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Merano High Mountain Trail - 1 stage: Alta Muta (Hochmuth) - Giggelberg

General description

The Merano High Path, marked as number 24, is divided into two parts, one leading northwards and the other southwards. It is the only such path in the entire Alpine region and can be completed with ease in 4-6 days. The clearly-marked, well-maintained path n° 24 passes working Alpine farms, mountain guesthouses and rescue huts and is extremely popular!

Route description

1st stage:
Hochmuth– Leiter Alm (ca. 1 h)
Leiter Alm – Hochganghaus (ca. 1,5 h)
Hochganghaus – Nasereit (ca. 2,5 h)
Nasereit – Giggelberg (ca. 1 h)
Time to walk / duration: about 6 h

Distance: 13,4 km
Altitude ascent: 850 m
Altitude descent: 550 m

Park

- Cable car Texelbahn
free of charge, all-day, in the designated parking area, campers only from 7a.m.-7 p.m.
- Cementary Peter-Mitterhofer Straße
free of charge, all-day, in the designated parking area, unguarded

Public transport

From Meran/o: Bus 251 to Rabland/Rablà - Bus 266 from Rablandto cable car Texelbahn
or Bus 213 to Partschins/Parcines - Bus 265 from Partschins to cable car Texelbahn
From Vinschgau valley: train 250 to Rabland - Bus 266 from Rabland to cable car Texelbahn

Safety instructions

Mountain trail of medium difficulty, some stages with staircases and rope protection!

Equipment

Some sections of this trek require sure-footedness, a good head for heights, strong orienteering skills, and experience of mountain hiking. Good hiking gear requested!

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