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L’Alta Via di Resciesa (Raschötzer Höhenweg)

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  • Horses on the high route of Rasciesa.
    Horses on the high route of Rasciesa.
    Photo: Athesia Verlagsanstalt
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Distance 14.9 km
4:13 h
197 m
970 m
Rasciesa di Fuori (Außerraschötz) to the Rifugio Brogles (Brogleshütte) mountain hut
The heights of Rasciesa (Raschötz) offer pristine alpine landscapes that have been left untouched by man.

Ascent: From Ortisei (St. Ulrich) in Val Gardena (Gröden) Valley (1,236 m), first take the Rasciesa chairlift (Raschötz Sessellift) up the north side to Außerraschötz (restaurant at summit station; 2,095 m; 2.5 hours on Trail No 7). From there, follow a wide path west, up a moderate grade, to the Rifugio Rasciesa (Raschötzhütte) mountain hut (2,165 m; recently reopened) and a short detour to Heiligkreuz (Holy Cross), a pilgrimage chapel at the western edge of the plateau (2199 m, extraordinary view); 30 min. from the summit station of the chair lift.  High Trail: from Heiligkreuz Chapel, go back to Rifugio Rasciesa and briefly onto the access road, as far as a fork. Make a left onto the high trail (marked 35), which is basically flat as it crosses east to the Saltnerhütte mountain hut on the Malga Rasciesa (Raschötzer Alm) alpine pastures (bar; 2,111 m). Follow the broad trail (staying with signs for No. 35) in a short ascent through meadows to a notch with wayside shrine and bench.

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