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Hiking tour - Alpine rest areas

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Tauferer Ahrntal
  • St. Johann
    / St. Johann
    Photo: Gorfer, Tauferer Ahrntal
Map / Hiking tour - Alpine rest areas
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moderate
Distance 9.6 km
3:50 h
1,049 m
1,049 m
2,384 m
1,451 m

St. Johann/San Giovanni - Faden - Obersteiner Holm - Niederhofer Alm - St. Johann/San Giovanni

A nice path leads us to the ‘‘Stöckl’’ at Faden, a viewpoint within a basically untouched high alpine landscape with a wide variety of vegetation. This region is also a hideaway for rich fauna; in particular the hiker can enjoy observing the wide variety of bird species. The massive mountain chain of the Zillertal Alps lies directly in front of us and allows an insight into the various forms of erosion at work in the high mountains. A special panaromic view can also be found at the “Obersteiner Holm”: Durrecker Group, Rieserferner: The lower end of the Ahrntal valley provides a window to the distant Dolomites.

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moderate
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Highest point
2,384 m
Lowest point
1,451 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.968158, 11.945076
DMS
46°58'05.4"N 11°56'42.3"E
UTM
32T 724027 5205836
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the “Sandbichlerhof” (1,463 m) take path nr. 6 to Faden (2,136 m). From there there is an unmarked path to “Obersteiner Holm” (2,395 m). The round-trip trail leads over the ridge of “Steiner holm” (path nr. 6a) to “Niederhofer Alm” cabin and “Sandbichl”.

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Getting there

Bruneck/Brunico – St. Johann/San Giovanni 24 km

Coordinates

DD
46.968158, 11.945076
DMS
46°58'05.4"N 11°56'42.3"E
UTM
32T 724027 5205836
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
1,049 m
Descent
1,049 m
Highest point
2,384 m
Lowest point
1,451 m

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