Lakes “Ochsenfelder Seen (2555m)” A lonely hike through pristine nature
Starting point: Val Casies Valley/S.Martino tourist office Length of the tour: 12,5 km Descent: via the ascent route Duration: 04:45 h Difficulty: difficult Difference in altitude: 1296 m
1270 m / 2566 m
Follow the western path no. 36 from the valley road in San Martino/Val Casies Valley all the way up to the Karbacher Hof (1440m, refreshment stop). Car park "Am Kofel" along the road below the Karbacherhof. On the agricultural road, follow the markings no. 42 into the upper Karbach Valley all the way to the Ochsenfeldalm (2014m). From there, continue on trail no. 42 in a north-westward direction, traversing the alpine slopes upwards to the “Grübelscharte” (2394m); once there, take a sharp right and partly evenly, partly ascending cross the extensive alpine pastures, following the markings no. 9 and the tracks in an east-northward direction to the lakes “Ochsenfelder Seen” (2555m). Return: Either use the ascent route to return again, or, to shortcut the upper part of the hike for at least half an hour, do not return from the lakes to the Grüblscharte (notch), instead, walk straight down the grassy slopes, partly on herd tracks, to the Ochsenfeldalm. From there, take path no. 42, passing the hut Schäfer Alm (1616m, refreshment possibility), to reach the starting 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.