|Route length||6,8 km|
|Duration||2 h 12 m|
|Altitude||857 m 406 m|
Varied hiking trail from the "St.Heinrich" church at La Costa/Seit to the Flavon Castle.
Already at the starting point at the St. Heinrich chapel in La Costa/Seit you can catch a glimpse of Laives/Leifers. To the left you can see the Montelargo/Breitenberg mountain, to the right the Monte di Mezzo/Mitterberg, behind which are the wine villages of Appiano/Eppan and Caldaro/Kaltern. The hike to Castel Flavon begins on trail no. 3, which you follow until you change to trail no. 10A. This will take you to Castel Flavon, a half-ruin near Bolzano. There is also a renowned restaurant inside the castle. From here you have a wonderful view of the city. To return back you have to take the same path.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
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. Drive through the tunnel of Laives/Leifers and then take the first exit, which leads to the roundabout of Pineta/Steinmannwald. Follow the signs for "La Costa/Seit" on an initially steep, then serpentine road. Then turn left to get to the chapel.
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 at the roundabout in Pineta/Steinmannwald, follow the signs for "La Costa/Seit" on an initially steep, then serpentine road. Then turn left to get to the chapel.