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Relive ‘ITA VRG 04 Chiusa-Collalbo/Klausen-Klobenstein’

Tuesday 11° / 8 ° CWednesday 14° / 8 ° CThursday 17° / 8 ° C
Place of Departure CHIUSA/KLAUSEN
Place of Arrival COLLALBO/KLOBENSTEIN
Length – KM
20,5
Nation of the route Italy
Region Trentino Alto Adige
Uphill Gap
1290 mt.
Downhill Gap
580 mt.
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability  Foot
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Klausen Chiusa is located along the river Eisack and is historically a custom city. Despite its small population, it has city rights together with seven other towns in South Tyrol. Klausen is located about 30km north of Bolzano and about 10km south of Bressanone along the SS12 (Strada Statale 12) at the foot of the fortress Säben. His name apparently derives from the Latin Clusa to indicate the “narrowing of a river” in this case, the Eisack. The name Klausen is mentioned in the documents of 1027. The city we dominated by the monastery of Sabiona (Säben, the peak of the mountain was already inhabited in the early history of Germanic times. Between the years 800 and about 1000 Säben was an important Bishop town that was moved to Brixen, diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone.

Description of another day trip which is challenging for the length and the difference in altitude: We climb the mountain in the direction of Sauders / Church St. Moritz, then we go near Bad Dreikirchen and pass Barbian. After reaching St. Verena, which has been and stil is an important place for pilgrims. Then we cross a large part of the Ritten plateau, pass the earth pyramides and reach Klobenstein. Once we have have reached the height of our tour we should occasionally take a look to the left to admire the Dolomites like Langkofel, Schlern and the Rose Garden Group. From the center of Klausen (Tinneplatz) we walk on the Fragstrasse over to the Tinnebach and turn left immediately after the bridge which leads us to the Eisack river. At the Eisack River we turn right and follow the river promenade for 500m. After 1.4km we reach the road SS12 and go through the underpass and follow the SS12 to the Brennerstrasse 8 (please pay attention to traffic). Here we turn left and start our ascent. After 350m you reach the first farm and walk along the dirt road No.4, first on the field and then into the forest. Cross a stream and turn left to reach a second farm. On the paved road we continue and after 400m we reach a third farm. We follow the path for another 400m uphill and arrive at a small inhabited hamlet. Then we follow the path that leads us left over a creek and another 400m uphill we cross another creek. Immediately after the crossing of the Creek, we turn right where the road forks off. After another 500m uphill on the left we meet a dirt road which leads us to the church of St. Moritz in Sauders. Here we have the choice to visit the church and the village of Sauders or we go down the road that leads us through two farms. After the second farm a dirt road starts and crosses a forest and fields. On a steep slope turn into a forest and follow the deep stream bed then we cross the creek ove a wooden bridge. Then the steep climb begins in a charming forest which then leads on a road towards Barbian. Not far after the forest exit there is a small road on the right, which leads us to the three churches in Bad Dreikirche “Le Tre Chiese” (Bad Dreikirche) which is certainly another reference point for pilgrims. We continue and after 2km we reach Barbian with its pilgrimage monument. We continue on the paved road for 1.2km and cross the Ganderbach, where we can see the beautiful Barbian waterfall, just look up to your left. After another 1.3km we reach Saubach where we refill your water containers with fresh water. After another 2km we reach the hill of St. Verena, that is another reference point for pilgrims. We leave the road towards Pirchnerhof, at the entrance to the forest we turn right and follow the steep path for 300m which leads us up the hill to the church Santa Verena, the effort is certainly is worthwhile having here a look into the Dolomites. We descend from the hill along the old Kaiserweg and cross a small forest clearing to reach the Penzlhof. Now we are back on the paved road and go right for another 150m and then a sharp left on the way 8A into the forest. After 500m we reach the first farm, after another 200m the second farm and after 400m the third farm. At the paved road we turn right and after another 350m we turn left. Now we cross forest and fields climbing the mountain for 500m and reach an altitude of 1094 meters above sea level. We follow the path No. 8 and arrive after 1km Koblmühle, a small hamlet along the Köbelbach. Here we go right cross the Köbelbach turn left then immediately right and then left and climbe on a beautiful cobblestone path with scattered calvary stations to the pilgrimage church Maria Saal. We leave the church, cross the road and turn left into the former Kaiserweg. At path no. 24 we turn left, cross another torrent and start the path of  Pyramids of Earth  for 800m towards Klobenstein. After admiring the earth pyramids and various traces of ancient passages, we take the road SP73 for another 700m to Lengmoss, where we are being greeted by a beautiful lily pond. After another 1km we arrive in Klobenstein. At the parking lot, we turn right and go uphill towards the train station.

For the description of the route see the Guide of Simone Frignani end  Download File PDF

Bold type for structures we already used
Red type for structures we have an arrangement (with Credential*)
(*) Prices might change for special situations: please book early and ask for confirmation
In some places it is difficult to find accommodation only for one night: we suggest you to take accommodation for more nights, using, for your movements, the comfortable and cheap local trains, route Brenner-Trento-Bassano del Grappa.

How to arrive

Form airport (BOLOGNA, VENEZIA, MILANO-ORIO, VERONA) to Verona FS Railway Station TRAIN – (www.trenitalia.com) Verona FS Railway Station – Chiusa FS Railway Station BUS/LOCAL TRAIN (www.ritten.com/out.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sii.bz.it%2Fit&l=it) Bolzano FS Railway Station – Chiusa FS Railway Station

Where to eat

  TYPICAL DISHES = Suedtirol TYPICAL DISHES = Gallorosso
Despar Città Alta – 39043 CHIUSA
Pension Kircher (percorso ciclistico) Dorf, 12 – 39054 LONGOSTAGNO 0471-349027 erwinbauer@hotmail.de www.pension-kircher-ritten.com
Hotel Linde via Gamper,31 – 39054 COLLABO BZ 0471-356317 info@hotel-linde.it www.hotel-linde.it/it/hotel-linde.htm
Hotel Garni Ameiserhof via Ameiser 36 – 39054 COLLALBO 0471-356158 info@ameiserhof.com www.ameiserhof.com
Gasthof Rösslwirt Paese,6 – 39040 BARBIANO (BZ) 0471-654188 info@roesslwirt.com www.roesslwirt.com
Gasthof Kircher Sepp Rosengartenstr.,27 – 39040 – BARBIANO (BZ) 0471-650074 info@kirchersepp.com www.kirchersepp.com
Gasthof Bad Dreikirchen 39040 TRE CHIESE – BARBIANO 0471-650055 info@baddreikirchen.it www.baddreikirchen.it

Where to sleep

Pension Kircher (percorso ciclistico) Dorf, 12 – 39054 LONGOSTAGNO 0471-349027 erwinbauer@hotmail.de www.pension-kircher-ritten.com
Hotel Linde via Gamper,31 – 39054 COLLABO BZ 0471-356317 info@hotel-linde.it www.hotel-linde.it/it/hotel-linde.htm
Hotel Garni Ameiserhof via Ameiser 36 – 39054 COLLALBO 0471-356158 info@ameiserhof.com www.ameiserhof.com
Gasthof Rösslwirt Paese,6 – 39040 BARBIANO (BZ) 0471-654188 info@roesslwirt.com www.roesslwirt.com
Gasthof Kircher Sepp Rosengartenstr.,27 – 39040 – BARBIANO (BZ) 0471-650074 info@kirchersepp.com www.kirchersepp.com
Gasthof Bad Dreikirchen 39040 TRE CHIESE – BARBIANO 0471-650055 info@baddreikirchen.it www.baddreikirchen.it

Bike Service

Pilgrim Service

Associazione Turistica Renon Via paese 5 -39054 COLLALBO/RENON BZ 0471-356100 info@renon.com www.renon.com
CAI Alto Adige Viale Europa 53/F 39100 BOLZANO 0471 402 144 segreteria@caialtoadige.it www.caialtoadige.it
Associazione Turistica Barbiano Frazione S. Giacomo, 41 – 39040 BARBIANO 0471-654411 – 654260 info@barbian.it www.barbian.it
Portale Turismo Alto Adige 0471 402 144 info@suedtirol.info www.suedtirol.info
Associazione Turistica Villandro Vicolo F. V. Defregger, 6, 39040 VILLANDRO BZ 0472-843121 info@villanders.info www.villandres.info

Photos from the Track

Ritten-Renon