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Hiking trail

“Birgl” – circular hike in Jaufental / Val Giovo

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Ratschings–Jaufen
  • Birgl
    / Birgl
    Photo: TV Gossensass / Hannes Niederkofler, Ratschings–Jaufen
  • Val Giovo | Jaufental
    / Val Giovo | Jaufental
    Photo: Ratschings Tourismus Gen. / Augusto Weber, Ratschings–Jaufen
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easy
Distance 5.6 km
1:43 h
270 m
270 m
Beautiful tour in the quiet Jaufental valley. From the village of Mittertal/ Val di mezzo on a small road towards "Hotel Jaufentalerhof" (signposted). Pass it and continue to Kaltenbrunn. From there turn right and follow the forest path back to Mittertal.
Difficulty
easy
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Stamina
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Highest point
1,393 m
Lowest point
1,153 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.854960, 11.386010
DMS
46°51'17.9"N 11°23'09.6"E
UTM
32T 681884 5191810
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Getting there

Coming from Sterzing/Vipiteno follow the signs to Jaufental valley. Turn left in Gasteig/Casateia. After about 5 minutes you will reach the parking lot below the church.

Coordinates

DD
46.854960, 11.386010
DMS
46°51'17.9"N 11°23'09.6"E
UTM
32T 681884 5191810
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:43 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
270 m
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