Hike on the Roman Path (Römerweg)

This walking tour leads us from Monguelfo to Dobbiaco, with view on the Alta Val Pusteria valley and the Braies and Sesto Dolomites.

This hike is not demanding but still almost 17 km long, so a bit of stamina is required. Located at the sunny side of the Alta Val Pusteria valley, the Roman Path (Römerweg) proceeds along the Schlossweg path in Monguelfo (Welsberg in German) first, past the castle and across meadows until the forest.

The Monte Costa (Eggerberg) is a beautiful elongated forested ridge at 1,600 until 1,700 m asl. The path is mostly wide and easily walkable. Past the Hellwiesen meadows we reach the biotope of the Monterota Meadows (Ratsberger Wiesen) and walk downhill to the hamlet of Monterota (along this section you can find some rest points). Across the meadows at the entrance of the Valle San Silvestro valley we walk to Dobbiaco where the Roman Path ends. Here we take the bus or the train to return to Monguelfo.

Beautiful woods, blooming meadows and a fantastic view on the Sesto and Braies Dolomites make this long walking tour worthwhile. Only on hot summer days this hike is not recommended due to numerous very sun-exposed sections.

Author: AT

Please note: if you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Monguelfo (village centre)
Route: Monguelfo - Castle Path - Montecosta - Hellwiesen meadows - Monterota Meadows - Monterota - Valle San Silvestro - Dobbiaco
Signposts: 35, Römerweg, 41, 60, 41
Distance: approx. 16.8 km in each direction (return by public bus or train possible)
Walking time: approx. 5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 750 m
Altitude level: between 1,080 and 1,825 m asl
Experienced in: June 2014
Further information: Val Casies-Monguelfo-Tesido tourist board, phone: +39 0474 978436

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