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On the Ifingersteig

Via Ferrata · Meraner Land
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  • Kleiner und Großer Ifinger von Osten aus
    Kleiner und Großer Ifinger von Osten aus
    Photo: Hartmut Wimmer, Outdooractive Premium
m 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 8 6 4 2 km Bergstation Meran 2000 Kapelle St. Oswald Ifingersteig Kuhleitenhütte Bergstation Meran 2000 Waidmannalm
Distance 9.4 km
5:11 h
726 m
726 m
2,574 m
1,889 m
Beautiful mountain tour with short via ferrata on the Großer Ifinger (2581 m) in the Sarntal Alps.

The tour takes us across the sun-drenched high plateau of Merano 2000, which is popular with outdoor sports enthusiasts of all kinds in summer and winter. We climb Merano's local mountain, the imposing Ifinger, via a short but interesting via ferrata that should not be underestimated, especially by those new to the mountains. The Ifinger is very popular as a touring destination and is well visited in good weather, but many only go as far as the summit of the Kleiner Ifinger and skip the via ferrata to its "big brother". In both cases, the same applies: those who reach the top can look forward to breathtaking panoramic views in all directions, which are certainly worth one or two souvenir photos. On the way back, don't miss the stop at the Kuhleitenhütte or the Waidmannalm with its distant views and good South Tyrolean cuisine.


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language for the translation

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Profile picture of Hartmut Wimmer Author Hartmut Wimmer 
True to the slogan “Only on new paths you leave visible traces” I am a passionate hiker and explorer. I love to be in the mountains, regardless of the activity. I am the founder and CEO of Outdooractive, thus turning my hobby into a career spending my whole time with my passion. By the way, we are always looking for people to join our team at Outdooractive, maybe you will find your future job here:

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