Nature discovery trail
Starting point: Val Casies Valley/S. Maddalena - parish church (1478m)
Length of the tour: 15 km
Circular hiking tour
Difference in altitude: 730m
Information: Alternative routes are possible
|Altitude||1460 m / 2135 m|
From the parish church in San Maddalena/Val Casies Valley (1398m) follow the road briefly into the valley, turn right over the stream and then follow the signposts no. 47 (driveway) up through the Köfler Tal in south-eastwardly direction. At the fork, turn right and follow the forest road no. 48 through the forest up until you reach the Tscharnietalm (1976m, not a refreshment point) (hiking time about 1 ½ hours). From there, follow the red markings onto the moderately steep mountain path in northward direction to a narrow ridge; on the other side, slightly descending and crossing the slopes, still in northward direction, you reach the Kasermähder Alm (2048m, not a refreshment point). Continue across the slopes, in and out of the tree line, to the Kipfelalm (2104m, no refreshment point). There, you can either keep to the path and carry on to the Kaser Alm (longer option); or, walk in a slight descent to the Stumpfalm (2001m, refreshment point) and then on a wide and comfortable road to the already-mentioned Kaser Alm (2076m, refreshment point). From the Kaser Alm, follow the ascending marked path on the slope into the pretty Pfoital, briefly upwards to a bridge and then, on the western grassy hillside, continue on the marked trail slightly ascending to the Uwaldalm at 2042 m above sea level (refreshment point). Return: From the Uwaldalm you can either choose the wide and comfortable, but also longer forest road, or you can choose the old and shorter, but steep footpath (no. 12); its lower end is identical to the initial ascent trail; from Uwaldalm hiking time is about 1 ½ hours. Valuable tips and information: The Val Casies Valley has exceptionally many and beautiful alpine pastures; most of them offer snug rest and refreshment opportunities. As the name “Almweg 2000” already suggests, this route takes you from alp to alp at an altitude of approximately 2000 metres. Of the many different route possibilities, here we recommend a hike that offers the best views and shows the stunning alpine flora, namely from the Tscharnietalm in the south to the Uwaldalm in the north. This particularly rewarding hike is a round trip that can be walked in either direction and is easy for the regular hiker.
Arrival by public transport
From Tesido and the Val Casies Valley:
Info: The Guestpass Holidaypass entitles the holder to the unlimited use of all public transportation (including regional rail travel) in all of South Tyrol-Südtirol throughout the entire year. You will receive the travel pass free of charge from your accommodations if they are a member of the Tourist Board Val Casies-Monguelfo-Tesido.