dji hafling winter
dji hafling winter

Winter hike to the Leadner Mountain Hut

This easy winter walk takes you from the centre of Avelengo to the Leadner Mountain Hut, a worthwhile walking destination.

On a nice winter day in February we decide to make a walk to the Leadner Mountain Hut (Leadner Alm). We drive to Avelengo (Hafling) and park our car in the centre, where we take the path no. 2. The first part of the walk takes us across beautiful mountain meadows and provides a great view of the environs. Then we change on the path no. 16, which mainly runs in the forest. Frozen rivers, the smell of wood and a beautiful winter landscape accompany us on our way.

Before we take the path no. 11, which finally leads to the mountain hut, the forest clears up and we can enjoy a fabulous view on the surroundings, first of all on the mountains in the surroundings of Merano. Before we reach the mountain hut, we pass the Bruggen Pond, which is frozen in winter. At the lakeside, there is an information panel that provides details about the flora and fauna of the area. After a last piece the way up, we finally reach the mountain hut.

After about 2 hours we made it, and now we really deserve one of the South Tyrolean delicacies. After an extended sunbath, we decide to walk back to our starting point, which takes us about 1.5 hours. Alternatively we could also take the path no. 16A. A nice trip on a sunny day in February draws to a close.

Author: EC

difficulty: easy
  • Starting point:
    parking space in Avelengo
  • Time required:
    03:40 h
  • Track length:
    12,3 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.229 m to 1.512 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +341 m | -341 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 2, 15A, 16, 11
  • Destination:
    Leadner Mountain Hut
  • Resting points:
    Leadner Mountain Hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hike to the Leadner Mountain Hut

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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