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2014 High alpine tour on the Alta Via di Neves - Val Pusteria / Pustertal
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Hiking through the unique glaciers landscape of the
Zillertal Alps, at the foot of the mountains Gran Mesul and
Punta Bianca.
High alpine tour on the Alta Via di Neves
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We leave our car at the parking space near Lake Neves in Lappago (subject to a 4
euros charge) and start our tour hiking along the lake shore towards North until
we reach the signpost Chemnitzer Htte/Rif. Porro, which leads us into the
forest. We gain height on a well maintained hiking trail, which crosses the forest
road several times. Passing the Malga the Neves mountain hut we finally arrive at
Rifugio Porro (at 2,419 metres asl). After a short rest we continue our tour on trail
no. 1, the Alta Via di Neves.
At the foot of the mountains Gran Mesul and Punta Bianca we hike quite steeply
upwards towards North before the trail leads us down to a mountain brook, which
we cross over a small bridge. From here, the trail leads us up and down through
the impressive glaciers landscape at the foot of the Zillertal Alps. Since one section
of the trail was washed away by a thunderstorm, we hike on a very well
signposted alternative trail, which leads us to a beautiful glacier lake.
We enjoy breathtaking views of the Fundres mountains, Lake Neves, the
Dolomites in the South and even closer: Cima di Campo, Punta Bianca, Gran
Mesul. The country is partly grassy, partly rocky, some sections are secured with
ropes. Again and again we are impressed by glacier streams rushing down to the
valley.
After about 3.5 hours of hiking on the Alta Via di Neves we reach Rifugio Ponte di
Ghiaccio (at 2,545 metres asl), where we taste Tonis delicious local dishes. After a
very nice lunch rest we take trail no. 26 through the Valle delle Pipe until we
finally reach Lake Neves, our starting point.
Please note: This hiking tour is of medium difficulty and requires a good physical
condition as well as good hiking boots. However, after heavy thunderstorms some
streams can grow significantly and not be passable anymore. Therefore, a good
preparation and early departure are indispensable.
Author: BS
Please note: When you plan to do this hiking tour, please inform yourself on the
conditions of the trail!
Starting point: Lake Neves (1,868 metres asl)
Trail route: Lake Neves - Rif. Porro - Alta Via di Neves - Rif. Ponte di Ghiaccio -
Lake Neves
Trail numbers: 24, 1, 26 (Alta Via di Neves)
Walking time: 6 - 8 hours (1.5 hours to Rif. Porro, approx. 4 hours for the Alta
Via di Neves, approx. 1.5 hours from Rif. Ponte di Ghiaccio to Lake Neves)
Length: approx. 16 km
Altitude difference: approx. 1,470 metres
Experienced in: September 2011
Mountain restaurants: Rifugio Porro (open from the middle of June to the
middle of October), Rifugio Ponte di Ghiaccio (open from the middle of June to the
middle of October)
More information: Rifugio Ponte di Ghiaccio, tel.: +39 0474 653230, Rifugio
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