The Schäfer Alm (1616m) Through the Karbach Valley
Starting point: Val Casies Valley/S.Martino tourist office (1276m) Length of the tour: 4,5 km Descent: via the ascent route Duration: 01:30 h Difficulty: easy Difference in altitude: 340 m
1268 m / 1599 m
From the tourist office in San Martino/Val Casies Valley (1276m) take the sidewalk along the main road to the “Marakirchl” (chapel of the Visitation of Mary) and cross the road towards Örlerhof farm. Follow the road on the right side of the farmhouse reaching the Karbach farm (refreshment point, 1440m). Shortly after the farmhouse a barrier marks the end of the asphalt street, from there begins the hike. Follow the trail markings no. 36 and no.42. After approximately 30 minutes pass a water reservoir and shortly after that reach the Schäfer Alm (1616m). No refreshment point at the Schäfer Alm.
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.