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Snowshoe-hiking tour: Ratsberg/Monte Rota - Mellaten/Melate

Snowshoeing · Hochpustertal
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  • Monte Rota/ Ratsberg - Via dei Romani/ Römerweg - Melate/ Mellaten
    / Monte Rota/ Ratsberg - Via dei Romani/ Römerweg - Melate/ Mellaten
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easy
Distance 3.5 km
3:00 h
251 m
75 m
1,818 m
1,585 m

The snowshoe hike on the sunny side of Toblach/Dobbiaco offers a beatiful view over the Höhlensteintal/Landro valley and the Toblach/Dobbiaco lake.

IMPORTANT: Before starting any ski tour/snowshoe excursion, you must check the weather conditions and danger avalanches report (https://avalanche.report), asking also experts (alpine guides etc.).

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,818 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.747087, 12.218311
DMS
46°44'49.5"N 12°13'05.9"E
UTM
33T 287529 5180817
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Turn-by-turn directions

The easy snowshoe hike starts at the car park at the Alpenhotel Ratsberg, from which a well-marked path leads through winter forest terrain in a westerly direction. The Römerweg/Via dei Romani leads first slightly uphill, then slightly downhill to Mellaten, which is located above Toblach/Dobbiaco.
Attention: the start and end points are not the same.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

How to reach Toblach/Dobbiaco: https://www.drei-zinnen.info/en/dobbiaco/dobbiaco/contact-and-service/arrival-mobility.html

From Toblach in north-western direction to Aufkirchen/Santa Maria and further on to Ratsberg/Monte Rota.

Coordinates

DD
46.747087, 12.218311
DMS
46°44'49.5"N 12°13'05.9"E
UTM
33T 287529 5180817
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • 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
easy
Distance
3.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
251 m
Descent
75 m
Highest point
1,818 m
Lowest point
1,585 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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