Hiking up to the Tschafonhütte and Völseggspitze

What makes mountain lakes so special? Get the answer with that picture below :-).

Wuhnleger

Lake at Wuhnleger

The Völsegg-Spitz (it. Monte Balzo) is a 1834m panorama peak in the western Dolomites, Italy. Located at edge of the higher Dolomite peaks in the Schlern mountain group, it provides stunning views to the North and West, surrounded by hiking trails.

Overview

From the bus stop above St. Zyprian (1131 m) follow trail #12 to Tschaminschwaige (1187 m). Cross the Tschamin Creek and follow trail #4A up to Wuhnleger (1402 m) (~1 hour). Follow trail #4 and then #4a up to the Tschafonhütte (1733 m) (~45 minutes). Then go up to the Tschafonspitze (1834 m) (~25 minutes). Enjoy the stunning views. Go back the same way, or go around the Tschafon on trail #4a (adds 2 hours).

17 km with the version around the Tschafon, about 8 hours with a lunch break at the Tschafonhütte.

Tschafonhüttenwanderung

Tschafonhüttenwanderung

Pictures

Because a map and instructions might not tell much, here are a few pictures…

On the way to the Tschaminschwaige, with the clouds guiding our way up there:

Way to Tschaminschwaige

Way to Tschaminschwaige

Following the trail #4A going up:

Trail Nr 4A

Trail Nr 4A

The meadows are still full of fauna and flora:

Wasp on Alpine Flower

Wasp on Alpine Flower

Alpine Flower

Alpine Flower

Bugs or not?

Bugs or not?

Reaching the Wuhnleger meadow. Follow the path to the trees which hides a beautiful gem:

Wuhnleger Meadow

Wuhnleger Meadow

Probably one of the most beautiful view to the Rosengarten:

Wuhnleger

Wuhnleger Lake View

Wood art by nature:

Dead Tree

Dead Tree

Follow trail #4 and #4A up to the Tschafon Hut:

Tschafon Hütte

Tschafon Hütte

The hut is famous for its garden dishes:

Tschafon Garden

Tschafon Garden

Don’t miss the opportunity to get a ‘fresh from the garden’ salad:

Tschafon Hut Salad

Tschafon Hut Salad

The special-of-the-day: breaded mushrooms with potatoes (yummy!):

Breaded Mushrooms

Breaded Mushrooms

We followed trail #9 under watchful eyes:

Owl Family

Owl Family

Up on Völsegg Peak enjoy stunning views. Below the one to the North towards Brenner and Austria:

View to the north from the Völsegg Peak

View to the North from the Völsegg Peak

View to the North with the Schlern range on the right side:

North View Panorama

North View Panorama (click to enlarge)

Another stunning outlook is on the western peak side:

Völsegg Cross

Völsegg Cross

With a beautiful view down to Bozen/Bolzano, with the Brenner highway down in the deep valley where we can see many trucks going up and down:

View to Bolzano

View to Bolzano

Panorama from Völsegg Peak to Bozen

Panorama from Völsegg Peak to Bozen (click to enlarge)

After relaxing and enjoying the views, it was time to go back:

Returning back to St. Zyprian

Returning back to St. Zyprian

I hope you got inspired and enjoyed the pictures :-).

Happy Tschafoning 🙂

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