in Mareit - Sterzing
No matter if spring, summer, autumn or winter: every season has its charm and in close contact to the nature you can enjoy every season in a very personal way. When winter slowly says goodbye you may feel the urge to put on your walking shoes and explore the fascinating nature in the mountains. A hiking holiday in South Tyrol guarantees untouched nature, peace and a variety of animals and plants that you can discover and explore. During your hiking holiday, you can fully enjoy our mountains. Our guests especially value the large innumerous trails. In Ridnaun alone you can start uncountable walks. You can also start you walking adventures directly from our farm where – on well signposted paths you can walk to the Telfer mountain pastures or directly to Ridnaun and from there to the various huts and mountain peaks. We are more than happy to help you find the right destinations for you and inform you about all the hiking possibilities in the Ridnaun valley. In addition, in our place you can not only hike, but also do many other sports activities like mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, rafting, playing tennis or golfing. Those interested in culture find a lot to see and explore in South Tyrol. Directly in the village there is the baroque castle Wolfsthurn with its museum of catching and fishing. In Ridnaun, you can visit the mine museum. Other places to visit are the fortress in Franzensfeste (30 km away) or the museum of natural science in Bolzano with the famous man from the ice – Ötzi (60 km away).
Die Gästekarte ermöglicht Ihnen kostenlosen Zugang zu folgenden Leistungen:
- Kostenlose Benützung aller öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel des Südtiroler Verkehrsverbundes.
- Die activeCard ermöglicht freien Eintritt zu 86 Museen in Südtirol.
- 3 Berg- und Talfahrten pro Woche mit einer Bergbahn (Freizeitberg Rosskopf, Bergbahn Ratschings-Jaufen oder Bergbahn Ladurns) Ihrer Wahl in Sterzing-Ratschings.
- ausgewähltes Wander-Wochenprogramm
- Freier Eintritt in die Gilfenklamm, dem einzigartigen Naturdenkmal am Eingang des Ratschingstal.
- Kostenlose Stadtführung in Sterzing
- Kostenlose Milchhof-Führung
Especially if you are in close contact with nature, spring is always a very special season: everything begins to bloom and blossom! The animals can stay out in the meadows again and eat the green grass. Spring is also the time of the births; our horses as well as our sheep give birth and it is spectacular! Just breathtaking! Spring is the ideal time for those, who like to make small excursions, go for walks, explore the beautiful historic towns of South Tyrol, enjoy the silence and watch nature while everything is growing. With the “activecard”, the whole of South Tyrol can be explored because all public museums and the public transport in South Tyrol are free.
in Ridnaun valley
The Ridnaun valley is an absolute hiking paradise. It offers the right path for everyone: it is possible to make comfortable walks of about one hour to cozy mountain huts as well as extended mountain trails (i.e. the Becherhaus with more than 3000m height).
Many mountain paths are perfectly suited for family hiking. The kids can run, explore little water creeks, collect a bunch of flowers, maybe also spot a squirrel or even a roe deer and explore nature in their very individual way. Many montain huts also have little playgrounds and animals that the kids can play with.
Some of the paths can be walked on with a pram. Moreover, there are also tracks made especially for the kids, like for example the “Pfeifer Huisile Weg” in Ratschings – the figure is from a saga that took place in the Ratschings valley. The view from the mountain peaks – far over many parts of the country – is breathtaking. With the activecard, all buses in all parts of South Tyrol are free!
You can truly experience the „golden autumn“ in South Tyrol as everything shines in brilliant nature colors – highlighted with the rays of the sun! Absolutely breathtaking and a mere pleasure for the eyes is the mountain scenery in Ridnaun and the whole Wipptal region.
On the sunny autumn days, you can fill up your energies for the winter! It is the ideal time to simply leave all your cares behind and to enjoy nature with all its bright colors! Of course, also in autumn you can go on various hikes in the mountains and go on alpine pasture hikes.
Family hikes in the autumn break combined with the adventure of the farmlife, our animals and the various possibilities to play around the house guarantee recreation for the kids as well as the children.
With the activecard – the special card for tourists – you can explore South Tyrol with all its historic characteristics because all museums as well as the public transport in the whole of South Tyrol are free. So your holiday certainly will not lack in variety!
Hiking suggestions in the Ridnaun valley
Easy walk, walking time 1,5 h At the end of the Ridnaun valley, also marked with signs, starts the walking path M9. Wandering over hill and dale – ideal for older children – you walk through the woods until you reach the Agelsboden hut. In alternative, you can also start at the little village Gesennen – shortly before the valley end. First you walk on a forest road and then trough the breathtaking Burkhard ravine after which you reach the Agelsboden hut
The Tirolean high altitude trail on its 7th stage leads from Maiern in the Ridnaun valley to the Schneeberg hut and its minery near St. Martin at the Schneeberg. Stage 7 starts in Maiern. On path Nr. 8 you walk to the minery and then continue on path Nr. 27 A in the direction of the Lazzach valley. Above the Lazzach river starts the educational path and leads you all the way through the valley up to the Posch-house and to the Moarberg hut (serves food). At the hut, you change to path Nr. 28 and then on to the Schneeberg hut. This very interesting trail leads you along the medieval minery St. Martin at Schneeberg. From the Schneeberghut you can book guided tours through the tunnel as well as rids with the mine train in the Posch-hut tunnel.
Long hike; walking time about 8 h High-Alp tour to the highest mountain hut in South Tyrol. First you walk up to the Agelsboden (see Agelsbodenalm). From there you follow the steep walking path to the Grohmannhütte mountain hut. A steep mountain path leads you to the Teplitz hut. From there you walk on rocky ground until you get close to the area of the Übeltalsee. On partially roped paths, you then traverse the glacier and follow a small rocky path to the Becherhaus. The Becherhaus offers 70 sleeping spaces.