Corno del Renon: The most beautiful viewpoint mountain of the Dolomites, UNESCO’s world natural heritage. At the beginning of the 20th century the famous mountaineer, Ludwig Purtscheller, enthused: “Whoever wants to take in Tyrol with one glance should climb these mountains.” He was right for on clear days visitors have an unbelievably beautiful panoramic view: from the giant glaciers of the Ortles and the Ötztaler Alps in the west to the legendary world of the Dolomites far in the east; from the Stubaier and Zillertal Alps in the north to the Presenella, to the Adamello and the Brenta Dolomites in the south.
The Corno del Renon makes for an ideal excursion at any time of the year. Here you can go for a gentle walk or on more demanding and challenging hikes. The Corno del Renon is ideal for family skiing in winter. A modern cable car makes the ascent easier. The peak is just about an hour away and nearly 200 metres in altitude difference from the mountain station of the Cima Lago Nero.
Easy travelling from Bolzano to the Corno del Renon, information on timetable.
Kids up to the age of 8 ride for free!
Every 4 minutes a cabin leaves the station and arrives 12 minutes later.
The new Renon cable car is a show case for public Transport worldwide. Transport links between Bozen and the Ritten have a long tradition. More than 100 years ago, the Bozen aristocracy travelled on the cog railway from the Waltherplatz in Bozen to the Ritten. This railway was replaced in 1966 by a cable car, which after 40 years of service no longer exists. In 2009 the new cable car was opened for public, the first of its kind in Italy.
The Fenn Promenade is the perfect trail for a jogging tour on the mountain. Starting in Collalbo. The trail is perfect for all the joggers which loves the flat runnings stail without any different of highnesses as this way is almost flat.
From the vally station cablecar Corno del Renon, the parking area in “Pemmern” (1.541 m) we take the cable car to the Schwarzseespitze (2.070 m). There we follow the indication “Panoramaweg” beginning on the right. The famous “Round Table” an the "Dolomitoskop" are created by the artist “Franz Messner”. You will enjoy the fantastic panorama to the Dolomites (UNESCO–world natural heritage).
Well-Groomed slopes: Cross-country skiing: glide with ease across meadows.
Glide over perfectly groomed natural slopes on cross-country skis and enjoy the beautiful days of sunlight when visiting the Corno del Renon. Beginners can try their hand across near the sea Cima Lago Nero.
No matter where you are on the slopes, you will always be able to enjoy unique view across the summits of the Dolomites: the Sella, Sassolungo, Sassopiatto, Marmolada and the Sciliar.
Italy’s first premium winter trail is located on the Rittner Horn mountain. Along the trail, especially during the descent from the Rittner Horn peak to the Unterhorn inn, you can enjoy panoramic views of the fascinating Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Route: the winter hike begins at the mountain station of the Bergbahn Rittner Horn cable car on the Schwarzseespitze peak. Pass by the Runder Tisch viewpoint and the “Dolomitoskop” on the panoramic trail no. 19 to the Unterhorn inn. Bear left at the Feltuner Hütte mountain hut and continue following the markers up to the Rittner Horn, the highest point. Head via the Alpine pastures down to the Unterhornhaus inn and to the Schwarzenseespitze.
An alternative route for families with children: take only the smaller circular route along the panoramic trail. Walking time: approx 1 hour.
Tip: The easy way to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Soprabolzano/Oberbozen is on the Rittner Seilbahn cable car. Continue on the narrow-gauge railway to Collalbo/Klobenstein. Finally take bus 166 to the valley station of the Bergbahn Rittner Horn cable car.
The narrow-gauge railway: The Renon railway was opened on 13th August 1907. For the first time it was possible to cover the just under 1,000 m difference in altitude from Bolzano up to the Renon effortlessly. Quick, reliable and not subject to changes in weather the modern railway carried not only passengers but also goods up to the Renon. Up until the 1960s the rack and pinion railway was the lifeline of the Renon. Today all year round it joins up the localities of Soprabolzano, Costalovara, Stella Renon and Collalbo. In order to cope with the requirements of the “Südtirol Takt” (regular-interval timetable), the rolling stock has been extended. The course is set for the future.
The Renon railway is one of South Tyrol’s treasures. It is an important public means of transport, a sought-after excursion railway and a technical railway rarity passengers have become fond of and that will also bring a lot of pleasure in the future to those who have taken it to their hearts.
The Rittner Horn cross-country skiing trail is one of the most beautiful high altitude trails in South Tyrol. It begins at the Bergbahn Rittner Horn cable car mountain station on the Schwarzseespitze peak.
It extends over the Alpine pastures on the Rittner Horn and to the Villanderer Almen pastures. Whether skating or classic, cross-country skiing over the snow-covered landscape of the Rittner Horn is all about exploring endless expanses and enjoying fascinating panoramic views of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and more than 40 peaks of over 3,000 m.
Cool Runnings. Sleighing: a blast with family and friends.
Take the mountain cable car Corno del Renon from Tre Sentieri/Pemmern and in a few minutes, you will be at the entrance of one of the most loved sleigh slopes. Hop on your sleigh, hold on tight and off you go!
A sledging excursion on the well prepared natural sledging trail on the Rittner Horn is an experience for the entire family. The sledging trail begins at the middle station of the Rittner Horn cable car and winds its way to the valley. Pause on the edge to admire the Schlern massif and the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is worth it!
The sledging trail ends right next to the Rittner Horn cable car valley station in Tre Sentieri/Pemmern. Head up once more by cable car to the start for another descent.
Smooth and relaxed snowboarding experience in South Tyrol
The snowshoe hike begins at the Schwarzseespitze, the mountain station of the Bergbahn Rittner Horn cable car.
Route: take trail no. 19 to the Unterhornhaus inn and continue on the gently ascending trail to the highest point, the Rittner Horn, which is especially popular in winter due to the many hours of sunshine that can be enjoyed here.
Tip: travel from Bolzano/Bozen to Soprabolzano/Oberbozen on the Rittner Seilbahn cable car. Continue on the Rittner Bahn narrow-gauge railway to Collalbo/Klobenstein. Continue on bus 166 to the valley station of the Rittner Horn cable car.