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Summer walk around: Cherchio Sylvesto Kreis

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17 km
5:20 h
980 m
980 m

The river Silvesterbach has shaped the area around Dobbiaco/Toblach very significantly: the watershed was moved from Versciaco/Vierschach to Dobbiaco/Toblach, earth pyramids were created, but also deep trenches, the expansion of which has been slowed down for some time by the torrent construction. The Sylvesto circular hiking trail is to be on the following seven Provide insights into the eventful history of Dobbiaco/Toblach and the river Silversterbach: old San Silvestro/Wahlern, the earth pyramids, the fortifications, the greening measures in the trenches, the San Silvestro/Silvester spring, the San Silvestro/Silvester chapel and the periadriatic seam (an important geological fracture zone) at the bottom corner.
You can find detailed information on the individual stations in the following blog www.sylvesto-kreis.blogspot.com.

Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2411 m
Lowest point
1485 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The Cerchio Sylvesto-Kreis circular hike begins at Schönegger in Valle San Silvestro/Silvestertal.

From there the forest path no. 1 starts to the Malga San Silvestro/Silvesteralm hut. From here, path no. 1A leads to the Bodeneck and further along path no. 14 in the direction of the Chapel San Silvestro/Silvesterkapelle. Shortly before the chapel, the path no. 21 branches off to the left towards the Malga Steinberg/Steinbergalm hut. After about 5 minutes on foot, a fence is overcome in a sharp left-hand bend (seen from above) on the military road that leads up to the Marchkinkele. The path leads straight through the forest, past a gate, to the Malga Steinberg/Steinbergalm hut. At the hut, path no. 1 continues straight until path no. 19 turns on the left, which leads in steep switchbacks to the upper hut (not served) and to the San Silvestro/Silvester spring.

On the right side of the upper hut there is located the little hidden spring.

The circular hike continues on trail no.19 towards Rifugio Bonner/Bonnerhütte hut. At first relatively flat, then slightly rising up to the "Schlichten".

This section offers a wonderful view of the Plankental and the opposite Dolomite peaks.

The hiking trail leads slightly downhill from the "Schlichten" and ends in path no. 5, which leads from the Malga Steinberg/Steinbergalm hut towards the Rifugio Bonner/Bonnerhütte hut. This path leads slightly uphill to just before the Rifugio Bonner/Bonnerhütte hut, where, at an acute angle, path no. 20 goes downhill, past the Wildbachhütte, to the Pfanngatter. Follow hiking trail no. 25, which is paved in places, downhill until shortly after the gate. There, path No. 5B branches off left into the forest. This leads in serpentines down the slope, over the Pfannbach (the stream usually carries little water so that it can be easily crossed without a bridge), past the earth pyramids up to hiking trail no. 5A, which leads downhill again to path no. 1 and thus brings the circular hike back to the starting point.

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Getting there

How to reach Dobbiaco/Toblach: https://www.drei-zinnen.info/en/dobbiaco/dobbiaco/contact-and-service/arrival-mobility.html

Coordinates

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46.758790, 12.256057
DMS
46°45'31.6"N 12°15'21.8"E
UTM
33T 290457 5182016
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17 km
Duration
5:20h
Ascent
980 m
Descent
980 m

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