Challenging hike to Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) via scenic Gola dell'Orsara (Bärenfalle) Trail.
· Seiser Alm
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View over the Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm) to the Langkofel mountain group
Photo: Athesia Verlagsanstalt
Distance 18.1 km
Across the Sciliar (Schlern) Massif A long but utterly rewarding tour for experienced hikers that takes you from Weisslahnbad across the ridge of Mount Sciliar/Schlern to the wast alpine meadows of the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm.
The trail begins near the parking lot of Lavina Bianca (Weisslahnbad) at the end of Valletta Ciamin (Tschamintal) Valley (1,200 m). A steep trail marked M 2 takes you up to the spectacularly terraced Gola dell'Orsara (Bärenfalle) Trail, which means "bear trap" in English. Before reaching the saddle point up at Tschafatsch Saddle, the trail passes a cavern that bears resemblance to a prehistoric place of worship. The trail continues to the origin of the gorge of the Sciliar (Schlern) Massif, and takes you up to sunny alpine pastures. After bypassing the little Chapel of Saint Cassian, Trail No. 2 leads directly to Rifugio Bolzano (Schlernhäuser). From here, a short side-trip to Pez (Petz) Peak, the highest point of the Sciliar, is easily doable and recommended. To continue the actual hike, take Trail No. 4 towards Alpe di Tires (Tierser Alp) via Cima di Terrarossa (Roterdspitze) Peak (2,655 m), named after the deep red colour of the soil. At the junction, take the trail leading south
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