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Hans-and-Paula-Steger-Hike

Hiking trail · Seiser Alm
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  • Hans and Paula Steger Path
    / Hans and Paula Steger Path
    Photo: Hotel Steger Dellai, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 8.7 km
2:10 h
301 m
475 m
Ski racers and mountaineers Hans and Paola Steger made their mark on the Seiser Alm like no other, before or since. Pioneers of mountaineering in the Dolomites, they made an immense contribution to the development of skiing on the Seiser Alm: The Hans & Paola Steger trail pays homage to their achievements. Info boards lining the route provide a host of information on the nature and culture of the Seiser Alm. A magnificent Dolomite panorama accompanies hikers along this leisurely yet fascinating trail. 
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,957 m
Lowest point
1,676 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.542377, 11.617677
DMS
46°32'32.6"N 11°37'03.6"E
UTM
32T 700699 5157641
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Turn-by-turn directions

The walk starts at the Seiser Alm mountain station in Compatsch, and the Hans and Paola Steger Route begins at the St. Franziskus Church. Trail no. 30 runs through meadows, crosses the main road and past the Steger-Dellai Hotel. The trail meets the road to Saltria, turns off to the right and leads to an old, wide alpine path which leads down to the streams running along the valley floor. Through woods and over alpine meadows and on to the Refuge Laranz hut. Shortly after the hut, turn left onto trail no. 12 which leads down to the Saltriatal valley. The final stretch leads out of the valley to Saltria.

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Getting there

The road to the landscape conservation area Seiser Alm is closed to private traffic from 9.00am to 5.00pm. During this time you can get to the Seiser Alm by the Seiser Alm cable car from Seis or by bus from Kastelruth. You can descend from Compatsch at any time.

Seiser Alm cable car

Bus service and timetables

Coordinates

DD
46.542377, 11.617677
DMS
46°32'32.6"N 11°37'03.6"E
UTM
32T 700699 5157641
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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
8.7 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
301 m
Descent
475 m
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