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Hike from Würzjoch ridge to the Peitlerkofel mountain

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Brixen
  • Dolorama
    / Dolorama
    Photo: Dietmar Denger, Brixen
  • Peitlerkofel
    / Peitlerkofel
    Photo: Brixen Tourismus Gen., Brixen
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closed
moderate
Distance 5.8 km
3:10 h
943 m
59 m
2,874 m
1,990 m

The Peitlerkofel in the Puez-Geisler Nature Park in the northwest Dolomites is one of the towering peaks above the Würzjoch. 

The Peitlerkofel lies amidst a picture postcard Alpine setting on the high alpine pastures. From its summit, there is probably the best panoramic view of the Dolomites.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,874 m
Lowest point
1,990 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.674988, 11.814113
DMS
46°40'30.0"N 11°48'50.8"E
UTM
32T 715233 5172894
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the parking area on the Würzjoch (2,008 m) – which can be reached from Brixen/Bressanone via Lüsen/Luson or via Afers/Eores – and take forest trail no. 8/A to the Munt-de-Fornella-Alm mountain hut (2,067 m). Keep right and follow the signs to Peitler-Rundweg Trail (marking no. 8/A) over the Peitlerwiesen meadows up to the fork at Schartenbach brook. Here trail no. 8/A joins trail no. 4, leading to the Peitlerscharte ridge (2,363 m). Ascend up the dirt track to the ridge. At this lookout point (with bench) there’s a split in the track. Keep left, and cross over the meadows and climb up a number of sharp bends to the ridge separating the Kleine and Große Peitlerkofel mountains. Use the steel cables to pass along the short, exposed passage to the steep summit of the Große Peitlerkofel. Then continue along the final stretch on the easy path to its highest point (2,875 m). To return, follow the same track back to the starting point. As an alternative, you can also climb the Kleine Peitlerkofel from the ridge.

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Coordinates

DD
46.674988, 11.814113
DMS
46°40'30.0"N 11°48'50.8"E
UTM
32T 715233 5172894
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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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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
943 m
Descent
59 m
Highest point
2,874 m
Lowest point
1,990 m
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