Photo: Sebastian Kläs / Maverick0800, Sebastian Kläs / Maverick0800
Distance 13.5 km
Highest point2,486 m
Lowest point1,486 m
A challenging mountain tour takes us via Taufenscharte and Hochgangscharte around the Grosse Rötelspitze and to the largest alpine lake group in South Tyrol, the Spronser Seen.
This challenging tour starts at the mountain station of the adventurous Vellau basket lift, which departs from Algund. At the Leiteralm we follow the Meraner Höhenweg and a little later branch off to the Taufenscharte. There, after a long, very steep ascent, we are rewarded with a magnificent panorama. Finally, over rocky terrain, we pass the Pfitscher Lacke and the Kaser Lacke to the Oberkaser alpine pasture, which is located in the middle of the Spronser Seenplatte. This is the largest high alpine group of lakes in South Tyrol, which was formed by glacial movements. We hike along the Grünsee and the Langsee towards the Hochgangscharte. From here begins a demanding section, where good belays help over exposed sections and rock steps. Afterwards, steep meadows lead to the rustic Hochganghaus, which invites you to take a break. The Merano Hiking Trail then takes us back to the Leiteralm. After a break, we take the basket lift back down to the valley.
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