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Hike to the Ahornacher Jöchl saddl

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Map / Hike to the Ahornacher Jöchl saddl
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moderate
Distance 4.7 km
2:56 h
943 m
5 m
2,274 m
1,333 m
A sunny tour high up above the Tauferer valley… This sunny tour offers some spectacular views overlooking the Tauferer valley and magnificient sights of the Rieserferner mountain range and of the southern Zillertal Alps. We will pass by the socalled Schlafhäuser (sleeping houses) which used to be shelters for herdsmen. The upper Schlafhaus is a perfect location for having a rest; at the spring you can satisfy your thirst with some excellent, fresh mountain water. The best season for this tour is spring and autumn, in the summer it can be very hot.
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moderate
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Highest point
2,274 m
Lowest point
1,333 m
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Coordinates:
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46.925869, 11.977513
DMS
46°55'33.1"N 11°58'39.0"E
UTM
32T 726673 5201230
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Turn-by-turn directions

Just above the church, close to the centre of Ahornach, we follow the street to the right (not the one to the left leading to Pojen!) until we reach its end with a large car park at approx. 1,560 m, below the Gasteiger farm (from the centre of the village to here it is approx. a 1.5 hr walk on route nr. 10 ). We hike uphill following the street to the first right hand bend where we proceed straight on passing the barrier until we arrive at a signpost which leads us down on the right onto path nr. 10 b to the Schlafhäuser. Near the uppermost Schlafhaus we can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley for the first time. Directly behind the cabin, heading to the left, you will find path nr. 10 c to Ahornacher Jöchl saddle. We continue walking through marvellous mountain pine and stone-pine woods in order to reach a clearing where we turn northwards and climb up the steep, rocky track to the Ahornacher Jöchl at 2,270 m. The way back is the same as for the ascent. Alternatively, from the top you can follow the track leading down to the Pojener Alm and eventually to Pojen. From there however you must follow a tarred road back to Ahornach (an additional 1.5 hr. walking distance).

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Getting there

By car:
Coming from the north:
München – Rosenheim – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brennerautobahn – exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Ahornach/Acereto
Coming from the west:
Reschen pass, Bozen, Brixen and national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Ahornach/Acereto
Coming from the east:
Motorway Tauernautobahn or Felbertauern tunnel to Lienz and continue on to Innichen -Toblach - Bruneck – turn right into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Ahornach/Acereto
Coming from the south:
Verona – Trento – Bozen – Motorway Brennerautobahn to the exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Ahornach/Acereto

Coordinates

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46.925869, 11.977513
DMS
46°55'33.1"N 11°58'39.0"E
UTM
32T 726673 5201230
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
2:56 h
Ascent
943 m
Descent
5 m
Highest point
2,274 m
Lowest point
1,333 m

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