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Algund Bouldering Area, Bolzano Province

ALGUND BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

algund

Algund is located just west of Merano and sits in the "Apple Orhirds" that fill the valley at the base of the Austria and Italy boulder. My first visit here 8 years ago was to the upper sectors Elettra and Dragonball, the only developed area at the time. I was greatly disappointed with the quality of size of the boulders, many of the "problems" were on small rocks, almost waist high, this was my first experience in the Italian idea. of a sit start.

However. I made a return visit and was surprised to find several good problems lower down in the valley. There are several good boulders to work on,and the setting is idea, to escape the heat during late spring and early fall. You can boulder in the winter if the snowfall is not too heavy. I like this area because I can ski at Val di Senales during the morning and then stop to do a few routes on the way home.

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ALGUND BOULDERINGGUIDE

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano
LOCATION Texel Mountain Group
NEAREST CITY Merano
BEST TIME OF YEAR March to June
APPROACH TIME 5 minutes
ROCK TYPE Gneiss
LANDING
  • 1 to 2 good crash pads
  • some steep terrian
RANGE OF GRADE (N. Problems) V-0 to V12 (100+)
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Bouldering Italy, Algund Sketch

 

Sectors

  1. Knodelmann
  2. Schnapsbrennerei
  3. Beleriand
  4. Konrad
  5. Schlundenstein
  6. Dragonball
  7. Elettra
  8. Piazza teatro
  9. Dormitorio

Bike Touring Val Venosta from Merano

MALLES TO MERANO BIKE TOUR | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Bike Touring Val Venosta Bike Route

BIKE TOURING VAL VENOSTA FROM MERANO ROUTE PROFILE

Val Venosta Profile from Merano

Riding the Val Venosta bike path from Merano offers a great day to explore the mountain valleys of northern Italy.

Bolzano Province Trentino Alto Adige Region

BOLZANO PROVINCE | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Bike Tour Trento Italy

The Autonomous Province of Bolzano, (also know as the Alto Adige / Sud Tirol) lies at the climatic intersection point between the bracing north and the warm south.  Sud Tirol has therefor long been a meeting point for traders, carriers, pilgrims and keen travellers, which has required the setting up of suitable accommodation. As Trentino, it is rich in valleys from which you can often have a different view of the same spectacular peaks. The Sud Tirol shares with Trentino a unique mountain landscape of exceptional beauty, with jagged pinnacles, craggy ridges and sheer rock faces: the Dolomites.These mountains, so often described, painted and sung about are yours to be experienced, climbed and to get to know. No where else in Italy is there as many nature reserves as there are in this province.

With in the province there are many Dolomite legends, customs and traditions that speak a language of their own, reflecting the fascinating world of the "pale mountains" to explore. But also the hay-baths of Vûls, the famous local costumes, the farmers' weddings in Kastelruth, the medieval Viles of the Badia valley - all are testimony to a rich and eventful past.

If the Dolomites are the Queen of the entire region the Drei Zinnen pinnacles in the Pustertal valley are certainly the King. In the beginning when the Earth's crust burst asunder, the highest peaks and jagged ridges were formed: the Pustertal valley. If you were to fly over South Tyrol's "greenest valley" you would clearly make out not only the "Drei Zinnen" pinnacles but many other awe-inspiring mountains.

In Summer the whole SudTirol invites you to lap up the sun, to enjoy the clear mountain air, to go for a walk in its forests, to enjoy the green-blue of its lakes and streams. You can visit its castles and chapels rich in history and art, the result of centuries of cultural, economic, political and religious exchanges, some peaceful other not. SudTirol is a string of villages and unique towns like Bolzano-Bolzen, Meran-Merano and Toblach/Dobbiaco. Bolzen is the Provice-Capital. Meran, with its orchards and vineyards, the sub-tropical vegetation with palms and cypress trees, the magnificent Liberty-style buildings, the promenades, the imposing castles (among them Schloss Tirol, the ancestral home of the Counts of Tyrol) - has drawn famous and not so famous visitors since immemorial time. In 1909, Gustav Mahler said this about Toblach/Dobbiaco : "It is wonderful here and certainly heals body and soul". In the Toblach's woods the wind still brings the notes of the "The song of the Earth", the most famous Mahler Symphonies.

For winter sports there are about 416 lifts with about 800 kilometres of ski pistes,

1,800 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, over 90 toboggan tracks, some 60 ski-schools as well as ten artificial ice-rinks, 44 natural ice-rinks and two artificial ice stadium.

Bike Tour Bolzano

HISTORY OF THE BOLZANO PROVINCE

From a historical point of view, you should remember that, after the Second World War a basic agreement was reached within the framework of the peace negotiations in Paris: on 5 September 1946 the "Paris Agreement" was signed by the Italian Prime Minister Degasperi and de Austrian Foreign Minister Gruber, and annexed to the peace treaty with Italy, so that the South Tyrol Question was thereby given international standing.

This agreement provided, amongst other things, for Italy to give the Province of South Tyrol an autonomous legislative and executive power. Italy believed it could fulfil this obligation with the issue of an Autonomous Statute, adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 31 January 1948. Despite string opposition from the South Tyrolese representatives, the autonomy which in the Paris Agreement had been foreseen for South Tyrol alone was extended in the 1948 Autonomy Statute to the Trentino, and the "Region Trentino - Tiroler Etschland" (Trentino - Upper Adige) was created.

COMMUNITIES OF THE BOLZANO PROVINCE

Aldino | Andriano | Anterivo | Appiano sulla Strada del Vino | Avelengo | Badia | Barbiano | Bolzano | Braies | Brennero | Bressanone | Bronzolo | Brunico | Caines | Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino | Campo di Trens | Campo Tures | Castelbello Ciardes | Castelrotto | Cermes | Chienes | Chiusa | Cornedo all'Isarco | Cortaccia sulla Strada del Vino | Cortina sulla Strada del Vino | Corvara in Badia | Curon Venosta | Dobbiaco | Egna | Falzes | Fie allo Sciliar | Fortezza | Funes | Gais | Gargazzone | Glorenza | La Valle | Laces | Lagundo | Laion | Laives | Lana | Lasa | Lauregno | Luson | Magre sulla Strada del Vino | Malles Venosta | Marebbe | Marlengo | Martello | Meltina | Merano | Monguelfo | Montagna | Moso in Passiria | Nalles | Naturno | Naz Sciaves | Nova Levante | Nova Ponente | Ora | Ortisei | Parcines | Perca | Plaus | Ponte Gardena | Postal | Prato allo Stelvio | Predoi | Proves | Racines | Rasun Anterselva | Renon | Rifiano | Rio di Pusteria | Rodengo | Salorno | San Candido | San Genesio Atesino | San Leonardo in Passiria | San Lorenzo di Sebato | San Martino in Badia | San Martino in Passiria | San Pancrazio | Santa Cristina Valgardena | Sarentino | Scena | Selva dei Molini | Selva di Val Gardena | Senale San Felice | Senales | Sesto Pusteria | Silandro | Sluderno | Stelvio | Terento | Terlano | Termeno sulla Strada del Vino | Tesimo | Tires | Tirolo | Trodena | Tubre | Ultimo | Vadena | Val di Vizze | Valdaora | Valle Aurina | Valle di Casies | Vandoies | Varna | Velturno | Verano | Villabassa | Villandro | Vipiteno

Exploring the Trentino Alto Adige Region of Italy

Travel Guide to Trentino Alto Adige Region

Trentino Alto Adige Region Of Italy

The Trentino Alto Adige region is all about mountains and wide valleys.  The Region has always separated from "real Italia" and closely related to the Austrian Empire.  The Trentino Alto Adige region is a land area Italy acquired after World War 1. Trentino Alto Adige Region consist of two independent provinces, the Trentino (Trento Province) in the southern portion of the region and the Bolzano Province in the north.  Most of the Trento Province has been traditionally Italian speaking, and the Alto Adige or Sud Tryol (Bolzano Province) has a richer Austrian connection. The entire region is covered by the mountain ranges of the Central and Eastern Alps, Prealps and the Italian Dolomites. The region is bordered by Austria, the Veneto Region, Switzerland, and Lombardy Region.  The capital of Trentino Alto Adige Region is the Trento.

The Trentino Alto Adige was acquired by the Italian State as part of the accords of WWI. A rich region that has had a tourism tradition since the early 1800's. This can be noted by the facilities and care the region has put into the tourism industry. Trentino Alto Adige is mostly a region known for its outdoor recreation like skiing in the winter, and hiking in the summer.  As well the region is well known for Lake Garda and the water sports near Riva del Garda and Torbole.In the southern part of the region in the Trento Province you have the lower part of the Adige valley with the towns of Rovereto and Trento. For those who are fascinated with the medieval lifestyle and castles you can find several throughout the province.  Castello di Avio is located along the Adige Bike Path, castles in the Sarca valley above Arco. The area around Madonna di Campiglio you find one of the best equipped ski resorts in the Dolomites. In the eastern part of the province you have the towns of Cavalese, San Martino di Castozza, Moena, and other ski town or great bases for exploring the Italian Dolomites. In the Bolzano Province you have the main town of Bolzano and heading up the valley to the west you find Merano at the base of several major peaks of the Alps.  The Venosta valley is reached from Merano where you find apple orchards, castles, and approaches to Passo del Stelvio and Lake Resina. North of Bolzano you arrive in Bressanone where you can head east toward Brunico and Austria.  This valley also takes you up to the Alto Badia valley which is the heart of the Ladin culture and town of Covara.  You also access the Sella Mountains and the Dolomite road. North of Bressonone you would cross the border over to Innsbruck Austria. There are plenty of small valleys and villages along the main autostrada with Vipiteno being one of the primary stops.

Provinces of the Region

Trento Province

Bolzano Province

Physcial Profile of Region

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Top Outdoor Activities in the Trentino Alto Adige Region

The Trentino Alto Aidge region has been an European tourist destination since the 1800's.  The mountain valleys and peaks offered many individuals a retreat into nature that are still enjoyed today.  Some of the first ski resorts and mountain trails were developed here as well as mineral water spa's and fine hotels. 

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Neu-gais Bouldering Site, Bolzano Province

NEU-GAIS BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

kill bill problem neu gais

Kill Bill Problem

Neugais Bouldering site is located just north of Brunico in the Campo Tures and offers a nice 1/2 day of bouldering in the woods on the side of a hill.  There  are only about 7 blocs's to work on but all are high difficulty problems.  Also, there is the climbing site of Neugais to enjoy if you have a rope with you. 

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NEU-GAIS BOULDERING GUIDE

Nearest major city: Burnico
Nearest Airport:
  • Regional - Bolzano
  • International - Venice Marco Polo
Public Transportation

Regional Train to Brunico, Local bus to within walking distance of the site

Best time of year:

Best season is March to June and September to Dec

Rock Type

Granite

Landing/Equipment
  • Good landing in most area's but a large crash pad is a must
  • Stiff brush to clean (especially if in the area in August)
  • Higher up on the slope can be risky if you pop off high on the route.
Rock Height 1-3 meters
Difficulty Levels

6c - 8a

  • This is not a destination site, but worth a visit if you combine the site with other bouldering areas nearby.
  • Located in the Bolzano province of the Trentino-Alto Adige. 
  • Best time of the year to climb is April-May  the Oct and Nov

Passo Sella Bouldering Area, Trento Province

PASSO SELLA BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Bouldering Italy Passo Sella

If you are passing through the Italian Dolomites this is a great place to stop for a day of bouldering and climbing.  Many times when I am hiking or climbing in the Sella or Sassolungo Mountain Groups, I stay in the pass to climb a few problems to relax.  The atmosphere can not be beat with tremendous views, but the bouldering is not exactly top quality.  Most rock does not have just one way to climb, so everything has become marked like a bouldering gym, if you do not follow the right arrows you will never know if you do a specific problem.  However, if you are bouldering for the fun of bouldering this is a fun stop with some great rocks.  

PASSO SELLA BOULDERING GUIDE

MOUNTAIN AREA Passo Sella
REGION Trentino Alto Adige
LOCATION Trento Province
NEAREST CITY Canazei
TIME OF YEAR  Summer
APPROACH TIME  2 minutes
ROCK  Dolomite
LANDING  Excellent
RANGE OF GRADES  V1 - V11 (200+ problems)
GUIDEBOOK MAPS  

Boulder Italy Passo Sella Sketch

Placche Zebrata Bouldering Area, Trento Province

PLACCHE ZEBRATA BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Placche Zebrata bouldering area, Arco Italy

If you get tired of roped climbing while visiting Arco, Trento, there is a small bouldering area at the base of Placche Zebrata.  Placche Zebrata has always been, well known as a multi-pitch climbing wall, there are several nice boulders shattered along the valley.  The rock is a soft grey limestone, with side pulls and crimps, the climbing is fun and explosive.  

PLACCHE ZEBRATA BOULDERING GUIDE

REGION Trentino-Alto Adige
PROVINCE Trento
NEAREST TRAIN STATION Rovereto
Placche Zembrata bouldering map
TYPE OF ROCK Limestone
NUMBER OF BLOC'S 19+
LANDING ZONE Good

Placche Zebrata Bouldering Parking

Placche Zebrata Parking Area

Placche Zebrata Bouldering, Arco Italy

Tobl Bouldering Site, Bolzano Province

TOBL BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

tobl campo tures

Tobl Bouldering site is located just north of Brunico in the Campo Tures Valley.   The area is made of two individual sectors; Tobl and Tobl Kehre both sectors offer several easy routes.  There is also a climbing wall at the location.

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AND RESPECT THE AREA, DO NOT LITTER, CHIP, OR BE RUDE

TOBL BOULDERING GUIDE

Region Trentino Alto Adige Region
Province Bolzano Province
Nearest major city: Brunico
Nearest Airport:
  • Regional - Bolzano
  • International - Venice Marco Polo
Public Transportation

Regional Train to Brunico, Local bus to within walking distance of the site

Best time of year:

Best season is March to June and September to Dec

Rock Type

Granite

Landing/Equipment
  • Good landing in most area's but a large crash pad is a must
  • Stiff brush to clean (especially if in the area in August)
  • Higher up on the slope can be risky if you pop off high on the route.
Rock Height 1-3 meters
Difficulty Levels

4 - 7a

This is not a destination site, but worth a visit if you combine the site with other bouldering areas nearby.

  • Located in the Bolzano province of the Trentino-Alto Adige. 
  • Best time of the year to climb is April-May  the Oct and Nov

Sectors

  1. Tobl - 8 bloc's
  2. Tolb Kehre - 7 bloc's

Trento Province (Trentino) | Trentino Alto Adige

TRENTO PROVINCE | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGEBike and Hike Italy, Trento Province

Trentino is an autonomous province of Italy. Trentino is, along with South Tyrol, one of the two provinces which make up the region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, which is designated an autonomous region under the constitution. The province is divided into 217 comuni (municipalities). Its capital is the town of Trento, historically known in English as Trent. The province covers an area of more than , with a total population of about 0.5 million. Trentino is renowned for its mountains, such as the Dolomites, which are part of the Alps.

Despite the overwhelmingly mountainous nature of the territory, agriculture remains important. Farms often join together to form larger cooperatives. The most important produce comprises: apples (50% of national production, together with South Tyrol) and other fruit, vegetables (mainly in the Val di Gresta) and grape: important especially for its quality, the latter is used for the production of dry and sparkling wines. In January 2008, the Edmund Mach Foundation was established to promote research, training and services in the agricultural, agri-food and environmental fields. The main industries, often small- and medium-sized, are concentrated in Valsugana, Vallagarina and the Adige Valleys. Sectors include textiles, mechanics, wood and paper productions. Also important is the production of hydro-electric energy. Tourism is the mainstay of the provincial economy. The main resorts include: Madonna di Campiglio, San Martino di Castrozza, Fiera di Primiero, Canazei, Moena, Cavalese, Folgaria, Folgarida-Marilleva, Riva del Garda and Levico Terme, Comano Terme and Roncegno, these last three being renowned thermal stations.

Bike Touring Trento Province Italy

Trentino is a mountainous region. The Adige river flows through central Trentino in a valley named after the river. The principal towns of Trentino lay in the Adige Valley, which has been a historical passage connecting Italy with Northern Europe. Among other important valleys are Non Valley, known for its apple production, Sole Valley, Giudicarie, which has been historically connected by Trento and Brescia, Fiemme and Fassa, Lagarina, Mocheni, Sugana Valley and many others. The province has an area of , and a total population of 524,826. There are 217 comuni (singular: comune), in the province. The Marmolada, at above sea level, is the highest mountain in the Dolomites. The glacier on the Marmolada is also a landmark. Other high mountains include the Monte Baldo, Carè Alto, Cermis, Crozzon di Brenta, Hintere Eggenspitze, Latemar, Paganella, Piz Boè, Presanella, Punta San Matteo and Vezzana.

WHAT TO SEE IN THE TRENTO PROVINCE

The City of Trento, most famous for hosting the Council, in the sixteenth century, that gave birth to the Catholic Counter-Reformation (Council of Trent).

The Dolomites, the famous mountains declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the valleys between the mountains and the famous ski runs. Take the time to linger while in the Dolomites and you may see the “enrosadira”, an amazing sight that have made these mountains famous, 'enrosadira' is when they appear pink in the reflected light of the sunset.

The town of Rovereto is the home of MART- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto; other museums in Rovereto are The Historical War Museum in memory of the town’s sad involvement in the Great War, and the monumental Castel Dante War Memorial.

Castel Beseno is another worthwhile day trip in this area. the castle overlooks the 'Val di Non' from the top of a hill.

Lake Gardaand the village of Riva del Garda offer's unusual landscapes, such as the breath taking Rocca (the fortress) which is reflected on the clear waters of the lake. Lake town hopping by taking the ferry boat around, or enjoy the day exploring the Sarca Valley north of the lake.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE TRENTO PROVINCE

TRENTO PROVINCE EVENTS TO REMEMBER

  • The Maratona del Dolomites, is a great Granfondo as well as several other bike events.
  • The Rock Master climbing comp takes place in Arco during September.
  • Remember "Vinum Bonum" and "The Sounds of the Dolomites". Thanks to "Vinum Bonum", every summer, twenty-five wineries open their doors to invite tourists in for guided tours and displays, tastings and meetings with musicians performing against the unusual backdrop of wine casks and bottles.

 

Val Daone Bouldering Area, Trento Province

VAL DAONE BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Bouldering Val Daone Italy

Val Daone has been one of my favorite places for many years, a nice valley on the southern edge of the Adamello national park. A quiet place know for its hydroelectric dams, ice climbs in the winter, and stone walls for classic climbing, until a few years ago, then the boulders started to be explored. The valley now has more visits, but there are still quiet times during the weekday.

Valle Daone is a beautiful alpine valley sitting on the southern slope of the Adamello mountain group. The narrow valley has been a popular destination for Ice Climbing for several years and now is enjoying a new surge of interest due to the large amount of boulders throughout the valley. The valley is perhaps the most tranquil and natural settings I have found in Europe and the quality of rock makes this a great destination of someone who just wants to climb and be. There is a large amount of rock to be climbed in the area, but it does take a bit of movement to get from one zone to the other and even in some in zones there is quite a bit distance between boulders.

VAL DAONE BOULDERING GUIDE

REGION Trentino Alto Adige Region
PROVINCE Trento Province
LOCATION Italian Alps (Adamello Mountain Groups)
NEAREST CITY
Trento

Bouldering Val Doane Map

BEST TIME OF YEAR

You can boulder all year, but winter snows can close upper sectors

APPROACH TIME

5 - 15 minutes

ROCK

Granite

LANDING
  • Good landing in most area's but a large crash pad is a must
  • Stiff brush to clean (especially if in the area in August)
RANGE OF GRADES V1 - V12 (300+ problems)
GUIDEBOOK MAP

 

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL CLIMBERS AND BUY A GUIDE BOOK!

AND RESPECT THE AREA, DO NOT LITTER, CHIP, OR BE RUDE

Bouldering Italy, Val Doane Sectors

 

Sectors

  1. Forest Sector
  2. The Curve Sector
  3. Tunnel Sector
  4. Casa Alpina
  5. Steam Sector
  6. Meadow Sector

Villa Santa Caterina Bouldering Area, Bolzano Province

VILLA SANTA CATERINA BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

villa santa caterina

Villa Santa Caterina is located just north of Brunico in the Campo Tures area and offers a nice day of bouldering in the woods on the side of a hills.  There are several good problems but locals have marked the rocks with arrows to designate specific problems.  I personally found the arrows to be a bit confusing (as happens many times when the rock is marked), but there are several good natural lines you can follow and just forget about the marks, unless you happen to run into a local to show you the ropes. 

Nearby is a small pond (Lake) that offers camping and is full of tourist in the summer.  The small town of Villa Santa Caterina does not have a lot of facilities but you can get the basic needs for food and water.

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL CLIMBERS AND BUY A GUIDE BOOK!

AND RESPECT THE AREA, DO NOT LITTER, CHIP, OR BE RUDE

VILLA SANTA CATERINA BOULDERING GUIDE

Region Trentino Alto Adige Region Adige Region
Province Bolzano Province
Mountain Central Alps
Nearest major city: Brunico
Nearest Airport:
  • Regional - Bolzano
  • International - Venice Marco Polo
Public Transportation

Regional Train to Brunico, Local bus to within walking distance of the site

Best time of year:

Best season is March to June and September to Dec

Rock Type

Granite

Landing/Equipment
  • Good landing in most area's but a large crash pad is a must
  • Stiff brush to clean (especially if in the area in August)
  • Higher up on the slope can be risky if you pop off high on the route.
Rock Height 1-5 meters
Difficulty Levels

4- 7b

 

  • This is not a destination site but worth a visit if you combine the site with other bouldering areas nearby.
  • Located in the Bolzano province of the Trentino-Alto Adige. 
  • Best time of the year to climb is April-May  the Oct and Nov

Sectors

  1. There is a Main area of about 30 bloc's
  2. Higher up on the hill are a few solitary bloc's

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