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The Villanderer alpine pastures and the Stöfflhütte mountain hut

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  • Auf der großflächigen Villanderer Alm
    Auf der großflächigen Villanderer Alm
    Photo: Athesia Verlagsanstalt
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Distance 13.9 km
3:59 h
376 m
376 m
Across the marshlands
Hiking through a vast expanse

Start at the Gasserhütte Tavern  (1,744 m; large parking area), which can be accessed on a good road from Chiusa (Klausen) via Villandro (Villanders). Head briefly in the direction of the Moar-in-Plun-Alm alpine farm, and then turn right at the sign for Jausenstation Rinderplatz; it’s almost flat from there to the Am Rinderplatz Tavern (1,799 m).  From that point on, the trail is broad and well marked, going briefly through a forest, towards the Moar-in-Plun-Hütte mountain hut, and then to the right, partly flat and partly slightly uphill, across open pastureland to the large, widely visible Stöfflhütte mountain hut (2,057 m); about 2 hours from the starting point. To return to the starting point, you can either retrace your route (about 1.5 hours) or opt for the following route: From the Stöfflhütte mountain hut, head towards Latzfonser Kreuz for a little while, until you reach an elevated pasture (Gfoller, 2,120 m). Turn left along a good trail that leads you over to Trail No. 1 (2,

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