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Zannes|Zans Nature Experience Trail in the Villnösstal Valley

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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m 1750 1700 1650 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Gasthof Sass Rigais Forsthütte
This family-friendly theme trail consists of 14 stations – some of which are equipped with Braille information plaques – and provides an insight into the history and natural peculiarities of this charming speck of the Dolomites. The footpath is also accessible by wheelchair and the way is dotted with rest stops for a relaxing break.
Distance 2.4 km
1:15 h
80 m
80 m
1,743 m
1,673 m
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Hubert Mair
Update: October 10, 2017
Highest point
1,743 m
Lowest point
1,673 m


Parking lot Zannes (1,670 m) (1,673 m)
46.635727, 11.765643
46°38'08.6"N 11°45'56.3"E
32T 711679 5168400


Parking lot Zannes (1,670 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the parking lot in Zannes (1,670 m, bus connection, Nature Park information desk, rest stops), the path leads towards the Sass Rigais inn past the Zanser Schwaige alpine hut and the Piuswiese pastures. Follow the signpost to the Nature Experience Trail through the wood, cross the large bridge and continue past the game reserve, a lime kiln, and the Kelderer Wiese hut. Continue until you reach a wide hairpin bend and head for the AVS hut. From there, the path leads back to the parking lot.


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46.635727, 11.765643
46°38'08.6"N 11°45'56.3"E
32T 711679 5168400
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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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2.4 km
1:15 h
80 m
80 m
Highest point
1,743 m
Lowest point
1,673 m


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