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The Fundres High Route

Val di Vizze (Pfitsch)
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Informationen zur Tour The Fundres High Route

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  • Duration
    32:00 h
  • Distance
    72.5km
  • Altitude
    4870 m
  • Altitude
    4990 m
  • Max. height
    2831 m
Along the Fundres high route. An epic journey through wild, untamed nature and idillic landscapes starting from Vipiteno in the Alta Valle Isarco and leading to Brunico in the Val Pusteria.

Directions


The Fundres high route is the equivalent of the Merano high route on the western part of Alto Adige. The trek extends over 70 km and with an ascent of 5,600 metres starting from the Val di Vizze and reaching the Valle Aurina di Tures. This hike over the Fundres mountains offers breathtaking views of the Zillertaler Alps and Dolomites. The Fundres high route walking time is six days and the average altitude is 2000 metres. The trek can be divided into daily hikes. A couple of days to acclimatise to higher altitudes are recommended for this trek, particularly if you are not an experienced hiker. Some sections of this trek require sure-footedness, a good head for heights, strong orienteering skills, and experience of mountain hiking.

Stage 1 – From Vipiteno to the Simile alpine hut 6:00 hours
Stage 2 – From the Simile alpine hut to the Rifugio Bressanone 3:00 hours
Stage 3 – From the Rifugio Bressanone to the Walter-Benninger Bivouac 5:30 hours
Stage 4 – From the Benninger Bivouac to the Rifugio Ponte di Ghiaccio 4:00 hours
Stage 5 – From the Rifugio Ponte di Ghiaccio to the Rifugio lago Pausa 6:00 hours
Stage 6 – From the Rifugio Iago Pausa to the village of San Giorgio 7:00 hours

Starting point

Vipiteno station

Target point

San Giorgio-St. Georgen in the Valle Aurina di Tures

Specificity

Warning: Stage 3 leads to the Benninger Bivouac. A bivouac is an emergency shelter providing accommodation (only) for up to 8 persons. Bring your own food!
The High route is indicated by red circles.
Requires high level of fitness and good hiking equipment.

Parking

Parking is available at Vipiteno station

Public transportation

Departing: by train to Vipiteno
Destination: By bus to Brunico and then by train

Directions

Across the Val d'Isarco and the Alta Valle Isarco to Vipiteno.

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    miky labrocca

    Bella escursione,il dislivello è molto elevato sopratutto nel primo tratto,ho notato che dal secondo tratto in poi la segnaletica non è molto chiara,io l'ho fatta tutta in tenda accampandomi dove capitava,e anche sbagliando percorso più di una volta,consigliata vivamente buona attrezzatura contro la pioggia e calzature non eccessivamente rigide.ATTENZIONE ALLA TERZA TRATTA...CI SI PUO' PERDERE!!!

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    Paolo Tolpeit

    Gestern, am 16.06.12 haben wir versucht den gesamten Pfunderer Höhenweg an einem Tag zu begehen! Wir sind um 24 Uhr oberhalb von Freienfeld gestartet, mussten aber wegen des vielen Schnees auf fast allen Pässen und Rinnen, nachdem wir um 14 Uhr bei der Edelrauthütte waren, den Weg etwas abkürzen und nach Pfunders absteigen. Wir sind dort um 19 Uhr ziemlich erschöpft aber trotzdem zufrieden angekommen. Meine Empfehlung für diese Tour wäre unbedingt später im Sommer und bei Vollmond!!!

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