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Winter walking tour to the Karbach Valley a S. Martino


Hiking tour from St. Martin across the Karbacher Farm into the snow-capped Karbach Valley all the way to the “Gallfall” meadows

Starting point: St. Martin in the Gieser Valley 1276 m or at the Karbach Farm 1440 m in St. Martin in the Gsieser Valley
Descent: back via the ascent route
Hiking time: 1 – 1 ½ hours
Level of difficulty: easy
Altitude difference: 230 m

Difficulty easy
Experience ■■■
Landscape ■■
Altitude 1440 m / 1667 m


Best Season

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Get to St. Martin 1276 m or the Karbach Farm 1440 m by car. The paved road ends here with a barrier. Now starts the hike to the Gallfall meadows which 3 km away. Follow the markings number 36 and 42. After half an hour reach the reservoir (electricity production) and shortly after the “Leachalm”. From there, the path slightly ascends and after approximately 20 minutes you get to a place that is truly a wonder of nature in winter – the “Gallfallalm” at 1667 m above sea level.

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.

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Difficulty easy
Distance 3.4 km
Duration 01:30 hours
Climb 230 m
Descent 0 m

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