description to arrive at destination
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.
Bus & train timetable: www.suedtirolmobil.info.
Of the many different route possibilities, we recommend a hike that offers the best views and shows the stunning alpine flora, namely from the malga Tscharnietalm in the south to the malga Uwaldalm in the north. This particularly rewarding hike is a round trip that can be walked in either direction and is easy for the regular hiker. We recommend, however, to only do a part of the route.
Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path: To Tscharnietalm, Stumpfalm, Kaser Alm and Uwaldalm
Follow the road no. 47/48 from the head of the valley (1460m) in the Val Casies Valley/S. Maddalena to the Tscharnietalm (1976m). This is the start of the Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path, which is marked with a red dot throughout. Continue in a mostly gentle up and down to the Kipfelalm (2104m), Stumpfalm (2100m) and Kaser Alm (2076m). A marked trail leads into the pretty Pfoital Valley and then continues on the marked trail slightly ascending to the Uwaldalm (2042m.). The Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path ends here. Descent via forest path no. 12 to the starting point.
Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path: Gsieser Törl (2205m)
From the head of the valley (1460m) in the Val Casies Valley/S. Maddalena continue straight ahead into the valley to the hamlet Rotmoos, follow the trail no. 49 to the mountain huts Messner Hütte (1660m) and Kradorfer Alm (1704m) up to the Oberbergalm (1975m) and further uphill to the Gsieser Törl (2205m). The Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path, marked with a red dot, leads from the Gsieser Törl, evenly cross the mountain slopes in a westerly direction to the malga Weißbachalm (2112m) and proceed the driveway downhill to the malga Acherle Alm (1867m) and, finally, via trail number 53 to the starting point.
Val Casies Valley Almweg 2000 path: Hörneckele, Pfinnalm, Aschtalm
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.
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.