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The Alta Via del Dürrenstein (Dürrenstein-Höhenweg) Trail

Braies (Prags)
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Informationen zur Tour The Alta Via del Dürrenstein (Dürrenstein-Höhenweg) Trail

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    5:00 h
  • Distance
    10.2km
  • Altitude
    1070 m
  • Altitude
    480 m
  • Max. height
    2265 m
Dürrenstein is one of the most striking and beautiful mountains of the upper Pusteria Valley

Directions


Ascent: Start south of Bad Altprags, in the valley of the same name at 1,379 m; between Welsberg and Niederdorf, on the street branching off from Val Pusteria (Pustertal) Valley. From the east side of the valley road, stay with Trail No. 14 along a narrow road through meadows up to a forest, and then partly along a forest road, partly along an old footpath, with a grade ranging from intermediate to steep, up to Sarlriedl, a ridge saddle between Monte Lungo (Lungkofel) Mountain in the north and Sarlköfele Mountain to the south (2,099 m); 2 hours from Bad Altprags. High Trail: from Sarlriedl Saddle, stay on Trail No. 3 in a triangle (signposting for the Dobbiaco (Toblach) – Longarone long-distance trail) southward to a little notch on the eastern side of Sarlköfele (2,163 m); continue to Flodigsattel Saddle (2,171 m) and the north-facing scree of Dürrenstein Mountain traversing west to the little Kirchler Schartl notch (2,280 m). Head down a bit, then up through a short chimney (fixed safety tether), down again for a bit, and through a second small chimney with a fixed tether. After another short descent, somewhat exposed, crossing a rocky gully, then nearly flat over boulders and through sparse mountain forest south to a woodland saddle, through a little grassy valley, with a gentle downhill grade to the intersection with the Dürrenstein Trail, which you take down to Plätzwiesensattel Saddle (1,993 m, restaurants); just under 3 hours from Sarlriedl Saddle. Descent: from Plätzwiese, it’s best to go back to the starting point by bus (2.5 hrs on foot, and not very worthwhile).

Starting point

Bagni di Braies Vecchia (Bad Altprags)

Target point

Bagni di Braies Vecchia (Bad Altprags)

Specificity

Sure-footedness is required; if you take the bus, the total walking time is about 5 hours.

Parking

 Bagni di Braies Vecchia (Bad Altprags)

Public transportation

By train to Monquelfo (Welsberg) Mountain or Niederdorf and then on the bus to Seghe (Säge). On foot in about 40 minutes to Bagni di Braies Vecchia (Bad Altprags).

Directions

Through the Val Pusteria (Pustertal) Valley to the intersection Braies (Prags).

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Horst Gamper

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