The Speikboden is more than just a favorite ski area. It is also an ideal hiking area. The mountain got its name from a little flower that grows in the high mountains – Alpine valerian, or “Speik” in German – and that is in fact because this lovely flower is often found in the hiking area.
With the cable cars you can reach the "Speikboden Alm" at 2000 metres of altitude or the Sonnklar mountain at 2400 metres above sea level. Both are starting points for fantastic walks and hikes along well maintained trails. Particularly popular are the sunrise walks - to spot the first sunrays while the valley still lies in darkness is a memorable experience.
|Altitude||1000 m / 2517 m|
Daimerweg [trail] – Kellerbauerweg [trail] – Mühlwalder Jöchl [yoke] – Weizgruber Alm [alpine hut] – Mühlwald (Pietersteiner Alm [alpine hut]) – Mühlen in Taufers.
Using the cable car Speikboden to reach an altitude of 2000m. Use the trail "Daimerweg" (n. 27) and from the ridge the trail "Kellerbauerweg" (n. 27) to reach the yoke Mühlwalder Jöchl. At this way it is possible to go the summit of Speikboden too. At the yoke go to the left at the trail n. 28a to reach the hut Weizgruber Alm. Go down to the villages Mühlwald and Mühlen in Taufers.
Alternatively you can use the chair lift Sonnklar to ascent from 2000m to 2400m.
Numbers of paths: 27, 28a, 25a.
Wonderful view on the Mühlwalder Tal [valley] und the Dolomites, like, for example, the Drei Zinnen.
Walking time: 4h 30 min, Distance: 11.40 km, Ascent: 557 m, Descent: 1537 m, Difficulty: moderate.