Family-friendly winter hike to the Messner Hut at 1659 m
Starting point: Head of the valley at St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m Distance: 2 km Descent: back via the ascent route Hiking time: 50 minutes Level of difficulty: easy Altitude difference: 200 m Toboggan run: easy
1465 m / 1659 m
At the head of the valley in St. Magdalena by the entrance into the Pidig Valley, there is a parking area. From there, follow the signpost number 49 into the valley. Immediately after the wood turner workshop continue straight through the magnificent winter forest. Accompanied by the torrential Pidig Stream, reach your hiking destination Messner Hut at 1659 m (rest point) after just 30 minutes.
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.