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Sarner Scharte Gap



Difficulty: moderate
Start the tour from the car park near the Riedlerhof farm. Take the mostly steep but not too difficult marked trail no. 3 that leads through forest, boulders and rocky terrain to the wind gap where there is a wind shelter. Then make the ascent following trail no. 2 up to the cross on the Sarner Scharte summit.
Experienced hikers can return via the depression between the two peaks on the secured trail no. 18A down to the Waldrast hut and back to the starting point. Inexperienced hikers should descend via the same route as for the ascent.

Trek to Cima San Giacomo

Difficulty: difficult

At Valdurna – Durnholz (car park; from Bolzano, junction for Campolaste-Astfeld) we will drive along the lake; at the junction we will take route 16, going up through the forest and passing the Seebbachalm alpine hut. Walking across grazing land, mountain pines, boulders and scree we reach the Flaggerscharte Col, the lake and refuge (2,481 m, open in summer; approx. 3 hours). We will continue southwards on a marked path among boulders and scree and around the Lorenzenspitze, and eventually walk up to the cross on the summit (2,741 m, 1 hour from the refuge). Return via the same route (2.5 hours).



To the Stoarnenen Mandln

Difficulty: moderate

Coming from Sarentino (Sarnthein) go up to the Gasthaus Sarner ski lodge. From there, take the wide Trail No. 2 through the forest up to Auener Alm (1796 m; tavern) and continue on Trail No. 2 through alpine pasturelands, with a slight grade, up to Auener Joch. Follow signs for Stoanerne Mandln, and continue south along the signposted trail, across a broad ridge of pastureland. You’ll reach the highest point of Großen Reisch in just a half hour, where you’ll find a weather cross and the Stoanernen Mandln cairns (2,003 m); 1.5 hours from the Gasthaus Sarner ski lodge. The descent is the same as the route of ascent.