Autumn walk to the farms of Egg and Forra

Easy walk along the Alta Via Venosta, from S. Martino al Monte across the colourful landscape of the Montesole to the original farmsteads at the steep slopes.

The funicular takes us from the village of Laces in the lower Val Venosta valley to the little mountain village of S. Martino al Monte. This is where we follow the signpost “Vinschger Höhenweg” towards west. Along the mountain, first across meadows and then across larch forests, the little asphalted road snakes its way.

It is a comfortable route that can be walked without without any considerable ascent. The only thing that is steep is the slope, along which we walk. After about 40 minutes, we reach the valley Dreibrunn where the farmsteads Egg and Forra are located. This is where the asphalted road ends. As narrow path, the route signposted with the number 14, our way proceeds towards west, and we proceed on this path until we reach the ruins of the Lagar farmstead. From this place, we can proceed on the Alta Via Val Venosta, up to Tappein and Schlandersberg, or walk down to Coldrano and Silandro.

As today we only wanted to do a short and easy tour, we decide to walk back to the mountain station in San Martino al Monte. At the tavern Egghof we decide to have a break and watch the approaching fog, before we take the funicular down to Laces. The particularly beautiful larch forests at the beginning of November and the view of the Val Venosta are two good reasons for recommending this tour.

Author: AT

Before you do this tour, please inform yourselves about the current conditions.

Starting point: Mountain station San Martino al Monte (Laces)
Route: San Martino al Monte - farmsteads Egghof - Forra - Lagar ruin
Signpost: no° 14, Alta Via Val Venosta
Altitude difference: about 100 m
Altitude: between 1,670 and 1,730 m
Length of the trail: about 4 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 1 hour (each direction)
Accessibility: The asphalted part up to the Forra farmsteads can also be done with pram or wheelchair.
Experienced: November 2013

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