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From Terenten to the Earth Pyramids and Astnerbergalm

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  • It's an original way to the earth pyramids on the Mill Trail.
    / It's an original way to the earth pyramids on the Mill Trail.
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  • / Along the Terner Bach up the valley
    Photo: Eduard Gruber, AVS Sektion Bozen
  • / Soon in sight - The Earth Pyramids
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  • / Beautifully formed in rank and file
    Photo: Eduard Gruber, AVS Sektion Bozen
  • / Many years old and yet like everything fleeting
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  • / The famous grain mills
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  • / Historical...
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  • / And another one further up. Here the path branches off to the left.
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  • / A "stone warehouse"
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  • / The drive of the mills
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  • / The Astenbergalm invites to a stop
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  • / Heavy millstones now only serve as garden ornaments
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A hike on the Sonnenberg above Terenten with a visit to the earth pyramids and the grain mills of Terenten.
easy
Distance 13.6 km
4:00 h
630 m
630 m
1,786 m
1,210 m
In South Tyrol there are some places with earth pyramids, the most famous ones will probably be at Ritten. But not everyone knows that nature has also formed a small number of earth pyramids above Terenten which were created after a great storm in 1837. Further above the natural spectacle we come across the lovingly restored grain mills of the Teren Valley which recall the hard life of the mountain farmers. Afterwards we follow a pleasant ascent along a forest road up to Gols, the highest point of our hike with a wonderful view of the Dolomites and a playground for kids. From here on we go through a dense spruce forest which provides pleasant shade in summer, back down to the Winnebach valley where we meet the Astnerbergalm which invites us for a break. After this refreshment we comfortably return to the starting point along the wide valley path.

Author’s recommendation

The descent leads past the Astnerbergalm. A stop is highly recommended as it is a wonderful place to eat.
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Author
Eduard Gruber 
Update: August 09, 2018
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gols, 1,786 m
Lowest point
Dorfplatz Terenten, 1,210 m
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Rest stop

Astnerbergalm

Safety information

A short, steep section after the Gols to the connecting path into the Winnebach valley.

Tips and hints

This hike is also suitable for families with children who enjoy walking.

Start

Village square Terenten. (1,211 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.829216, 11.776678
DMS
46°49'45.2"N 11°46'36.0"E
UTM
32T 711765 5189929
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Destination

Village square Terenten.

Turn-by-turn directions

At the main square (1.210m) the path marked with No. 22 to the Terner Tal starts. In the valley along the stream up to the earth pyramids and further to the corn mills. At the last mill turn left up to a forest road and follow this to Gols (1.782m). Follow path no. 8, first over the meadow in southern direction, then left along a steep path down to the connecting path to the Astnerbergalm in the Winnebach valley. From the alp, take the wide road marked No. 23 out of the valley to the Alpeggerschneider junction. Across the Winnebach to Alpegger and back to the starting point via roads and meadow paths.

Note


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Public transport

By train to Niedervintl and from here by bus to Terenten. Here is the timetable: http://www.sii.bz.it/de/

Getting there

From the A22 Brenner motorway take the Brixen exit and continue into the Pustertal valley as far as Niedervintl. Turn towards Terenten. Coming from Dobbiaco, you can turn off at Bruneck to Pfalzen and follow the Sonnenstrasse to Terenten.

Parking

There is plenty of parking space at the village square.

Coordinates

DD
46.829216, 11.776678
DMS
46°49'45.2"N 11°46'36.0"E
UTM
32T 711765 5189929
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabaccokarte Nr. 033 1:25.000

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Equipment

Normal hiking equipment.

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Rating

3.0
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Elke Kraus 
August 12, 2021 · Community
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Henrike T. 
July 07, 2019 · Community
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Tobias Trachte
December 31, 2016 · Outdooractive Editors
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
630 m
Descent
630 m
Highest point
1,786 m
Lowest point
1,210 m
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