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Hike from Sirmiano to Gaido

This round tour in late summer takes us to the area between 600 and 1,000 m a.s.l. above Andriano and Nalles.

We start our summer hike opposite the parking space near the Sirmiano fire station (municipality of Nalles). On the first section the trail no. 9 leads past the small church uphill to Sirmiano di Sopra (Obersirmian) and further on to the lovely St. Apollonia Church.

After a coffee break at the eponymous restaurant we follow the trail no. 8 slightly uphill through a landscape characterised by deciduous forests. Impressive are above all the gorges with the big fallen rocks from the Mendola Ridge. After some steep sections we reach the Tinnerhof farm and the hamlet of Gaido (Gaid) belonging to the municipality of Appiano. It is basically made up of the little Chapel to the Fourteen Holy Helpers and some farmsteads and offers an amazing view on the town of Bolzano and the Dolomites. Afterwards the narrow Lerchsteig path proceeds to the Bittnerhof farm and back to Sirmiano.

This easy hike proceeds through a beautiful forest landscape, but don’t underestimate the uphill sections. If you want to do this walk in autumn, we recommend the morning hours because in the afternoon the area lies in the shadow of Mt. Macaion. The views on the Valle dell’Adige, the spa town of Merano and the Bolzano valley basin are simply breathtaking!

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space near the Sirmiano fire station
Route: Sirmiano - Sirmiano di Sopra (St. Apollonia) - Gaido - Lerchsteig trail - Sirmiano
Signposts: no. 9, 8, “Lerchsteig”, 5B, 9
Distance: approx. 10 km
Walking time: about 3.5 hours
Altitude difference: 580 m
Altitude level: between 600 and 1,020 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: September 2010
Further information: Nalles tourist board, phone: +39 0471 678619

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