Summer hikes in the Aurina Valley
80 mountains above 3,000 metres of height, the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Natural Park with glacier, waterfalls, flora and fauna. And if this does not convince you…we offer pure air, fresh source water and the blue sky for free.
Nature adventure path in Campo Tures
Bringing people closer to nature…
…this is the purpose of the newly opened nature adventure path in Campo Tures, which was opened for visitors on the 11th of June.
This 6 km long round tour was financed by the Campo Tures community and the Authority for Natural Parks at equal measure. The logo, a squirrel, accompanies hikers from one station to the next.
Many themes are covered: Nature, fauna, flora, geology, mythology, sagas, legends, …Adventurous constructions like a panorama platform at the height of a treetop make this round tour even more attractive.
|Point of departure:||Nature Park House|
|Walking time:||3 hours|
|Difference in altitude:||176m|
|Level of difficulty:||easy - medium|
Educational path - Predoi Knappensteig
From the St. Ignaz gallery (1,500m) to the Röt Cross (2,080m) - along tunnel openings, ruin-like remains of former pothole buildings.
The St. George gallery leading into the mountain to the right of the path was opened soon after 1528. Even though it is less than 100 metres long, ore was found only at the beginning of the 40'ies, as only one person was engaged with the drifting at times.
At the "Jakober Stubn", the ruin-like remains of the former pothole buildings at the opening to the St. Jakob gallery, the upper mine area starts. This is where the ore deposits were discovered, this is where the ore was mined, and also where the mining work started in the 15th Century. If the Predoi copper ore was mined already during the Bronze Age, it could only have been here.
In ancient years more galleries lead into the tunnel than can be seen today. The upper gallery was named "St. Wilhelm". It was the source, which means that the copper was discovered and mined here first.
The wild-romantic landscape between the "Jakober Stuben" and the St. Wilhelm gallery did not develop naturally, it was created artificially. The landscape was created in the 18th Century, when the previously non mined ore was blasted with black powder.
The educational path ends at the Röt Cross (2,080 metres above sea level).
|Point of departure:||Predoi Copper Mine|
|Walking time:||2 hours|
|Difference in altitude:||580 m|
|Level of difficulty:||easy - medium|
|Best time of year:||mid May - October|
Tures Knight Path
Visit the Tobl ravine with three impressive waterfalls, and the imposing Tures Castle, the landmark of the Aurina Valley.
From the waterfalls to Tures Castle:
|Specialities:||Tobl ravine with three impressive waterfalls, the Medieval Tures Castle, the landmark of the Aurina Valley. Open all year.|
|Route:||From the Campo Tures Tourism Association in an Easterly direction via the bridge to St. Moritzen.|
Immediately to the right (Alte Mühle Hotel) at the orthographically left river bank across a wider bridge on the right river bank and across the next bridge turn left to the Winkel harbour.
Along the main road to the car park of the Riva Waterfalls (855).
Now turn left into the forest (no. 2) to the 1st waterfall, then somewhat steeper to the 2nd and 3rd waterfalls.
Cross the high bridge at the 3rd waterfall, as it is not far to the Toblhof guesthouse (1,054m).
Here we cross the main road and follow path no. 2A slightly downwards until reaching the road to the "Pircherhöfe".
Now soon left downwards through the forest until reaching a cross path (descent to St. Moritzen possible).
Here we turn right (no. 2A) and walk to the Tures Castle.
A panoramic view of the Tures Valley accompanies us.
Via a small path past the castle chapel we reach the village of Campo Tures.
We cross the wooden bridge to the main road and walk upwards towards the village.
|Point of departure:||Tourism Association (village centre)|
|Walking time:||3,50 hours|
|Difference in altitude:||200m|
|Level of difficulty:||easy; family-friendly|
|Best season:||accessible all year|
The power of water - Selva dei Molini Paths
Hiking with all senses - the Selva dei Molini villages awaits you
"The power of water" is one of the mottos of four theme paths, which await nature-loving hikers in the Selva dei Molini Valley. The round tour of the Selva dei Molini artificial lake is the shortest and most comfortable tour and lets you enjoy the landscape during all seasons.
The "Water and Wheel" path introduces visitors to the world of mills and addresses the dangers of free water power.
The path through the former Lappago gorge is demanding, but safe. This third section can be perfectly combined with a round tour from Lappago village with its information centre on "The power of water", which starts and ends there.
The round tour of the Neves artificial lake is the last, high-alpine, but very appealing part of this varied chain of stones and bays, sand, sun and shade, hustle and peace, fog, ice and snow.
Guided tours every Thursday in summer:
Looking, feeling, hearing, learning - all this is part of the programme of the guided tours on the Selva dei Molini theme paths. Big and small secrets of the natural landscape in the Selva dei Molini Valley are explained by means of wall charts.
Make up your own mind, your own thoughts, and you will see that morning dew, a simple drop of water, and the landscape in which they appear, get a completely new meaning.
The guided tours on the theme paths are offered every Thursday from June to September.
Stations of the cross to Heilig Geist (Holy Ghost)
From Casere to Heilig Geist (Holy Ghost)
The path of the Stations of the Cross from Casere to Heilig Geist is a joint work of the catholic youth groups from the following parishes: Gais, Lappago, Tures, Lutago, Rio Bianco, S. Giovanni, Cadipietra, S. Giacomo, S. Pietro and Predoi.
The youth service of the Tures deanery started the plan, which was implemented in winter of 1980/81. In autumn of 1981 the way of the cross was blessed at the yearly pilgrimage of the deanery youth by bishop Heinrich Forer. The Aurina wood carving school was greatly involved in the planning.
The path of the Stations of the Cross was carved by 13 different teenagers. Please also note the way the figures are demonstrated. The teenagers, who created this path, wanted to put Jesus Christ and all the other figures into our time and emphasised this through the clothing.
Part of the Stations of the cross provide the background for some modern day problems, which are suggested at the beam of the cross. The stations do not carry the usual heading - an appropriate word of the Holy Scripture was chosen for each station.
Since the realisation of the path for the Stations of the Cross was supposed to be implemented by the youth, the individual youth groups were responsible for the financing. The money was mainly collected from teenagers. Through this action the youth has contributed in a great way, in order to convert an old path into a true pilgrimage path.