neumarkt mazon weinbau
neumarkt mazon weinbau

Hike from the “Klösterle” to Mazzon

This hike leads us through the forest above the Bassa Atesina area to the well-known wine-growing region of the municipality of Egna.

We start our late spring hike opposite the lovely San Floriano Church near Laghetti (Laag), right beside the hydroelectric power plant where a signpost indicates “Klösterle”. After some metres we reach this former hospice, one of only a few fully preserved hospices in Europe. Today it is venue for concerts and theatre performances, above all in summer months.

The path takes us uphill through the deciduous forest and gets narrower - sometimes it is covered with leaves and only partly visible. At 400 m a.s.l. we reach a junction: the Dürer Path proceeds on the right, we follow the trail on the left in a northerly direction towards Mazzon. Along a pleasant forest path we reach the vineyards of Mazzon.

Following the Mazzon High Route (Mazoner Hochweg) for the next section we arrive at Caldiff Castle. The ruin offers an amazing view on the south of South Tyrol, especially on the area between the famous Lake Caldaro and the village of Montagna. After a visit to the old wineries and the church of Mazzon we descend to Egna (Neumarkt) where our tour ends.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: “Klösterle” near Laghetti / San Floriano (bus stop of the Egna - Salorno line)
Route: Hospice - Mazzon - Egna
Signposts: no. 8, “Mazoner Hochweg”, 3
Distance: approx. 7 km
Walking time: about 2.5 hours
Altitude difference: 380 m
Altitude level: between 220 and 520 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: end of May 2010
Further information: Castelfeder tourist board, phone: +39 0471 810 231

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