Hiking between black and white
The Passo Oclini is an incomparable starting-point for undertaking countless superb hikes and numerous mountainclimbing tours on the Reggelberg, to the mountains of the Eggen Valley, or in the Dolomites of South Tyrol. Due to the vast number of different hiking destinations and options available here in the south of South Tyrol, we will mention only a few highlights. Numerous local Internet sites and hiking guides can provide you with more tips, insider information, and suggested routes.
Many hiking trails begin directly from the Passo Oclini or the nearby Lavazè Pass in the Italian neighbor province of Trentino (just 3 km from the Passo Oclini):
Among others, there’s the route to the Zanggenberg (2,488 meters above sea-level), with its wonderful panoramic view of Weisshorn/Corno Bianco and the Schwarzhorn/Corno Nero.
The idyllic alpine meadow landscape around Aldein/Aldino,, Petersberg/Monte S. Pietro, and Deutschnofen/Nova Ponente with countless beautiful managed alpine huts (Schönrastalm, Schmieder Alm, Lahner Alm, Neuhüttalm, Laab Alm) invites you to go on easy roundtrip walks. Experience it with all your senses – Stop and listen, smell, admire, take a little rest, and enjoy the blossoming meadows and quiet forests. And sample the delicious South Tyrolean bacon while sipping from a glass of good local red wine.
There’s also a wonderfully relaxing hike over the meadows to the famed Sanctuary of Maria Weissenstein/Pietralba.
Through the Eggen – Obereggen touring area, you’ll find plenty of hiking destinations, each with its own, unique charm. You might want to tread along the quiet pathways through verdant forests along the impressive cliffs of the Latemar from Obereggen to the magnificent Lake Carezza. Perhaps you’d like to take your family and attempt the challenging Latemar High-Altitude Trail (connecting the Eggen Valley mountains with the Carezza Pass region). How about choosing one of the many climbing stairways to conquer the Latemar? Or would you rather take it easy and explore the alpine meadows of the Eggen Valley? Whatever your preferences, when you come home in the evening, you’ll feel a pleasant drowsiness and a sense of accomplishment, with a wealth of happy memories of the fabulous sights.
In the Welschnofen – Carezza Pass touring area, or a little farther on in the Tierser Valley, you’ll find lots of starting-points for tours into the Dolomites – for example, to the Rose Garden Group, the Schlern/Sciliar, or to the Latemar. In any event, you should undertake at least one “classic” hike through the Dolomites during your vacation to South Tyrol. Your memories of the wild, romantic, and fascinating high-altitude landscapes and wonderful views will last a lifetime.
The E5 European Long-Distance Trail
The E5 European Long-Distance Trail extends from the French Atlantic coast in Brittany over the Alps to Verona in Italy. It has a total length of 3,200 km. In the Unterland of South Tyrol, it passes along the Weisshorn/Corno Bianco, the Schwarzhorn/Corno Nero, and the Passo Oclini. Also the long-distance Trail Sentiero Italia Cai is passing by Passo Oclini.