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Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path: Hörneckele, Pfinnalm, Aschtalm

Val Casies Valley - Monguelfo - Tesido
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Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
5:32
in hours
Distance
17.3
in km
Suggested period
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The Val Casies Valley has exceptionally many beautiful alpine pastures; most of them offer refreshment opportunities. The Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path, as its name suggests, runs at an elevation of 2,000 metres- as is signposted. The pathway offers an expressive view of the entire Val Casies Valley.
Route data
Intermediate
Distance
17,3 km
Duration
5 h 32 min
Ascent
976 m
Decent
837 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
2.129 m
Lowest point
1.267 m
Directions
From the village centre in Val Casies/S. Maddalena follow the road all the way up to the Karbacher Hof (1440m). Follow the Karbachtal Valley to the hut Schäfer Alm (1616m) and further on the path no. 52 till the cross of the Hörneckele (2127m). From the Hörneckele, traverse the alpine slopes by following the red markings. At the fork of the Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path, cross the slopes towards the valley, partly evenly and partly gently descending all the way to the malga Pfinnalm (2152m), then to the malga Aschtalm (1950m). Finally descend on trail no. 10 down to the hamlet Huben and along to the S. Maddalena village centre. By public bus back to S. Martino.
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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