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From Vals to the Fane Alm meadows and up to the Brixner Hütte mountain hut

Mountain tour · Eisacktal/Südtirol
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Map / From Vals to the Fane Alm meadows and up to the Brixner Hütte mountain hut
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Distance 7 km
3:31 h
887 m
887 m
The hike to the Brixner Hütte (2,282 m) in the Pfunderer Mountains is well suited to families and serves as a starting point for excursions to the Wilde Kreuzspitze summit and the Wilde See lake.

Author’s recommendation

A shuttle service is available from the Kurzkofelhütte to the Fane Alm. Alternatively, start the hike at the parking area just before the Fane Alm.
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Update: June 19, 2019
Highest point
2,281 m
Lowest point
1,394 m
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Rest Stop

Brixner Hütte
Malga Fane/Almendorf Fane

Start

parking area at the end of the Vals valley (1,394 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.860622, 11.622337
DMS
46°51'38.2"N 11°37'20.4"E
UTM
32T 699878 5193014
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Destination

at the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the parking area (1,396 m), some 2.5 km above Vals/Valles passing the lower station of the Jochtal ski area ski lifts at Vals. Follow mountain trail no. 17 into the valley as far as Kurzkofelhütte mountain hut (1,422 m), then turn left onto the Milchsteig cattle track. Passing several winding bends, the trail leads to the mountain village on the Fane Alm mountain pasture (1,739 m). With its cluster of huts, roaming cattle and a small church, the picturesque rural settlement appeared in the earliest records as far back as 1450.

Follow trail no. 17 north, to the left of the Schieferschlucht gorge and the Schrame Waterfalls to a fork in the path. Continue slowly uphill along the same trail (no. 17), past the Pfannalm mountain hut to arrive at the Brixner Hütte mountain hut (2,270 m).

 The shelter is run by the Brixen/Bressanone section of the South Tyrol Alpine Club (AVS) and is an ideal family hiking destination with fantastic views over the Valsertal Valley.

 To return, follow the same track back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Parking

Parking space near the "Kurzkofelhütte" hut or at the parking area near the Fane Alm.

Coordinates

DD
46.860622, 11.622337
DMS
46°51'38.2"N 11°37'20.4"E
UTM
32T 699878 5193014
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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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Distance
7 km
Duration
3:31 h
Ascent
887 m
Descent
887 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Insider tip

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