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Trek to the Cima di Valfredda - Gelttalspitze

Campo Tures (Sand in Taufers)
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Informationen zur Tour Trek to the Cima di Valfredda - Gelttalspitze

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  • Duration
    8:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1540 m
  • Altitude
    1540 m
  • Max. height
    3093 m
This hike runs along the Valfredda though the Alps passing the Rifugio Vedrette di Ries and from there to the summit. The route is free from ice and follows a marked footpath. The ascent is not difficult and can be attempted by reasonably fit hikers


From Campo Tures follow the road to Riva di Tures for about 8 kilometres to the small car park by the sawmill (1,525 m). Continue southwards on route 3 along the Valfredda – Gelttal and the stream, passing several mountain huts; the higher one (Innere Gelttal-Alm, 2,070 m) provides an area for refreshments. Further up on boulders and scree we reach the Rifugio Vedrette di Ries – Rieserfernerhütte – (2,800 m, 3.5 hours). After an overnight stay we walk up a zigzag path on scree and boulders following the red-and-white marked route bordered with stone figures; at the intersection with the glacier (approx. 3,000 m), we turn left onto the southern ridge to reach the summit (3,126 m; 1 hour from the refuge). Return via the same route (3.5 hours).

Starting point

Milestone 8

Target point

Milestone 8


Parking along the road to Riva di Tures to Milestone 8

Public transportation

Public transport to Riva di Tures. Descend to Milestone 8.


Cross the Val Pusteria to Brunico, from there turn off to the Valle Aurina. At Campo Tures turn off to Riva di Tures and continue to Milestone 8 just before Riva.

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