This winter walk in late autumn takes us from Le Cave, close to Fortezza, to the idyllic Malga Pontelletto mountain hut.
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In order to get to the starting point of this tour, we drive to Mezzaselva (Mittewald) close to Fortezza, 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 (Puntleider Alm, 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 1,777 m high Pontelletto Mountain Hut, in the background the Sarentino Alps.
Unfortunately the mountain hut 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, a mountain lake which is a popular hiking and MTB destination in summer months.
If you want to do this winter hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!
Starting point: last parking space Le Cave
Signposts: no. 15, 14
Distance: approx. 3.3 km (ascent)
Walking time: about 2 hours (ascent)
Altitude difference: 700 m
Suitable for families? With kids, we recommend you to do the longer version on the forest path.
Experienced in: November 2010