tarscher alm
tarscher alm

Hike to the Malga di Tarres hut

The Malga di Tarres is considered the highlight in the area of Laces in the Val Venosta valley: From the parking space of the valley station of the chairlift of Tarres to the Alpine pasture you need to overcome 800 m of altitude difference.

The area in the south of Tarces near Laces is characterised by a dense mixed and coniferous forest. The little road takes from the village to a parking space at the lower terminus of the chairlift "Malga di Tarres/Tarscher Alm"). This is where our walk starts: We follow the trail no° 1 to the Tarscher Alm. At the beginning the trail leads in western direction, without any considerable ascent, along a forested trail. After a clearing, the trail becomes steeper and more rough. The trail leading to the Malga di Tarres (1,940 m a.s.l.) is about 4 km long.

Only at its very end, the Alpine meadows replace the dense forest. The Malga di Tarres is both very popular with vacationers and locals. After a well-deserved break we start walking back down, not on the steep forest trail, but along the forested road which after a short section branches off to the left. It takes down to the parking space in a series of hairpin bends. Highly impressive is this walk for those who love nature and those who love dense and shady forests.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: parking space at the valley station of the chairlift "Tarscher Alm" at Tarres, Laces
Signposts: no. 1, forest road Malga di Tarres
Altitude difference: approx. 820 m
Altitude level: between 1,180 and 1,940 m a.s.l.
Trail length: approx. 10 km (in total)
Walking time: 2 - 2.5 hours (each direction)
Experienced in: September 2013

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