Distance 13.9 km
Most walkers choose the Sulden side to climb the Hintere Schöntaufspitze. The reason is that it is a relatively short walk up a 3000+ m mountain offering excellent views. The ascent from Martell is long and arduous – but great for those who love fantastic secluded walks.
The curvy road takes you to a height of over 2000 m and the metered car park near Enzianhütte, a serviced hut. From the many signposts select Zufallhütte, then turn right at the short flat section. No. 151 leads you to Madritschjoch. This is not your destination but an important junction. The track continues with a mixture of steep paths and flat sections through the wide Madritschtal – with Veneziaspitze, Köllkuppe and other glacier peaks surrounding you, while in the distance you can already catch a glimpse of the Hintere Schöntaufspitze. Even in mid-summer, early risers will encounter more rock cairns serving as signposts than people here. But many will welcome this feeling of seclusion. The final few hundred vertical meters below Madritschjoch are quite steep – and looking further above you will see groups of climbers who chose the more popular Sulden side for the ascent. The pass offers a fantastic view: Königspitze, Zebrù and Ortler are lining up, with Cevedale, Zufallspitzen,
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