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Circular trail with ascent to the Gantkofel

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  • Blick vom Gantkofel
    Blick vom Gantkofel
    Photo: Apt Val di Non
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Distance 10 km
3:14 h
385 m
385 m
1,857 m
1,471 m
Pleasant hike to one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Non Valley. From the summit cross on the Gantkofel, Merano, Bolzano, the entire Adige Valley and the Dolomites can be admired.

From Lake Smeraldo in Fondo, take the road (asphalt at first, then gravel) and follow the signs for Malga di Fondo (7 km to the car park). Then take the forest road downhill until you reach a bend near a torrent. Continue on the left forest road next to the stream and up between fir trees on trail no. 500 (signposted Gantkofel). Continue along this path, which cuts a bend and leads back to the forest road. Finally, leave the forest road altogether to reach the Gaider Scharte. Continue on trail no. 500, after half an hour you reach the summit cross on the Gantkofel (view of Merano, Bolzano, Adige Valley and the Sarntal Alps). After a short section towards the summit, take trail no. 513 down to an altitude of 1,650 m (gentian hut in a large clearing on the right). After about 100 m, turn right onto an unmarked path that leads past the alpine pasture to Malga Manzara di Fondo. Finally, continue on the forest path to Malga di Fondo Alm (same path).


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