From Ponte d’Adige to Colterenzio

Walking from the Kaiserberg to the Marklhof and further on across the famous vineyard of Cornaiano.

The station of Ponte Adige is the starting point for this tour. At the Mendelhof tavern, the trail number 1 starts. After having traversed the railway, this trail branches off on the left, leading towards the castle and stretching its way up on a beautiful panoramic trail. Past the parking space of the Messner Mountain Museum, the trail across the beautiful broad-leaf forest covering the Kaiserberg starts. Especially now, at the beginning of May, the forest captivates with its wide range of green colours. Glades make you sneak a peek on the vineyards between Frangarto and Cornaiano.

After 40 minutes of walking, we reach the ritzy Marklhof, where we stop for a cup of coffee. When we finally proceed, we walk past the Girlanerhof, via an asphalted road across the vineyards, always following the sign-post number 1. The small but mighty village of Colterenzio is the final destination of our excursion, it represents a real gem of vine-growing farmsteads, with a romantic church and a village fountain. The way back can be walked within less than one hour.

Please note: If you would like to do this walk, inform yourselves about the current hiking conditions on the spot.

Author: AT

Starting point: Station of Ponte Adige (Mendelhof)
Trail: Ponte Adige - Marklhof - Colterenzio
Signposts: 1
Length of the trail: about 4.2 km
 (one way)
Walking time: about one hour (one way)

Altitude difference: about 270 m
Altitude: 240 to 475 m asl
Experienced: May 2011
Family-friendly? Yes, suitable also for less experienced and exercised walkers. Not suitable for prams due to the short and rough passages.
Recommendation: ideal in spring and autumn, not recommendable on hot summer days.
Further information: for further information don’t hesitate to ask your host

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