To the north-west of Agumes/Agums, at an altitude of 930 meters, lies the hamlet of Montechiaro /Lichtenberg
comprising approximately 250 inhabitants. Its main tourist attraction is the ruin of Lichtenberg Castle
that was built in the 13th century by the Tyrolean Counts as a defence against the Bishops of Coira. Other places of interest include the small churches of St. Christina di Pinet and St. Joseph
. The Frauwaal irrigation channel passes through, connecting Montechiaro
and Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch.
Montechiaro is a popular starting-point for hikes
and hikes with family
. Circular hiking paths lead to Montechiaro Masi, to the Montechiaro Alpine pasture, Montechiaro Castle and to Agumes. Mountain bikers
will also find picturesque and challenging trails to explore as well as spectacular views of the imposing Ortles Massif.