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Circular hiking trail along the borders

Val Casies Valley - Monguelfo - Tesido
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Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
6:02
in hours
Distance
17.5
in km
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Circular hiking trail along the borders
An insight into life on the border in earlier times

Starting point: Val Casies Valley/S.Maddalena head of the valley
Length of the tour: 17,5 km
Duration: 07:00 h
Difficulty: difficult
Difference in altitude: 1278m

Route data
Difficult
Distance
17,5 km
Duration
6 h 02 min
Ascent
1.337 m
Decent
1.337 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
2.737 m
Lowest point
1.461 m
Directions
From the head of the valley in S. Maddalena/Val Casies Valley (1460m, refreshment stop, chargeable car park) hike along forest trail no. 49 to the Pidigalmen Messner Hütte (1660m, refreshment stop), Kradorfer Alm (1704m, refreshment stop), Oberbergalm (1975m, refreshment stop) and on to the Gsieser Törl (2205m). From there, take the newly routed former shepherd's and hunter's path no. 49 up to the Hochkreuz (2739m). The descent is via trail no. 12 through the Pfoital to the Talschlusshütte hut.
How to get there
Coming from Innsbruck/Brennero (A): Drive on the Highway of Brennero (A22) until the exit Bressanone/Val Pusteria, then go on along the SS49-E66 for about 58kms until you arrive in Monguelfo. To get to Tesido and the Val Casies Valley, we recommend to take the exit West in Monguelfo. Coming from Lienz (A): You can reach us also padding by Lienz in Westtyrol (A). You have to cross the Austrian-Italian border between Ahrnbach and Winnebach (B100-E66) and drive on the SS46-E66 until Monguelfo. To get to Tesido and the Val Casies, we recommend to take the exit West in Monguelfo.
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