Winter walk to the Giogo dei Prati

An easy winter walking tour in the Alpi Sarentine from the Rifugio Sarentino (Sarner Hütte) to the Giogo dei Prati (Auener Jöchl).

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 the village of Val 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.

Author: JO

Notice: If you want to do this winter walk please take information about the current conditions on site (snow and weather conditions, avalanche risk)!

Starting point: Rifugio Sarentino (1,611 m asl.)
Route: Rif. Sarentino – Malga Auener Alm – Giogo die Prati (Auener Jöchl) – Malga Auener Alm – Rif. Sarentino
Marker: 2
Distance: 5.5 km
Walking time: approx. 2 h
Altitude difference: 320 m
Experienced in: March 2011
Family-friendly? Yes, due to the not so long distance also suitable for children.
Further information: tourist association Val Sarentino, phone: +39 0471 623091, email:

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  1. Hotel Traube

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  2. Hotel Gassenhof

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  3. Alpenpalace


  4. Panoramahotel Huberhof

    Panoramahotel Huberhof

  5. Hotel Madaccio

    Hotel Madaccio

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