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Smuggler's Trail - The Paths over the Holes

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  • Das Gsiesertal - ein Eldorado für den Aktiven.
    Das Gsiesertal - ein Eldorado für den Aktiven.
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Distance 9.6 km
3:48 h
888 m
637 m
2,349 m
1,462 m
On old paths - on the tracks of the smugglers.
A hike with an interesting theme. Insight into the hard life of times gone by.

From the end of the valley, turn right and climb via trail no. 48 (service road) to the Tschernied-Alm (1976 m). From the alp follow trail no. 48/48a to Kalksteinjöchl (2349 m). Descend via the former, restored smuggler's trail (13a) into the Rosstal valley and through this, past the Oberliper and Unterliper alpine pastures to Kalkstein. Organisational matters During the summer months, from July to September, a bus runs three times a week between Villgraten and Gsies, taking hikers back to their starting point. Booking is essential! Info Strictly speaking, smuggling affected only a short period in the history of the two valleys. Borders over which smuggling took place only existed in the periods between 1810 and 1814 and after the Second World War. When South Tyrol became part of Italy in 1919, the new state border was drawn between the Gsieser Tal and the Villgratental. Cattle were smuggled from Villgraten to Gsies, because better prices could be obtained there.


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