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Telefonsteig (Kaltern-Mendelpass)

Mountain tour · Südtirols Süden
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  • Hiking in Kaltern
    / Hiking in Kaltern
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kaltern am See, Kaltern Dorf
  • The Mendel Cable Car with the town Caldaro/Kaltern in the background
    / The Mendel Cable Car with the town Caldaro/Kaltern in the background
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kaltern am See_Helmuth Rier, Kaltern Dorf
  • / The Mendel Cable Car
    Photo: Tourismusverein Kaltern am See_Helmuth Rier, Kaltern Dorf
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moderate
Distance 18.5 km
2:30 h
800 m
1,082 m
1,363 m
570 m
Steep, but not difficult mountain trail. Starting point: Caldaro S. Nicolò/St. Nikolaus. Endpoint: mountain station of the Mendel Cable Car. Walking time: about 2.5 hours. Difference in altitude: about 800 meters.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,363 m
Lowest point
570 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.418168, 11.233217
DMS
46°25'05.4"N 11°13'59.6"E
UTM
32T 671613 5142933
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Turn-by-turn directions

Trail description: way up alongside the church, once you arrived on top, turn right and then take the first trail on the left side. At the junction go straight ahead, and then turn left again. Follow the board “Telefonsteig” (trail n. 521). Return with the Mendel Cable Car. Variation: starting point “C”, valley station of the Mendel cable car: turn right, pass by the church in S. Antonio/St. Anton, continue straight on for about 500 meters, then cross the bridge, turn left once, and immediately after, turn left again. Once on top, as you reached the last houses, follow the sign “Alter Mendelsteig” (trail n. 521 M). On half way this hiking path leads into the “Telefonsteig”-path. NB: this hiking path can also be walked in opposite direction, starting from the Mendel Pass, right behind the Hotel “Kalterer Hof”.

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Getting there

From the village centre of Caldaro follow the road towards the Mendel pass until reaching the district S. Nicolò. The starting point is next the church in S. Nicolò. Free parking available on site. The starting point can also be reached by public transport.

Coordinates

DD
46.418168, 11.233217
DMS
46°25'05.4"N 11°13'59.6"E
UTM
32T 671613 5142933
w3w 
///equine.storefronts.equator
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Equipment

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.5 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
800 m
Descent
1,082 m
Highest point
1,363 m
Lowest point
570 m

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