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Mountain hike Lakes “Ochsenfelder Seen (2555m)”


Lakes “Ochsenfelder Seen (2555m)”
A lonely hike through pristine nature

Starting point: Val Casies Valley/S.Martino tourist office
Length of the tour: 12,5 km
Descent: via the ascent route
Duration: 04:45 h
Difficulty: difficult
Difference in altitude: 1296 m

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Altitude 1270 m / 2566 m


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Follow the western path no. 36 from the valley road in San Martino/Val Casies Valley all the way up to the Karbacher Hof (1440m, refreshment stop). You can also reach this place by car. On the agricultural road, follow the markings no. 42 into the upper Karbach Valley all the way to the Ochsenfeldalm (2014m). From there, continue on trail no. 42 in a north-westward direction, traversing the alpine slopes upwards to the “Grübelscharte” (2394m); once there, take a sharp right and partly evenly, partly ascending cross the extensive alpine pastures, following the markings no. 9 and the tracks in an east-northward direction to the lakes “Ochsenfelder Seen” (2555m). Return: Either use the ascent route to return again, or, to shortcut the upper part of the hike for at least half an hour, do not return from the lakes to the Grüblscharte (notch), instead, walk straight down the grassy slopes, partly on herd tracks, to the Ochsenfeldalm. From there, take path no. 42, passing the hut Schäfer Alm (1616m, refreshment possibility), to reach the starting point.

>To the gastronomic establishments

How to arrive

Arrival by public transport

From Monguelfo:

  • By regional train (no. 400) to Monguelfo/Welsberg.
  • From Monguelfo by bus (no. 441) to the bus stop: San Martino/village center.

From Tesido and the Val Casies Valley:

  • By bus (no. 441) to the bus stop: San Martino/village center.

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.

>See here for the bus & train timetable

Plan your arrival

Difficulty difficult
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 04:49 hours
Climb 1312 m
Descent 16 m

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