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Alpine tours in South Tyrol

Hiking and climbing beyond the 3,000 m limit! Of course, also untroubled hikes from mountain hut to mountain hut are pleasant experiences, as well as easy summit tours to rewarding viewpoints.

Often you get another point of view already some meters above the bottom of the valley. You see the highest mountain tops of the Alps or the rugged rock faces of the Dolomites. Nevertheless, it is totally another experience if you see all that sitting next to the cross on the summit of one of these high mountains and above you, there is only the blue sky.

South Tyrol is the perfect place for alpine tours beyond the 3,000 m limit. Famous names as Löffler, Similaun and Ortler are well-known among mountain lovers and all these mountains are reachable. Obviously you have to be quite fit, because you usually have to manage more than 1,500 of difference in altitude and often walk about 8 hours. But don’t worry, many alpine tours in South Tyrol can be made also in two days: The first day you walk to the alpine hut and the next morning to the summit.

On the following pages we present you some of the best alpine tours in South Tyrol. For all of them you need a good condition, mountain experience and the right equipment. Under these conditions, the tours are not difficult, because there are cited the normal routes.

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On the top of Mt. Schwarzenstein
On the top of Mt. Schwarzenstein

Across Rotbachtal Valley and via Schwarzenstein hut path, you can get to the peak of Mt. Schwarzenstein (3.369 m).

© Tourismusverein Ahrntal
View of Tauferer Ahrntal at sunrise
View of Tauferer Ahrntal at sunrise

A high-altitude mountain tour frequently starts early in the morning and awards mountaineers with a magical atmosphere at sunrise.

© Tourismusverein Ahrntal
High-alpine tour in Tauferer Ahrntal
High-alpine tour in Tauferer Ahrntal

In case of good weather conditions, you can even see the nearby peaks of the Dolomites.

© IDM Südtirol - Hansi Heckmair
High-altitude tour in Tauferer Ahrntal
High-altitude tour in Tauferer Ahrntal

The mighty peaks of Tauferer Ahrntal are ideal for high-altitude tours in summer.

© IDM Südtirol - Hansi Heckmair
Wilde Kreuzspitze
Wilde Kreuzspitze

Wilde Kreuzspitze is a mountain of 3000 meters, but not technically challenging.

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high-alpine tour - on the Similaun
high-alpine tour - on the Similaun

The high-alpine tour to Mt. Similaun is just recommended to experienced mountaineers with good stamina.

© Tourismusverein Schnalstal - Gruener Thomas
High-alpine tour - on the Similaun
High-alpine tour - on the Similaun

As many meters have to mastered on this challenging tour, a night at Similaun hut at 3,019 m is recommended.

© Tourismusverein Schnalstal - Gruener Thomas
On the way to Mt. Similaun
On the way to Mt. Similaun

For the high-alpine tour, you should bring enough stamina and excellent equipment.

© Tourismusverein Schnalstal - Gruener Thomas
Mt. Ortler
Mt. Ortler

Arrived at the top of Mt. Ortler. Here you can still see the old cross.

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Ahrntal / Valle Aurina
Ahrntal / Valle Aurina

Lake Speikboden

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