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Rasen-Antholz, Sand in Taufers
Rieserfernergruppe / Oberpustertal
Naturpark Rieserferner-Ahrn
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R31 Antholz-Mittertal / Anterselva di Mezzo » Rieserfernerhütte / Rifugio Vedrette di Ries
  |   4h35   |   7 km   |   1423 m   |   0 m

From Antholz (1,240m), the trail first of all heads uphill through woodland below the wild precipices of the Magerstein and winds in numerous hairpin bends up the steep debris-strewn slopes until reaching a small, secured section through a glacier trough and soon afterwards the Gemsbichljoch pass (1,260m) with the nearby hut.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Antholz-Mittertal / Anterselva di Mezzo
1241 m
| ABCDE  7 km / 4h35
Rieserfernerhütte / Rifugio Vedrette di Ries
2791 m
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Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Klammbach-Wasserfall-Weg, Seeweg, Mittertaler Höhenweg trails.
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 82 Taufers - Ahrntal ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 032 Antholz - Gsies ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Lexikon 82 Taufers - Ahrntal ~ Kompass (ISBN 3-85491-091-6)
  • Wanderführer Tauferer Tal ~ Rother (ISBN 3-7633-4186-2)

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  • Carsten - 2022-01-10
    Final 20min mostly on wooden staircases 1m wide, additionally secured with cables for extra comfort, built on to the rock and sometimes partly off the rock face. Not difficult or dangerous (as long as I don’t look down).
  • Lolo - 2019-07-25
    1500m de dénivelé. Pas de souci, sentier N°3 bien balisé. Beau final avec 200 m de dénivelé d'escalier en bois.
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    1500m vertical drop. No problem, trail N ° 3 well marked. Beautiful final with 200 m of vertical drop of wooden stairs.
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    6 juillet 2017
    Etape tout en montée, avec un cadre sublime à l'arrivée au refuge.
    La fin de montée se fait dans les pierriers sur un chemin extraordinairement aménagé: chapeau!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    July 6, 2017 Step uphill, with a sublime setting on arrival at the refuge. The end of climb is done in the scree on an extraordinarily landscaped path: hat!
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    Again, what a great trail! Super friendly people at Berger Alm, great food too :-)
  • gianadda marie-jo - 2015-08-17
    Trouvé logement dans pension pas loin du départ pour le lendemain.Hinter Passler, pension Brunner 70€ en demi-pension y compris boissons ! très bon vin.... Longue étape de 1400m. pour le jour suivant. Ne pas sous-estimer les horaires qui sont plutôt " farfelus" prévus pour des marathoniens sans sac à dos !!!!
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    Accommodation in pension found not far from the departure for lendemain.Hinter Passler, Brunner board 70 € half board including drinks! very good wine .... Long step 1400m. for the next day. Do not underestimate the schedules that are rather "wacky" planned for marathon runners without backpacking !!!!
  • Daniel - 2013-09-16
    At the hut there are notes telling the water is not drinkable. That is because the water comes directly from the glacier nearby, and sensitive stomachs may go to protest. If you, like me are used to drinking water from wells and streams underway, then it will be OK with you.
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    At the Bergeralm (1hr from Antholz) you can eat and drink. Plenty of water higher up.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-10
    Pour les distraits : l'altitude du col Gemsbichljoch (1260m) est évidemment erronée ! Il est à 2692m.
    Notez qu'il y a un abri de secours vers 2400m.
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    For the forgetful: altitude cervical Gemsbichljoch (1260m) is obviously wrong! It is 2692m. Note that there is an emergency shelter to 2400m.
  • Pierre - 2009-08-15
    Fin de parcours tres sécurisée, ce sont des escaliers, donc aucune difficulté sur cette portion. le point de vue depuis le col est superbe.
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    End of the road very secure, they are stairs, so no problem on that part. the view from the pass is superb.
Last update : 2019-12-15