Sheep herding in Maso Corto

For centuries, each June shepherds have been driving their sheep from the Schnalstal Valley across the still snow-mantled saddles to graze in the pasturelands belonging to the farmers in Venter Valley in Austria. They return in mid September. About 1,500 sheep leave from the “Rofenberg-Alm“ in the early morning, reaching Hochjoch near the Bella Vista lodge (2845m) at about 11:30 a. m. The sheep arrive in Maso Corto between 3:00 p. m.

For this year’s Transhumance in Maso Corto the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car offers the special Transhumance Ticket with the following benefits:
• ride with the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car reaching the top station at 3.212 m
• transfer with the Grawand Chairlift across the Schnalstal Valley Glacier
• ride with the Gletschersee Chairlift to get as close to the sheep as possible
By car
Across the Brenner Pass:
Exit the A22 Brenner (toll) motorway at Bolzano South (Sud), take the MeBo dual carriageway to Merano and continue into the Val Venosta/Vinschgau valley as far as Naturno, where the Val Senales/Schnalstal road branches off.
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