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Hike: The Arthur Hartdegen Trail

 

The Arthur Hartdegen Höhenweg was built in 1910 and it is one of the most beautiful mountain trails in South Tyrol.

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Altitude 1538 m / 2397 m

 

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The starting point is Rein:

from the church bus stop in Rein you go on the main road in the direction of Knuttental heading into the valley to Gasthof Pichler, then turn right and go down to the Knuttenbach and up the opposite side to Ebnerhof (farm). Take road 8A upwards and after having passed a wooden gate, turn left through the forest ascending to Unteren (lower) and Oberen (upper) Kofler Alm (2032 m). Keep right and continue walking on trail nr. 8A to Brunner Almhütte (2322 m). Continue on with easy ascends and descends going eastwards to Ursprung Alm (2396 m; descent to Rein is possible from here, nr. 88). The following route to Hochgall /Kasselerhütte trail nr. 8 is the most impressive. The glaciers seem close enough to touch. After having crossed the source of the river you arrive at a mountain slope that requires sure-footedness and that you don’t get dizzy. A short steep descent is secured by a steel chain. Then the path continues with easy ascends and descends. After having walked over gravel moraine and glacier boulders you arrive at the Hochgall/Kasseler Hütte (2276m; restaurant). Trail nr. 1 leads you back down to Riva/Rein.

How to arrive

Coming from the north:
München – Rosenheim – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brennerautobahn – exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures
Coming from the west:
Reschen pass, Bozen, Brixen and national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures
Coming from the east:
Motorway Tauernautobahn or Felbertauern tunnel to Lienz and continue on to Innichen -Toblach - Bruneck – turn right into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures
Coming from the south:
Verona – Trento – Bozen – Motorway Brennerautobahn to the exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures

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Difficulty medium
Distance 17.9 km
Duration 07:30 hours
Climb 1033 m
Descent 1033 m
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