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Arthur Hartdegen high trail

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difficult
Distance 17.9 km
7:14 h
2,392 m
2,392 m
The Arthur Hartdegen Höhenweg was built in 1910 and it is one of the most beautiful mountain trails in South Tyrol.
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,392 m
Lowest point
1,538 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.960840, 12.071082
DMS
46°57'39.0"N 12°04'15.9"E
UTM
33T 277171 5204976
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is Rein: from the church bus stop in Rein you go on the main road in the direction of Knuttental heading into the  valley to Gasthof Pichler, then turn right and go down to the Knuttenbach and up the opposite side to Ebnerhof (farm). Take road 8A upwards and after having passed a wooden gate, turn left through the forest ascending to Unteren (lower) and Oberen (upper)  Kofler Alm (2032 m). Keep right and continue walking on trail nr. 8A to Brunner Almhütte (2322 m). Continue on with easy ascends  and descends going eastwards to Ursprung  Alm (2396 m; descent to Rein is possible from here, nr. 88). The following route to Hochgall /Kasselerhütte trail nr. 8 is the most impressive. The glaciers seem close enough to touch. After having crossed the source of the river you arrive at a mountain slope that requires sure-footedness and that you don’t get dizzy. A short steep descent is secured by a steel chain. Then the path continues with easy ascends and descends. After having walked over gravel moraine and glacier boulders you arrive at the Hochgall/Kasseler Hütte (2276m; restaurant). Trail nr. 1 leads you back down to Riva/Rein.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

By car:
Coming from the north:
München – Rosenheim – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Brennerautobahn – exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures
Coming from the west:
Reschen pass, Bozen, Brixen and national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße to Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures
Coming from the east:
Motorway Tauernautobahn or Felbertauern tunnel to Lienz and continue on to Innichen -Toblach - Bruneck – turn right into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures
Coming from the south:
Verona – Trento – Bozen – Motorway Brennerautobahn to the exit at Brixen – national road Pustertaler Staatsstraße Bruneck – turn left into the Ahrntal Valley - Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures - Rein in Taufers/Riva di Tures

Coordinates

DD
46.960840, 12.071082
DMS
46°57'39.0"N 12°04'15.9"E
UTM
33T 277171 5204976
w3w 
///paves.advertised.passers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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
difficult
Distance
17.9 km
Duration
7:14 h
Ascent
2,392 m
Descent
2,392 m

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