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The Renon (Ritten) themed trail

Renon - Ritten
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Informationen zur Tour The Renon (Ritten) themed trail

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  • Duration
    2:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    200 m
  • Altitude
    200 m
  • Max. height
    1220 m
The Renon Theme Trail unites earth pyramids, a wonderful panoramic view, and a ride on a narrow-gauge railway


At the mountain station of the Renon Cable Car, go left to Via della Piscina (Schwimmbadweg) and follow the signposts for the Sentiero Tematico (Rittner Themenweg) Trail. Go west on Trail No. 23, marked red and white. Continue on the paved Kaiserweg, which was one of the most important roads connecting north and the south during the Roman occupation. Follow a few turns down through the forest to a vast meadow that is borded by a ditch. The earth pyramids, created by the soil movements caused by great glaciers during the Ice Age, are located right below the escarpment. At the end of the meadow, follow the broad trail up the hill (signposted: Moar im Loch) and subsequently leading to the Chapels of Saint George and Saint Jacob, located on top of the hill, in the woods. The keys for the chapels are available at the tourist office near the train station in Sopra Bolzano (Oberbozen). Keep following the signposts for the Sentiero Tematico (Rittner Themenweg) Trail to L'Assunta (Maria Himmelfahrt), enjoying  fantastic views of the Sciliar (Schlern) Massif, the Catinaccio (Rosengarten) Massif and Mount Latemar across the valley. Follow Trail No. 35 or No. 14 to Sopra Bolzano (Oberbozen); you can also use the historical light railway.

Starting point

Sopra Bolzano (Oberbozen), mountain station of cable car

Target point

Sopra Bolzano (Oberbozen), mountain station of cable car


A perfect hike for families, who might want to continue on Trail No. 35 to Collalbo (Klobenstein) and go back on the historical train. The train runs every hour, between 9:40 a.m. and 7:10 p.m., every 30 minutes.   The earth pyramides are as impressive as they are unique: they are made of moraine clay from the Ice Age. Hard as stone when dry, the material softens when it comes into contact with water: these bizarre columns made of earth are thus shaped by every rainfall.


Entrance to the village

Public transportation

Cable Car from Bolzano (Bozen) to Sopra Bolzano (Oberbozen)


Through the Brennero (Brenner) freeway to the Bolzano nord (Bozen nord) gateway. Follow the sign Renon (Ritten) and up to Auna di Sotto (Unterrinn), continue and then turn to the left to Soprabolzano (Oberbozen).

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