mendel ueberetscher huette rifugio oltradige cai
mendel ueberetscher huette rifugio oltradige cai

Walking tour from Passo Mendola to hut Oltradige

This mountain hike leads us to the central rise of the Mendola formation and is 16 km long.

We start at Caldaro, S. Antonio, where we find the valley station of the Mendelbahn which was built more than 100 years ago. At the top of Passo Mendola (nearly 1,350 mt) we start in southern direction and take the marker no. 500. The asphalt road passes soon into crushed stones, we find our way through the wood. Quite a lot of inhabitants of Caldaro and Appiano have their summer huts in this wonderful area.

After a break at Enzianhütte we go on through the woods and enjoy the pleasant shadow on the way which is mostly flat, only one short rise we have to manage. Passing hut Mezzavia (Halbweghütte) we carry on the path no. 500 into southern direction. After a turn we can see hut Romeno in front of us. A very nice place, where we enjoy something to drink and the beautiful landscape of meadows covered with flowers, also a small church which is called Maria Schnee is up there. The amazing view of the formation of Ortles until the Dolomites is a great reward!

From this point it takes us only 20 minutes till we reach hut Oltradige. It is placed directly under Mount Roen, the mountain top of Roen can be reached on a Via Ferrata. Meanwhile it is afternoon and we may enjoy a clear view of Bassa Altesina and Strada del Vino.

Author: AT

If you would like to do this mountain hike please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: S. Antonio (Caldaro), or the mountain station of the Mendelbahn
Trail numbers: 500, 560
Altitude level: between 1,350 mt and 1,780 mt above sea level
Distance: approx. 16.4 km (8.2 km per direction)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours per direction
Suitable for families?: Yes, but a short section is not suitable for pushchairs
Experienced in: June 2010
Further information: tourist board Caldaro, phone: +39 0471 963169

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