Castle & Waterfalls of Campo Tures
Culture and nature loop hike near Campo Tures
From Campo Tures (Sand in Taufers) at 878 m, follow signs that say “Schloss Taufers” over a covered wooden bridge, crossing over to the opposite side of the Aurina (Ahr) River. Continue through steep slopes along the access trail to the castle; in about 20 minutes, you’ll reach Taufers Castle (950 m; tours). Then follow Trail No. 2A, first along a wide road to the castle café then nearly flat through meadows and past a farm, until you reach a fork. From there, follow trail markings (No. 10/2A) along the paved road to the edge of a meadow below a farm, crossing to a little road, where you’ll turn left, heading slightly downhill almost to Reintalstraße Street. Just before you come to this road, though, turn left onto a footpath and follow it past a farm, more or less flat, until you reach Toblhof Inn (about an hour from Taufers Castle; about 1.5 hours from the starting point). From that point on, it’s a good trail through the woods over to the crossroads, where you turn left onto the Franziskusweg Trail; after about 10 minutes uphill, you’ll come to the ruins of Kofelburg Castle and a chapel (1,172 m). Head back down to the crossroads, and take the stairs down to the bridge over the gorge (to the left: a huge waterfall) and follow a good trail through the forest down to two other waterfalls. From there, take the broad forest road out to the houses of Winkel (862 m) and then follow the causeway of the Aurina River back to the starting point.