From the mountain station of the Ortisei cable car we hike to the Molignon hut on the largest Alpine pasture in all of Europe.
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With the Mont Sëuc Cable Car, which leads from Oltretorrente near Ortisei to Mt Piz, the highland of Alpe di Siusi is reachable from the Val Gardena in just a few minutes. From the mountain station of the cable car, we follow the stony trail n° 6A to the Contrin mountain hut, from which it leads down to the partly asphalted trail n° 6, passing the Hotel Icaro.
After crossing the road leading from Compaccio to Saltria, we stay on trail n° 6 until we see the Hotel Panorama. Before the hotel, we branch off left to take trail n° 7 in the direction of Punta d’Oro - Molignon. We hike up and down across a beautiful landscape of Alpine roses until we reach the Molignon mountain hut (2,054 m asl) at the foot of the Horse Teeth Mountains.
Following trail n° 8A steeply upwards we reach the Rio Dialer and take trail n° 8 towards the Tirler mountain hut. Finally we arrive in Saltria (1,675 m asl). From here, on trail n° 9 we hike back to the mountain station of the cable car (2,000 m asl), which brings us back to Ortisei. Altogether, this is quite a long (17 km) and exhausting tour, on which you get to know the different beautiful landscapes of Alpe di Siusi!
Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Oltretorrente near Ortisei (Mont Sëuc Cable Car)
Route: Mont Sëuc mountain station - Contrin mountain hut - Hotel Icaro - Hotel Panorama - Molignon mountain hut - Tirler mountain hut - Saltria - Mont Sëuc mountain station
Signpost: 6A, 6, 7, 8, 9
Distance: approx. 17 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Altitude difference: 700 m
Altitude level: between 1,675 and 2,070 m asl
Experienced in: June 2011