From Ischgl to the Heidelberger Hütte

Extensive, but thanks to good trails easy hike through the Fimba Valley from the Pardatschalpe to the Heidelberger Mountain Hut at the head of the valley.

From the village centre of Ischgl we reach the intermediate station at the Alpe Pardatsch by the Silvrettabahn cable car. Here our hike through the Fimbatal valley starts on the path no. 302. First we follow the asphalt road towards the Bodenalpe. Past the Schwarzwassersee lake and the meadows near the Pirstingalpe we hike along the Fimbabach brook to the Bodenalpe (rest point), where the valley becomes a bit wider again. Soon afterwards, at the lift facilities, the asphalt road ends and the gravel road continues to the unspoilt part of the Fimba valley. Here the heathland and the alpine meadows of this high valley predominate and we already reach the timber line.

From here we can already see the Fluchthorn mountain at the end of the valley. After the bridge over the brook we pass the philosopher’s stone, here we have managed more than half of the way. On the opposite side of the valley the meadows of the Fimba Alpe stretch, a little further on the Swiss part of the Fimbatal valley (Val Fenga) begins, which belongs to the Engadine municipality of Sent. The area is the home of grazing cattle and countless marmots. At the end of the valley we already see the Heidelberger Hütte mountain hut which we reach after almost 3 hours walk. By the way: although the mountain hut already is located on Swiss terrain, one pays with euro here. Even if we did not have optimal weather during our hike, the wild natural landscape in the upper valley leaves us with lasting impressions.

Author: AT

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Starting point: Pardatschalpe
Route: Pardatschalpe – Schwarzwassersee lake – Bodenalpe – Fimbaalpe – border – Heidelberger Hütte hut
Signpost: no. 302
Distance: 11 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 3 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 600 m
Altitude level: between 1,670 and 2,265 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: July 2018

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