Franzensfeste Grasstein Puntleider See
Franzensfeste Grasstein Puntleider See

Winter hike to the Pontelletto Mountain Hut

This winter walk in late autumn takes us from Le Cave, close to Fortezza, to the idyllic Malga Pontelletto mountain hut

In order to get to the starting point of this tour, we drive to Mezzaselva close to Fortezza village, where we take a left turn and traverse the bridge to Le Cave (Grasstein). We pass through the village and follow a narrow mountain road leading to a parking space (no vehicles from here).

Thought as autumn tour, this walk becomes a fabulous winter walk. After the first turn on the forested road, a path branches off towards the Pontelletto Mountain Hut (no. 14) which we follow, steeply across the forest. The rushing river and a little waterfall attract our attention. The further we walk, the more snow covers the landscape. We get back on the trail on which we started.

After a two-hours' walk, we reach the 1,784 m high Pontelletto Mountain Hut, in the background the Sarentino Alps. Unfortunately the mountain hut (Puntleider Alm) is only open in summer months, but we brought a packed lunch. For the way back we take the same route. On the path no. 14 you can also walk to beautiful Lake Pontelletto (Puntleider See), a mountain lake which is a popular destination in summer and autumn months, also as MTB tour.

Author: BS

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    last parking space Le Cave
  • Time required:
    03:00 h
  • Track length:
    6,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.063 m to 1.784 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +742 m | -742 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 15, 14
  • Destination:
    Pontelletto 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 Pontelletto 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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