RS gasthof buchwald eppaner hoehenweg
RS gasthof buchwald eppaner hoehenweg

Hike on the Appiano High Route

This spring tour leads us from Matschatsch along the Appiano High Route to Faedo and back.

In the north of Caldaro, in an area that belongs to the municipality of Appiano (Eppan), there is the Appiano High Route (Eppaner Höhenweg, in German), following the Mendola Ridge. Starting from Castel Masaccio at 887 m a.s.l., more precisely from the parking space along the road to the Passo della Mendola mountain pass, we have almost reached the highest point.

The Faedo (or Buchwald) Tavern is located at 954 m a.s.l. - the trail is not difficult. This hike takes us towards north on the trail no. 9, first to the Forcolana Gap, where it crosses the trail to Mt. Penegal. Then we proceed on the forest trail, past the water reservoir, across the mixed forest.

The last section goes down, across steps, and leads to the former Buchwald Tavern (actually closed), located in the middle of flower meadows at the foot of Mt. Macaion. Absolutely astonishing is the view on Bolzano, South Tyrol's capital, and Mt. Sciliar, South Tyrol's landmark.

Author: AT

suited for families difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    Parking space near Castel Masaccio along the Mendola Road
  • Time required:
    03:20 h
  • Track length:
    10,5 km
  • Altitude:
    from 891 m to 1.035 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +345 m | -345 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 9, Eppaner Höhenweg
  • Destination:
    Buchwald
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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