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Via ferrata di Valdaora, Cima dei Colli Alti

Braies (Prags)
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Informationen zur Tour Via ferrata di Valdaora, Cima dei Colli Alti

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  • Duration
    6:00 h
  • Distance
    9.1km
  • Altitude
    1080 m
  • Altitude
    1080 m
  • Max. height
    2533 m
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.

Directions


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.
Type of the course: 100% steel cables.
Complete gradient of the climb: 1,053 m, 3:30 hours.
Gradient until the beginning of the via ferrata: 785 m, 2:30 hours.
Gradient of the ferrata: 140m, 0:45-1:00 hour
Gradient to the summit: 128 m, 15-30 mins.
Descent: from the summit of the Colli Alti, a path takes you down towards the Braies/Pragser Furkel crossroads, 2,225 m (red signpost near the stone wall) and climb down the steep fields. From the crossroad (signpost n.61) reach the Casera di Braies along a steep path and return to the lake following path n.61, 2 hours.
Facing: north 

Starting point

Lago di Braies, 1,489 m.

Target point

Parking

Pay and display car-park at Lago di Braies

Public transportation

Take a train from Brunico to Villabassa – Niederdorf and then a bus to Lago di Braies – Pragser Wildsee. 

Directions

Drive along the Val Pusteria until the Braies crossroad, which is halfway between Monguelfo and Villabassa. 

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