Travel with a clean conscience from Bozen/Bolzano by public transit. It’s really easy: from Bozen to Oberbozen by cable car, from there ride the historic railway to Klobenstein, then continue by bus (line 166) to Pemmern/Tre Vie, bottom terminal of the gondola Rittner Horn. Don’t worry, you can leave your skis, boards and sleds at home! At the Ski Center Rittner Horn, you’ll find the latest equipment to guarantee carefree fun in the snow.
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End: Schwarzsee Spitze, 2.069m
Trail sign: Panoramic way
Tour length: 2.863 m
Descent: 99 m
Ascent: 78 m
Tour duration: 45 min
Difficulty: easy walk
Highlights on the way: magnificent panorama of the Dolomites, Round Table, Dolomitoscope, natural mountain pine labyrinth, Kneipp basin
Next, the hike leads across the alpine pastures of Barbian (Barbianer Almen) to the mountain pine oil distillery, the mystical location in the “Pfannenstiehl” and finally to the highest point of the hike. From thence the tour moves across the alpine pastures of Ritten to the “Neue Berghütte”- the new mountain hut (not open to the public). Following the Heusteig track, lined with comfy spots to sit down and burbling wood troughs, you reach the Feltuner Hütte – popular refreshment and snack stop. From here it’s a short and easy walk back to the mountain terminal at Schwarzsee Spitze.
Following the indications for Oberes Horn/Corno di Sopra (2.260 m) we will arrive at the peak of the hiking tour. Walking back down along path N° 2, past the refuge “Berghütte” (2.090 m), until we hit N° 2A and the N° 19.
This is the way back to the mountain terminal of the gondola. Finally, we can walk trail N° 1 all the way back to Tre Vie (1.5 hours)
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This alpine pasture hike along the "Heusteig" leads from the mountain station of the Rittner Horn cable car from Schwarzseespitze towards Unterhorn and on to Gissmann, the highest settlement on the Ritten. We follow the wide alpine path (19 and 1), past the Unterhornhaus to in front of the Feltuner Hütte. This is where the actual "hay trail" begins, which was once used by the Ritten shepherds in early summer to bring the first "mown" to the hay hut (Schupfe) a little lower down. The "Heusteig" marked 2A leads past two water troughs with good drinking water and joins hiking trail 2 just after a hay hut. From here you can climb about 50 metres in altitude via an unmarked trail to the vantage point at Gissmanner Nock (1,924 m).
Hiking trail 2 descends steadily to Gissmann. Then walk the 5.3 km along the traffic-calmed access road from Gissmann to Pemmern in about 1.5 hours. Hiking bus timetable
Interesting facts about mountain hay: The production of hay is still of great importance today. The meadows at lower altitudes produce the first hay as early as June. The mowing of the mountain hay, an extremely nutritious animal feed consisting mainly of herbs, begins somewhat later.Read more