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Sand in Taufers, Mühlwald, Ahrntal
Zillertaler Alpen / Tauferer Ahrntal

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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
R33 Ahornach / Acereto » Chemnitzer Hütte / Rifugio G. Porro
  |   5h15   |   22.6 km   |   1377 m   |   260 m

Leave the village of Ahornach behind and follow trail no. 6, walking to the North West on a mainly asphalt path to the valley station. You can spare yourself the climb to the Speikboden by taking the lift. From the Michlreis-Alm meadow at 1,960 metres, continue on foot, still at an altitude of over 2,200m along the partly paved "Kellerbauerweg" trail to the Nevesjoch Hut (2,420m).

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Ahornach / Acereto
1334 m
| ABD  4 km / 1h00
Talstation / stazione a valle Michlreis
935 m
|   2.6 km / 0h00
Bergstation / stazione a monte Michlreis-Lift
1960 m
| CD  4 km / 1h20
Mühlwalder Jöchl
2342 m
| D  12 km / 2h55
Chemnitzer Hütte / Rifugio G. Porro
2419 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
This stage mainly follows the glorious Kellerbauerweg trail.
Useful topographic maps
  • Nr. 82 Taufers - Ahrntal ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 036 Sand in Taufers ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
  • WKS 3 und WKS 152 ~ Freytag & Berndt (1:50.000)
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
    No water on descent from Ahornach, no water if one takes the gondola up, no water until two-thirds through the ridge; then several seeps and creeks. Good camping opportunities halfway through the ridge, with a couple of minor opportunities later.

    One gondola to 2000m; last one down is 5pm, so last one up could be 4:30pm. Euro 17 one way up. At top, 10min walk to a chairlift that goes to 2400m, a point (Sonnklar) that is 10 minutes away from the trail in R33. Last chairlift down is no later than 4:30pm, possibly 4pm; therefore the last chairlift up is possibly 3:30-4pm. -- To take the gondola plus chairlift, one should probably arrive at the Talstation no later than 3pm.
  • Lolo - 2019-07-29
    Telecabine Speikboden à 4 km (14,5€, durée 15 mn, ouvre à 8h30). Bon balisage N°27. Long chemin en balcon jusqu'au refuge Porro.
    Je poursuis jusqu'au superbe refuge tout neuf Ponte di Ghaccio en 3h30. Douche payante 3mn. 1/2 pension 60€.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Telecabine Speikboden at 4 km (14,5 €, duration 15 minutes, opens at 8:30). Good markup N ° 27. Long path in balcony until the shelter Porro. I continue to the beautiful new refuge Ponte di Ghaccio in 3:30. Shower fee 3mn. 1/2 pension 60 €.
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    8 juillet 2017
    Superbe étape. Le site prévoit de monter les 1000 premiers mètres de dénivelée en télécabine: je l'ai fait à pied (depuis Sand in Taufers, voir étape précédente) sur un chemin ombragé en forêt, et ne le regrette pas (voir aussi mon blog "").
    L'étape est certes un peu longue (25km, 1900m en montée, 350m en descente), mais avec de beaux points de vue, on reste longtemps sur la crête, ou proche. Un peu de cailloux avant d'arriver au refuge.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    July 8, 2017 Great step. The site plans to climb the first 1000 meters of elevation on gondola: I did it on foot (since Sand in Taufers, see previous step) on a shady path in the forest, and do not regret it (see also my blog "vivelaretraitesurlaviaalpina "). The stage is certainly a bit long (25km, 1900m uphill, 350m downhill), but with beautiful views, we stay long on the ridge, or near. A few pebbles before arriving at the refuge.
  • Eva - 2017-07-30
    I went down from Speikboden to Campo Tures on the hiking path (#27) through the forest. Happy that I'm hiking in opposite direction, because this would have been a long, steep climb. In Campo Tures us a good supermarket which is also open on Sunday. Behind the school (on the opposite side of the church a little bit out of town) is a camping area.
  • gianadda marie-jo - 2015-08-17
    Peu de monde à la cabane Chemnitzer. Super accueil.Plaisir de se touver là.
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    Few people at the Chemnitzer hut. Super accueil.Plaisir to touver there.
  • gianadda marie-jo - 2015-08-17
    Bien lire le détail de l'itinéraire....une nouvelle arnaque en temps !! Avons pris le télé jusqu'à Speikboden. Superbe sentier en balcon avec vue sur les Dolomites et les Zillertallen. Heureusement que nous avons pris le télé.. 6 heures de trajet.....
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Please read the details of the route .... a new scam to time !! Took the TV to Speikboden. Superb balcony path with views of the Dolomites and the Zillertallen. Fortunately we took the TV .. 6 hour journey .....
  • tof - 2014-12-26
    Trieste-Monaco le 26/7/14

    Etape très longue si on ne prend pas les remontées pour rejoindre le Speikboden. Coût: 11,5 euros.
    Depuis Speikboden, traversée intéressante, impression de bout du monde, intérêt géologique également.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Trieste-Monaco on 26/7/14 long step if you do not take the lift to reach the Speikboden. Cost: 11.5 euros. Since Speikboden, crossing interesting impression of the end of the world, also geological interest.
  • berta - 2014-08-02
    wir haben in sand in taufers in der pension garni trojer übernachtet (sehr empfehlenswert, schöne zimmer, tolles frühstück) u nächsten tag zu fuß bis zur chemnitzerhütte, haben dafür allerdings 10stunden 30min gebraucht
    Automatic translation [Google]
    we have in campo tures in the pension garni Trojer stayed (highly recommended, beautiful rooms, great breakfast) and the next day walking to Chemnitzian hut, but 10hrs 30min have used this
  • Alpinisten - 2012-09-24
    Wir sind mit dem Lift ganz hinaufgefahren und ab dort haben wir für den Weg (Kellerbauerweg) bis zur Chemnitzer Hütte 5h gebraucht. Ab Ahornach muß man dann noch entsprechend Gehzeit hinzu addieren!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    We are using the lift ascended quite and from there it took us 5 hours for the trip (Kellerbauerweg) to Chemnitz Hut. From Ahornach one must then add accordingly walking added
  • robert - 2012-07-28
    La durée de l'étape est très sous-estimée .Comptez 5 heures du Speikboden au refuge
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The duration of the step is very underestimated. Takes 5 hours to the refuge Speikboden
  • Pierre - 2009-08-15
    Il y a un bus qui descend dans la vallée. Il suffit ensuite de longer le torrent pour rejoindre la TalStation. le crochet par le Speikboden ne prend pas beaucoup de temps. beau point de vue depuis ce sommet. Si vous montez à pied depuis la Talstation, le dénivellé est sous estimé. En prenant le téléphérique, et passant par le Speikboden, il faut compter 900 m de denivellé. Si vous descendez d'Ahornach, le temps est sous estimé.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    There is a bus that goes down into the valley. Then just follow the stream to reach the Talstation. the hook by Speikboden does not take much time. beautiful view from the summit. If you walk up from the Talstation the height difference is underestimated. Taking the cable car, and passing through the Speikboden, it takes 900 m of height difference. If you get off Ahornach, time is underestimated.
Last update : 2019-12-15