From Unterplanken across to the Schuher Alm, and from the Golfen all the way to the Hochhorn
Starting point & parking: Unterplanken in Pichl in the Gsieser Valley 1213 m Descent: back via the ascent route Hiking time: ca. 5 hours Level of difficulty: moderate – difficult; for average skiers, open terrain with moderate slope gradient, minor technical difficulties Altitude difference: 1400 m Slope exposure: southwest Best period: December till March
1213 m / 2623 m
From Unterplanken, go eastwards, passing the small chapel of St. Florian and hike uphill along the forest path number 91, on the orographic right side of the stream. After about 45 minutes, the path leading to Oberplanken intersects; continue on that path briefly, then turn left walking into the direction of the Schuher Alm by leaving the actual path and walking uphill on the left side of the mountain stream directly through light spruce forest. At an altitude of 1751 m, cross an alpine path and continue across wide meadows to the Schuher Alm at 1958 m, enjoying the surrounding panorama of the Dolomites. This route now continues southwards on the famous “Toblacher Höhenweg” number 24; catch sight of the Rosszogel 2163 m and the Stacher Riedl 2173 m on your left. Now continue over a wide ridge to the Golfen at 2493 m and for the really ambitious it is another 30 minutes to the actual destination of the hike, the Hochhorn at 2623 m.
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.