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Winter hiking across the Eggerberg in Monguelfo

Gsieser Tal-Welsberg-Taisten
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
2:30
Duration in hours
Distance
8.3
Distance in km
Suggested period
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Hike across the Eggerberg: the mountain farmer’s home in winter

Starting point: Secondary school in Welsberg 1087 m
Distance: ca. 8 km
Hiking time: ca. 2 ½ km
Level of difficulty: easy to medium
Altitude difference: 320 m
Return: Public transport from Niederdorf either by bus or train

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
8,3 km
Activity time
2 h 30 min
Ascent
320 m
Decent
348 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.490 m
Lowest point
1.087 m
Directions
At the parking area of the secondary school in Welsberg 1087 m, find the path of the “Schlossrunde” (Castle Walk) and briefly continue on it. Turn right after the farm and keep following the signs for “Eggerberg/Niederdorf” and “Nr. 45”. The individual farms along the roadside, the steep slopes and narrow paths convey the harsh conditions the farmers had to struggle with over the last centuries in cultivating their land. After approximately one hour you reach the highest and the most beautiful observation point at 1460 m that offers stunning views of the Puster Valley and the eastern Dolomites. Before the path takes you downhill again, turn right and at the small power station right again. Now, leisurely hike down the Eggerberg on the windy path, pass the precious “Mooskirche”, and continue through the industrial zone in easterly direction until you reach the parish church on the “Von-Kurz-Straße”. Now turn right over the bridge and take public transport back to Welsberg – the bus stop is right in front of you.
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. 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.  
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