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Hike to the Little St Agatha Church

Hiking trail · Eggental
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  • Chapel of S Agatha
    / Chapel of S Agatha
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Distance 8.9 km
2:30 h
107 m
598 m
Roughly a one-hour hike from the village centre of Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen, the remote St. Agatha church rises up on a hilltop.
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Highest point
1,401 m
Lowest point
866 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.414007, 11.425405
DMS
46°24'50.4"N 11°25'31.5"E
UTM
32T 686396 5142906
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in the village centre and leads via the Schloss-Thurn-Straße road on trail no. 5 to the Oberkoflhof farm. From here, trail A leads to the little St. Agata church. The church is closed, but the key can be obtained from the Unterkoflhof farm. There is a nice area to rest in front of the church. The hike leads back to the Unterkoflhof farm (10 min). The return leg is via the forest road from Unterkoflhof farm back to the village centre.

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Getting there

Take highway´s exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the right and continue to Nova Ponente (about 30 min. from highway toll booth). In the centre of Nova Ponente there is free parking directly at Piazza Gibitz, where the hike starts.

With the public bus line 181 or 184; bus stop: Nova Ponente chiesa/church; online bus timetables: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

Coordinates

DD
46.414007, 11.425405
DMS
46°24'50.4"N 11°25'31.5"E
UTM
32T 686396 5142906
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
107 m
Descent
598 m

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