Mountain huts & hiking highlights in Valle di Casies

Few things are more quintessentially South Tyrolean than a mountain hut sitting on a rolling expanse at the foot of the mountains. The mountain pastures of Valle di Casies/Gsiesertal are dotted with 46 mountain huts, one more inviting that the other with their traditional stube and sun-drenched terraces. There is no better place to stop for a Marende (a traditional meal consisting of speck, cold cuts and mountain cheese) or to sample local specialities like dumplings, schlutzer and pasta while contemplating the charming view. Many of these mountain huts are within easy reach from our hotel. Once a week, however, we are proud to take you to THE mountain-hut tour par excellence – the one leading to our very own mountain hut! You will be spending pleasurable hours enjoying good company and good food. And if you are not really up for a walk, the hikers’ taxi service will take you there!

Recommended hikes in Valle di Casies

Here are a few tips for your hikes – a preview of the vast variety of tours this valley has to offer. Enjoy your reading and of course your hiking! 

Mountain-hut tours in South Tyrol starting from our hotel

Nature Discovery Trail – Gsieser Almweg 2000
A spectacular tour with view to the valley
Elevation gain: ca. 600 m
Difficulty: intermediate
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 4.5 h

 

Pidigtal
Following the waters through mountain pastures
Elevation gain: ca. 770 m
Difficulty: intermediate
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 6 h

 

Uwald Alm
Mountain-hut tour in Valle di Casies with stunning vistas
Elevation gain: ca. 620 m
Difficulty: easy to intermediate
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 3.5 h

Josef Burger
Follow me on our group tours and I will show you my favourite routes!
Josef Burger

Summit tours starting from the hotel

Kalksteinjöchl (Steiges Heache)
A thrilling challenge against a spectacular backdrop
Elevation gain: ca. 880 m
Difficulty: intermediate to difficult
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 4.5 h

 

Defregger Pfannhorn and Feldspitze
A trip to the highest peak of the Casies mountains
Elevation gain: ca. 1,350 m
Difficulty: difficult
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 7 h

 

Riepenspitze (A)
The ideal tour to soak up the beauty of our nature
Elevation gain: ca. 1,300 m
Difficulty: difficult
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 7 h

 

Hochkreuz
An Alpine “cinema” with a 360° view to soaring peaks
Elevation gain: ca. 1,270 m
Difficulty: difficult
Starting point: Hotel Magdalenahof
Time: ca. 8 h