The Uwaldalm – an area that offers the best views of the Gsieser Valley
Starting point: Head of the valley at St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m Descent: back via the ascent route Hiking time: ca. 2 hours Level of difficulty: easy – moderate Altitude difference: 577 m Toboggan run: moderate
1465 m / 2042 m
From the head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m, follow the signpost number 12 over the bridge, then turn left and after the “Schlosser Hof” left again before you reach the old “Viehtrieb”, the cattle drive, on your right enclosed by fences and shrubs. Near the “Burger Hof” cross the bridge of the Pfoi Stream and trudge along the forest road through winter landscape covered in deep snow. On your hike you come across several little glades that offer an impressive view of our valley and the Dolomites of Prags that rise into the blue sky in the southwest. Now cross the torrential mountain stream a second time and hike through fenced alpine meadows until you get to the fork (1930 m). Now turn left – this path leads you in a westerly direction through meadows and woods all the way to the Uwaldalm (2042 m, rest point).
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.