Here you can find detailed directions and general information about the first stage of the tour.
Image gallery: Stage 1: From Egna to Sella
The best way to get from Egna (Neumarkt) to Termeno (Tramin) is by bus. On weekends and during holidays, however, the bus does not run frequently. By taxi approx. 15 Euro, on foot approx. 4 km.
At the train station of Egna we follow the signposts to Termeno. We pass the Würth plant and then walk through the underpass. On meadow paths we walk until the village entrance of Termeno, past the Roner and Psenner distilleries, where you can also taste the noble spirits. After crossing the road we walk uphill to the beautiful village centre of Termeno with its fig trees, oleanders and vines.
You should not miss a visit to the St. Jacob Church in Kastelaz. The path leads from the Townhall Square past the parish church into the Hans-Feur-Straße road, then left into the St.-Julitta-Alley and up to the small church (about 60 metres in altitude). In front of the church there is a small, pretty village square with fountain, roses and lavender.
Right after the village square the view on the Oltradige area and Lake Caldaro opens up. We follow the signpost no. 10 first to the left and then to the right across a small brook until we reach the path no. 10B. To avoid to walk on the road, we take the meadow path on the left past some cypresses to a single house. Here we keep right, always along the driveway (leaving the road beneath) until shortly before the district of Sella (Söll).
The walking time from Termeno to Sella is approx. 1 hour, about 130 metres in altitude have to be managed. In Sella you can find rest points and overnight accommodations.
Alternative hiking route:
From Termeno follow the Kalterer-See-Weg path (KS), then do not miss the turnoff towards the Plattenhof hotel (path SB). The way is not that complicated, but from Kastelaz you have to walk back (downhill) a short section on the main road towards Termeno.