Hiking from Castelrotto to the witches’ benches
A pleasant hike of 4 hours, featuring an altitude difference of 1,100 m, from Castelrotto to Bullaccia.
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“Marinzen”, that’s the name of the high plateau of Castelrotto, and this is also the first destination of our hike. Starting from Castelrotto we follow the hiking path n° 4 in the direction of the tavern called “Tusch”. Across vast meadows and fields, always on path n° 4, we reach the mountain station of the chair lift from Castelrotto to Marinzen on 1,458 m. This is where the path n° 9 takes you to the “Schafstall”, which in fact means sheep barn.
We continue our hike on path n° 9 and soon also reach the peak of our hike, which is the Alpe di Bullaccia at (2,162 m asl). This vast plateau extends on an area of 4 km. Via path n° 24 we get to the end of our hike, which are the “Witches’ benches”, called “Hexenbänke in German.
Walking time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: way up 1,165m, down 57 m (one way)
Altitude: 1,095 - 2,162 m asl
Possible stops at: Schafstall, Arnikahütte
Difficulty: easy trail
Path: 6, 4, 4A, 11A, 9, 8, 24
Further information: tourist office Castelrotto, tel. +39 0471 706333, firstname.lastname@example.org