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Hike to Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen

Hike to Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen

Tourist-Info Laives/Leifers
Via J.-F. Kennedy 88
39055 Laives/Leifers
description to arrive at destination

Coming from the south:
Take the highway exit "Egna/Ora/Termeno-Neumarkt/Auer/Tramin" and follow the signs "Bolzano/Laives-Bozen/Leifers" for approx. 15 km. Then follow the signs for "Laives Sud/Leifers Süd" to reach the city centre.

Coming from the north:
Take the highway exit "Bolzano Sud/Bozen Süd" and then follow the signs for "Trento/Laives - Trient/Leifers" for approx. 10 km. After the tunnel connecting Bolzano/Bozen and Laives/Leifers, follow the signs for "Laives Nord/Leifers Nord" for approx. 1 km to reach the city centre.


There are several parking possibilities in Laives/Leifers: there are free parking spaces in Via Andreas-Hofer and Via Galizia. Further car parks are available in Via Pietralba, Via Stazione, Via Montessori, Via Marconi and Via Sottomonte. 

Public transport

Arrival by public transport from Bolzano/Bozen: by bus with the lines 110, 111 or 112 until the bus stop "Laives Centro/Leifers Zentrum" (approx. 30 min.).

Arrival by public transport from the south: take bus line 120 to the bus stop "Laives Centro/Leifers Zentrum".

Return from Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen to Laives/Leifers: by bus with the line 180 from Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen to Bolzano/Bozen and from there with the lines 110, 111 or 112 to Laives/Leifers (approx. 1.30 h)

General description

A very beautiful, somewhat strenuous hike from Laives/Leifers, through the Brantental valley, to Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen.

Route description

The trail starts in the centre of Laives/Leifers. From there the hike begins along Via Pietralba into the Brantental valley, past "Haus Emmaus" to the "Schwobmiel" refreshment point. Until here the road is paved, so you can reach it by car too. From the refreshment point, the somewhat stony, former carriage path no. 5 leads past the loading point of an abandoned fluorite mine, along the Brantental river through the wooded valley to the Hackl farm and then climbs north through the spruce forest to the Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen plateau. From this beautiful mountain village you have a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. The view from the Obkircher inn (approx. 1430 m) is particularly beautiful and worth seeing. You can return to Laives/Leifers by bus.