Italy’s first premium winter trail is located on the Rittner Horn mountain. Along the trail, especially during the descent from the Rittner Horn peak to the Unterhorn inn, you can enjoy panoramic views of the fascinating Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Route: the winter hike begins at the mountain station of the Bergbahn Rittner Horn cable car on the Schwarzseespitze peak. Pass by the Runder Tisch viewpoint and the “Dolomitoskop” on the panoramic trail no. 19 to the Unterhorn inn. Bear left at the Feltuner Hütte mountain hut and continue following the markers up to the Rittner Horn, the highest point. Head via the Alpine pastures down to the Unterhornhaus inn and to the Schwarzenseespitze.
An alternative route for families with children: take only the smaller circular route along the panoramic trail. Walking time: approx 1 hour.
Tip: The easy way to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Soprabolzano/Oberbozen is on the Rittner Seilbahn cable car. Continue on the narrow-gauge railway to Collalbo/Klobenstein. Finally take bus 166 to the valley station of the Bergbahn Rittner Horn cable car.
Getting there from Bolzano/Bozen:
By car: from Munich in approximately 3,5 hours via the motorway (Rosenheim-Kufstein-Innsbruck-Brenner) until you come to the motorway exitz Bolzano/Bozen NORD. Take this exit, drive in the direction of Bolzano and toward the Renon/Ritten mountain.
By train: On the Munich-Innsbruck_Verona line to Bolzano wehre alal trains stop. Bus stop near the train station, whrere buses 165 go to Collalbo/Renon. Or walk 10 minutes to the start of ropeways to Soprabolzano/Renon. The ropeway goes in only 12 minutes to Soprabolzano/Renon. There starts the Renon railway every half hour and after 18 minutes you arrive to Collalbo/Renon. The bus 166 starte under the station Collalbo on 9:08, 10:08, 11:08, 12:08, 14:08, 15:08 an 16:08 to the starte of the cablecar Corno del Renon.