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Hike through the Bletterbachschlucht Gorge

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  • Bletterbach gorge
    Bletterbach gorge
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closed
moderate
Distance 16.1 km
6:00 h
790 m
656 m
1,764 m
1,416 m

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.

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moderate
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Highest point
1,764 m
Lowest point
1,416 m
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Coordinates:
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46.396499, 11.393325
DMS
46°23'47.4"N 11°23'36.0"E
UTM
32T 683990 5140886
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Turn-by-turn 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!

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Public transport

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

Getting 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

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.396499, 11.393325
DMS
46°23'47.4"N 11°23'36.0"E
UTM
32T 683990 5140886
w3w 
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
790 m
Descent
656 m
Highest point
1,764 m
Lowest point
1,416 m

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