This hike takes from the village of Ortisei to Alpe di Siusi, hiking through the beautiful Jender valley.
Starting our hiking tour in Ortisei, we follow the promenade along the Rio Gardena (n° 18). On an asphalted road we slowly gain height until we reach the Jender farms. The Jender valley is a side valley to the Val Gardena, the Rio Jender drains a big part of the area of Alpe di Siusi.
After a 90 degrees bend we continue our hike towards south, up the valley. At an asphalted parking space the trail continues on a forest road. After 1 km we cross the brook over a bridge and stay on the same trail, which finally leads us to Saltria on the Alpe di Siusi.
Before we arrive at Saltria, a very small locality of some hotels and alpine huts, the forest gives way to lush green Alpine pastures, typical for Alpe di Siusi. From here, you can take the Florian lift to the higher areas of the alp or reach Compaccio above Castelrotto (by foot or bus).
Please note: if you don’t want to hike the same way back, you can follow trail n° 9 to the mountain station of the cable car which leads you to Ortisei (approx. 4 km by foot).
Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!
Starting point: Oltretorrente, Ortisei (alternatively, you can start in Santa Cristina and follow trail n° 8)
Route: Oltretorrente - Valley Path - Jender valley - Saltria
Distance: approx. 8.4 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx 2.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 550 m (ascent)
Altitude level: between 1,220 and 1,680 m asl
Experienced in: June 2010