Hiking tour to the Rastenbach ravine in Castelvecchio

A fascinating hiking tour through a wild and romantic biotope.

Our hiking tour starts at the Minigolf near the Caldaro Lake, where we can leave our car at a big parking space. We follow trail number 10 in the direction of the main street, which we cross, and go on towards South (in the direction of Hotel Sonnleitenhof), turning right at the following two forks. Having crossed the Rastenbach river, we follow the asphalted road until we reach the last few houses. This is where we continue our hike on trail number 13, which will directly lead us to the romantic Rastenbach ravine.

After several steps and bridges we finally reach an impressive cascade. We make a short detour to the near basilica of San Pietro, most probably the oldest church of Tyrol, simply following the relevant signposts.

Back at the Rastenbach ravine, we continue our tour and finally arrive at the small village of Castelvecchio. After having spent enough time to enjoy the wonderful panorama, we follow the asphalted road towards North for about 700 metres, passing an old bridge (at a bend), until we reach the parking space Müllereck on our right. From here, we continue our hike on trail number 13 (Bärentalwanderweg). Walking down the valley through a beautiful deciduous forest, at the Vogelmeierhof farm we finally reach the trail on which we have ascended, and continue our tour back to the starting point.

Walking time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Altitude difference: about 400 metres
Altitudes: 221 - 620 asl
Restaurants: at the starting point Caldaro Lake and Castelvecchio (Altenburger Hof, Waldschenke, Sonnegghof)
Difficulty level: easy hiking trail through woods and pastures, steps and bridges at the ravine
Trail numbers: 10, 13, 1, 2, 11, 13, 10
Please note: Agility is requested, hiking boots are recommended. The trail is well maintained but can be slippery at some sections. Therefore, we don’t recommend this tour to families with small children.
More information: tourist board Caldaro, tel. +39 0471 963169, info@kaltern.com

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Thalhof am See

    Hotel Thalhof am See

  2. Hotel Hasslhof

    Hotel Hasslhof

  3. Parc Hotel am See

    Parc Hotel am See

  4. Garni Florian

    Garni Florian

  5. Hotel Residence Vineus

    Hotel Residence Vineus

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