From Lodnerhütte Mountain hut up to the Franz Huber Trail

General description

The “Franz Huber Trail” is a high-alpine and scenically magnificent climb from the Lodnerhütte hut (2,259 m) in the Zieltal valley to the Tablander Alm hut on the Merano High Mountain Trail. Those who have the necessary endurance, sure-footedness will love this section.
Attention: this hike is only for trained and experienced mountaineers who do not suffer from vertigo and who are in good physical condition and surefooted. In addition, the descent is exceptionally long!

Route description

Tour Start
Texelbahn cableway mountain station
Tour End
Texelbahn cableway mountain station

From the mountain station of the Texelbahn cableway in 5 minutes to Gasthof Giggelberg farm/inn. From there we hike along the Merano High Mountain Trail n° 24 to Nasereit hut (1,523 m - approx. 1 h).
Here, trail n° 8 branches off and leads us through the wild and romantic Zieltal valley, past the “Kaserstein” and “Gingglalm” (2,198 m) to the Lodnerhütte hut. We reach the refuge, situated at the confluence of the Zielbach and Lafaisbach streams, in approx. 3 h 30 min (from the Texelbahn mountain station).
From here, take the “Franz-Huber Trail” along route n° 7B (this stretch is challenging – not for sufferers of vertigo!) and take the fork to the left on route n° 1 up to the Sattelspitze Peak at 2,429 m onwards to route n° 1/7B down to the Tablander Alm hut at 1,788 m. Continue along the Merano High Mountain Trail n° 24 back to the starting point!


Texelbahn valley station, Via Ziel, Rabland/Rablà
All-day, in the designated parking area. Campers only between 7.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
The car park at the Partschins cemetery is reserved for cemetery visitors and funerals. We ask you to respect this!

Public transport

From Meran/o: Bus 213 to Partschins/Parcines
From Vinschgau valley /Val Venosta: train 250  to Rabland/Rablà – and from there Bus 266 to Partschins/Parcines
From Naturno/Naturns direct busline 266

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