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Snowshoe Tour: Forcella di Casies/Gsieser Törl in S. Maddalena/Gsieser Tal Valley

Val Casies Valley - Monguelfo - Tesido
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Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
2:30
in hours
Distance
6
in km
Suggested period
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Snowshoe tour: The “Gsieser Törl” – over centuries a strategic passage for man and beast: pilgrims, smugglers, pedlars, hunters, shepherds, as well as the odd lover…

Starting point: Head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m
Descent: back via the ascent route, from Kradorfer Alm left turn is also possible
Hiking time: 2 ½ hours
Level of difficulty: moderate to difficult; technical difficulties are minor; but last part of the climb is steep
Altitude difference: 745 m

Route data
Intermediate
Distance
6,0 km
Duration
2 h 30 min
Ascent
740 m
Decent
0 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
2.205 m
Lowest point
1.465 m
Directions
From the head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley, follow the signpost number 49 into the valley past the cross-country trail and the wood turner workshop; then hike straight across the dark spruce forest. Now partly continue along the path and partly across crunchy snow-covered alpine meadows all the way to the Pidigalm at 1674 m. Once there, continue straight past various hay barns, (partly with avalanche protection) always on the orographic right side of the valley and parallel to the stream, all the way up to the Oberberg Alm and enjoy the last steep climb to the Gsieser Törl (2205 m).
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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