Walk to the Haniger Schwaige and Plafötsch mountain huts

The Violet pinnacles of the Catinaccio are the background scenery for this easy walk to the mountain pastures of at the Angelbach in the spruce forest of above Tires.

From Tires, a mountain road takes to the Passo Nigra, directly located at the foot of the Catinaccio mountain range. At the hairpin bent no° 8, there is a little parking space which is the starting point for our walk to the Haniger Schwaige mountain hut and Plafetsch Alm mountain hut. First we follow the forested path no° 7A, then we take the slightly steeper trail no. 7, leading to the tree line. And we are now directly at the foot of the Vajolet pinnacles in the Catinaccio mountain range. In front of us, there is the Haniger Schwaige. As it is already quite late, we stop at the mountain hut and enjoy delicious treats the lords offer.

After lunch, we follow the trail no.° 10, the way down to the Angelwiesen meadows, then down to the valley of the Angelbach river. We encounter the path no.7 at the point where we came by during our ascent, but keep on walking across the bridge, following the path no. 10, until we reach the Plafötsch mountain hut (also called Plafetsch). A highly enviable position, the meadows invite to stop for a sunbath. For the way back we take the paths no. 7 and 7A.

Author: AT

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Starting point: road to Passo Nigra, hairpin bend no. 8 (near bus station)
Length of the trail: 9.7 km
Signpost: 7A, 7, 10, 7, 7A
Altitude difference: 620 metres
Altitude: 1,530 to 1,960 m asl
Walking time: about 3.5 hours
Experienced: July 2012

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