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Winter hiking

Winter hike through the Armentara meadows

Winter hiking · Alta Badia · closed
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  • Armentara
    / Armentara
    Photo: Alta Badia/Freddy Planinschek, Tourist Association Alta Badia
  • Armentara
    / Armentara
    Photo: Alta Badia/Franco Voglino, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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Distance 13.9 km
4:15 h
528 m
528 m

This circular hike in Badia takes visitors into the very heart of the unique natural landscape of the Armentara meadows.
You cross snow-covered meadows in an incredible beauty. Above the tree line extend the alpine pastures, testimony to the work of man. Farmers here have shaped the landscape while still maintaining its equilibrium.

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Landscape
Highest point
1,855 m
Lowest point
1,327 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.610341, 11.893568
DMS
46°36'37.2"N 11°53'36.8"E
UTM
32T 721574 5165931
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Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Badia (bus stop), where you follow the sign "Roda de Armentara". Walk up to San Linert and pass the church in the centre of the village. Then you continue towards the Fussé and Ciastel farms. Now the trail takes you into the forest and climbs up to the Valgiarëi farm (signpost). Here you continue to the left, heading north-east through a hollow, then back into the forest. A forest road leads to the Arciara and Furnacia farms, where you turn right (south-east) and head slightly uphill for about 20 minutes to reach a fork in the road. (In Winter, this path can be done with snowshoes or going directly to the hut Ranch da André).

Take the trail leading south (right) to the edge of the trees. At the next junction, go right again, following the signs to Badia – Roda de Armentara as far as the Ranch da André hut (walking time: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes). The trail takes you across the alpine meadows of Armentara, at first flat and then going downhill. After passing a picturesque lake and the alpine huts of Razuns, you come to the hamlet of Valgiarei.

Still following the signs to "Badia – Roda de Armentara", you come to some typical farms (Cialaruns, Andrac, Alfarëi and Ruac) and finally back to San Linert and the starting point in Badia (bus stop).

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Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.610341, 11.893568
DMS
46°36'37.2"N 11°53'36.8"E
UTM
32T 721574 5165931
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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
easy
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
528 m
Descent
528 m
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