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From Spelonca|Spiluck to the Karspitze Summit

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / From Spelonca|Spiluck to the Karspitze Summit
m 2500 2000 1500 1000 10 8 6 4 2 km Gostnerhof Gostnerhof Karspitze Steinwiesalm Steinwiesalm Zirmaitalm Zirmaitalm
Popular panoramic summit, “home” mountain of Varna and the central Eisacktal Valley. Seen from Bressanone, it appears like a symmetrically shaped rock pyramid. Especially interesting in the season when the rhododendrons are in bloom.
Distance 10.6 km
5:30 h
1,125 m
1,125 m
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Hubert Mair
Update: September 18, 2017
Highest point
2,517 m
Lowest point
1,402 m

Rest Stop



Gostnerhof Spelonca|Spiluck (1,402 m) (1,386 m)
46.758030, 11.608404
46°45'28.9"N 11°36'30.3"E
32T 699194 5181579


Gostnerhof Spelonca|Spiluck (1,402 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Gostnerhof inn (1,402m; refreshments served), trail no. 2 leads west along a forest path in the mountain valley to the Steinwiesalm alpine pasture (1,537m). Ascend up a steep path through a forest clearing to the Zirmaitalm hut (1,891m; refreshments served). Follow trail no. 2 as it arches its way through a pine forest, turning left past rhododendron bushes before meandering south to a protruding mountain ridge (2,080m; indications). Continue to the right along trail no. 2 through the grassy field up a rocky outcrop ​​along the gentle slope (eastern crest) to the Karspitze (2,517m). Return down the same route.



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46.758030, 11.608404
46°45'28.9"N 11°36'30.3"E
32T 699194 5181579
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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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10.6 km
5:30 h
1,125 m
1,125 m


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