An easy winter walking tour in the Alpi Sarentine from the Rifugio Sarentino (Sarner Hütte) to the Giogo dei Prati (Auener Jöchl).
Image gallery: Winter hike to the Giogo dei Prati ridge
If you only have time half a day but nevertheless want to do a beautiful winter walk in the Alpi di Siusi, this walking tour is a great hint. By car we go to Sarentino and there further towards the district Auen. We leave our car at the Rifugio Sarentino (1,611 m asl.) which is closed in winter.
Here we follow the path no. 2 which leads us towards the Malga Auener Alm (1,799 m asl.). Shortly before we arrive at the hut the path becomes a bit steeper but half of the way there is already done. Proceeding along the same path we reach the Giogo dei Prati (Auener Jöchl) 90 minutes later. For those who want to carry on there is the possibility to proceed to the so-called “Rocky-Men” ("Stoanernen Mandln"), this takes another 20 minutes. The way back is done on the same route.
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: Rifugio Sarentino (1,611 m asl.)
Route: Rif. Sarentino - Malga Auener Alm - Giogo die Prati (Auener Jöchl) - Malga Auener Alm - Rif. Sarentino
Distance: 5.5 km
Walking time: approx. 2 h
Altitude difference: 320 m
Family-friendly? Yes, due to the not so long distance also suitable for children.
Experienced in: March 2011