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Mountain tour

Mountain Hike to Oberkaser Alp

Mountain tour · Meraner Land
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Dorf Tirol
  • Oberkaser Hut
    / Oberkaser Hut
    Photo: Tourismusverein Dorf Tirol/Isidor Plangger, Dorf Tirol
  • Oberkaser Hut
    / Oberkaser Hut
    Photo: Tourismusverein Dorf Tirol/Harald Wisthaler, Dorf Tirol
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moderate
14.2 km
5:31 h
1049 m
1589 m
The hike to Oberkaser Alp requires a degree of fitness and stamina, but rewards hikers with fabulous views of Merano and the Etsch Valley.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2133 m
Lowest point
813 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Take the cable car up the mountain to the Hochmuth (inn). Follow trail no. 22 past Steinegg inn to Mutkopf inn, 1684 m. After approx. 40 minutes, turn right onto the Bockersteig (trail 22) to the next fork. Then bear left uphill on trail no. 22A (the Jaegersteig (huntsman’s trail)), which opens out into trail no. 25 just below the Taufenscharte and leads via the Pfitscherjoch to Oberkaser Alp (2131 m). After a good rest in the refuge hut continue along trail no. 6 on the left hand side of the brook down to the Bocker Hut (1717 m). Here, after crossing the Spronserbach brook, walk downhill past the Spronser Gaden (small alpine huts) to Kuegler Alp. Then continue along trail no. 6 down the valley to the Tiroler Kreuz inn. From here return to Tirolo either on foot or by bus.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Along the Bolzano-Merano expressway to the Merano South/Sinigo exit - Tirolo - along the Via Principale and Via Aslago to the valley station of the Hochmuth cable car.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
5:31h
Ascent
1049 m
Descent
1589 m

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