The “wein.weg” (wine.trail) leads you from the centre of Caldaro village past vineyards and wine farms to the shores of the lake.
Image gallery: Hike to Lake Caldaro on the wine.trail
The nature around Lake Caldaro is particularly beautiful in autumn, when the fruits are ready to be harvested. Therefore, we suggest you to make the following hiking tour on the popular wine.trail, the Wine Path. Running in the shape of a number eight with its crossing point in the centre of the village, it leads us through the many vineyards around Caldaro. Reading the signs embedded in the earth along the trail we understand which vineyard we are just walking through.
Those signs are made of the materials of the soil on which the wine grows: white limestone and porphyry. The southern section of the wine.trail runs as follows: at the North-eastern end of the Piazza dei Rottenburg square in the centre of Caldaro village (Kaltern Dorf) we take the road towards Villa di Mezzo and turn left following the signposts in the direction of Barleit (no. 12). Arrived at the Barleiterhof farm, we turn right (no. 12A) until we reach San Giuseppe al Lago.
Crossing the Rio Castelvecchio on a bridge we continue towards the main street, that’s to say the Wine Road. Arrived at the northern shores of Lake Caldaro, at the Geier Restaurant, we follow trail no. 3 through wine-yards and meadows back to our starting point, the centre of Caldaro.
Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Piazza dei Rottenburg square in Caldaro village
Walking time: 2.5 hours (in total)
Signposts: no. 12, 12A, 10, 3
Altitude level: between 214 and 436 m a.s.l.