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The Gran Zebrù High Mountain Trail

Solda (Sulden)
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Informationen zur Tour The Gran Zebrù High Mountain Trail

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  • Duration
    9:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1820 m
  • Altitude
    1820 m
  • Max. height
    3800 m
The Gran Zebrù is the second highest mountain in Alto Adige and a monument to nature


A cable car takes you from Solda – Sulden (1,906 m) to the Rifugio Schaubachhütte-Città di Milano (2,600 m). Follow the green dots of the «Stecknersteig» footpath to reach the Eisseespitze (Punta Lago Gelato, 3,230 m, 2 hours). Descend to the Eissee Pass (3,139 m) and to the Langferner glacier below, and climb up to the Rifugio Casati (3,254 m, 3.30 hours from the cable car). After an overnight stay we have a descent south-west to the Cedèch glacier (approx. 3,000 m) and then we climb again another steep, snowy and slippery slope to the magnificent «lower shoulder» (3,460 m approx.), where the most challenging trek begins. Climbing up the south-western side, 400 m high and with a gradient of between 35 to 50 degrees (moderately difficult on snow and quite difficult on rock or black ice) to reach the «upper shoulder». Hiking along the rocky and snowy southeast ridge and onwards and upwards to reach the cross on the summit (3,859 m, 4–5 hours from the Rifugio). Return via the same route.

Starting point

From the terminal at the top of the Solda cable car

Target point

From the terminal at the top of the Solda cable car


A sustained and steep ascent, only suitable for hikers with a good level of fitness and previous rock-climbing experience.  Before setting off ensure the weather conditions and the conditions underfoot are good. Between the Lago Gelato Pass and the Rifugio look out for concealed crevasses and falling rocks.


Parking is available at the terminal at the foot of the cable car

Public transportation

Public bus (Line 271) from Malles - Mals and Spondigna - Spondinig to Solda - Sulden.


From Merano or Resia continue towards Spondigna - Spondinig, then turn off to Prato allo Stelvio and continue towards Solda.

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