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Hiking trail

Algund - Mahlbach - Seespitz - Vigiljoch

Hiking trail · Meraner Land
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Algund
  • Schwarze Lacke
    / Schwarze Lacke
    Photo: TV Algund, Algund
  • Gasthaus Seespitz
    / Gasthaus Seespitz
    Photo: Tourismusbüro Algund, Algund
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moderate
Distance 13.6 km
5:15 h
1,420 m
413 m
The Vigiljoch really is a natural treausure and especially in spring and summer a small paradise for hikers, families and nature lovers. Wonderful hiking trails lead you through coniferous forests and flower meadows to alpine pastures and healing springs such as the forest lake Schwarze Lacke.
With a wide network of trails and an excellent panoramic view over the Adige Valley to the Dolomites, the Vigiljoch hiking area is very popular with families, hikers and mountain bikers.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,748 m
Lowest point
357 m
Best time of year
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.679413, 11.116253
DMS
46°40'45.9"N 11°06'58.5"E
UTM
32T 661847 5171714
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Turn-by-turn directions

From your starting point at the Forster Steg, you walk to the electricity plant of Forst. Ascend to the Rastbühelhof on path # 9, which will lead to the Gramegg-Brünnl. Take path # 29 and ascend to the Seespitz zur Schwarzen Lacke - mountain restaurant. After 3 hours ascent, you should take a break. The hike continues on path # 9 to the little church, then branches off to the right on path # 28 and then leads you down to Aschbach (1,362 meters). From there you can take the Aschbach cable car down to Rabland and continue back to Algund by bus or train.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Coming from Merano:
Drive along until the end of the Josef-Weingartner street; turn right into the Steinachstraße; a few meters later turn left into the Marktgasse.
After a few meters you will find the Lido outdoor pool on the left, the car park and the Fortser Steg.

Coordinates

DD
46.679413, 11.116253
DMS
46°40'45.9"N 11°06'58.5"E
UTM
32T 661847 5171714
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.6 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
1,420 m
Descent
413 m

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