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Monte Popera - Hochbrunnerschneid

Sesto (Sexten)
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Informationen zur Tour Monte Popera - Hochbrunnerschneid

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    6:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1480 m
  • Altitude
    1480 m
  • Max. height
    2935 m
Alpine ski touring hike in the Sesto Dolomites, ideal in spring



We follow the cross-country trail to the Rifugio Al Fondo Valle, 1,548 m (Talschlussh.) and then turn left into the valley (cross-country skiing in winter) as far as the gorge in the Val Fiscalina Alta (Bacherntal) and continue all the way to the foot of the majestic rocky formation “de La Lista” (Hohe Leist). (Warning: in the Val Fiscalina Alta at times there’s a risk of avalanches from right to left!). We now go ahead up to the valley on the left-hand side. We turn left as soon as the gorge becomes impassable and continue up steep slopes above the gorge until we reach a plateau and finally the wide basin of the Busa di Dentro (Inneres Loch). We go round from right to left and into the basin up the left-hand side towards the pass between the Cresta Zigmondy and the Monte Popera (Hochbrunner Schneid), before reaching the end. We turn right at 2,800 m and go up a very steep slope (45% gradient; rocky in some sections! Skis on our shoulders). We arrive at the north shoulder of the Monte Popera. We go partially under the crest on the right-hand side and partially on the plateau on the right-hand side until we reach the summit at the end of the arête.
Descent: via the same route.

Starting point

Car park at Piano Fiscalino 1,454 m (Fischleinboden)

Target point

Car park at Piano Fiscalino 1,454 m (Fischleinboden)


In spring you can go mountain biking to the Rifugio al Fondo Valle.

Direction: north – west
Difficulty for skiers: challenging
Difficulty for hikers: challenging; ice axe and crampons recommended


Parking is available at Piano Fiscalino 1,454 m (Fischleinboden)

Public transportation

Regular services from S. Candido to Piano Fiscalino through the village of Sesto.


From S. Candido in the Val Pusteria follow the signs for Sesto, Moso and Piano Fiscalino; approx. 11 km

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