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The Lake of Braies in Val Pusteria from above.
Photo: Tappeiner AG
Distance 9.1 km
A remote ferrata A long Alpine hike that requires endurance and good physical fitness. A steady foot near the summit is essential as well as near the path that leads to the beginning of the via ferrata near Punta Casera – Kaserkopf. Walk along the marked path through the south-facing grassy hills until you reach the cross at the summit of Colli Alti – Hochalpenkopf.
Characteristics of the via ferrata: The Valdaora ferrata is short and not particularly difficult. A long climb and descent towards the beginning of the via ferrata in an isolated area. It is always a beautiful walk for Alpinists who can marvel at the magnificent panorama, silence and unique views. It is walkable only in sunny conditions. But be careful! It is north-facing so at the beginning of spring there might still be some residual snow especially on the path that leads to the beginning of the via ferrata.
Access to the via ferrata: walk behind the hotel and you will find the first signpost. Walk along path n.20/61 and you will reach the Ried hut and from there walk along path n.20 (signposted) towards Pra delle Vacche hut. At the small cross-roads in front of the Monte Pra delle Vacche go towards the signposted Valdaora ferrata. (Olanger Klettersteig). Cross the grassy slope (marked in red) and finally walk across the rocks and you will reach the beginning of the ferrata.
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