Winter hiking path and sledge run Moarhof

This family walk offers also a toboggan run in the low mountain range of the Val Pusteria valley above Corti and Chienes

Even if the weather is not too good down in the valley today, we make a trip to the low mountains of the Val Pusteria valley. We go to Chienes in the Val Pusteria valley, where we take the road to Issengo. This is where we turn left to Corti (Hofern), after the Lärchenhof farm we take the narrow mountain road until we reach the Gelenke parking space (1,591 m a.s.l.).

From this point we proceed on foot, following the signpost "Moarhofalm", marked 65 or "Murmeltierweg" (Marmots' Trail). There is also a shorter trail across the forest, signposted M 65. Across the ploughed and snow-covered path, we overcome the needle forest. After four hairpin bands, the forest becomes less dense and provides a view of the Sesto and Braies Dolomites.

Today, however, the view is not too good, but also the fog is quite fascinating. Almost flat along the slope, we reach the Moarhof Mountain Hut (Moarhofalm) at 1,833 m a.s.l., which is open until late winter, and also in summer months. After a well-deserved lunch, we decide to do the return on the sledge. By the way, you can rent toboggans also at the mountain hut. The 3 km long Malga Moarhof toboggan run is one of the toboggan runs in the Val Pusteria.

Author: BS

  • Starting point:
    Gelenke parking space, Corti
  • Time required:
    02:15 h
  • Track length:
    5,4 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.597 m to 1.833 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +236 m | -236 m
  • Route:
    on the way back you can sledge (the walking time will be reduced by approx. 45 minutes)
  • Destination:
    Moarhofalm mountain hut
  • Resting points:
    Moarhofalm mountain hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hiking path and sledge run Moarhof

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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