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Trekking to the Piz Starlex

Tubre (Taufers im Münstertal)
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Informationen zur Tour Trekking to the Piz Starlex

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  • Duration
    7:00 h
  • Distance
    10.2km
  • Altitude
    1280 m
  • Altitude
    1280 m
  • Max. height
    3060 m
Dolomitic massif in Val Müstàir

Directions


In Alta Val Venosta at the crossroads for Sluderno – Schluderns pass by Tubre – Taufers and continue through the Avigna valley until the no entry point (ca. 1800 m). Along path 1 go uphill to the Mangitz alpine hut (1836 m) and along path 4 (signposting “Piz Starlex”) to the Starlex shepherd’s alpine hut (2119 m, one hour). Continue through the woods then on an open pasture along the path (sometimes missing) crossing a mountain saddle with signposting until you reach a rocky mountain rib. The route becomes more demanding and you have to struggle between a steep canal full of rubble, boulders and sometimes snow and ice with a passage of 1° superior on rock, being careful of falling stones. You reach a mountain saddle on the south-west ridge where you find a short path shaped open vertical canal that guides easily to the flat summit and the cross (3066 m). In just a few minutes you reach the highest point of the mountain (3075 m, 3 hours from the Starlez alpine hut). Go back to the starting point along the same route.

Starting point

Val d'Avigna

Target point

Val d'Avigna

Specificity

For expert hikers there will be no difficulty until the canal below the summit, where there is a danger of falling rocks and you can come across snow or ice thus making the route more demanding to pursue. Hence, the ascent is advised for expert hikers only, cautious and equipped. If more than one person goes up the canal at once look out for falling rocks.

Parking

Small car park in Val d’Avigna at the end of the road

Public transportation

Bus link to Sluderno then bus to Tubre in the Val Monastero.

Directions

From Merano to Resia continue until Glorenza then follow for the swiss border until Pieve di Tures – Taufers in Val di Monastero. From there turn right and go back up Val d’Avigna.

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