A wonderful destination for hikers of all ages, the Salvesenbach river in Tarrenz puts on quite a show as it tumbles and froths over rapids and beneath ledges. This five-kilometre-long, family-friendly walking trail winds its way through the deep gorge that has been carved into the rock by the rushing wild creek and past many eye-catching geological formations. This trail can be combined with nearby Bewitched Children’s Trail, which is a treat for kids. Limestone formations welcome visitors at the entrance to the gorge, while in the riverbed you will find rock deposits from many different geological periods. The highlight, however, is without a doubt the 40-metre-high bridge traversing a huge crack in the rock as the river rushes below. Don't forget to check out the sculpture park along the way.
Parish church, Tarrenz
Village centre, Tarrenz
Approximate hiking time
1 h 27 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
intermediate (red mountain trails)
Elevation uphill 210m
Vertical metres downhill 210m
Best time of year
* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.
- Accessible using public transport
Car park above the church in Tarrenz
Places serving food & drink
- Hotel Linser Hof (detour)
- Hotel Gurgltaler Hof (detour)
- Café Käfer (Tarrenz)
From the parish church in Tarrenz, follow the "Hexenlehrpfad" (an educational trail on the theme of witches) across the gorge until you reach the small bridge at “Hoher Übergang“. Walking past Upper and Lower Rotanger, the loop will bring you back to Tarrenz and takes about two hours to complete. The trail is rated easy and follows forest roads and hiking trails and a footpath through the gorge. We recommend sturdy footwear.