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Camino de Santiago, stage Monguelfo – Valdaora – Nessano – Brunico

Olang/Valdaora
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
5:51
in hours
Distance
21.3
in km
Suggested period
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Several sections of the Pilgrim's Way Cammino di Santiago cross South Tyrol and are convincing for the variety of scenic attractions, but also for the many well-preserved reminders of the pilgrimage era along the way. You start in Monguelfo and walk to Valdaora, from there to Nessano and finally to Brunico.
Difference in altitue ascending: 441m
Difference in altitude descending: 695m
Length: 21,2 km
Walking time: 05h 51min

Route data
Intermediate
Distance
21,3 km
Duration
5 h 51 min
Ascent
441 m
Decent
695 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.264 m
Lowest point
832 m
Suggestions
We recommend that you carry sufficient sun protection and enough food with you. A good level of fitness is required to complete the entire route (21.3 km) in one day. The stage can also be divided again: Monguelfo - Valdaora and Valdaora - Brunico.
Directions
The start of this stage of the Camino de Santiago is in Monguelfo at the parish church of Santa Margherita, from where you turn right toward the tourist office. From there follow the road in the direction of the train station, crossing a bridge after which you turn right again. Follow the road through an underpass and turn right again to reach Ried. Follow the Monguelfo-Valdaora road through forests and meadows to Valdaora di Sopra. Continue through Valdaora di Mezzo to Via St. Ägidius and on the main road down to Valdaora di Sotto. Follow first Trail 22, then Trail 18 to Nessan, passing the Jakobskirche church and descending to "Litschbach." From here continue on trail 18A, then No. 11 through the forest to the hamlet of Ried. From the hamlet, continue walking along No. 14A to Lamprechtsburg Castle. From the castle, take nature trail No. 14 into the Rienzschlucht gorge, then cross the main road into the upper town to Bruneck. There are several rest stops in Monguelfo, Valdaora and Brunico.
public transportation
Bus & train timetable: www.suedtirolmobil.info.
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