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Hiking trail

From the Völser Weiher lake to the Migg Cave

Hiking trail · Seiser Alm
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  • Migg Cave
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    Photo: SAM/Helmuth Rier, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 7.2 km
2:30 h
350 m
350 m

Once upon a time, in the woods above the Tuff Alm, there lived a rather unusual man: Franz Mich, “Migg,” to all those who knew him was a hermit who lived alone in his cave. The cave is still there to this day, and has been preserved together with all of his belongings. This tour leads you to the world of Migg…

This hiking tour can be found in the family hiking booklet “Out and About with Nix the Witch” (hiking tour no. 6)

Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,272 m
Lowest point
965 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.524394, 11.523537
DMS
46°31'27.8"N 11°31'24.7"E
UTM
32T 693546 5155407
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Turn-by-turn directions

At the Völser Weiher lake, which you can also walk around, the trail continues along a pram-friendly forest road (this is a fabulous sledging slope in winter) to the Tuff Alm mountin hut, where you will find a fantastic playground and petting zoo with rabbits and goats. Cows and horses, alpacas and even camels graze on the surrounding meadows.

Continue through the forest (without a pram!) on trail no. 8. After a small bridge, turn left up a steep path to get to the cave where Migg lived. He was an extraordinary person, and you can still see his furniture in the cave, including his bed and simple cooking utensils. To return, you can go past the Tuff Alm mountain hut again or, if you want to continue onwards, follow path no. 8 past Umes to the Völser Weiher lake.

Eatery: on the hiking trail

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Getting there

In the summer months (from the beginning of June to mid-September), you can take bus no. 13 from Völs.

Alternatively, pay-parking facilities are available at the lake. We recommend hiking from Fiè to the starting point, as it is a wonderful short trip.

Bus service and timetables

Coordinates

DD
46.524394, 11.523537
DMS
46°31'27.8"N 11°31'24.7"E
UTM
32T 693546 5155407
w3w 
///dawns.hugely.impresses
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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
moderate
Distance
7.2 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
350 m
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