Mountain "Forcella di Casies/Gsieser Törl" A pleasant and interesting hike on the border
Starting point: Val Casies Valley/S.Maddalena head of the valley. Length of the tour: 15 km Descent: via the ascent route or over the Weißbachalm Duration: 06:00 h Difficulty: medium Difference in altitude: 807 m
1391 m / 2306 m
Starting from the valley head in San Maddalena/Val Casies Valley (1460m, refreshment point, parking) follow the trail marking no. 49 into the valley to the turner workshop. Once there, you can keep to the forest road (no. 49), or take the easterly footpath, predominately through pastoral landscapes all the way to the Pidigalm with the Messner Hütte (1660m, refreshment point) or the Kradorfer Alm (1704m, refreshment point). Now continue to ascend into the valley to the Oberbergalm (1975m, refreshment point) and over lush alpine meadows and past the headwaters of the Val Casies stream reach the "Forcella di Casies/Gsieser Törl" (2205m). Return from the "Forcella di Casies/Gsieser Törl" (2205m) evenly cross the mountain slopes in a westerly direction to the Weißbachalm (2112m, not a refreshment point), proceed on the driveway downhill to the Acherlealm (1867m, not a refreshment point) and, finally, via trail no. 53, called the Jägersteig (hunter’s trail), and through the Ampfertal return to San Maddalena.
How to arrive
Coming from Innsbruck/Brennero (A): Drive on the Highway of Brennero (A22) until the exit Bressanone/Val Pusteria, then go on along the SS49-E66 for about 58kms until you arrive in Monguelfo. To get to Tesido and the Val Casies Valley, we recommend to take the exit West in Monguelfo. 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 Monguelfo. To get to Tesido and the Val Casies, we recommend to take the exit West in Monguelfo.