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From Schalders to the Schrüttenseen Lakes

Hiking trail · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / From Schalders to the Schrüttenseen Lakes
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Distance 12 km
4:30 h
991 m
991 m
2,043 m
1,104 m
With their crystal-clear waters, the Schrüttenseen lakes lie ensconced amidst Alpine roses, dark green Swiss stone pines and light-coloured boulders. This challenging hike starts at Schalderer Tal Valley, in the unspoilt high mountain valley above Vahrn/Varna.

Author’s recommendation

Bad Schalders was well-known for the healing properties of its ferrous waters. Among other things, the spring water is a cure for stomach ailments.
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Update: May 02, 2019
Highest point
2,043 m
Lowest point
1,104 m
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Start

Schalders (1,118 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.738956, 11.595569
DMS
46°44'20.2"N 11°35'44.0"E
UTM
32T 698284 5179427
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts in Bad Schalders (1,116 m) in the valley, accessible via a narrow road from Vahrn. Follow trail no. 5 along the torrent for about 3.8 km until there’s a turning to the Steinwendt parking area (1,465 m). Continue on trail no. 4 along the Schalderer Bach brook for a short distance to the bridge, before ascending along trail no. 5 to the Giessplattenbach stream. Trail no. 7/A branches off uphill and to the left through the high forest to the larger of the two Schrüttensee lakes (1,957 m). The smaller Schrüttensee lies a little higher up to the left of the trail in the forest (1,964 m). To return to the valley, follow trail no. 7 over the Rinderköpfele mountain and past the Ochsenalm mountain pasture down to the Grieseralm mountain hut (1,873 m). The descent is steep until it crosses a forest path and comes to a brook in the Nocktal Valley. At the mill cross the Schalderer Bach brook and continue on trail no. 5 along the last stretch of the route into the valley to the old health spa in Schalders.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Parking

parking space in Bad Schalders

Coordinates

DD
46.738956, 11.595569
DMS
46°44'20.2"N 11°35'44.0"E
UTM
32T 698284 5179427
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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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Distance
12 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
991 m
Descent
991 m
Highest point
2,043 m
Lowest point
1,104 m
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