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The Villanderer alpine pastures and the Stöfflhütte mountain hut

Villandro (Villanders)
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Informationen zur Tour The Villanderer alpine pastures and the Stöfflhütte mountain hut

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  • Duration
    4:30 h
  • Distance
    13.9km
  • Altitude
    380 m
  • Altitude
    380 m
  • Max. height
    2122 m
Hiking through a vast expanse

Directions


Start at the Gasserhütte Tavern  (1,744 m; large parking area), which can be accessed on a good road from Chiusa (Klausen) via Villandro (Villanders). Head briefly in the direction of the Moar-in-Plun-Alm alpine farm, and then turn right at the sign for Jausenstation Rinderplatz; it’s almost flat from there to the Am Rinderplatz Tavern (1,799 m).  From that point on, the trail is broad and well marked, going briefly through a forest, towards the Moar-in-Plun-Hütte mountain hut, and then to the right, partly flat and partly slightly uphill, across open pastureland to the large, widely visible Stöfflhütte mountain hut (2,057 m); about 2 hours from the starting point. To return to the starting point, you can either retrace your route (about 1.5 hours) or opt for the following route: From the Stöfflhütte mountain hut, head towards Latzfonser Kreuz for a little while, until you reach an elevated pasture (Gfoller, 2,120 m). Turn left along a good trail that leads you over to Trail No. 1 (2,107 m), Turn left onto it and head south across the swampy Mooswiesen (a large marshland with plank bridges in places, and otherwise only a wet swampy trail marked by stakes) until you reach a dry path that leads to the little Totenkirchlein Church (about 2,070 m; slightly above the Pfroder-Alm Tavern). Follow this trail back east to the Plun-in-Moar-Alm pastures and to the Gasserhütte mountain hut; 2.5 to 3 hours from Stöfflhütte.

Starting point

Gasserhütte Mountain Farm on the Villanderer alpine pastures

Target point

Gasserhütte Mountain Farm on the Villanderer alpine pastures

Parking

Parking area at the Gasserhütte mountain hut

Public transportation

Train to Chiusa (Klausen) and bus to Villandro (Villanders). Get off at the Gasserhütte mountain hut. 

Directions

Through the val d'Isarco (Eisacktal) Valley to Villandro (Villanders) and to the Gasserhütte mountain hut. 

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