A hike on the Sonnenberg above Terenten with a visit to the earth pyramids and the grain mills of Terenten.
In South Tyrol there are some places with earth pyramids, the most famous ones will probably be at Ritten. But not everyone knows that nature has also formed a small number of earth pyramids above Terenten which were created after a great storm in 1837. Further above the natural spectacle we come across the lovingly restored grain mills of the Teren Valley which recall the hard life of the mountain farmers. Afterwards we follow a pleasant ascent along a forest road up to Gols, the highest point of our hike with a wonderful view of the Dolomites and a playground for kids. From here on we go through a dense spruce forest which provides pleasant shade in summer, back down to the Winnebach valley where we meet the Astnerbergalm which invites us for a break. After this refreshment we comfortably return to the starting point along the wide valley path.
The descent leads past the Astnerbergalm. A stop is highly recommended as it is a wonderful place to eat.
A short, steep section after the Gols to the connecting path into the Winnebach valley.
Normal hiking equipment.
Tips, hints and links
This hike is also suitable for families with children who enjoy walking.
Village square Terenten. (1211 m)
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Village square Terenten.
At the main square (1.210m) the path marked with No. 22 to the Terner Tal starts. In the valley along the stream up to the earth pyramids and further to the corn mills. At the last mill turn left up to a forest road and follow this to Gols (1.782m). Follow path no. 8, first over the meadow in southern direction, then left along a steep path down to the connecting path to the Astnerbergalm in the Winnebach valley. From the alp, take the wide road marked No. 23 out of the valley to the Alpeggerschneider junction. Across the Winnebach to Alpegger and back to the starting point via roads and meadow paths.
By train to Niedervintl and from here by bus to Terenten. Here is the timetable: http://www.sii.bz.it/de/
From the A22 Brenner motorway take the Brixen exit and continue into the Pustertal valley as far as Niedervintl. Turn towards Terenten. Coming from Dobbiaco, you can turn off at Bruneck to Pfalzen and follow the Sonnenstrasse to Terenten.
There is plenty of parking space at the village square.