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Algund-Mitterplars-Oberplars-Vellau

Hiking trail · Meraner Land
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easy
Distance 4.8 km
1:59 h
558 m
5 m
914 m
354 m
On the Sonnenberg (sun mountain) above Algund lies the idyllic mountain village of Vellau at 950m.
The path from Algund to Vellau leads you through a varied landscape of vineyards, ancient chestnut groves to lush green coniferous forests. The small fraction of Algund with about 130 inhabitants was first mentioned in 1347 with the name "Velaw".
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
914 m
Lowest point
354 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.683821, 11.118091
DMS
46°41'01.8"N 11°07'05.1"E
UTM
32T 661974 5172208
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Turn-by-turn directions

Take path 7 from the dairy in Algund turning left, cross the Alte Landstrasse at the Maratscherhof, pass Castle Plars and walk towards Oberplars. For a part of the way, the path runs alongside the Vellauer Strasse. Above the Bergerhof, the path makes a turn and leads you via the old Vellauerweg 26A, which is marked "Fussweg", and runs through the forest to the Vellau car park. Return journey by bus or using the lift facility.

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Getting there

Via the Adige Valley, take the MeBo highway to the Algund exit.
Coming from Vinschgau, Algund is right before Merano.

 

Coordinates

DD
46.683821, 11.118091
DMS
46°41'01.8"N 11°07'05.1"E
UTM
32T 661974 5172208
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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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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
easy
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
1:59 h
Ascent
558 m
Descent
5 m
Highest point
914 m
Lowest point
354 m

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