Enjoyable hiking holidays in South Tyrol

Rittersteig (The Knights' Path)

Naturns (554 mt) - Sportplatz - Rittersteig - Plaus (519 mt) - Etschdamm - Naturns

Take the Bahnhofstraße from the village centre towards the Sportplatz and then walk up towards the Jesus Besinnungsweg, the Meditation Path. Then follow path no. 1 over the Rittersteig to reach Waldheim near Dornsberg Castle and continue on through the Hilbertal valley to the Alpine-Well-Fit-Parcours in Plaus. This keep-fit route has five, newly-equipped relaxation areas and is the perfect place for a few health-and-fitness exercises out in the fresh air. Then, refreshed and full of energy, walk on along the Gröbenweg to reach the centre of Plaus where well-known local artist, Luis Stephan Stecher's particularly original Totentanz, The Dance of Death, series of eighteen, colourful painted scenes adorn the walls of the village cemetery and are well-worth seeing. The gentle walk back to Naturns leads along the banks of the river Etsch.

Time: 2.5 hours
Difference in altitude: 30 mt


Hiking tours:

» Alpine Meadow Hike
» Hike from farmhouse to farmhouse - Sonnenberg Schnals - Naturns
» Rittersteig (The Knights' Path)
» Schnalser Waalweg - water irrigation path
» Right to the very top: Kirchbachspitze (2.951 mt.)


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