An easy winter walking tour in the Sarentino Alps leads from the Sarentino Mountain Hut to the Giogo dei Prati ridge.
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 Sarentino Alps, this walking tour is a great hint. By car we go to Sarentino and there further towards the district Prati (Auen). We leave our car at the Sarentino Mountain Hut (Sarner Skihütte, 1,611 m a.s.l.) which is closed in winter. Here we follow the path no. 2 which leads us towards the Malga dei Prati hut (Auener Alm) at 1,799 m a.s.l.
Shortly before we arrive at the hut, the path becomes steeper but half of the way is already done. Proceeding along the same path we reach the Giogo dei Prati ridge (Auener Jöchl) 90 minutes later.
For those who want to carry on there is the possibility to proceed to the so-called "Stone Men", this takes another 20 minutes. The way back is done along 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: Sarentino Mountain Hut
Signpost: no. 2
Distance: 5.5 km
Walking time: about 2 hours
Altitude difference: 320 m
Suitable for families? Yes, due to the not so long distance also suitable for children.
Experienced in: March 2011