Unlimited hiking pleasures: along the Pidig Stream to the Kradorfer Alm
Starting point: Head of the valley at St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m Distance: 2,5 km Descent: back via the ascent route Hiking time: 60 minutes Level of difficulty: easy Altitude difference: 239 m Toboggan run: easy
1465 m / 1704 m
From the head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley, at the entrance into the Pidig Valley, follow the signpost number 49 into the valley along the cross-country trail and typical pairs of farms on the left slope. Now the path slowly begins to go up. On your right side, the water of the Pidig soughs under heavy snow and ice caps. There are tracks of snow hares and roe deer on the untouched winter landscape. Soon the woods clear, and the alpine path, in a tight left bend, almost touches the edge of the stream – the Kradorfer Alm is already in sight from this point (1704 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.