A walk in the realm of the Pinot noir in the south of South Tyrol tells about the famous Pinot noir cultivation area.
Image gallery: Pinot Noir Walkway
Nuances of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and violet are attributed to it: the full-bodied Pinot noir - Blauburgunder, in German - , to which not only numerous vineyards along the Wine Road but also the annual "South Tyrol Pinot Noir Days" are dedicated. A new wine and culture trail now also tells the story of this red wine, its cultivation, the grapes and the sites. The family-friendly hike starts at the car park at the entrance of the village of Montagna (Montan).
Towards Pinzano, a leisurely walk leads through the best Pinot noir vineyard sites of Mazzon, Gleno and Pinzano. Information boards and interactive stations provide interesting information about this wine-growing region and its history. The Pinot Noir Walkway (Kulturlehrpfad Blauburgunderweg, in German) also passes historic sites such as the hill of Castelvetere, the St. Stephen Church in Pinzano and the St. Michael Church in Mazzon, the ruins of Kaldiff Castle and Enna Castle. The 14 km long, relatively flat path can be done in a day trip or in three half-day walks.
Starting point: village entrance of Montagna
Walking time: day trip
Trail length: 14 km
Altitude difference: 300 m
Altitude level: between 246 and 542 m a.s.l.
Half day stages:
- Montagna - Ora circular route (6.2 km, see map above)
- Montagna - Gleno circular route (4.1 km)
- Villa - Mazzon High Route - Egna (7.9 km)