Summer is over and Fall has started in the northern hemisphere. Time of the year to do more beautiful hikes in the Alps. This time I take you on a hike through the green Tschamin valley: for me one of the most beautiful and scenic places in the Dolomites, Italy.
We started in St. Cypriano, near Tiers, South Tyrol, Italy. The hike through the Tschamin valley follows the trail #3 which goes up to the Grasleitenhütte (which we did not visit on this hike). We started at the parking lot (1) and followed trail #12 to the Tschaminschwaige (2). Following the Tschamin creek trail #9 to the Schaferleger (3) and then to the Rechter Leger (4) which offers an amazing view to the Dolomites. Then returning on the same path, this time taking the trail #13 (5) going through alpine meadows (6) and forests (7).
Duration: 4 h
Length: 10 km
Elevation: 470 m (up and down again)
At the Tschaminschwaige, a still functional reciprocating saw:
The trail is not that steep, but resting points are always welcome :-).
Another refreshing point with a history behind it:
Going up the valley with impressive walls to the left:
Small bridges crossing the Tschamin creek:
And yet another refreshing stop with healing capabilities:
The Tschamin creek looks like a small creek, but nature can change things very fast too:
Arriving at Rechter Leger, having a great lunch time with a fantastic view to the Grasleitenspitzen (2672 m), Valbonkogel (2824 m) and Grasleitenhütte:
Then returning on same way back, following the creek which covers the stones with a golden color:
Taking the trail #13 which follows a road high above the valley:
Passing alpine meadows:
The trail deep dives into a beautiful forrest:
Collecting is not allowed, and the forest is full of mushrooms:
At the end, the forest opens up and we are getting back to our starting point:
I hope you enjoyed the virtual hike as much as we did the real one. Not to forget the mandatory aperitivo 🙂
Happy Hiking 🙂
- Tiers, South Tyrol: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tires
- Grasleitenhütte: https://www.grasleitenhuette.com/en.html
- Tschaminschwaige: https://www.suedtirol.info/de/erleben/tschamin-schwaige_activity_1299432