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High Trail Valdaora/Olang

Olang/Valdaora
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Category
Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
8:00
in hours
Distance
20.3
in km
Suggested period
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A strenuous but rewarding hike in the Valdaora/Olang Mountains. From Passo di Furcia/Furkelsattel, which is accessible by car, go left on Trail No. 3 up the Dreifingerscharte to Giogo della Croce/Kreuzjoch (2,283 m). Walk to Malga Groppes di Sopra/Obere Krippesalm via Grünwald-Pass on Trail No. 24, and then continue up to Forcella di Groppes/Krippesjoch Pass (2,310 m). After crossing the Sennesscharte saddle, (2,519 m) climb up to Seekoflhütte mountain hut (2,300 m) and then finally on Trail No. 1 to Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee Lake (1,493 m). From there, you can take the bus back to Valdaora/Olang.
Places to stop and eat: Furkel Restaurant, Grünwaldalm alpine farm, Seekofelhütte mountain hut

Route data
Difficult
Distance
20,3 km
Duration
8 h 00 min
Ascent
1.305 m
Decent
1.551 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
0 m
Lowest point
1.493 m
How to get there

Coming from Innsbruck/Brenner (A): Drive on the Highway of Brenner (A22) until the exit Brixen/Pustertal, then go on along the SS49-E66 for about 50kms until you arrive in Olang/Valdaora.

Coming from Lienz (A): You can reach us also padding by Lienz in Westtyrol (A). You have to cross the Austrian-Italian border between Ahrnbach and Winnebach (B100-E66) and drive on the SS46-E66 until Olang/Valdaora

Coming from Bozen: Highway of Brenner (A22) until the exit Brixen/Pustertal, then go on along the SS49-E66 for about 50kms until you arrive in Olang/Valdaora.

 

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