Mountain Pass Trail

The most popular outlook points of the Mountain Pass Trail are the fabled Stoanernen Mandlen (Men of Stone) and Kreuzjoch. In order to complete the Mountain Pass Trail Tour at an assured pace, good physical fitness is a must. This unique circuit is the most challenging segment of the running Trails and it is recommanded only for advancer.

Route description
The Wurzer Alm Mountain Hut, at an elevation of 1,707 metres, is the starting point of the Mountain Pass Tour. The trail no. 2 leads over the Vöraner Joch pass (1,941m) to Auenjoch (1,924m). The Auenjoch is a starting point of many excursions. To get back follow the route no. 11 and 2A to the starting point.
Our tip: From the Auenjoch the hiking path no. 4 leads to the amazing lookout point Kreuzjoch or the hiking path no. 23 leads to the fabled Stoanernen Mandlen (Men of Stone). This two are very popular vantage points.

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 until the parking lot in Avelengo village (below the parish church). The way no. 2 or 2A leads up to the Wurzer Alm Mountain Hut (only on foot).