Circular hike to the alpine pasture Prato and Stelvio

Circular hike with fascinating view to the glacier worlds of the Ortler group.

General description

From the car park of the game animal enclosure above Stelvio/Stilfs, via an easy hiking trail to the Prader Alm Alpine pasture and to the Furkelhütte hut. 

Route description

Near the Furkel hut, trail no. 24 leads to the Kreuzeck, where the panoramic high mountain trail no. 4 branches off. On this trail, the route goes further to the Lower and Upper Stilfser Alm Alpine pastures. To reach the starting point, you walk back on trail no. 2

description to arrive at destination

From Spondigna/Spondinig via the street to the Stelvio Pass SS 38 to Gomagoi, then right to Stelvio.


In order to get to the starting point, the parking area at the center of the village is the most suitable.

Public transport

If you do not want to travel to Stelvio by private car, you can use the pubblic transport. With the bus line 271 you get from Prato allo Stelvio/Spondigna to Stelvio in about 20 minutes. The bus stop is located directly at the beginning of Stelvio.

Safety instructions

All the informations about the hike is without guarantee. Hiker should look at the weather forecast and plan the tour as best as possible.

Duration 3:47 h
Length 12.042 km
Difficulty medium
Difference in height uphill 620 hm
Difference in height downhill 620 hm
Difference in height 2272 m
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The Stelvio National Park
The Ortler region is located in the Stelvio National Park in South Tyrol, one of the largest and most varied nature reserves in the Alps. The national park is a paradise for hikers, climbers and mountain bikers, with the Solda/Sulden glacier ski resort and the ski area of Trafoi providing highlights for both ambitious skiers and families.
Guided Hikes
In the Ortler region you will find a wide range of guided hikes through the most beautiful destinations in the area: from hikes to mountain huts and Alpine pastures to themed trails in the heart of the Stelvio National Park and challenging high mountain tours.
Hiking High Altitude
Healthy mountain air, some glacier wind, wild forests and lovely people: mountain climbers and mountain beginners appreciate the area around the Ortler, the highest mountain in South Tyrol.
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