A mountain hike through winter wonderland to the Stumpfalm 2001 m
Starting point: Head of the valley at St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m
Distance: 4,5 km
Descent: back via the ascent route
Hiking time: 2 hours
Level of difficulty: easy to moderate
Altitude difference: 503 m
Toboggan run: moderate to difficult
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. 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.
From the head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m, follow the signposts number 47/48 over the bridge of the Pidig Stream. Immediately turn left and after the “Schlosser Hof” turn right. The hike takes you through an old cattle drive, flanked by wooden fences, up to the Tscharniet Valley. There are tracks of the natural toboggan run on both sides of the path and in the back you are accompanied by the gentle babble of the Tscharniet Brook. Still on path number 47 reach the Köfler Alm at 1808 m above sea level. Cross the brook of the same name on the narrow bridge and finally get to the Stumpfalm after approximately 20 minutes (2001 m; rest point).
Bus & train timetable: www.suedtirolmobil.info.
Car park at the head of the valley in S. Maddalena.