Rienztal: between climbing and water mirrors

valle della rienza

The Rienza Valley rock gym is a favorite destination for climbing lovers of all levels, even for curious beginners.

The most vertical route dedicated to expert climbers offers one of the best locations to enjoy the beauty of South Tyrol. For this it is worth a visit even if you are not ready to climb a vertical wall, just stay at the bottom of the area.

To get to the Rienza Valley climbing wall, follow the road from Dobbiaco to Val di Landro. At the height of the Zinnenblick restaurant, behind the parking lot, the path begins that leads to the Tre Cime refuge through this valley.

After an hour's walk, there is a path on the left that takes us directly to the rock wall, where climbing can begin.

Walking in the unspoiled nature of the Dolomites is a fascinating experience for everyone. Nature lovers can hike through woods and mountain pastures to reach the most beautiful peaks, passing through alpine huts and refuges that offer the best typical dishes of the area.

Valle della Rienza is certainly among the most beautiful and ancient in the surroundings. During the winter it is also possible to do the route with snowshoes, preferably guided by an expert who can recognize the most complex areas and always keep the weather conditions or the danger of avalanches under control. The path itself is very simple, slightly uphill which brings us closer to the Rienza Valley. The walk ends when the terrain becomes too steep.

In the area for those not interested in climbing you can find a splendid spectacle in the water mirrors of the Rienza river: The ancient name of the river is Pirra, attested by the early Middle Ages, which however disappeared in the 11th century and is supplanted by the name Rienza which initially indicated only the sources. Lake Dobbiaco, for example, of landslide origin tributary and emissary of the Rienza river. Or, at the very beginning of the Rienza Valley, you can visit Lake Landro. Following the path of the lakes, the waterway passes through the Valdaora and Vandoies dams.