Hiking in the Tschamin Valley

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.

Rechter Leger

Rechter Leger

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).

Hiking Tschamin Valley Map

Hiking Tschamin Valley Map (click to enlarge)

Duration: 4 h
Length: 10 km
Elevation: 470 m (up and down again)

Start in St. Zyprian

Start in St. Zyprian, entry to the Tschamin Valley to the right

Refreshing Point: Saures Wasserle

Refreshing Point: Saures Wasserle

Saures Wasserle

Saures Wasserle

At the Tschaminschwaige, a still functional reciprocating saw:

Saw

Saw

Saw

Saw

Model of the Saw

Model of the Saw

Hiking trail

Hiking trail #3

The trail is not that steep, but resting points are always welcome :-).

Resting point

Resting point

Another refreshing point with a history behind it:

Zum Schwarzen Letten

Zum Schwarzen Letten

Schwarzer Lettin

Schwarzer Lettin

Going up the valley with impressive walls to the left:

Schaferleger

Schaferleger

Schaferleger

Schaferleger

Small bridges crossing the Tschamin creek:

Tschamin Bridge

Tschamin Bridge

And yet another refreshing stop with healing capabilities:

Hohen Steg

Hohen Steg

Hohen Steg

Hohen Steg

 

Alpine Hut

Alpine Mountain Hut

The Tschamin creek looks like a small creek, but nature can change things very fast too:

Tschamin Valley

Tschamin Valley

Arriving at Rechter Leger, having a great lunch time with a fantastic view to the Grasleitenspitzen (2672 m), Valbonkogel (2824 m) and Grasleitenhütte:

Rechter Leger

Rechter Leger

Rechter Leger

Rechter Leger

Then returning on same way back, following the creek which covers the stones with a golden color:

Tschaminbach

Tschaminbach

Tschaminbach

Tschaminbach

Taking the trail #13 which follows a road high above the valley:

Tschamintal Trail 13

Tschamintal Trail 13

St. Cyprian

St. Cyprian

Passing alpine meadows:

Kleiner Fuchs

Kleiner Fuchs

Rosengarten

Rosengarten

Butterfly

Butterfly

The trail deep dives into a beautiful forrest:

Forrest Trail

Forrest Trail

Collecting is not allowed, and the forest is full of mushrooms:

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

At the end, the forest opens up and we are getting back to our starting point:

Back in St. Zyprian

Back in St. Zyprian

I hope you enjoyed the virtual hike as much as we did the real one. Not to forget the mandatory aperitivo 🙂

Aperitivo

Aperitivo

Happy Hiking 🙂

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