Hike on the roman path „Römerweg“ High-altitude hike from Monguelfo to Dobbiaco
Starting point: Monguelfo tourist office (1087m) Length of the tour: 16 km Descent: via the ascent route or return by public transport Duration: 04:50 h Difficulty: medium Difference in altitude: 800 m Information: we recommend, however, to only do a part of the route
1082 m / 1818 m
From Monguelfo (1087m), find your way between the houses up to the northeastern periphery. Continue to the fork, turn right and follow the markings no. 41. At first, walk on the narrow path across fields and forest to the farms Kammerlechn, Gradler, and Karmann (1406m); then, continue on the “Römerweg” (still on route no. 41) over the wooded ridge in a partly ascending, partly descending walk in eastward direction. After a hike of about tree hours you reach a fork at roughly 1700m altitude. The actual “Römerweg”, however, continues eastwards and ends after an easy descent at the hamlet Radsberg, located to the northwest of Dobbiaco (1591m; from Monguelfo 4 hours; and refresment point). The descent continues from Radsberg, following the markings no. 22 through grassy slopes and a forest belt down to the northwestern periphery of Dobbiaco and into the centre of the village (1241m; from Radsberg 45 minutes). From Dobbiaco you can take the bus or train for the return journey.
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.