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Mountain tour

From Le Cave|Grasstein to Puntleider Lake

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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A picture-perfect mountain lake set in a wildly romantic high mountain landscape.
Distance 14.8 km
6:30 h
1,300 m
1,300 m
2,137 m
841 m
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Hubert Mair
Update: October 10, 2017
Highest point
2,137 m
Lowest point
841 m


Le Cave (860 m) (841 m)
46.818193, 11.536559
46°49'05.5"N 11°32'11.6"E
32T 693492 5188085


Le Cave (860 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Le Cave (860m) follow the forest road to the farms of Puntleid (1,185m). Trail no. 15 leads through the Bergltal Valley, climbing to Berglalm mountain pasture (1,534m). There you follow the footpath on the right, twisting through the high alpine valley head up to the north foot of the Tagwaldhorn mountain and on to the ruins of Sulzenalm hut (1,931m). At a bolder, route no. 14 forks right and ascends northwards. The steep eastern slope of the Schönjoch ridge is crossed at the edge of the forest on a flat, but in parts exposed, climb northwards. You will reach the crest (2,050m) and there descend northward, to the sign 14 on the left, climbing downward on the steep western slopes through the forest up to Puntleider See (1,874m). From the lake, follow the path northwards to the more deeply-lying Puntleider Alm (1,777m, alpine hunting hut). Descend on the steep Almweg pasture trail no. 14 to Puntleid and to the starting point at the forest gate.



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46.818193, 11.536559
46°49'05.5"N 11°32'11.6"E
32T 693492 5188085
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Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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14.8 km
6:30 h
1,300 m
1,300 m
Highest point
2,137 m
Lowest point
841 m


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