park you can park for free.

Public transportation


Through the Val Sarentino until the namesake village.

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  • Avatar of sentres redaktion

    sentres redaktion

    @Wolfgang Stumtner: der Button interaktive Karte direkt rechts ober der Beschreibung führt zu der Karte der Tour samt Wegverlauf.

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    KleMTB R

    Es könnte daran liegen, dass du die "falsche" Karte aufgerufen hast. Jene ganz OBEN rechts = Südtirol-Karte, jene ganz rechts nach "Beschreibung ... Downloads ... Tipps" ist immer jene mit der Tour!

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    wolfgang stumtner

    Bitte um Antwort!

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    wolfgang stumtner

    Hallo, wieso wird die Tour auf der Karte nicht mehr angezeigt!! Sehr komisch!