Durakopf Lutterkopf Taisten
Durakopf Lutterkopf Taisten

Snowshoe hike to two peaks

Crossing two peaks in the beautiful Villgraten Mountains above the village of Tesido in the Val Pusteria.

Driving to Tesido, we pass the church of the village and follow the road towards "Alpenhof" and finally "Mudlerhof", where we leave our car at a parking space about 300 metres after the restaurant. Having put our snow shoes on, we follow the forest road no. 31 towards Monte Luta. After about 500 metres we branch off to the left into the forest. Hiking steeply upwards for about 1.5 hours we finally reach our first peak, Monte Luta, and enjoy a breathtaking distant view.

After a short rest we continue our snow shoe tour towards Monte Salomone, still following trail no. 31 through meadows and woods. After about half an hour another trail branches off towards the Malga di Tesido. However, we still head towards Monte Salomone (2,275 m a.s.l.), which we reach after about further 20 minutes of hiking via its quite steep southern slope. Once again we enjoy a great view on the Dolomites. After a short rest we follow trail no. 38A, which leads us to the popular Malga di Tesido at the foot of Mount Roda di Scandole, which is open in winter as well as in summer. On the toboggan run we hike back to our starting point Mudlerhof.

Variants: In case you prefer to climb just one peak, you can branch off to the Malga di Tesido just before the ascent to Mount Salomone. If you would like to do a three-peaks tour, however, you can also climb Mount Roda di Scandole (2,450 m a.s.l.) before you hike down to the Malga di Tesido.

Author: JO

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: Mudlerhof (1,623 m a.s.l.) parking space, Tesido
Route: Mudlerhof - Monte Luta - Monte Salomone - Malga di Tesido - Mudlerhof
Signposts: 31, 38, 38A
Distance: approx. 11 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 700 m
Experienced in: December 2010

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