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Circular hike to the Saldursee lakes

General description

Demanding but worthwhile high mountain hiking tour to South Tyrol’s highest lake plateau with an awe-inspiring mountain scenery.

Route description

The circular hike starts at the car park at the Glieshöfe farms (2,677 m) at the end of the Matschertal valley. Trail no. 1 runs past Innere Matscheralm alpine pasture (2,022 m - not open to the public) and the last piece leads to the lake area via trail no. 4, where the hike reaches its highest point on 3,020 m. Turning left on to trail no. 1, the hike descends to the refuge Oberetteshütte and back to the Glieshöfe farms.

Refreshments: AVS refuge Oberettes with overnight accommodation, in the restaurants in Mazia/Matsch

Duration 7:00 h
Length 15.2 km
Difficulty difficult
Difference in height uphill 1251 hm
Difference in height downhill 1250 hm
Difference in height 3007 m
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Hiking in the Venosta Valley – Fun and Adventure
From simple scenic walks to Alpine mountain hikes: numerous hiking trails crisscross the valley and mountains of the Venosta Valley holiday region.
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