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“Herrnsteig” hiking tour in Villnöss valley

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Villnöss
  • Sentiero dei signori
    / Sentiero dei signori
    Photo: TV Villnöss, Villnöss
  • Claraia
    / Claraia
    Photo: TV Villnöss, Villnöss
  • / Herrensteige
    Photo: VTG, Villnöss
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moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:38 h
799 m
799 m
2,256 m
1,665 m
Since the 16th century, many forests were under the Tyrolean sovereignty. In those forests, the “Herrensteig” paths were created. Experience the impressive circular hiking tour “Herrnsteige”, with spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Geisler Mountains of Villnöss/Funes valley.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,256 m
Lowest point
1,665 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.635725, 11.765643
DMS
46°38'08.6"N 11°45'56.3"E
UTM
32T 711679 5168400
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start and end of hike: Car park Zans. Duration: 4:00 h, Distance: 10 km, Difference in altitude: 790 m, Maximum Altitude: 2.259 m.
From the car park Zans (1680 m) take the path No. 25 along the Kaserill stream (about ½ hour), until you reach the junction with the "Herrensteig". Turn left uphill through the woods (about 20 minutes) and follow the idication “Oberer Herrensteig” No. 25. Walk westwards until you reach the highest point of the trail (2250 m). Following the trail, you will see a small hut not far away, and then turn left on trail No. 32A until arriving at the beautiful "Kofelwiese" meadow (1952 m). From “Kofelwiese” meadow, follow the signposts for Zans. Walk on the “Unterer Herrensteig” path – No. 32 in direction of the forest. At the junction turn left and continue on the path No. 32. Eventually, you will reach a second junction and this time turn right on trail No. 32B, descending through the woods to return to the starting point.

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Getting there

Through the Eisacktal/Valle Isarco valley to Klausen/Chiusa turn into Villnöss/Funes valley and drive to Zans

Coordinates

DD
46.635725, 11.765643
DMS
46°38'08.6"N 11°45'56.3"E
UTM
32T 711679 5168400
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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:38 h
Ascent
799 m
Descent
799 m
Highest point
2,256 m
Lowest point
1,665 m

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