Ski & Winter
Winter Hike to the Stone Men
The “Stoanerne Mandln“ stone men are located atop a remarkable knoll on Alpine pasture and tower at an elevation of 2,000 metres. Human figures made of stone such as these can also be found in other parts of South Tyrol: they served as a landmark frequently or were simply built by shepherds to pass the time.
The hike starts from the parking lot at the Grüner Baum Inn and follows trail no. 16 to the Leadner Alm Mountain Hut. From there, it continues on trail no. 11 to the Vöraner Alm Mountain Hut and then follows the E5 European long-distance hiking trail to the pass Auener Joch and finally to the Stoanernen Mandln (2,003m).
The return route is via the Möltner Kaser and the Sattler Hütte Mountain Huts, following trail no. 15 to the Kircheben parking lot. From there it continues to Hohlweg, where you can pick up the bus back to Verano (please check bus schedule).
Note: The Vöraner Alm is closed in winter, but Möltner Kaser and Sattler Hütte are both open to guests on weekends and holidays.
Informations about the opening hours of the mountain huts in the Tourist Office Avelengo, Tel. +39 0473 279 457.
Description to arrive at destination
On the MEBO (Highway Bolzano–Merano) you reach the slip road signposted MERANO SUD, follow the road to Merano, then on the right hand side in direction to Avelengo/Hafling, follow the street to Verano - parking place above Grüner Baum Inn and Restaurant Das Stübele.