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.

Due to the COVID 19 situation, the return of sheep will take place this year without the hearty shepherds’ festival.

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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