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Favourite Mountain hike into the Pidigtal in S. Maddalena/Gsieser Tal Valley abd67d4fd504835c4a349c382942f538
Head of the valley in St. Magdalena
Mountain tours
Difficulty medium
Route length 16 km
Duration 6 h
Ascent 775 m
Descent 966 m
Altitude 2205 m 1465 m
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Into the Pidigtal – pastures along our path

Starting point: Head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m
At a glance: Head of the valley in St. Magdalena 1465 m – Rostmooshof – Messner Hütte 1659 m - Kradorfer Alm 1704 m - Oberbergalm 1975 m - Gsieser Törl 2205 m - Weißbachalm 2112 m - Acherle 1867 m - Hackler Löcher 1650 m - Ampfertal 1597 m - St. Magdalena
Altitude difference: 775 m
Level of difficulty: Mountain tour
Hiking time: 6 hours
Distance: ca. 16 km

From the head of the valley, on the paved road, follow the signpost number 49 into the valley, passing typical farms and a wood turner’s workshop. Walk through the magnificent spruce forest and hear the roaring noise of the wild torrent on your right and the tinkling of cowbells from the nearby pastures. At the reservoir at 1500 m above sea level, a little path diverts on the right hand side, leading over the Pidig Stream. Follow the path on the orographic left side of the mountain stream, which takes you on a rustic route to the Kradorfer Alm at 1704 m where you can stop for food and drink. Once there, you need to change onto the right hand side of the stream and walk on the gravel path number 49 up the valley, passing weather-beaten hay barns. On both sides of this walk vast floral carpets of seasonal wild flowers delight every hiker – the deep and sunny southern slopes are difficult to top when it comes to plant diversity. There are arnica, various wild orchids, blue monkshood, the deep red and strong-smelling nigritella, and various types of primroses, to mention just some. At 1975 m, you reach the Oberbergalm (rest point), its hay meadows surrounded by age-old drystone walls face a stunning south-western panorama of the Dolomites. You can now continue the somewhat steeper climb to the Törl (roughly 50 min.); or choose the route over the Oberberg onto the path 2000 that comes across from the Gsieser Törl at approximately 2240 m above sea level. Now cross the sunny slope in a westerly direction, finally reaching the Weißbachalm (2112 m) after 1 ½ km, which offers a magnificent scenic view and the possibility to rest and refresh. From here, you can walk downhill, following path number 53 to the Acherle (1867 m); there, you have the opportunity to either continue your descent into the valley, or to turn right at the fountain and follow the much more idyllic path through the forest (always number 53) and through the Ampfertal to St. Magdalena.

Monguelfo - Gsieser Tal Valley - Head of the valley in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley 1465 m

Tourist Board Valle di Casies-Monguelfo-Tesido
S. Martino 10a
39030 Val Casies/Gsieser Tal - S. Martino (Italy)
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