taufers muenstertal winter avignatal
taufers muenstertal winter avignatal

Snowshoe hike in the Val d’Avigna valley

A snowshoe hike through the lonely Avigna Valley, on the sunny slope of Tubre, at the border of South Tyrol to Grisons in Switzerland.

Starting point is the village centre of Tubre in the Val Monastero valley (Taufers im Münstertal). The marker no. 1 towards the Passo Cruschetta - Val d'Avigna valley leads us to the west, further along the Via Avigna road across snowy meadows. We take the bridge over the Rio Vallarola creek and carry on at the western bank of the creek into the valley.

Slowly uphill we walk through larch and spruce forests. Shortly before we reach our destination the Val d'Avigna valley (Avignatal) becomes wider and on the left we can watch 3,072 m high Mt. Starlex. On the opposite side the summit cross of Mt. Cima dei Greppi is visible. The last 300 m to the Magitzer Mountain Hut (Magitzeralm) we walk through deep snow.

Ambitious snow shoe hikers can walk further to the Mitter Mountain Hut, the Praviert Mountain Hut and to the Cruschetta Pass (2,297 m a.s.l.), this takes about two more hours and 450 m in altitude. But we stay at the Magitzer Mountain Hut and enjoy our picnic, before we start back to Tubre, through the fantastic winter scenery.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Tubre in the Val Monastero valley, village centre
Signpost: no. 1 (Val d'Avigna)
Distance: approx. 5 km (each way)
Walking time: about 2 hours (ascent), 1.5 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 600 m
Altitude level: between 1,240 and 1,840 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: February 2015

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