To the Alps in the Valle Schlandraun valley

The Valle Schlandraun valley reaches from Silandro to the Punta Rems mountain in the Ötztal Alps. At the entrance it is a deep, narrow gorge, further up it becomes a gentle high valley with meadows and alpine pastures at more than 2,000 m asl. This is the destination of our hike today.

Starting point of our hike is the hamlet of Talaccio at the Monte Mezzodi di Silandro (Schlanderser Sonnenberg). By car we go from Corces along the mountain road to the little parking space at the fire station of Talaccio (1,470 m asl.) The hike starts with a rough ascent across the steep meadows along the path no. 4A which proceeds to the Neuwaal irrigation channel. Once this is reached, the path proceeds almost flatly into the valley.

The path along the Neuwaal partly is a narrow Waalweg path at steep slopes (of medium difficulty). Shortly before the Schupfer farms at approx. 1,750 m asl. it joins the forest road of the Valle Schlandraun valley, where the water for the irrigation channel is branched off from the Schlandraun stream. Now the path proceeds steadily uphill further to the Malga Schlandraun and a little further on to the Malga Kortscher alps.

The Malga Kortscher is the first alp of South Tyrol which is entirely organically farmed. In summer the farm is also a little rest point for hikers. For our way back we take the same route. An alternative would be to take the forest path downhill until the former “Mühlgütl” and from there to walk along the Val Venosta High Route back to Talaccio.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Talaccio (Monte Mezzodi di Silandro)
Destination: Malga Kortscher alp
Markers: Schlandrauntal, 4A, Neuwaal, A4, 4, 10
Distance: approx. 12.8 km
Walking time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 650 m
Altitude level: between 1,370 and 2,000 m asl.
Experienced in: mid-May 2017

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