Starting point: tourist office in St. Martin in the Gsieser Valley 1276 m Distance: 4,5 km Hiking time: 2 hours Level of difficulty: easy Altitude difference: 50 m
1253 m / 1310 m
The farm hike in St. Martin is a pleasant walk of two hours and gives a great opportunity to explore the area. From the tourist office, walk along the valley road on the pavement to the “Marakirchl” (church dedicated to the Virgin Mary) and from there turn left to the Hotel Waldruhe in the Preindl hamlet. The southwest offers a stunning view of the Seekofel (mountain) 2810 m. Now continue down to the “Säge” (saw mill) and past the Bar Bistro Martins. After approximately 200 m paved road cross the Gieser Stream on the left and follow the Pidig Stream along its bank and pass the wind and weather-beaten “Örler”, “Galler” and “Blasler” Farms. A piety column, immediately by the stream, reminds the hiker of the Christian and local culture. Cross over the wooden bridge to the main road and from there either return to the starting point, or continue into the valley to the Kapaiern hamlet. On your right, at the piety column, cross the stream once more and return to St. Martin on the country lane on the orographic left side of the valley.
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.