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Snowshoe tour: Along the Besinnungsweg (path of reflexion) in S. Maddalena/Gsieser Tal Valley

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Map / Snowshoe tour: Along the Besinnungsweg (path of reflexion) in S. Maddalena/Gsieser Tal Valley
m 1350 1300 1250 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km
easy
Distance 3.1 km
1:00 h
120 m
154 m

Snowshoe hike along the Besinnungsweg (path of reflexion)

Starting point: Church in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser Valley
Distance: 3 km
Hiking time: 1 hour
Level of difficulty: easy
Altitude difference: 120 m
Return: by public transport or on foot

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,387 m
Lowest point
1,276 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.834071, 12.237904
DMS
46°50'02.7"N 12°14'16.5"E
UTM
33T 289365 5190429
w3w 
///hunched.though.grainy

Turn-by-turn directions

“Life has become unsettled for all of us. Sometimes it resembles wild water rafting that hurls us from wave to wave, from stone to stone and from vortex to vortex. That is why we all need a quiet cove where we can find ourselves and where we can find God” (Reinhold Stecher, former bishop of Innsbruck). From the parish church in St. Magdalena, walk along the main road down to the bridge; there, on the left side by the turnoff of a side street is the first reflexion point. Now pass the small chapel and go left and down over the bridge of the local stream; after a light ascent turn right. Trudge along the country lane, always down the left side of the stream and past several reflexion points. Once you crossed the asphalt road, wander southwards to the start of a deciduous forest; the red-and-white-markings with the initials of Martin and Magdalena are showing you the way on large boulders. There, pass very old dry-stone walls, traditional wooden fences, a hayrack and several wayside shrines all the way to the hamlet Schuher. Turn right and down, but try to avoid walking on the main road by keeping to the roadside. Close to the edge of the forest, another boulder points the way, taking you right over a bridge to the district of Kapaiern. Immediately turn left and follow the wooded riverbank and various other reflexion points down to St. Martin. The reflexion walk can be done from St. Magdalena as well as St. Martin – in winter use snowshoes. Guides available in most churches.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

 Coming from Innsbruck/Brennero (A): Drive on the Highway of Brennero (A22) until the exit Bressanone/Val Pusteria, then go on along the SS49-E66 for about 58kms until you arrive in Monguelfo. To get to Tesido and the Val Casies Valley, we recommend to take the exit West in Monguelfo. Coming from Lienz (A): You can reach us also padding by Lienz in Westtyrol (A). You have to cross the Austrian-Italian border between Ahrnbach and Winnebach (B100-E66) and drive on the SS46-E66 until Monguelfo. To get to Tesido and the Val Casies, we recommend to take the exit West in Monguelfo.

Coordinates

DD
46.834071, 12.237904
DMS
46°50'02.7"N 12°14'16.5"E
UTM
33T 289365 5190429
w3w 
///hunched.though.grainy
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
120 m
Descent
154 m
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