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Winter hike from Kastelruth to St. Michael

Winter hiking · Seiser Alm
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  • St. Michael above Kastelruth
    / St. Michael above Kastelruth
    Photo: Seiser Alm Marketing_Werner Dejori, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Kastelruth
    Photo: Seiser Alm Marketing_Werner Dejori, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / San Michele
    Photo: Simon Nössing, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
  • / Winter
    Photo: Alex Filz_Ortler Skiarena, Dolomites region Seiser Alm
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moderate
Distance 4.9 km
1:33 h
270 m
54 m
The tour leads to St. Michael with its church of the same name, which dates back to the 13th century and thus to the Romanesque period.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,280 m
Lowest point
1,029 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.567940, 11.559648
DMS
46°34'04.6"N 11°33'34.7"E
UTM
32T 696158 5160335
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Turn-by-turn directions

Take the Bühl road on the right side of the church (no. 10), which first leads down to the Tisenserbach river. Cross the river at the Föstl farm, turn off to the right, and continue onwards to the Lafay and Feger farms. After a short walk, you arrive at the „Bremicher Platzl“ spot. From here, a short walk southwards leads to the Café Sabina. Turn left and follow path no. 10 to the Hotel Alpine Boutique Villa Gabriela, there turn right, up to Hotel Baumwirt. From there walk along the sidewalk on the left side of the hotel up to the St. Michael church. Return with bus no. 172.

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Coordinates

DD
46.567940, 11.559648
DMS
46°34'04.6"N 11°33'34.7"E
UTM
32T 696158 5160335
w3w 
///astounded.regatta.polite
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
moderate
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
1:33 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
54 m
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Morning
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